Senator Daniel Hemmert
Government Relations Committee Chair
Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Owner, Red Hanger Cleaners
USUO Board member since September 2019
Dan Hemmert is executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). Prior to his appointment, Hemmert owned and operated Red Hanger Cleaners, a multi-store retail dry cleaning operation and a disaster recovery/fabric restoration business. He also was a partner in five restaurants. In addition to dry cleaning, Hemmert served part-time in the Utah State Senate, where he was the Republican Majority Whip. Prior to dry cleaning and politics, Hemmert was a 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.
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.