Creating a better energy future for Utah since 2011

In his 2010 State of the State address, Utah’s governor, Gary R. Herbert, announced his intent to create a strategic energy plan that would combine Utah’s rich abundance of diverse natural resources with its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit — ensuring that Utah was at the forefront of solving the world’s energy challenges.

The following year, through an appointed task force, Gov. Herbert unveiled Utah’s 10 Year Strategic Energy Plan, which called for the creation of the Governor’s Energy Development Office (OED) and an advisory committee to oversee the implementation of the plan.

We are committed to advancing Utah’s energy and minerals economies to create affordable, reliable and sustainable outcomes that provide significant and lasting value to the state.

"OED’s leadership empowers its staff to be effective, creative problem solvers."Brad Schaefer, Marathon Petroleum Company


Thom Carter
Energy Advisor, Executive Director
(801) 538-8732
Matt Anderson
Deputy Director
(801) 538-8724
Trena Sligting
Executive Assistant
(801) 538-8732
Michele Pasker
Operations Director
(801) 538-8727

Lincoln Clark
Finance Director
(801) 538-8718

Richard Bell
Incentives Director
(801) 538-8682
Alair Emory
Special Projects Director

Spencer Wright
Communications Director
(801) 538-8723

Scott Barney
Rural Outreach Manager
(801) 538-8653
Alicia Ryans
Development Manager
(801) 538-8729
Kevin Brooks
Energy Analytics Manager
(801) 538-8725
Guille L. Peláez
Program Specialist, Education
(801) 538-8703
Antonio Santos Aguilera
Program Specialist, Energy Efficiency
(801) 538-8702
Claire Baer
Programs Specialist
(801) 538-8951