Dr. Richard Amon was appointed Chief Financial Officer in July 2020. He joined the office four years ago as the Assistant Commissioner for Business Operations and Facilities. Prior to his work in higher education, he served as the Deputy Executive Director for the Utah Department of Administrative Services where he directed seven divisions providing centralized services to state agencies with 478 employees and $230 million in revenue. He also worked as a fiscal analyst for the Utah State Legislature, a budget analyst for Governor Jon Huntsman, and an actuarial associate for a pension consulting firm in Philadelphia. He has a Bachelor degree in Statistics from Brigham Young University, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, and a doctoral degree in political science from the University of Utah where his dissertation research focused on shared services in public organizations.