SALT LAKE CITY – Former lieutenant governor and Fruit Heights resident Greg Bell has been named chair of the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Governing Authority.
Gov. Gary Herbert made the selection.
“I was in the legislature when we created USTAR, and I have followed its progress since,” Bell said. “I’m pleased with the firm foundation now in place and I believe USTAR will provide great value to Utah’s economy and job market over the next several years.”
Bell replaces Dinesh Patel, a business leader who has led USTAR since its start in 2006.
Professionally, Bell is now president and CEO of the Utah Hospital Association.