Moving Utah Forward

About us

Organized in 1998 by Nancy Sechrest, Sechrest Consulting is a government relations firm representing businesses, non-profit organizations, and government entities.

Nancy and Nate specialize in legislative lobbying and state, federal, and local government actions.

Together they bring a unique combination of expertise in constitutional and business law; federal, state and local law; and real estate law.

They are committed to distilling difficult issues into clear solutions, and welcome challenging tasks.


Nancy’s government career began as a state employee in the Dept. of Environmental Quality, where she spent 16 years in various capacities.

In 1986 she was elected President of the UPEA, and in 1988 left the DEQ to be come the chief lobbyist for the Association. In 1990, she be came its Executive Director. As the pay and benefit negotiator for all state employees, she learned the legislative budget process and the operations of state government.

In 1998, Nancy organized Sechrest Consulting. She has served two separate terms on the Highland City Planning Commission, and after running for the House in 2012, lost to Mike Kennedy (that’s a good thing).

She and her husband, Wayne, have been married for 46 years and have four children and seven (soon to be eight) grandchildren. 2021 marks her 33rd legislative session.


After completing his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University, Nate attended the University of Notre Dame Law School. While in law school, he lived in London for a year, and represented Notre Dame at the International Moot Court in Vienna, Austria.

Since graduating, Nate has practiced law in Utah for more than a decade, representing clients at all levels of federal, state and local government. One of Nate’s unique capacities is his excellence in taking on complex, contentious issues, and finding amicable solutions that benefit all parties.

Nate and his wife, Alayna, have been married for 16 years and have three children.