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Daniel Benavides, Director of Inclusion

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 Daniel was born and raised in Utah and is originally from Cache Valley. 


Daniel is passionate about all things inclusion, diversity and equality and was named the 2019 HR Professional of the Year by Utah Business Magazine for his work around inclusion and diversity in the workplace. 


Daniel has created LGBTQ+ employee resource groups and has served/volunteered on the Human Rights Campaign steering committee locally. Daniel currently lives in Bluffdale with his fiance, Nathan, and their dog Emma. 


Utah needs a Governor that can gain support from both sides of the aisle and I believe Mark is the individual that can get that accomplished. I've known Mark for years on a personal and professional basis and have seen him take a vision and turn it into reality; which is what Utah is ready for. 


Equality is about ensuring that every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents and that no one should have less opportunity because of where they come from, what they believe, whether they have a disability or if they live authentically as themselves. Utah is a place for all and I fully stand behind Mark to make sure Utah continues to welcome all diverse backgrounds into our great state. 

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