Title: State Legislator
Company: U.S. Government
Location: Vernal, Utah, United States
Kevin T. Van Tassell, Utah State Senator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in government and banking.
A respected voice in his community, Mr. Van Tassell notably served as a Utah State Senator from 2007 to 2019. A Republican, he proudly represented the state’s 26th senate district in Daggett, Duchesne, Summit, Uintah and Wasatch Counties. In his illustrious political career, Mr. Van Tassell is most proud of his contribution to positively affecting the educational qualities in Utah’s Native American communities. With his privilege, the Eagle View Elementary School, which is comprised of more than 50 percent Native American children, was granted a $250,000 scholarship for five years to go to the purchasing of vans to transport teachers from the population centers to the school. Today, Mr. Van Tassell holds membership with the Vernal Chamber of Commerce Dinamites and Vernal Rotary Club, and he is also the chair for the Senate Rules Committee. Further, he sits on the board of directors for Intermountain Farmer and Duchesne County Hospital, of which he is a former president.
Mr. Van Tassell attended Brigham Young University and graduated from the American Banker’s Commercial Lending School. He commenced his career in banking and worked with First Interstate Bank for nearly 38 years before serving as area president of Zion’s First National Bank. During his career of service, Mr. Van Tassell was the recipient of the Utah Adult Protective Services Outstanding Achievement Award, as well as the “It Begins with Me Award” from Zion’s First National Bank. He attributes the great success of his career to the support of his wife, Janice. To attest to his legacy, Mr. Van Tassell can be found in the 21st through 26th editions of Who’s Who in American Politics and the 38th through 43rd editions of Who’s Who in the West.
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