Government affairs veteran Casey Hill to be the voice of small business in the state
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 29, 2021—The nation’s largest and leading small business association today announced Casey Hill as its new Utah state director.
“Casey Hill is a tenured government affairs specialist and advocate for small business,” said Barbara Quandt, senior state director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s, and Utah’s, largest and leading small-business association. “He came highly recommended by officials at all levels of Utah state and local government.”
Hill was elected to the Kaysville City Council at the age of 23. Since leaving elected office, he has pursued a career as a business owner, lobbyist, and political strategist. In his government relations work, he has successfully represented clients in the fields of health care, insurance, legal, municipal government, business, retirement, environmental, and tax issues.
In 2009, Hill became vice president of government relations for the Utah Medical Association and spent three years heavily involved in the development and implementation of health-care reform and health-care policy in the state. During this same period, he represented a wide array of businesses on tort reform issues as president of the Utah Civil Justice League.
From 2012 through 2018, Hill was senior vice-president of government relations for EnergySolutions, managing its legislative efforts. In 2019, he started Red Hill Strategic Inc. and in 2021 joined Lincoln Shurtz to form Lincoln Hill Partners. The Lincoln Hill team is now working with clients in a wide array of areas, including real estate development, medical, legal, energy, environmental protection, technology, local cities, and counties, pharmaceutical, banking, business development, and Utah’s veterinarians.
Hill is a graduate of Weber State University and has a master’s degree in business management from the University of Utah. He’s the proud father of five and spends his free time in Utah’s beautiful wilderness, hiking, camping, and backcountry skiing.
“Small businesses are the engine of Utah’s economy,” said Hill. “It’s an honor to be working for them with an association that has been the voice of small business for 78 years. I look forward to continuing their educational mission helping policymakers understand that small businesses are not smaller versions of big businesses, they have unique challenges and needs.”
Hill starts on January 3.
Keep up with the latest on Utah small-business news at www.nfib.com/utah.
For 78 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven association. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit nfib.com.
Salt Lake City, UT