New Release
For Immediate Release
April 10, 2015

Michael Sullivan, GOED Communications Director

Bevan K. Wilson Appointed to GOED Board
The respected leader will bring 60 years of experience in both the private and public sector to the board

SALT LAKE CITY—The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Bevan K. Wilson to the GOED Board of Directors.

“Bevan brings exactly what we want for the GOED board,” said Val Hale, executive director of GOED. “He brings with him many years of service to a rural community, plus experience as a business owner. We look forward to the positive contributions he’ll make to every meeting and function of the board.”

The GOED board is an advisory board that assists GOED with programs and initiatives that seek to build a sustainable economic foundation and bolster economic diversity in the state.

Wilson is a resident of Huntington, and has a background in everything from business ownership to ranching. He has most recently served in the Utah State Transportation Commission. In addition to that, Wilson served 12 years on the Community Impact Board, three terms as the Emery County Commissioner, one year as president of the Emery County Chamber of Commerce and many years as a member of the chamber. He also served as chairman of the Emery County Democratic Party, of which he is a current member.

Born and raised in Emery County, Wilson is a graduate of North Emery High School. He enjoys his role as a husband, a father to four children and a grandfather to an ever-increasing family.

“I appreciate the opportunity to serve on the Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board of Directors, and I’m looking forward to furthering my role in public service,” Wilson said. “I also look forward to what we will be doing as a board to enhance the existing businesses in both rural and urban Utah and also bring new businesses to the state to increase revenue and jobs. I see a tremendous need for economic development in rural Utah and can personally appreciate the challenges these communities face. I’m happy to be participating in this important work with the GOED board to help increase economic opportunities for communities all over the state.”



Bevan K. Wilson, GOED Board


About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Governor Gary Herbert’s commitment to economic development statewide. Utah’s economic development vision is that Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized as a premier global business destination. The mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state. GOED accomplishes this mission through the administration of programs that are based around targeted industries or “economic clusters” that demonstrate the best potential for development. GOED utilizes state resources and private sector contracts to fulfill its mission. For more information please contact: Michael Sullivan, 801-538-8811 or