Kimberlee Carlile is director of industry and talent initiatives for the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). Carlile is currently the state lead on Talent Ready Utah, Gov. Gary Herbert’s initiative to increase industry and educational partnerships in Utah. Overseeing all talent initiatives at GOED, Carlile has helped implement pathway programs in three different Utah industries: aerospace manufacturing, diesel technology and medical innovation. Prior to her time at GOED, Carlile worked as an enrollment recruiter for Utah Valley University, where she also received her bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in business management and certificate in leadership. Carlile’s experience in education communications has helped move the state’s workforce development initiatives into the spotlight.