Michael Best Strategies LLC has hired Steven Rowe as senior advisor in its government relations team. Based in the Salt Lake City office, Rowe has more than 35 years of experience as an attorney and corporate executive in the environmental, agriculture and manufacturing sectors. His experience includes launching its own consultancy, SPR Consulting, which provided counsel to companies in the agriculture and natural resources sectors; serving as the founding president and CEO of Newtrient LLC, a national dairy industry consortium; and working 10 years as senior ice president and general counsel of Northwest Dairy Association and its subsidiary Darigold Inc. He also advised businesses on environmental law and compliance in the mining, construction, real estate and manufacturing industries. His education includes his J.D. from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.