Nils Bergeson - Executive Director, United Utah Party

Nils Bergeson is the executive director of the newly-formed United Utah Party, which is fielding 18 candidates throughout the state in 2018 at the state and federal level.

Nils Bergeson is executive director for the United Utah Party and is responsible for the day-to-day operations, including overseeing party staff, managing media relations, working with candidates and campaigns in the upcoming elections, and supporting county-based organizations. 

From 2008-2018 he represented the U.S. government abroad, first as a Peace Corps volunteer, then as a Foreign Service Officer with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). As a diplomat, Nils focused on democratic and good-government support programs, which he helped institute in Romania, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, and most recently, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, covering ten countries of Southeast Asia while headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia. Nils graduated from Utah State University with a degree in International Relations, and later earned a Master’s of Public Administration from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

In addition to his political and development work, he is a published children's author of the MAGNIFICENT GLASS GLOBE series. He lives with his wife and three children in Providence, Utah.