Chris Bleak joined the firm in 2012 after serving as Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives for close to 6 years. Chris has extensive legislative and political experience at all levels of government and in organizations both large and small.

Chris is currently the President of the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools. In this role, Chris led the development and passage of a major piece of legislation that allows charter schools access to the State’s credit enhancement greatly reducing the cost of financing for these schools.

Chris was the first Chief of Staff hired in Utah legislative history and was noted as the best mind in Utah politics in a 2009 Deseret News editorial.  Prior to working for the House of Representatives, Chris was the Executive Director of the Utah Republican Party during the 2003-04 election cycle, lobbied for the 2002 Olympics Games, Qwest Communications and Salt Lake City.

Chris graduated from the University of Utah in 2000 with a degree in political science. Chris is a rabid baseball fan having visited over 32 MLB stadiums. Chris and his wife reside in Lehi, UT with their two daughters.