Phil Dean serves as the State Budget Director and Chief Economist in the Utah Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB). In this capacity, he directs the work of GOMB in preparing the Governor’s budget recommendations and oversees GOMB’s state revenue estimates and economic analysis. He also teaches economics as an adjunct professor at BYU’s Salt Lake Center and at Utah Valley University.
Prior to joining GOMB in 2013, Phil worked for the Utah Legislature for nearly a decade, specializing in the areas of tax and education. Phil holds master’s degrees in public administration (BYU) and economics (University of Utah) and a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish (BYU).