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Sen. Brent Hill
Director, Next Generation
National Institute for Civil Discourse
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Brent Hill has served in the Idaho State Senate for nineteen years. He was the highest-ranking member of the Idaho State Senate for ten years, making him the longest-serving President Pro Tempore in Idaho’s history. He did not seek reelection in 2020.

He has accepted a position with the National Institute for Civil Discourse as Director of its Next Generation program. He works directly with various legislatures throughout the country to promote civil discourse and create a culture where engaging differences constructively leads to better public policy development.

He is a retired Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner with over thirty-five years of business and financial experience. Born and raised in Idaho, he graduated valedictorian from Madison High School and earned his accounting degree from Utah State University where he has been honored as the university’s Outstanding Accounting Graduate and Alumnus of the Year. For over twenty years, he was CEO of an accounting and business consulting firm with offices in Idaho and Montana. He has also served on boards and advisory councils for various corporations, banks, charitable organizations, and universities.

Brent is a frequent contributor to newspapers and other publications and authored the book, A Matter of Principle that explores the fundamental ideals that guided America’s Founders. He is also a featured speaker at universities, seminars, and conferences.

Most importantly, Brent and his wife Julie have raised four sons who, in turn, have blessed them with twenty grandchildren.