Who We Are

Brent Hill

Program Director

Brent Hill currently serves as the Program Director for Next Generation at NICD. Presently, he is also President Pro Tempore, the highest-ranking member of the Idaho State Senate. He is in his nineteenth year serving in the legislature and is a member of the Senate State Affairs and Local Government & Taxation committees. Before becoming leader of the Senate, he served on the Legislature’s budget setting committee and chaired the Senate Local Government & Taxation Committee. He serves on the national Board of Directors for the State Legislative Leaders Foundation (SLLF) and the Senate Presidents’ Forum and has been on the Executive Committees of both the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and the Council of State Governments-West (CSG West).

Brent is a retired Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner with over 35 years of business and financial experience. Born and raised in Idaho, he attended Brigham Young University-Idaho and earned his accounting degree with a minor in economics from Utah State University. For over 20 years, he was president and CEO of Rudd & Company, an accounting and business consulting firm with offices in Idaho and Montana.

Brent is a frequent contributor to newspapers and other publications and authored the book, A Matter of Principle that explores the fundamental ideals that guided America’s Founders.

Brent and Julie have raised four sons who, in turn, have blessed them with twenty grandchildren.

Nadine Wise

Nadine Wise

Program Manager

Nadine supports the organization of facilitator workshops and trainings, including the premier “Building Trust through Civil Discourse” workshop. She participates in the strategy planning to expand the number of state legislatures engaging in civil public discourse. She produces Next Generation key messages and manages the social media presence for events, training materials, and announcements.

Nadine brings nearly thirteen years of Ohio state government and academic experience, serving in various liaison and communication capacities at state agencies, legislative offices, and a public university. Most recently, Nadine served as the communication and marketing manager for the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center, located at The Ohio State University. Her roles throughout state government and academia included legislative liaising, communications, external relations, social media and website management, and brand identity.

Nadine graduated from Ohio University (‘05) with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and a specialty in Political Communications and Public Advocacy. She enjoys spending time with her two young children and husband in Worthington, Ohio.