Daniel Mead Smith

Daniel Mead Smith
President
dmeadsmith@washingtonpolicy.org
(206) 937-9691

Dann is the President of Washington Policy Center.  Since becoming President in 2001 he has testified by invitation before dozens of legislative committees in Olympia and appeared on numerous radio and TV newscasts and programs around the state promoting the Center's work. He also appeared on the national PBS "Debates Debates" television program. Dann is a member of Seattle Rotary #4, a board member of the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, founding board member of the Worker Rights Alliance, and the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s Washington Advisory Committee.  He also served on the Advisory Group of the Washington State Tax Structure Study Committee and the Citizen Performance Audit Oversight Board after being appointed by Gov. Gregoire. Before becoming President of WPC, he worked for the Washington Institute for Policy Studies, was Vice President of the Washington Institute Foundation and worked on two statewide campaigns (for a statewide ballot measure and a candidate for governor).  He is a graduate of Western Washington University and lives with his wife and twin daughters in Seattle.