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.