In August, 2022, Benjamin Hart was named as the executive director of the Utah Inland Port  Authority (UIPA), which provides smart, sustainable, and equitable supply chain solutions  through facilities, infrastructure, partnerships, and capital investment. 

Prior to his position at UIPA, Hart was the deputy director of the Governor’s Office of Economic  Opportunity where he helped develop the strategic direction of the office and oversaw corporate  recruitment and incentives, Talent Ready Utah, and various other programs designed to help  expand Utah’s economy. 

Hart previously served as the director of employer initiatives for the Department of Workforce  Services. During his tenure at DWS, Hart oversaw the department’s business services portfolio  of programs. Hart helped develop programs such as the Small Business Bridge program, the UCAIR Clean Air Assist program and the Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership. 

During his career, Hart has also worked for Zions Bank in business underwriting and Layton  City, where he was the economic development and community development block grant  administrator.  

Hart has also served in several statewide positions with industry organizations including the Utah  Redevelopment Association, the International Council of Shopping Centers and others. He has  also been active member in several national trade associations affiliated with the aerospace and  defense industries such as SAMPE, AUVSI and the Air Force Association