Dan Hemmert serves as the executive director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), where he is responsible for implementing Gov. Spencer J. Cox’s vision of economic opportunity and prosperity for Utahns.
Hemmert was selected to serve as GOED’s executive director based on his previous business and legislative experience. He’s been a C-level executive at a successful venture-backed startup, a private equity investment professional, and managed a private asset management firm. Most recently, Hemmert owned and operated the largest dry cleaning business in Utah, with over 20 locations and 150 employees.
At the time of his appointment, Hemmert was serving in the Utah State Senate where he was the Senate Majority Whip. Hemmert is a strong advocate for Utah and brings his unique perspective and skills to advocate for the state.
His educational background includes a bachelor’s in economics, Master’s of Business Administration, and a law degree, all from Brigham Young University. Hemmert and his wife, Natalie, are proud parents of six children. He enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and skiing.