Stafford Palmieri

North Salt Lake, UT

Stafford is the CEO of Fabius Labs, a product strategy and software development agency that provides strategy, design, engineering and data science services to clients who are promoting individual liberty and human flourishing. In 2021, she was elected as the Senate Chair for State Senate District 23, Davis County, UT, and subsequently to chair the fundraising committee for the Davis County Republican Party. In this role, she serves as a member of the Davis County Republican Party Executive Committee, and as a Davis County Delegate and a Utah State Delegate. She has been active in the party in a variety of additional roles, such as serving as the Arrangements Committee Vice Chair for the Davis County Convention, and the Communications Vice Chair for the Utah State Convention.

Previously, she founded and was President of Palmieri Partners, a strategy consultancy and Director of Business Development Operations at AECOM, a Fortune 500 architecture and engineering firm. She transitioned to the private sector after completing her MBA at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and serving for 6 years in the administration of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. While in the Jindal administration, Stafford served in a variety of policy and operational roles, concluding with her appointment by the Governor to his cabinet as Commissioner of Administration, the state’s chief financial and administrative officer. She was recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 awardee in 2016 as the youngest Commissioner ever appointed at the age of 29. Stafford started her career in education policy at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and she received her BA from Yale University.

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