Brian joined the Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District in October of 2019. As Associate General Manager (AGM), Brian assists the General Manager in directing and managing the operations of the District including human resources and communications. The AGM collaborates and coordinates with County agencies and departments, elected officials of member municipalities and the District Board of Trustees. As AGM, he also serves as the District Treasurer and coordinates with the Chief Financial Officer for the safekeeping and investment of District funds.
Prior to the MSD, he served since 2012 as Assistant Town Manager for the Town of Brownsburg, an Indianapolis, IN suburb of nearly 30K. During that time he also served for nearly a year as Interim Town Manager. In these roles Hartsell was responsible for the development and implementation of the Town’s $50M budget, helped secure over $45M in federal and state funds for key infrastructure projects, and provided oversight of municipal operations including Development Services, Fleet, IT, Purchasing, Facility Management and Public Works. Prior to Brownsburg, Brian served over three years as the Assistant to the City Administrator and Mayor for the City of Bonney Lake, WA, where oversaw various municipal programs and projects, and secured grant funds to support infrastructure improvement projects, professional services, and disaster recovery. Hartsell’s projects also included revitalizing the City’s surplus program, improving the utility billing and public defense service contracts, and launching an energy efficiency program to reduce costs.
Previously, Hartsell spent nine years as a healthcare administrator in the United States Air Force and at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis, MO. His duties included managing multi-million dollar supply, equipment and service contracts, overseeing fleet and facility management, vendor relations, and emergency management functions.
Brian received his Master of Public Administration from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management with an emphasis in municipal management that included internships with West Valley City and Holladay, UT. He is also a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute.