Press Release: MIB Partners – A Full-Service Government Relations Firm – Launches

Political veterans Steve Mecham, Eric Isom and Steve Barth combined their more than 80 years of experience in government and public policy to launch MIB Partners LLC, a strategic communications, lobbying and consulting firm. MIB is a full-service firm emphasizing technology, telecommunications, energy, economic development, hospitality and local government.

Mecham, an attorney, was chief of staff to Gov. Norman H. Bangerter and executive director of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. As a shareholder with Callister Nebeker & McCullough, Mecham’s practice focused on public utility, energy, and telecommunications law, as well as local, state and federal regulation. Mecham regulated utilities on the Public Service Commission for 13 years—10 as chair. His extensive community service includes the Utah Food Bank Board, the Greater Avenues Community Council, Salt Lake City’s subcommittee on water rates and the LDS Hospital Citizens Advisory Board.

Isom spent nearly 12 years in the communications industry, most recently as CenturyLink assistant vice president for Utah public policy, working at the local, state and federal government levels. His early career included posts with the Utah State Senate and the Utah Public Employees Association. Isom’s community engagement included service on the Governor’s Economic Development Coordinating Council; Salt Lake, Davis and Ogden/Weber Chamber Boards; Utah Business Coalition; Utah Taxpayers Association Board; Utah Broadband Advisory Council; Utah Education Network Advisory Council; and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah.

Since 2000, Barth led SB Strategies, providing government, public relations, lobbying and political consulting in the communication, local government, hospitality, health and non-profit arenas. A member of the Utah House of Representatives from 1993 to 1999, Barth concluded his service as Minority Whip. He also worked for the Salt Lake County Attorney’s Office and Public Works Department. A community service enthusiast, Barth has served with the Utah State Fair Board, Hogle Zoo Board, American Council of Young Political Leaders, Make a Wish Foundation, Utah Habitat for Humanity and as Ririe/Woodbury Board of Directors Chair.

Ideal clients for MIB seek straightforward professional services, steeped in strategy and integrity, at all levels of government.

Contact info: Steve Mecham, 385-222-1618, [email protected]; Eric Isom, 801-824-0173, [email protected]; Steve Barth, 801-259-5760,[email protected]