"As someone who started at ground level and worked through the ranks with talent and drive, Debbie epitomizes the dedicated public servant who has built a meaningful career with the state of Utah," Herbert said in a statement. "With her ability to build relationships and empower employees to succeed, I have every confidence that she will do an outstanding job."
The position still must be confirmed by the Senate.
Cragun earned her bachelor's degree in business management and her master's in organizational management from the University of Phoenix.
"The state's employees are its greatest asset, and I look forward to working with the governor, members of his Cabinet and departments in assuring the state has the highest quality workforce now and into the future," Cragun said.
The Salt Lake Tribune