Utah Department of Workforce Services Economists

 

Chief Economist

Carrie Mayne, WRA Director and Chief Economist
801-526-9721
cjmayne@utah.gov

Carrie has been employed with the Department of Workforce Services for roughly 13 years. She began her career with DWS as the Bureau of Labor Statistics programs supervisor and then later moved to the supervisory role for the team of economists. Most recently, she took on the role of Chief Economist and Director of the Workforce Research and Analysis Division. Carrie holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Utah and ABD PhD in the same field. She lives in Salt Lake with her husband and daughter.


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Mark Knold, Senior and Supervising Economist
801-526-9458
mknold@utah.gov

Mark is both Senior and Supervising Economist for the Utah Department of Workforce Services. Mark has been an economist with DWS and its predecessor, the Utah Department of Employment Security, for 28 years. Mr. Knold has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Utah. During his years as an economist, Mark has authored many articles and newsletters dealing with economic conditions in Utah and its sub-state regions. He has served on committees that advised state economic councils, economic development agencies and legislative committees.

Mr. Knold is a native of Pennsylvania who came to Utah more than 37 years ago to pursue an interlude as a ski bum. He fell in love with the state’s attributes and has made it his home ever since.

 

Mark Knold, Senior and Supervising Economist
801-526-9458
mknold@utah.gov

Mark is both Senior and Supervising Economist for the Utah Department of Workforce Services. Mark has been an economist with DWS and its predecessor, the Utah Department of Employment Security, for 28 years. Mr. Knold has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Utah. During his years as an economist, Mark has authored many articles and newsletters dealing with economic conditions in Utah and its sub-state regions. He has served on committees that advised state economic councils, economic development agencies and legislative committees.

Mr. Knold is a native of Pennsylvania who came to Utah more than 37 years ago to pursue an interlude as a ski bum. He fell in love with the state’s attributes and has made it his home ever since.

 

Scott Smith, Regional Economist
801-526-9403
sssmith@utah.gov

Scott has been employed by the Department of Workforce Services as a Regional Economist since October of 2015. Scott has previously served as the chief economist for the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee and as chief economist for the New Mexico Department of Transportation. He has also been employed as a real estate portfolio manager at a state endowment and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designee.

He holds both bachelors and masters degrees in Economics from the University of New Mexico.

Cory Stahle, Regional Economist
801-526-9709
cstahle@utah.gov

Cory joined the Utah Department of Workforce Services in September 2015. Prior to becoming a labor market economist, Cory doubled as a retail store supervisor and full-time student at Weber State University and the University of Utah. As a student at the U of U, Cory obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics with additional studies in business and sociology.

Cory loves to study the impact which data and statistics have on daily life. When not playing with data and reading economics literature, he enjoys listening to and playing music and sports.

Lecia Langston, Regional Economist
435-688-3115
lecialangston@utah.gov

Lecia has been an economist with the Utah Department of Workforce Services and its predecessor, the Utah Department of Employment Security, for more than 35 years. During six of those years, she served as Chief Economist for the Department of Employment Security. Then she heard the siren call of southern Utah and moved to the St. George area to become the only out-stationed economist in the state.

During her service as an economist for Utah, Ms. Langston has served as a president of the Wasatch Front Economic Forum (the local chapter of the National Association of Business Economists). She staffed Governor Bangerter's Workforce 2000 Committee and is a past advisor of the Governor's Economic Coordinating Committee.

Lecia is the author of several studies, including '"Hard at Work," "Women in the Utah Labor Force," "At Your Service: Utah's Service Economy," and "The Next Millennium, Utah Workforce 2000." She is the winner of several awards from the Interstate Conference of Employment Security Agencies for excellence in labor market information publications.

Ms. Langston is a native Utahn, born in Richfield. She graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science.