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Jeffrey W. Hartley*

Michael Best Strategies LLC

*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.


As a partner with Michael Best Strategies, Jeff draws on 20 years of experience to provide clients with strategic consultation on government affairs, public policy, political strategy, and public relations. Based in Salt Lake City, he frequently collaborates with Strategies’ teams in the organization’s regional state offices, as well as Washington, D.C., to support clients’ business objectives.

As a leading energy lobbyist in Utah, Jeff’s portfolio includes regulated utilities, oil and gas production, oil processing, oil shale development, nuclear power, and renewable and alternative energy production. His clients also include healthcare providers, insurance, technology companies, municipal governments, transportation and transit, and nonprofits.

Prior to joining Strategies, Jeff was the managing partner of Sage Solutions. In that role he successfully advanced clients’ political interests through Sage Solutions’ four divisions, focusing on government solutions, political solutions, event management, and data analytics.

Jeff previously served as a senior policy advisor and communications director in Congress, and 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.

Professional Activities

  • Charter Member, Utah Capitol Hill Association
  • Member, BYU Political Affairs Society
  • Board of Directors, Red Leaf Resources
  • Board of Directors, Informed Voter Project
  • Member, Utah Prison Relocation Commission
  • Member, Utah Alternative Fuel Vehicles Task Force
  • Member, Utah Sage Grouse Plan Implementation Committee
  • Member, Salt Lake Chamber Energy & Minerals Task Force


Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Big Game Forever
  • Scout Leader, Boy Scouts of America
  • Member, Salt Lake Chamber
  • Member, Vernal Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Wild Sheep Foundation
  • Member, Sportsman for Fish & Wildlife
  • Member, Utah Shooting Sports Council
  • Member, Save Lake Powell
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