Ricky Hatch, Clerk/Auditor, Weber County, Utah
In addition to his local responsibilities in Weber County, Ricky serves as the Chairman of the Elections Subcommittee for the National Association of Counties. He is a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council, chairs its Communications Working Group, and co-authored the Election Infrastructure’s Communications Protocols and National Cyber Incident Response Plan.
He has testified twice before Congress regarding elections. He serves on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors, and in 2021 was elected to their Executive Committee. He served as President of the Utah Association of Counties, President of the Utah Clerk and Auditor Association, and has chaired the Utah Clerk’s Legislative Committee since 2016. He served as the Election Officials Division Director for the International Association of Government Officials and currently serves as their Treasurer. He was honored as Utah’s County Clerk of the Year in 2015 and Auditor of the Year in 2013 and 2017.
Prior to being elected in 2010, Ricky worked as an information systems auditor and consultant, an educator, and a business analyst in Los Angeles, Poland, Germany, Boston and Utah.
Ricky earned his Masters of Accountancy from BYU, is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Public Official, and also earned his Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) license in 1997. He serves on the Constitution Day Committee of Utah, and on the State’s Private Activity Bond Authority. He’s also an Eagle Scout.