Daniel McGroarty has nearly two decades of experience advising companies in the resource sector, with a focus on critical and strategic materials and supply chains. He was one of three Rare Earths resource professionals interviewed in 60 Minutes’ investigative piece, Modern Life’s Devices Under China’s Grip?, which aired in 2015.
As a recognized subject-matter expert, McGroarty has provided testimony on critical metals issues to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in July 2017 and January 2016, to the House Sub-Committee on Energy & Mineral Resources in 2011 and 2013, and to the U.S. House Sub-Committee on Science, Space & Technology in 2013. He has consulted to the Institute for Defense Analyses, which supports the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, the Joint Chiefs’ Joint Staff and the Intelligence Community.
McGroarty serves as Senior Consultant to Rio Tinto, the multinational metals and mining company, on critical and strategic metals issues. In addition to his advisory role with Century Cobalt, serves on the Advisory Boards of three companies currently developing critical and strategic metals and minerals: Texas Mineral Resources Corp., Graphite One Resources, and American Manganese. He is a frequent speaker on Rare Earths and strategic and critical metals issues, at conferences across the U.S., Canada and in China, and in television, radio and print interviews.
Prior to establishing his consultancy, McGroarty served at senior levels in the U.S. Government, as Special Assistant to the President in the White House and as presidential appointee to two Secretaries of Defense. A former think tank fellow, McGroarty’s articles and opeds on current issues have been published in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, The Public Interest, Politico, Forbes, The Hill, FoxNews.com, National Review, the Los Angeles Times, Investor’s Business Daily, Policy Review and The American Spectator. Dan has appeared on CNBC, Fox, CNN, Bloomberg Business, and CTV Canada.
Since 1996, McGroarty has served as Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University.