Darlene Malaney is the Special Projects Manager, Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, Naples, FL. Prior to accepting that role, she was Chief Operating Officer of Finance for the Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County, Florida. She has over two decades of institutional finance and investment experience, specializing in work with Florida local governments.
Prior to her current position, she spent several years in the private sector as an investment consultant specializing in governmental retirement plans. Darlene has also served as Director of Finance & Investments for Citizens Property Insurance and as Associate Director of Financial Services for the Florida League of Cities.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from The Florida State University and holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation, administered by the Investments & Wealth Institute, through The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Darlene is a graduate of Florida State University’s Certificate in Financial Planning (CFP) program and has obtained both the Series 6 and 65 Securities Licenses.
Darlene is a member of the GFOA Committee on Retirement and Benefits Administration, and an Officer of the Women’s Public Finance Network of the GFOA. She is member the Florida GFOA, and is Past President of the Palm Beach County GFOA. Darlene is Vice Chair of the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators Benchmarking Committee and Chair of the Clerk & Comptroller’s Retirement Plan Committee.