The Utah Economic Outlook and Policy Summit is the state’s premier economic forecasting and public policy event that is attended by over 1000 business, policy and academic thought leaders from across the state. The summit presents an unrivaled opportunity for attendees to gain insights on the future of Utah’s economy and the policy priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

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Keynote Speaker

“Governor Leavitt is known for his vision. As the governor of Utah at the beginning of this century, and a witness to policy at a local, state and national level, he was instrumental in setting our state up for economic success by improving our major freeway system and encouraging the surge of our tech industry investment, among other things. He is the best of what Utahns are known for and aspire to be — an innovator, collaborator and entrepreneur. We look forward to discussing with him what we can learn from the last 20 years and the lessons we should take with us as we make policy in the future.”

– Derek Miller, president and CEO, Salt Lake Chamber

Mike Leavitt is the founder of Leavitt Partners, a health care intelligence business.

In previous roles, Leavitt served as secretary of Health and Human Services (2005-2009), administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (2003-2005) and three-time elected governor of Utah (1993-2003). While at EPA he oversaw the implementation of the most protective ground-level ozone standards in our nation’s history and signed the Clean Diesel Rule, a landmark rule to cleanup nonroad diesel fuel.  His service at HHS included the implementation of the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program and the planning and preparation for a pandemic flu.

Collaborator is a word that comes up repeatedly when one examines Leavitt’s background. His skill led colleague governors to elect him as chairman of the National Governors Association, the Republican Governors Association and Western Governors’ Association.  He is a seasoned diplomat, leading U.S. delegations to more than 50 countries, conducting negotiations on matters related to health, the environment and trade.

AGENDA

DOORS OPEN & PLATED BREAKFAST SERVED

WELCOME
Jonathan Hafen, Public Policy Co-Chair
ECONOMIC REPORT PRESENTATION
Juliette Tennert, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute; Phil Dean, Governor’s Office of Management and Budget
REMARKS
Governor Gary R. Herbert
ECONOMIC ISSUES IN 2020
Moderator: Dean Taylor Randall, University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business
Panelists: Phil Dean, Governor’s Office of Management and Budget; Mark Knold, Utah Department of Workforce Services; Darin Mellott, CBRE; Juliette Tennert, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
BREAK
CHAMBER LEGISLATIVE POLICY PRIORITIES
Derek Miller, Salt Lake Chamber
LEGISLATIVE PANEL
Moderator: Jacey Skinner, Salt Lake Chamber
Panelists: Speaker of the House Brad Wilson; President of the Senate Stuart Adams; Senator Jerry Stevenson; Representative Val Peterson; Linda Wardell, City Creek Center; Spencer Eccles, The Cynosure Group
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Governor Mike Leavitt
KEYNOTE Q&A
Governor Mike Leavitt
Moderator: Natalie Gochnour, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
FINAL COMMENTS
Jonathan Hafen, Public Policy Co-Chair