Dan McGrady has worked for nearly 30 years in the political, legislative and government affairs arena. McGrady joined PEMCO in January of 2013. As Director of Government Affairs for PEMCO,
he performs local, state, and federal government relations and is responsible for building and managing relationships with elected and appointed officials, department heads, and staff at all levels. Select accomplishments include aiding the passage of statewide regulations for Transportation Network Companies (Uber, Lyft) and strengthening Washington’s Distracted Driving Laws.
Prior to PEMCO, McGrady served nearly 12 years as Vulcan Inc.’s Senior Government and Regulatory Affairs Manager. At Vulcan, McGrady assisted and led advocacy efforts resulting in approval of and funding for critical infrastructure including the South Lake Union Streetcar ($50 million), Mercer Corridor Project ($300 million), and the North Downtown Substation ($200 million). In addition, McGrady helped secure land-use code changes in South Lake Union to facilitate Amazon.com’s corporate headquarters, enable the University of Washington School of Medicine to expand its campus, and to promote a biotech development core in the neighborhood.
McGrady started his political career as an intern at the Washington State Labor Council. He managed political campaigns, worked in the Washington State Legislature and served as a Legislative Aide on the Seattle City Council for seven years. As a legislative aide, McGrady worked on downtown revitalization, economic development, land use and zoning, and municipal taxation.
Current Board and Non-profit Affiliations
• Washington State Youth and Government Board of Directors
• Washington Research Council Board of Directors
Select Past Board Service and Affiliations
• Seafair Foundation Board of Directors
• Washington Conservation Voters Board of Directors
• Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
• Mary’s Place Seattle Board of Directors
• VP of Public Policy & Community Engagement, FMS Global Strategies