Our Values & Mission
A private, non-profit organization founded in 1987, the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) is a catalyst for quality job growth and increased capital investment in the state.
EDCUtah is a statewide economic development organization (EDO) specializing in corporate recruitment, economic research, site selector marketing, and community development. A partner of the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (Go Utah) for corporate recruitment, EDCUtah is supported by state government, local governments, and organizations from the private sector.
EDCUtah is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace where diversity, inclusion, and equality are highly valued among our staff, investors and clients. We value different experiences, ideas, perspectives and backgrounds and know that respect for the individual as well as diversity in all respects contributes to a stronger and more creative Utah.
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In his role as president and CEO of EDCUtah, Scott is passionate about championing Utah's unparalleled economic environment and quality of life. He takes great pride in leading a team of exceptionally skilled and committed professionals in catalyzing quality jobs, capital investment, and strategic economic opportunities in the Beehive State. Prior to joining EDCUtah, Scott held executive leadership positions in the private and public sectors. He was a management consulting director with PwC, where he advised clients across several industries on multi-billion USD capital investment projects around the globe. In addition, he served as the chief operating officer and deputy executive director of the Point of the Mountain State Land Authority, one of the largest and most compelling economic development projects in the country. Scott lives in Cottonwood Heights with his wife and three daughters. They enjoy spending time outdoors - hiking, skiing, and mountain biking in the Wasatch Mountains and Utah's National Parks.
MSc Oxford University / MRED Georgetown University / BSc Brigham Young University
Prior to joining EDCUtah, Stephanie’s career included experience as a medical device engineer and a software account manager, as well as a year of Americorps service with the Utah Food Bank. Stephanie is an avid skier and hiker with a passion for travel. In 2018, she took a leave of absence from EDCUtah to backpack around the world with her husband and two young daughters.
BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
Jill is a CPA with diverse financial and operations experience, primarily in non-profit organizations. She joined EDCUtah in 2016, bringing a focus on compliance and financial systems. She enjoys attending concerts and traveling with her husband and three kids.
MBA Westminster / BS Accounting, University of Utah
Erika comes to EDCUtah with 15 years of office management and executive assistant experience. She has a background in managing diverse office environments from an industrial equipment manufacturer to a financial services firm. Erika is thrilled to join EDCUtah and be a part of this dynamic team with such an important mandate. She studied ballet, history, and architectural preservation at the University of Utah. She hikes, sails, trail runs, and enjoys spending time with her husband, four children, and rescued cat and dog. Her newest endeavor is learning to skate ski.
Colby came to EDCUtah in 2015 after working at the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity as lead fellow and graduating with a B.A. in History from the University of Utah. As a business development manager, Colby oversaw the aerospace & defense and outdoor products industries, working with companies like Black Diamond and Northrop Grumman on significant expansions in Utah. In his subsequent role as director of global strategy & outreach, Colby spent nearly three years on the road, executing the state’s lead generation program. In his current role as vice president of business development, Colby oversees a team that manages 140-150 active projects at any given time, showcasing the value proposition of investment in Utah. He enjoys the opportunities to work with people from all over the world, to be involved in the consequential decision-making that will impact the state for generations to come, and to learn from incredible resources within the organization and stakeholders in the community.
BA History, University of Utah
As Senior Business Development Manager for EDCUtah, Erin manages corporate recruitment and expansion projects and industry initiatives primarily in the financial services and technology industries in addition to a mix of manufacturing/distribution projects. Erin has been instrumental in helping several fintech, tech, and financial services companies expand within or establish new operations in Utah, adding more than 18,000 jobs to the economy. Prior to EDCUtah, she worked for a local investment advisory firm and before that, in Washington, D.C. as a management consultant to the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Transportation, and for the U.S. Senate. Erin holds a master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from The George Washington University and a BS from Brigham Young University.
MS Public Administration, The George Washington University / BS Family Public Policy & Business Management Minor, Brigham Young University
Katherine Morrell-Moser manages corporate expansion and recruitment projects in the energy, data center, heavy industrial, and agriculture industries. Previous to joining the business development team, Katherine developed and ran Site Ready Utah – a statewide land certification program – and supported the economic development goals of Utah communities through EDCUtah's community strategy program. With undergraduate and graduate degrees in urban planning, Katherine enjoys working with both public and private sector partners on projects and initiatives that shape Utah’s future.
MS City and Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah / BS Geography, Urban Planning Emphasis, Brigham Young University
Stephanie Pack manages corporate recruitment, retention, and expansion projects within the manufacturing and industrial production industry. She leads industry initiatives within Energy and Outdoor Products throughout Utah and has developed a professional emphasis in water and utility infrastructure. Stephanie is proud to support the largest and fastest-growing segment of Utah’s economy by providing manufacturers with resources to help them hire quality talent and produce anything from food to technical outdoor equipment. Stephanie came to EDCUtah from Silicon Slopes and kicked off her career with Qualtrics. Alongside work, Stephanie is a fierce advocate for professional development for women, outdoor recreation, and sustainability. She is constantly looking for ways to learn about and promote these causes through her skills in writing, speaking, music and art.
BA Political Science, BA Spanish, Utah State University
Elvon is a Utah native who graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Political Science and minor in Business Management. While at school his emphasis was in Global Development and after working in local government at Orem, UT and state government in Oregon has found a passion for developing state and local communities. Elvon is a Jazz fan and loves the mountains and national parks that make outdoor recreation the best here in Utah. He enjoys art, trivia games, keeping up to date on economic news, and traveling.
BA Political Science. Minor Business Management, Brigham Young University
Gerritt joined the team as a Business Development Analyst in the Summer of 2022. He is studying economics and political science at the University of Utah and graduates in 2023. Before university, he spent two years in Taiwan, learning Chinese and serving the people there. Prior to his time at EDCUtah, he spent a semester as a writing and research intern at the World Trade Association of Utah. In his free time, Gerritt enjoys spending time with his wife, cooking, and going to Jazz and Ute games.
University of Utah, Economics and Political Science
Logan joined the EDCUtah team while pursuing his degree in quantitative analysis of markets and organizations at the University of Utah. Prior to his involvement at EDCUtah, he earned his associate's degree in business at the same time as his high school diploma. In his free time, he enjoys participating in public speaking competitions, traveling internationally, hiking, and attending concerts.
University of Utah, Quantitative Analysis of Markets and Organizations
Sara comes to EDCUtah with more than 10 years of marketing and communications experience across the nonprofit, government, and IT sectors. Most recently, she led the content marketing strategy at Cityworks, a Trimble Company, which designs GIS-centric work management solutions for local government and utility organizations. Sara loves gardening, reading, camping, and cycling, and she volunteers with her neighborhood community council in Salt Lake City.
BA in Journalism and Politics, Ithaca College
With professional experience ranging from managing events to producing photoshoots, Greta joined the team as an events manager in 2022. Originally from California, she’s been in Utah for more than six years and has enjoyed its many natural beauties and being close to family. Outside of work, you can find her on the pickleball courts, at the newest brunch spot, or in the crowd at her favorite bands’ shows.
Brigham Young University, Pyschology
Prior to joining EDCUtah in 2019, Michael has served in marketing roles for the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, USTAR and GE Capital. In his spare time, he is a ski and hiking guide at Deer Valley Resort and a licensed Idaho whitewater river guide.
BA English, Pomona College
After working as Special Projects Lead at the Corporation of the Presiding Bishop, Michael came to EDCUtah to assist in the research department as Research Project Manager. He was promoted to Research Manager in 2018 and now leads all EDCUtah research requests and projects. He loves being a part of helping show how great Utah is and what the state has to offer and experiencing the diverse Utah economy. Father of two daughters and one son, Michael enjoys sports, reading, writing novels, board games, and exploring the outdoors. He also is lucky enough to enjoy dual citizenship after having been born in Madrid, Spain.
BS Business Management, BYU Idaho / MS Management and Leadership, Western Governors University
Olivia holds a degree in Economics and a minor in Mathematics from Westminster College, where she also competed as DII soccer player. A native of Utah, Olivia likes rock climbing, skiing, and mountain biking.
BA in Economics, Westminster College
Center for Economic Opportunity & Belonging
From 2014 to 2021, Xiao served as director of the Mayor’s Office for New Americans at Salt Lake County. She is a Fellow with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Community Leadership Network. Among a host of other volunteer activities, she serves as co-chair of the Multicultural Advisory Committee of Utah’s Covid-19 Response.
BS Political Science, University of Utah / Masters Art in Community Leadership, Westminster College
Robert brings a broad range of leadership experience in non-profit management, community partnership building, and fundraising, most recently serving as chief executive officer at NeighborWorks Salt Lake (NWSL). In this role, he contributed to the growth of services and impact of the organization. Most recently, Rob spearheaded both the first merger in NWSL’s 45-year history and the establishment of the NeighborWorks Community Land Trust. He previously worked for the U.S. House of Representatives for Congressman Jim Matheson. In his spare time, Rob enjoys acting, creating music, and collecting new hobbies. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, their teenager, and their geriatric Jack Russell terrier, Maulie.
Bachelor's in political science, minor in visual art, Weber State University
Bailey works for the Center of Economic Opportunity & Belonging as a Special Events Coordinator. She recently graduated from Westminster College where she studied History with an emphasis on social movements and revolutions. Bailey is really passionate about bringing visibility to the LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities as she is a part of these communities herself. In her spare time, Bailey is out hiking with her dogs or at home reading.
BA, History, Westminster College
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Board of Trustees
EDCUtah’s Board of Trustees and Board of Advisors consist of a powerful array of community leaders. With a roster including business executives, city mayors, county commissioners, educators, and top leaders in state and federal government, our Board provides EDCUtah with planning and direction to ensure the continued growth of Utah’s economy.
CRS Consulting Engineers
Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity
Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity
Larry H. Miller Group of Companies
Point of the Mountain Land Authority
Price Real Estate
Rocky Mountain Power
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake Community College
Salt Lake County
South Jordan City
University of Utah
James Jackson III,
Utah Black Chamber of Commerce
Utah House of Representatives
Utah Inland Port Authority
Utah State Senate
Utah State University
Utah System of Higher Education
West Jordan City
World Trade Center Utah
Board of Advisors
All West Communications
Bank of America
Box Elder County
Brigham Young University
Cache Valley Electric
Eagle Mountain City
Mayor Brett Anderson,
Kem. C Gardner Policy Institute
Midwest D-Vision Solutions/ Commercial Interiors
Mayor Bill Wright,
Pleasant View City
Point of the Mountain Land Authority
Prince Perelson and Associates
Procter & Gamble
Property Reserve Inc.
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah
Salt Lake Chamber
Salt Lake Community College
Salt Lake County
Saratoga Springs City
Spanish Fork City
Staker Parson Materials & Construction
State of Utah
Suburban Land Reserve
Summit Sotheby’s International Realty
University of Utah
Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)
Utah Transit Authority
Utah Valley University
Visit Salt Lake
Weber State University