Kimberly K. Hood
Kimberly K. Hood was appointed as the executive director of the Department of Administrative Services(DAS) in 2006. With a mission to deliver support services of the highest quality and best value, her department oversees the daily operations of government including central finance, risk management, procurement, fleet operations, records management, state facilities and all other general services for government agencies. Embracing the values of honesty, transparency, accountability and integrity, Hood leads her high performing workforce to fulfill its mission by fostering a customer-focused environment. By implementing process improvement and new efficiency measurements, customers can be assured that no extra dollars are spent on administrative services that could otherwise go to support mission critical public programs.
Increasing energy efficiency in state buildings and the state fleet is also a high priority for the department. Fleet Operations is aggressively increasing the percentage of alternative fuel vehicles including hybrids and compressed natural gas with the added benefit of doing its part to clean the air. State facilities are building all new construction to a high performance energy standard.
Hood has held numerous public and private sector leadership roles. As deputy director and Statewide Planning Coordinator, she oversaw the Governor's Annual Budget development, state-wide planning and economic forecasting activities. In her role as chief administrative and financial officer for the Oquirrh Institute non-profit she managed daily operations. She helped to create opportunities for former governors and industry leaders to work together and bring innovative solutions to difficult problems.
Hood earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Economics from the University of Utah. Her work concentrated on econometrics, health care and industrial organization. She has served as the President of the National Association of State Chief Administrators. She is a member of the Executive Committee for Leadership in a Networked World for Shared Services at Harvard University.
Hood and her husband have five married children, eleven grandchildren and a dog named Paco. She enjoys spending time with her family playing golf and backcountry skiing. She also loves the fine arts, cooking and gardening. Hood volunteers her time for several charities, with past service as a member of the Executive Committee for the Annual Utah Heart Ball for the American Heart Association.