Madison, WI – Michael Best Strategies has expanded their government relations team in Utah with the addition of Jeff Hartley.
Hartley has 20 years of experience in government affairs, political strategy, public policy and public relations. He previously served as a Senior Policy Advisor and Communications Director in Congress. Hartley also served as Executive Director of the Utah Republican Party. He served as a Republican National Committee staff member for two Republican National Conventions and was a consultant for several high-level campaigns across the country.
Based in Salt Lake City, Hartley will collaborate with Michael Best Strategies’ regional state offices, as well as Washington, D.C., to support clients’ business objectives.
“Jeff is a successful business person with a tremendous entrepreneurial spirit, which fits very well with our culture,” said Rob Marchant, President of Michael Best Strategies. “He is a trusted leader, who understands how to help businesses with federal, state and multi-state needs.”
Hartley is a leading energy lobbyist in Utah. His portfolio includes regulated utilities, oil and gas production, oil processing, oil shale development, nuclear power and renewable and alternative energy production. Hartley’s clients also include healthcare providers, insurance, technology companies, municipal governments, transportation and transit and non-profits. Prior to joining Strategies, Hartley was the managing partner of Sage Solutions.
“I am excited to be part of the expanding platform at Michael Best Strategies. My current clients will benefit from the additional expertise they now will have access to at Strategies.” said Hartley.