Natalie Gochnour serves as an associate dean in the David Eccles School of Business and director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah. She also serves as the chief economist for the Salt Lake Chamber. In these roles, she helps connect the Eccles School with the broader business community and shares applied economic and business research.
Gochnour authors regular columns in Utah Business magazine and the Deseret News and co-hosts the weekly radio program Both Sides of the Aisle on KCPW public radio. She has been recognized by the Downtown Alliance for leading the Downtown Rising Movement, YWCA of Salt Lake City for an Outstanding Achievement Award for business and Wasatch Women magazine as the “Wasatch Woman of the Year.” She serves on the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation and Primary Children’s Hospital boards. She is also vice-chair of Envision Utah, one of the nation’s most successful quality growth partnerships.
Gochnour has both an undergraduate and master’s degree in economics from the University of Utah and teaches public finance.