Ellen Conley is a senior associate with Jensen Strategies specializing in public finance, policy analysis, and executive management recruitment. She began working with the firm in 2014 and assists clients with high level financial and policy analysis to inform key local government decisions. She also advises on executive management recruitments.
Ellen is the former Assistant City Manager for the city of Hillsboro where she oversaw multiple departments including Finance, Human Resources, Information Services, Parks & Recreation, and Library. Prior to Hillsboro, she was a Deputy County Administrator for Washington County with administrative responsibilities for the Departments of Land Use & Transportation, and Assessment & Taxation. In addition she was charged with the development of the County's annual 500 million dollar budget. She has also held the positions of Assistant Finance Director and Administrative Analyst in other local government jurisdictions. Ellen has a Bachelors degree in Business from Oregon State University and Masters in public administration from Lewis and Clark College.
When Ellen isn't working, she enjoys the serenity of the outdoors around her rural Montana home. She spends her leisure time hiking, horseback riding, and rafting with her husband Doug and their two dogs.