Since joining MultiState in 2005, Jeff Hartgen has been an integral part of MultiState's success. He is involved in all aspects of MultiState's day-to-day operations as well as business development, including spearheading the creation and development of the firm's Lobbying Compliance Service which helps clients meet the ever changing lobbying requirements government relations professionals face.
He joined MultiState as a vice president, after almost five years with the global consulting company, Accenture, where he served first as a business development director for Accenture's Michigan government practice and then as its national state & local government relations manager. In that capacity, Jeff managed lobbyists in 27 states and localities and represented Accenture before national trade associations.
Prior to Accenture, Jeff served in a variety of capacities in Michigan state government, including deputy chief of staff to the lieutenant governor, legislative liaison to the Department of Management and Budget, district and external affairs director for the senate majority leader, and policy advisor to the senate majority leader. He also served as a staff assistant to the United States Senate Republican Policy Committee in Washington, DC. He earned his undergraduate degree with a double major in political science and history from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts in history from the George Washington University. Jeff is a former president of the Washington Area State Relations Group, serves on the State and Local Government Relations Committee at the Public Affairs Council and is a Board Member of the State Government Affairs Council (SGAC).
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