Jeff Malmen assumed the roles of senior vice president of public affairs for IDACORP and Idaho Power in April 2016 after serving as vice president of public affairs for IDACORP and Idaho Power since October 2008. He joined the company in December 2007 as senior manager of governmental affairs.
Before joining Idaho Power, Jeff enjoyed a 21-year career in state and federal politics, most recently as chief of staff for Idaho Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter. He held the same position for Idaho Governor Phil Batt and was administrator of the Division of Financial Management for Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne. Jeff also served as chief of staff and in other key leadership positions for a number of Idaho congressmen and senators, both in the state and in Washington, D.C.
Jeff is a member of the board of directors for the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry and the Idaho Mining Association. He also is a member of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies Industry Advisory Board, Associated Oregon Industries and the St. Alphonsus Health System Community Leadership Council.
Jeff graduated from Boise State University and has completed graduate studies at Dartmouth College, the University of Virginia and Stanford University.