President Trump Taps Mark Greenblatt from Department of Commerce to be New Inspector General at Interior Department

Jan 18, 2019

President Trump recently announced that he has nominated current assistant inspector general for investigations at the Department of Commerce (Commerce) Mark Greenblatt to fill the role of Inspector General of the Department of the Interior. In this new role, Greenblatt would oversee a range of high-profile investigations, including allegations that former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke violated federal ethics laws.

Prior to his nomination for Inspector General of the Interior Department, Greenblatt had been nominated by President Trump to be the Inspector General of the Import-Export Bank. The full Senate never voted on his nomination, consequently it was returned to the president at the end of the 115th congress.

Greenblatt first joined the federal workforce as an Investigative Counsel on the United States Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations in 2003. From there he worked his way up to Deputy Chief Counsel and then to Minority Staff Director and Chief Counsel. In 2009 he moved to the Department of Justice where he spent five years as an investigative counsel before moving to the Department of Commerce in 2014 as Director of Special Investigations in the Office of Inspector General.