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State administrative services department boss retires

SALT LAKE CITY— Kim Hood, executive director of the Utah Department of Administrative Services, is retiring July 1 after 18 years in state government.

"Kim's exceptional leadership will be missed in state government," Gov. Gary Herbert said in a statement Tuesday. He has appointed Hood's deputy, Kenneth A. Hansen, to serve as the department's interim executive director.

Hood said the department "is on solid ground and has an incredible workforce of professionals."

The department is responsible for providing support services to other state entities, including building construction and management, finance, vehicles, purchasing and risk management.

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