Michael Best Strategies LLC (Strategies) announced today that Steven Rowe has joined its Government Relations team as Senior Advisor. Based in the Salt Lake City office, Rowe brings more than 35 years of experience as an attorney and corporate executive in the environmental, agriculture, and manufacturing sectors.
“We’re excited to welcome such a distinguished executive to the Strategies team,” said Robert Marchant, President of Michael Best Strategies. “Steve’s impressive pedigree makes him a perfect fit for the position. He’s a strong leader who will continue to boost our client’s success.”
Before joining Strategies, Rowe held a number of high-level positions. He launched his own consultancy, SPR Consulting, which provided counsel to companies in the agriculture and natural resources sectors. He served as the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Newtrient LLC, a national dairy industry consortium focusing on reducing the environmental footprint and economic well-being of dairy farming. He also spent 10 years as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Northwest Dairy Association and its subsidiary Darigold, Inc.
A member of the State bars of Washington, Michigan, and Utah, Rowe also advised businesses on environmental law and compliance in the mining, construction, real estate, and manufacturing industries.
“Steve’s knowledge and prowess of the environment, sustainability, and agriculture space further strengthen our teams,” said David Crass, Managing Partner of the D.C. Office and Co-Chair of the Agribusiness and Food & Beverage group. “As we continue bringing in top-tier talent that will be invaluable to our attorneys and clients, Steve is the perfect fit for the job.”
Rowe’s addition comes on the heels of two other recent Strategies members – Robert (Bob) Harward and Steve Israel – to its Board of Advisors, which further solidifies the firm’s commitment to strategic growth in key markets.
“I have great respect for the high quality of work Michael Best Strategies has been producing and I’m excited to contribute to the creative thinking and the effective execution I’ve previously witnessed as a client,” said Rowe.
Rowe received his B.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan, and his J.D. from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.