Government Relations Committee Chair
USUO Board member since September 2019
Dan Hemmert is a partner at Hemmco, a government affairs and political strategy consulting firm. Prior to that, he served as the executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (the economic development agency for the state of Utah) and a member of Governor Cox’s cabinet. Before his appointment, Hemmert operated Red Hanger Cleaners, a multi-store retail dry cleaning operation and a disaster recovery/fabric restoration business, which he still owns. He also is a partner in nine restaurants. In addition to dry cleaning and restaurants, Hemmert served in the part-time Utah State Senate, where he was the Republican Majority Whip. Hemmert has also worked as the managing director of a private equity fund, the CFO of a family office/asset management firm, the CFO of a venture-backed technology company (successfully sold), and he also spent a year as an associate at a large international law firm and a few years in banking.
Dan has an undergraduate degree in economics, a master’s degree in business administration, and a law degree, all from Brigham Young University. He lives in Orem, Utah, is married with 6 wonderful kids and he likes to read, ski, run, bike, climb mountains, and cook. He was elected to join the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Board of Trustees beginning September 2019 and is Chair of the Government Relations Committee.