Emergency Management - Director
Kris J. Hamlet
Utah Department of Public Safety
Kris has been with the Utah Division of Emergency Management (Utah DEM) for 19 years and was appointed as Director in July 2013. Kris has also held the titles of Deputy Director, Bureau Chief, Financial Manager, Support Services Coordinator, Accountant, Auditor, and Intern.
At DEM, Kris is in charge of overseeing 50 employees and working with the state agencies and local communities to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies, disasters and catastrophic events. During times of activation, Kris serves as a State Coordinating Officer and one of the Governor’s Authorized Representatives.
Kris attended Westminster College of Salt Lake City, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Business, a minor in Spanish and a Masters of Business Administration with a certificate in Marketing.