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