Romney Institute Executive Board
Francine Giani Luczak
Membership Information:Current Position: Executive Board Member
Member Since: 2018
Employment:Job Title: Retired: Utah Department of Commerce Executive Director
Company: State of Utah
Francine retired in January 2020, after a 35-year career as an executive in Utah State Government. As Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, she was responsible for policy making and management over eight Division Directors and the mission of the Department. While Executive Director, Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed her Interim Executive Director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC), where she implemented sweeping changes to employee practices and policies after numerous legislative audits and an internal investigation. Before her role as Executive Director, Francine served as Director of the Division of Consumer Protection within Commerce.
Francine was a steadfast consumer advocate who actively participated in public outreach to educate Utah citizens about fraud. Her public service was honored through the following awards: Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute of Public Service & Ethics ‘N. Dale Wright Distinguished Alumni Award’ in 2011 and Utah Business Magazine’s “30 Women to Watch” in 2012.
Previous to her Cabinet appointment, Francine was press secretary and policy advisor to the late Utah Governor Norman H. Bangerter. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the George Romney Institute of Public Service & Ethics. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hunter College in New York City and received a Master of Public Administration from BYU’s Romney Institute of Public Service & Ethics.
Francine makes her home in Centerville with her husband. She has held many titles during her career but her favorite is “mom” to her twin daughters.
Hobbies & Interests:
Hiking, camping, traveling, and spending time with family.