The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is pleased to announce Jill Flygare has joined the GOED team as the new managing director overseeing internal operations.

“Jill’s background in budgeting and planning will contribute greatly to the administrative efforts at GOED,” said Val Hale, executive director of GOED. “Her experience in finance, policy and budgeting will help GOED’s staff continue to fulfil our mission for statewide economic development as efficiently as possible.”

Before joining GOED, Flygare was the finance director at the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, where she supervised the financial team for the agency. Previously, she was a policy and budget analyst at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget, where she worked closely with many state agencies on budget issues.

Flygare is also affiliated with numerous national organizations such as the Association of Government Accountants, where she is the president-elect. She holds three master’s degrees in accounting, public administration and education.

Utilizing her education training, Flygare has held instructional posts at the University of Utah. She has been both an online instructor in distance education and a clinical instructor, supervising pre-service educators in the Salt Lake and Granite School Districts.

Flygare, will assume her new GOED post on Feb. 22.