Michael Hartley is the vice president of government relations for the Columbus Chamber, where he leads advocacy efforts on behalf of the Columbus region?s business community. Hartley, a veteran of legislative and political matters, is responsible for working with city, state, county and federal government leaders to promote a pro-business legal and regulatory environment in which businesses can expand and prosper. Prior to the Chamber, Hartley served as the director of public liaison for Governor John Kasich, where he directed all outreach efforts for the office. In addition, he has served in leadership positions for several campaigns, as well as in state government positions. Hartley received his bachelor of arts degree in history and secondary education from Baldwin-Wallace College.