Business owner, lobbyist, political strategist and former Kaysville city councilman Casey Hill has been named state director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The NFIB is the nation's — and Utah’s — largest association of small-business owners.
“Casey Hill is a tenured government affairs specialist and advocate for small business,” said Barbara Quandt, NFIB Utah senior state director. “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 represented clients in the fields of healthcare, insurance, law, municipal government, business, retirement, environmental and tax issues. In 2009, he became vice president of government relations for the Utah Medical Association and spent three years involved in the development and implementation of healthcare reform and healthcare 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, as well as local city and county issues. He also works with pharmaceutical, banking, business development and veterinarian companies.
Hill is a graduate of Weber State University and has a master’s degree in business management from the University of Utah.
“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.”