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SALT LAKE CITY - Joshua Haines has been named the new director of the Division of Facilities Construction and Management, a division of the Utah Department of Administrative Services.  The appointment follows an extensive nationwide search.

"Josh's ability to accomplish significant results in challenging private sector and government environments coupled with his energy and enthusiasm will benefit the State of Utah and enable the DFCM to fulfill the Governor's challenge to improve efficiency of operations by 25% over the next four years." said Kim Hood, Executive Director of the Department of Administrative Services.

"It is an honor to serve in an environment where excellence is simply the way business is conducted." Haines said. "I look forward to serving the people of Utah by optimizing the State's existing building infrastructures and increasing our focus on energy efficiencies both now and in the future."

Prior to joining DAS, Joshua worked with Asia Pacific Investment Partners (APIP), a Mongolia focused operating group primarily engaged in property development and cement production.  In 2009, he was appointed as the Afghan National Director of Construction, Procurement, and Operations where for three years he successfully managed daily operations for remote large-scale projects throughout Afghanistan.

Joshua played football at the United States Military Academy at West Point and studied Management Science at the University of Maryland and Construction Management at Montgomery College.  He earned a Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate from the Project Management Institute and has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry.

Although they have enjoyed their time living abroad, Joshua and his family are excited to relocate to Utah where they have family and friends. He will assume his new responsibilities the beginning of September.

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