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Governor’s Economic Council


U.C.A 63M-1-1304

The Governor’s Economic Council (GEC) is a public-private partnership that works at coordinating the economic development activities that take place every day throughout the State. Council membership is based on each appointee’s leadership at economic development organizations throughout Utah. GEC members focus on forging and maintaining unprecedented partnerships between business and government to coordinate public and private efforts and further develop Utah’s growing economy.

Council Members

Spencer P. Eccles, Chair
Executive Director, GOED

Mel Lavitt, Needham & Co.
Board Chair, GOED Business and Economic Development Board

Dinesh Patel, Signal Peak Ventures
Board Chair, USTAR Governing Authority

Spencer Cox, CentraCom Interactive
Co-Chair, Governor’s Rural Partnership Board

Will West, Control4
Board Chair, Utah Capital Investment Corporation

Richard Walje, Rocky Mt. Power
Board Chair, EDCUtah

Scott Anderson, Zions Bank
Board Chair, World Trade Center Utah

At Large

Randy Shumway
President, Cicero Group

Pat Richards
Board Chair, Utah Symphony

Rob Behunin
Utah State University VP of Commercialization & Regional Dev.

Natalie Gochnour
Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Chief Economist and Exec. VP