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Samantha Mary Thermos

Most recently, Samantha served as the Salt Lake County COVID-19 Economic Recovery Programs Manager.

As the Economic Recovery Programs Manager, she created, executed, and promoted strategies and programs to stabilize businesses and the overall economic health of the County during COVID. She oversaw the Economic Inclusion Community Assistance Program and facilitated the countywide Economic Impact Working Group. These programs connect businesses to government and non-profit resources that are designed to help them prosper in the long term.

In addition to her work with Salt Lake County, Samantha has more than a decade of experience in senior leadership positions in Utah and Oregon. She has worked at the Downtown Alliance, Oregon’s Business Development Department, and in the Utah Governor’s Offices of Energy Development and Economic Development. At the Downtown Alliance, Samantha managed the Downtown SLC Presents signature projects including the Last Hurrah NYE celebration, holiday lighting, and the banner program that promotes nonprofits and their events.

Samantha holds a B.S. from University of Utah and an MBA from Westminster College. She enjoys traveling, reading, and taking advantage of Utah’s quality of life including cultural activities, trying new restaurants, and exploring the outdoors with her two children and dog.