The Governor’s Economic Development Coordinating Council (GEC) is a public-private partnership board that helps coordinate economic development activities throughout the state. Appointees’ membership is based on their economic development leadership efforts within Utah organizations. Some board members are appointed by statute and others are appointed by the governor.

GEC members help create and maintain unprecedented partnerships between business and government. They help coordinate public and private economic development efforts throughout the state and work to further foster Utah’s growing economy.


Governor’s Economic Development Coordinating Council Board Members

As of March 2020

Appointed by Statute

Chair of GEC, GOED Executive Director, Dan Hemmert
Chair of the GOED Board, Carine Clark
Chair of the Governor’s Rural Partnership Board, Steve Styler
Chair of Utah Capital Investment Corporation, Scott Peterson
Chair of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, Craig Wagstaff
Chair of the World Trade Center Utah Board, Scott Anderson

Appointed by the Governor

Brandon Fugal
Sarah Lehman
Lori Belnap Pehrson
Cydni Tetro