Valerie G. Mallett
Valerie Mallett has over 20 years of legislative, policy and legal experience in the public and private sectors covering a wide range of issues, including healthcare, intellectual property rights, employment law, sustainable development and stakeholder outreach. She currently serves as a member of the District of Columbia Library Board of Trustees.
Most recently, she was director of external affairs at a major pharmaceutical company. In the Clinton Administration, she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Promotion Services with the International Trade Administration’s U.S. Commercial Service, a worldwide network of domestic and international offices dedicated to helping U.S. businesses compete in the global marketplace.
Earlier in her career, Mallett practiced law at a leading Minneapolis law firm and clerked for a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She served as a legislative staff aide to Sens. Lloyd Bentsen and Albert Gore Jr. from 1985-1989.
Mallett is deeply committed to educational issues, and was recently elected to serve as a parent representative on the Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) for Ben Murch Elementary School, an elected body of staff and parents that provides guidance on strategic planning, policy, and budget issues.
Mallett was graduated from the University of Virginia and obtained her law degree from Georgetown University.