Liz Malm serves as Vice President and Economist at MultiState and is a key leader in the firm’s Strategic Government Relations practice, advising clients on how they can creatively and effectively advocate in state and local governments across the country. While Liz’s formal training is in economics and tax policy, her real passion has always been in design and communications. She is responsible for the marketing and creative direction of MultiState as a whole, but also many of MultiState’s full-service and coalition clients.
A creative at heart, Liz regularly works with MultiState’s policy and issue management teams, helping them bring policy discussions to life and make them stand out. She has years of experience in strategic communications, including branding, web design, messaging, and development of physical and digital advocacy content. Her talent for explaining dense policy topics in an engaging and accessible way allows her to help clients bridge the gap between policy and communications.
Liz is also a skilled project manager, helping the team conceptualize client projects from inception through delivery. She manages some of MultiState’s most complex accounts, ranging from a 50-state transportation policy research database to several multistate full-service state affairs campaigns setting up coalitions in the tax policy space from scratch.
Liz joined the firm as a Senior Policy Analyst and Economist in 2015, focusing on the firm’s tax policy clients. Her previous experience includes the Tax Foundation’s Center for State Tax Policy and the Wyoming Taxpayers Association. She holds a Master of Arts in economics from Duke University and two degrees from the University of Wyoming (Bachelor of Science, economics, and Bachelor of Arts, history). Liz was born and raised in Wyoming but now lives in Washington, DC with her partner, Jack, and two cats, Max and Tibby. In her free time, she shares interior design and DIY content online.