The recent announcement out of the governor's office was written in typical bureau-speak. The Governor's Office of Planning and Budget (GOPB) was going to become the new Governor's Office of Management and Budget (GOMB), to be headed by Kristen Cox, who was moving from her position as executive director of the Department of Workforce Services (DWS).
Praising his new aide, Gov. Herbert said, "She has demonstrated impressive leadership and vision at one of Utah's largest agencies."
She's barely into her 40s and has already gone on an LDS mission, graduated from college, gotten married, had two children, worked for the National Federation of the Blind, served under President George W. Bush as a special assistant in the Department of Education, run for lieutenant governor of Maryland, and, for the past five years, directed Workforce Services back home in Utah during the biggest recession in 75 years.
"With very few exceptions, there is hidden capacity in organizations," Cox says. "I firmly believe that." You just have to know where to look. Deseret News