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SALT LAKE CITY – Eric Tholen has been named the new director of the Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM), a division of the Utah Department of Administrative Services (DAS). The appointment follows an extensive nationwide search.
“Eric’s vast experience working within Utah’s construction and architectural communities will greatly benefit the State of Utah as the DFCM undertakes some very challenging projects,” said Kim Hood, Executive Director of the Department of Administrative Services.
Prior to joining DAS, Tholen was a vice president and co-owner in EFT Architects, Inc. With over 35 years of construction and architecture experience, he has extensive experience in value engineering, project and program management, architectural design, facilities programming, and forensic architecture. Eric managed projects for state and federal government agencies including U.S. Courts; Probation; U.S. Marshal Service; Social Security Administration; Internal Revenue Service; Department of Homeland Security; and the U.S. Postal Service.
"I am excited for the opportunity to serve as the DFCM Director. I have lived in Utah all of my life and have a vested interest in the community,” Tholen said. “Having been involved in architecture and construction in state and out of state, I have observed that the architecture and construction community in Utah and the DFCM have a tremendous work ethic and I look forward to continuing to be a part of it – now on behalf of the State of Utah.”
Tholen recently served as Committee Chair for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Utah Government Affairs Committee as well as a member of the State Government Network (SGN), addressing current-day issues facing the built environment.
He enjoys sports, particularly water skiing and golf and is married to Debby. They have three children. He will begin his new duties immediately.
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth A. Hansen as its new Deputy Executive Director. Hansen will assume his new duties on July 27, 2015.
“Ken’s work in public policy at the national level, as well as in our local communities, demonstrates his commitment to leading by example.” says Kim Hood, Executive Director of the DAS. “I look forward to his efforts in strategic planning, streamlining our products and services, and reviewing administrative policy in terms of business regulation.”
Ken has worked in DAS under six gubernatorial administrations and been part of its management team for over 22 years. In 1998 through 2000, Ken served as the President of Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR), the national organization for government publishers of administrative rules. He served as the ACR observer to the Uniform Law Commission’s Model State Administrative Procedure Act drafting committee. He is a past president of the Utah Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration and is an adjunct professor of Political Science at the University of Utah.
Ken has Bachelor of Science degrees in History and Political Science, and a Master of Public Administration degree, all from the University of Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Department of Administrative Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Mottishaw as the new director of the Division of Fleet Operations. Mottishaw will assume his new duties on July 6, 2015.
“Jeff’s proven ability to accomplish significant results in challenging environments coupled with his energy and enthusiasm will enable the Division of Fleet Management to continue its progress in providing state agencies with energy conscious and cost effective transportation options.” says Kim Hood, Executive Director of the Department of Administrative Services.
Prior to his appointment, Jeff worked as a Senior Purchasing Manager with the DAS Division of Purchasing and General Services where he has earned respect in the national purchasing arena. Jeff is a skilled manager with a keen eye towards operations and efficiencies.