SALT LAKE CITY (May 22, 2017)— The Utah Senate confirmed the appointment of three new members to the Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board of Directors. They will be officially sworn in at the next board meeting on June 8.
The new appointees are Carine Clark, a member of the Silicon Slopes Executive Board; Steve Neeleman, general surgeon and founder and vice chair of HealthEquity; and Ted Wilson, former UCAIR executive director and former mayor of Salt Lake City.
“The newly appointed board members are well respected in their industries and the community,” said Val Hale, executive director of GOED. “Their leadership, experience and community involvement in diverse areas of our state will serve us well.”
New board members replace Josh Romney, Jake Boyer and Sam Granato and will begin a four-year term ending in 2021. In addition to the new appointments, board members Margo Jacobs, Mel Lavitt and Peter Mouskondis were reappointed for another term.
The GOED Board of Directors serves as an advisory board, providing recommendations to the executive director regarding GOED’s incentives and grant programs, in addition to initiatives in marketing, workforce development and other relevant economic development matters.
About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Gov. Gary R. Herbert’s commitment to statewide economic development. The state’s economic vision is that Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized as a premier global business environment and tourist destination. GOED provides extensive resources and support for business creation, growth and recruitment statewide, as well as programs to increase tourism and film production for the benefit of Utah residents. All administered programs are based upon strategic industry clusters to develop a diverse, sustainable economy. GOED accomplishes its mission through unprecedented partnerships. For more information please contact: Aimee Edwards, (801) 538-8811 or [email protected].