Legislative Champion Award – Outstanding Legislative Service to the Utah Business Community

The Utah Business Coalition is made up of 40 Utah businesses and associations across a broad spectrum of industries in the State of Utah. Each legislative election cycle, the Coalition recognizes “Legislative Business Champions” that have not only supported business friendly legislation through their voting record, but have demonstrated a proactive desire to enhance the business climate in Utah.

Utah Business Coaliton
June 2016

Business Champion Award

The Salt Lake Chamber Business Champion award is the business community’s highest honor given to legislators who stand for pro-Utah, pro-business and pro-economy legislation. It designates those state legislators who have demonstrated a willingness to prioritize the success of Utah’s economy as “Business Champions.”

Salt Lake Chamber
May 2016

Legislator of the Year Award

The Legislator of the Year Award is for setting an example for generations of women and leaving a positive impact for years to come. The Women’s Republican Club of Salt Lake City is the oldest existing women’s Republican club in the nation. The organization is dedicated to helping women become educated in the political process and in increasing the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.

Women's Republican Club of Salt Lake City
December 2015

Women’s History Month Feature – Sophia DiCaro

“If you have a goal, you should work toward it each and every day. Always remember that the only limitation you have is yourself. So if you have a dream, a goal or something you want to check off your bucket list, go for it. Life is short, and it shouldn’t be taken for granted.”

Utah Business Magazine

Sophia DiCaro: Working to Keep Utah’s Economy Growing

DiCaro says her biggest accomplishment during her first year at GOED is moving its offices to the new World Trade Center at City Creek and the accompanying restructuring of the department. She says the new space is more impressive to potential investors in Utah and creates stronger synergies with the towers’ other tenants: the World Trade Center of Utah, the Office of Energy Development and the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative.

Utah Business Magazine’s “30 Women to Watch”

Sophia DiCaro says her job is facilitating the needs of a team of “results-oriented, AAA grade, over-achievers.” Though DiCaro tries to pass credit to others, she has faced and conquered many challenges as deputy director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). DiCaro led the organization as it went through a restructure, a series of workflow modifications and enhancements, a move to a new location, and an increase in workload. “My office nickname gives you an idea of my leadership style. My nickname is, ‘Mamma Soph.’ I think this says it all,” says DiCaro.

Prior to her current role, she served as the GOED finance director and, earlier, as the lead budget and policy analyst in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget. “What I enjoy most about my work is the satisfaction of public service and seeing firsthand the impact we have on the people we serve, all while working in an exciting and dynamic environment with a team of people who continue to inspire me each day,” she says.


Utah Business Magazine
May 2013

Sophia DiCaro named new GOED deputy director

“Sophia is a key player on the state’s economic development team, which is working daily to distinguish Utah as an economic leader in the nation,” Gov. Gary Herbert said in a statement.
April 2011