Utah Inland Port Authority Hires Environmental Engineer Simona Smith

SALT LAKE CITY – Mona Smith has joined the Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA) as an environmental engineer to support the port’s environmental compliance program. She will help implement the implementation of sustainable practices that reduce risk and positively impact the quality of life for Utahns.

“As a steward of the environment and now an addition to the UIPA’s team, I’m most excited to take ownership in cultivating a conscious and growing relationship between us and the natural world,” said Smith.

Mona received her bachelor’s degree in biochemical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and has over four years of experience supporting environmental remediation and revitalization projects. She has worked with clients of the federal government across the United States, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Alaska and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in Illinois.

“We are really excited to have Mona on board,” said UIPA Executive Director Jack Hedge. “Her experience will help us provide forward-thinking logistics solutions while keeping the environment in the front of our minds.” 

Smith is an aspiring mountaineer, avid hiker, backpacker, rock climber, and snowboarder. When not at work, she’s probably somewhere in the mountains with her dog, Vida.


About the Utah Inland Port Authority

The Utah Inland Port Authority is a multimodal logistics agency with a regional approach to increase utilization and expand access for commerce throughout Utah. UIPA improves logistics infrastructure within the statewide system through high-speed broadband and zero emissions tech to revolutionize how logistics are done. One-third of Utah’s GDP, employment, and incomes are dependent on the logistics system. Visit inlandportauthority.utah.gov for more information.