“I think the real appeal Salt Lake City has for business owners and innovative companies is what we call the creative wild west. When you take a closer look, our city is smart, innovative, technologically advanced, hard-working and completely invested in our community. I’m so excited to share Salt Lake City’s story,” says Andrew Wittenberg.

Andrew is joining the Business Development division of Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic Development as the new Marketing and Research Manager. In this role, Andrew will act as a representative for the Department of Economic Development marketing efforts providing customer service to City and government agencies, and educating the public about our processes, strategies, projects, initiatives, programs, and current events.

What does that mean? Basically, he’s the face of our sales team. And when you think about it, Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic Development is essentially a sales team for the City. Which is why this role is critical to our department and we are thrilled he has joined the team.

Andrew began his career in television news as an anchor/reporter for WTVM-TV in Columbus, Georgia and worked there for seven years. From there, he relocated to Utah and joined KSL-TV for another seven years.  You may have seen him early in the mornings as an anchor on KSL Today, leading the ‘High 5’ community campaign, covering two Olympics, and his field work highlighting homelessness in Utah. He played a key role in growing social media influence for the KSL-TV brand and helped coordinate community events. He’s passionate about education and building relationships, and while at KSL worked with the Utah Jazz and local school districts across the state on various programs. He was honored with five Emmy awards for his work as both a field journalist and news anchor.

Andrew will use his experience as a seasoned storyteller to move into Economic Development and tell the story of Salt Lake City as it expands beyond being the jewel of the Intermountain West. He loves learning about new businesses and sharing with them why he’s so passionate about living in Utah. When he’s not working, Andrew enjoys skiing, hiking, a round of golf and exploring new restaurants around the Beehive State with his family.

“Salt Lake City needs a marketing pro to connect business owners and the community. It’s all about driving awareness, improving communication, and making it easier to do business in Salt Lake City,” said Economic Development Deputy Director Ben Kolendar. “Andrew is ready to take this on.”

Welcome, Andrew Wittenberg!