Women in Business with Kristen Cox
by Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce
Join us as Kristen Cox, Executive Director of the Utah Governor's Office of Management and Budget, discusses her experience in managing the budget for the state. She will also discuss the elements of the budget that affect women the most and things that Utah women should be aware of or things we can help advocate for.
Kristen Cox Bio
Kristen Cox is the executive director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB). Appointed to the position by Governor Herbert in 2012, she has worked diligently to integrate operational excellence with the state’s management and budgeting practices.
The mission of GOMB is to create more value for every tax dollar invested. Under Kris’ leadership, Utah improved government performance by more than 27 percent by January 2017, exceeding the 25 percent goal set by Governor Herbert. The work to improve government is never over, and Utah’s state agencies continue to set new targets in an effort to continually improve performance.
Prior to her time at GOMB, Kris served as the executive director of the Department of Workforce Services (DWS). Kris has also worked as the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Disabilities, was appointed to a position with the Department of Education by President George W. Bush and held numerous positions with the National Federation of the Blind.
Kris has been honored with many awards for her work, including a Salt Lake Chamber Pathfinder Award, Gold Stevie Lifetime Achievement Award and recognition as a 2016 Governing Magazine public official of the year. Another one of Kris’ exciting achievements is co-authoring “Stop Decorating the Fish,” a business fable that teaches an important lesson about how to affect positive change in the workplace.
Date & Time
May 21, 2019
11:30AM - 1:00PM