News Release
For Immediate Release

April 14, 2016

Michael Sullivan, GOED Communications Director

Utah Economic Development Office Appoints New Communications Director

SALT LAKE CITY, UT– The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) has appointed Aimee Edwards as the new communications director overseeing communications and legislative strategy.

“Communications director is a critical role at our office not just in terms of operations, but also in helping us succeed in unprecedented collaboration,” said Val Hale, executive director of GOED. “Aimee is extremely capable in her field, and we trust the transition will be smooth. Her experience in both the private and public sectors will make her a valuable asset to GOED.”

Prior to joining GOED, Edwards served as Governor Herbert’s deputy communications director. Before joining the Herbert administration, she owned and operated A.E. Communications for six years out of Ogden. She has also held senior executive and managerial positions at The Intrepid Group and Crowell Advertising. Edwards’s areas of expertise include content management, crisis communication, media and community relations and strategic planning. She received a bachelor’s degree in communications and business administration from Weber State University.

Edwards will replace Michael Sullivan as he retires from 10 years of service with GOED. Edwards will formally assume her new position on April 18, Mr. Sullivan will be retiring on May 4.

Aimee Edwards, GOED communications director.


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 environment and tourist 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