D.N. "Nick" Rose, president and chief executive officer of Mountain Fuel Supply Co., has been re-elected chairman of the board of trustees of the Utah Economic Development Corp., a non-profit corporation organized 11 months ago to consolidate public and private economic development programs.
The other officers are Ross E. Kendell, president and chief operating officer of Key Bank, vice chairman and chairman-elect; Salt Lake County Commission Chairman Bart Barker, second vice chairman; and Salt Lake Mayor Palmer DePaulis, secretary-treasurer.Richard D. Thrasher is the president and chief executive officer.
West Jordan Mayor Kristin D. Lambert was elected to the board, replacing Bob Roberts, who resigned as mayor several weeks ago.
"In organizing UEDC, our primary objective was to create an unprecedented coalition of public and private individuals and groups who had the common objective of enhancing economic development in our state through a unified, cooperative approach," Rose said.
"We needed to concentrate our financial and human resources in order to make Utah's voice heard in the highly competitive economic development environment," he said.
Progress made during the year, Rose said, included hiring Thrasher and sponsoring what he termed the highly successful "Utah A pretty, great state" campaign, which is an attempt to improve the image Utahns have of their own state.
The UEDC board consists of 15 people from the public sector, 15 from the private sector and five at-large members.