Executive Director, Utah Department of Environmental Quality

Alan Matheson, Jr., was confirmed as executive director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality in 2015. He also serves as senior environmental advisor to Gov. Gary R. Herbert, a position he has held since October 2011. Matheson previously served as executive director of Envision Utah, where he facilitated public processes to help communities address development and natural resource challenges in a way consistent with science, economic realities and public values. Throughout his career, Matheson has organized and managed stakeholder groups, facilitated broad public involvement, and helped bring divided communities together to solve controversial and complex challenges.