The Utah Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth A. Hansen as its new Deputy Executive Director. Hansen will assume his new duties on July 27, 2015. He has served as the Division of Administrative Rules’ Director since February 1993.
“Ken’s work in public policy at the national level, as well as in our local communities, demonstrates his commitment to leading by example.” says Kim Hood, Executive Director of the DAS. “I look forward to his efforts in strategic planning, streamlining our products and services, and reviewing administrative policy in terms of business regulation.”
Ken has worked in DAS under six gubernatorial administrations and been part of its management team for over 22 years. In 1998 through 2000, Ken served as the President of Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR), the national organization for government publishers of administrative rules. He served as the ACR observer to the Uniform Law Commission’s Model State Administrative Procedure Act drafting committee. He is a past president of the Utah Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration and is an adjunct professor of Political Science at the University of Utah.
Ken has Bachelor of Science degrees in History and Political Science, and a Master of Public Administration degree, all from the University of Utah.
For the foreseeable future, the Administrative Rules staff will report to Patricia Smith-Mansfield. Smith-Mansfield is the Director of the Division of Archives and Records Services.