Former Senior Fellow, Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties
Noella Sudbury is the owner of Sudbury Consulting, LLC and has more than ten years of experience in criminal law, data-driven policy, legislative strategy, and project management.
Noella graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah in 2006, with degrees in Political Science and Social Justice. In 2009, she earned a J.D. from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Following law school, Noella clerked for Justice Ronald E. Nehring of the Utah Supreme Court, practiced criminal law in private practice and as a public defender, and served as a Vice President and nationwide manager of the Government Interactions Compliance team at Goldman Sachs.
In 2016, Noella was appointed by Mayor Ben McAdams and the Salt Lake County Council as the Director of the County’s Criminal Justice Advisory Council. She later joined the Mayor’s cabinet as a Senior Policy Advisor on Criminal Justice.
In 2019, Noella led the successful effort that resulted in the passage of HB 431, Utah’s Clean Slate law. With the unanimous passage of this historic law, Utah became only the second state in the nation to automate the criminal record expungement process for misdemeanor offenses.
Noella has received many honors and awards throughout her career, including being honored as the 2019 Woman of the Year, by Utah Business Magazine. In 2018, Noella was recognized as the Young Alumna of the Year by the University of Utah’s College of Law, and given the Citizen Service Award by the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake.
Noella currently lives in Salt Lake City, with her husband and two children.
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