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Josh Romney Joins Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board


Josh Romney has been appointed to the Board of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Romney is founder of a real estate company, serves on the board of Charity Vision International, and has done political and fundraising work for his father’s presidential campaigns. Director Spencer Eccles says Romney brings valuable experience and contacts to the group, which aims to recruit and grow companies in Utah.

“We’re glad that Josh was willing when the Governor asked him to do that job. His experience nationally and in many actually internationally, and his relationships across the globe and across the country really add value to what we’re doing,” Eccles says.  

Also joining the board is Margaret Lasecke-Jacobs. Originally from California, Jacobs has held senior management positions at Fujitsu America and Oracle Corporation, founded a marketing and public relations consulting firm, and serves on the Sundance Institute Utah Advisory Board. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board consists of 15 members appointed to four-year terms by the Governor with the consent of the state Senate.

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