Business Elevated Podcast (Season 5 Episode 2)
This podcast series features business and government leaders discussing what it’s like to live and work in the great state of Utah.
This episode features a conversation with Aimee Winder Newton, the first senior advisor and director of the new Office of Families, and Pete Codella, Go Utah’s managing director of business services.
Last year, Gov. Cox established the office to support Utah families through proactive strategies and policies, including promoting what already makes Utah the best place for children and parents to thrive. The office recommends policies, legislation, and innovation to strengthen families at all economic levels.
Winder Newton tells listeners how earning a degree from the University of Utah in communications and public relations helped her prepare for her current role as senior advisor to Gov. Cox, her work on the Salt Lake County council for the past nine years, the goals of the newly-formed Office of Families, and how Utah’s families contribute to the strength of Utah’s economy. She also shares the five priorities for her office, the top two challenges facing Utah families, lessons she learned so far in her new role, how the office’s success will be measured, and much more.