Q. Val Hale

Executive Director, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Val Hale is the executive director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). Hale was appointed to the position in 2014 by Gov. Gary R. Herbert.

Before accepting the position, Hale served for two years as president and CEO of the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce, leading efforts in business community issues—including regional economic development and branding initiatives. Hale spent eight years at Utah Valley University as a vice president in advancement and university relations.

Before his career at UVU, Hale worked 22 years for the Brigham Young University (BYU) Athletic Department, ultimately serving as its director beginning in 1999.