Jeff EdwardsWe are pleased to announce the promotion of Erin Laney to vice president of business development, effective July 1.

Erin joined the EDCUtah team in 2013 as a business development manager. She was promoted to director of business development last fall and has continued to prove herself as a leader and mentor to other members of our team.

In her new role she oversees the day to day operation of the business development team and all efforts related to recruiting and retention projects in our pipeline. She is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive internal and external recruitment plan to increase project quality and success, while also managing interaction with state agencies, the Governor's Office of Economic Development, cities and municipalities.

Erin is a capable leader and we expect she will flourish in this new role as she develops new business and strategic partnerships with her colleagues, business and state and local government leaders. Erin graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Utah in 2003 and her Juris Doctor degree in 2008 from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. We feel fortunate to have her on our team and hope you will congratulate her on this new promotion.