The University of Utah is set to announce The Policy Institute, an institution created to provide independent economic, demographic, and public policy decision support across Utah. Housed within the David Eccles School of Business, the new institute will bring together the Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR), and the Center for Public Policy & Administration (CPPA).

The institute’s mission will be to support informed decision-making that will strengthen the Utah economy. In support of this mission, the Eccles School is naming the following leadership team for The Policy Institute:

Natalie GochnourNatalie Gochnour, Director and Associate Dean of the David Eccles School of Business. Natalie Gochnour will serve as director of The Policy Institute. In addition to overseeing all primary operations and staff, Gochnour will work closely with faculty advisers from both the Eccles School and the College of Social and Behavioral Science to help facilitate the objectives of the institute. Prior to her position with the University of Utah, she served under several Utah governors and was a political appointee in Washington, D.C.