News Release

Pamela S. Perlich announces retirement from Gardner Institute

November 23, 2021 (Salt Lake City) – Following a long career of service to the State of Utah and University of Utah, Dr. Pamela Perlich will retire as Director of Demographic Research at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute effective December 2021. Mallory Bateman, Senior Research Associate and State Data Center Coordinator, will serve as Director upon Dr. Perlich’s retirement.

Formerly, Dr. Perlich worked as a senior research economist with the Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR), which was merged into the Gardner Institute in 2015. Prior to joining BEBR, she worked in the Utah Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget, concentrating on long-run economic and demographic projections. Although trained as an economist, she has applied a multidisciplinary approach to develop data, modeling and analysis that identifies ongoing demographic, economic and cultural transformations. The focus of her work has been to illuminate these trends and the associated implications for the future, especially as they impact Utah. Her work highlights the great diversity in our communities and how these change over time.