Palmer DePaulis, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Human Services
Palmer DePaulis received his Bachelors Degree in 1967 from Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. He received his Masters Degree there from Wayne State University in 1971. He taught school in Michigan and Utah until 1974 when he joined the Allstate Insurance Company in Salt Lake City. In 1983, he went to work for Salt Lake City Corporation as Public Works Director. He was appointed as Mayor of Salt Lake City for seven months after Ted Wilson resigned in 1985 and was subsequently elected to that position in November of 1985. After serving a second term from 1987 to 1992, he joined the law firm of Richards, Brandt, Miller & Nelson, as Director of Planning and Client Relations. In 1993 he became Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jan Graham and served in that position for six years. From 1999 through June of 2006, Mr. DePaulis served as a Commissioner at the Utah State Tax Commission. In June of 2006, he was appointed by Governor Huntsman as Executive Director of the Department of Community and Culture. Four years later, in June of 2010, Governor Herbert appointed him as Executive Director of the Department of Human Services. Mr. DePaulis is actively involved in the community and serves on numerous boards and commissions.
Mr. DePaulis is married to Jeanne DePaulis, former Assistant Administrator for Primary Children's Hospital-Intermountain Healthcare. They have two children and four grandchildren.