Nate Talley

Budget and Policy Manager, Utah Governor’s Office of Management and Budget

Nate Talley is the budget and policy manager for the Utah Governor’s Office of Management and Budget. He also serves as a staff economist. Nate’s professional responsibilities include analyzing and advising on social service program interventions, healthcare reform, economic development policies and state human resource concerns. Prior to his tenure in GOMB, Nate worked as a labor economist and Bureau of Labor Statistics program manager with the Department of Workforce Services. Nate has a strong interest in the local economic and academic community. He periodically teaches as an adjunct instructor in the University of Utah’s master of public administration program. Nate holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Utah, and is currently pursuing coursework in business analytics from the same institution.


Making Your Case for Funding. This workshop is for anyone interested in developing a compelling budget request for new resources. Covered topics include why ‘making the case’ is so important, how to answer the question ‘What are we buying with the requested funds?’, and how to represent critical-need requests, among other concepts. Workshop presenters will include a panel of agency experts who will offer general best practices and context-specific guidance for creating successful requests.