Romney Institute Alumni Board

Jill Burton, EMPA 2016

Jill Burton, EMPA 2016

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Member Since: 2022

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Job Title: Director of Policy Planning and Public Affairs
Company: Department of Environmental Quality, State of Utah


  • Professional Republican Women Vice-chair
  • Utah Women’s Forum
  • Women’s Leadership Institute
  • Davis County Chamber Board of Governors
  • Legislative Affairs Committees for: Ogden-Weber Chamber, ChamberWest, Salt Lake Chamber, Utah Valley Chamber, Davis County Chamber and St. George Area Chamber
  • EDCUtah Advisory Board and Center for Economic Opportunity and Belonging, serving on the Belong in Utah initiative and the New American’s Taskforce partnership
  • Community Investment Board for Dominion Energy
  • Utah Petroleum Association
  • Alliance for Economic Development
  • Utah Business Coalition
  • Utah Mining and Manufacturing Association Legislative Committees
  • BYU Management Society
  • Professional Republican Women and Utah Federation of Republican Women
  • Senate Leadership Summit of Young Professionals
  • Women’s Leadership Summit, National Republican Senatorial Committee
  • Utah Republican Party State Convention Organizing Committee, Co-chair of Elections, Finance Committee, Volunteer Committee Member, Credentialing and Registration Volunteer, State Delegate, Davis County Republican Party Convention Elections Committee
  • Precinct Chair and Secretary
  • County Delegate
  • Political Campaign Volunteer
  • Kitchen Cabinet Member, and Advisor
  • National Council of University Research Administrators
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education Federal Funding Task Force Member
  • American Society for Public Administrators
  • Association for Fundraising Professionals, Utah Chapter
  • Grant Professionals Association
  • Jet skiing and relaxing at the beach
  • ATV 4-wheeling
  • Gardening
  • Politics
  • Golf
  • Baseball
  • Baking delicious treats with my nieces and nephews


In 1998, Jill served her first college internship as a congressional intern in Washington, DC. The skills and knowledge she gained through that experience guided her on a career path dedicated to working in the public sector.

Jill’s actions demonstrate her commitment to having a positive impact on society and the public policy process. Early in her career, Jill served as a representative from Utah at the Women’s Leadership Summit, National Republican Senatorial Committee in Washington, DC. Later, she created the first women’s advisory board for a non-profit public policy think tank in Utah.

After graduating from the University of Utah, Jill served as the first Project Director at the Hinckley Institute of Politics for a political study abroad and service expedition to Kotwara, India.

Over her career, she has worked as an executive director for a local nonprofit, as a lobbyist and government affairs professional, and held leadership positions on several boards. Jill has also participated for over two decades as a member of Professional Republican Women and the Utah Federation of Republican Women, helping women network, strengthen their political resumes, and become more visible in their communities. Most recently, Jill has been involved with EDCUtah’s Center for Economic Opportunity and Belonging, serving on the Belong in Utah initiative and the New American’s Task Force partnership.