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
Ms. Giani is responsible for policymaking and management over eight Division Directors and the mission of the Department of Commerce. Previous to her role as Executive Director, Giani served as Director of the Division of Consumer Protection within Commerce.
Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed Francine A. Giani as Director of the Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control (DABC) in August 2011 in addition to her role at Commerce. During her tenure, Francine Giani implemented sweeping changes to employee practices and policies after a legislative audit and internal investigation until June 2012.
Francine Giani is a steadfast consumer advocate who actively participates in public outreach to educate Utah citizens about fraud. Her public service was honored through following awards; Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute of Public Management ‘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 Giani was press secretary and policy advisor to the late Utah Governor Norman H. Bangerter, served as a Republican Party State delegate, and sat on the Centerville City Council. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hunter College in New York City and later received a Master of Public Administration from the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics at Brigham Young University.
Giani makes her home in Centerville with her husband, Rick, and their twin daughters, Maddi and Merri. Ms. Giani has held many titles during her professional career but her favorite is “mother”.
Hobbies & Interests:
Hiking, camping, traveling, and spending time with family.