Rodney Wendt
Executive Director

Rodney Wendt has served as WEDFA’s Executive Director since 2007. He has been involved in public finance transactions for over 25 years, including many years as a public finance attorney in private practice prior to joining WEDFA.   His greatest passion at WEDFA is bringing the public finance toolbox to innovation-promoting economic development projects, including research institutions and projects that create value from streams of waste products.  He has helped WEDFA finance many critical economic development projects in Washington State, without using the State’s taxes or other funds.  Rodney has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and law degree from the University of Michigan. 

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Molly Abbey
Program Administrator

Molly Abbey serves as WEDFA's Program Administrator and Public Records Officer.  Molly came to WEDFA in 2018 with a decade of experience in higher education administration, as well as a background in the teaching and legal industries.  Her current economic development focus is the Washington wine industry, the second largest wine producer in the U.S.  Molly also manages bond transactions, maintains the books, and conducts technical research and analysis.   Molly holds a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.A. from the University of Washington. 

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