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Spencer Eccles

Spencer P. Eccles
Executive Director
Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Spencer Peterson Eccles has strong ties to Utah’s urban and rural communities as well as international markets. He is currently the Executive Director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development which oversees all business, tourism and film development for the State, including international trade.

He was formerly affiliated with the Salt Lake City office of Wells Capital Management (Wells Fargo Bank). Most recently, he has been involved with web-based software and materials technology companies in the U.S. and abroad.

In 1997, the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games tapped Eccles to manage the development of its Snow Basin venue and oversee the premier Olympic downhill events as well as all of the alpine Paralympic competitions.

Eccles’ involvement with Utah’s non-profit community includes his past chairmanship of the Salt Lake Chamber’s International Committee and service on its Board of Governors and Executive Committee.

Eccles received his MBA from BYU’s Marriott School of Management and his BA in history from the University of Utah.