For Immediate Release
August 14, 2015
Stefanie Bevans and Susan Johnson Appointed to GOED Board
New members to bring diverse knowledge and career backgrounds to board
SALT LAKE CITY, UT—The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is excited to announce the appointment of Stefanie Bevans and Susan Johnson to the GOED Board of Directors.
“We are thrilled to have Susan and Stefanie as members of the GOED Board,” said Val Hale, executive director of GOED. “Susan will provide a great voice for Northern Utah businesses and the manufacturing industry. Stefanie understands the challenges and opportunities of Southern Utah and will be a strong advocate for businesses in that region. These two individuals will help make the GOED Board even stronger and more geographically diverse.”
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.
Bevans is the CEO of Steamroller Copies, Inc. and CEO of Design To Print, Inc. In this capacity she is responsible for domestic and international business relations throughout the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe and leads a 60+ person workforce. Before her current employment, Bevans had a career in nursing, specializing in Neonatal Intensive Care. She has previously served on the board of the St. George City Art Museum and Board of Trustees for Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah.
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Bevans attended the University of Utah and Northern Arizona University. Her volunteer interests surround her efforts of bringing culture, arts, education and affordable housing to the local Southern Utah area where she resides with her husband and three children.
“It’s an honor to serve on the GOED Board and work together with an incredibly talented and dedicated group of people,” Bevans said. “Utah continues to prove it’s an excellent environment to do business. I’m happy to be a part of an organization focused on strengthening our existing businesses, encouraging entrepreneurship and investment and attracting national and international business to Utah.”
Johnson is currently the President of Futura Industries in Clearfield, Utah. Since graduating with a degree in Industrial Manufacturing Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, she has worked continuously in manufacturing in various capacities such as a plant manager in the largest steel foundry on the west coast and as President of Mack Trucks’ only wholly owned subsidiary involved in the production and sales of concrete trucks. She is a board member of Zions First National Bank, University of Utah Hospital as well as several others.
Johnson is a resident of Huntsville in the Ogden Valley. She has two sons with her husband, Chris. Her oldest is a fourth year Mechanical Engineering student at Cal Poly and her youngest is a senior at Weber High School.
“I am excited by the opportunity to serve the State of Utah as a member of the GOED Board,” Johnson said. “Utah is a singularly outstanding state in dimensions too numerous to list. However, it takes hard work and diligence to bring this message to the world outside of Utah and I’m looking forward to the job at hand.”
About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development
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 firstname.lastname@example.org