Sal Petilos, the head of Utah’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, has announced his retirement, according to an article from The Salt Lake Tribune.
Petilos held the position for nearly nine years. His retirement comes as a new Utah governor is set to be sworn in in the next few weeks.
Prior to the DABC, Petilos was as an internal auditor with the Office of the Legislative Auditor General, and was also director of the internal audit team at the Utah Department of Administrative Services.
“I look at the rearview mirror with pride at what we, as a team, have accomplished,” Petilos wrote in an email to DABC employees. “I am awed by your selflessness, your ability to rise to the challenges of an ever-changing environment, and your dedication in ensuring that the department is able to serve the citizens of our state. I firmly believe that your efforts on behalf of the state deserve recognition, and it is my fervent hope that you continue to enjoy the support of the communities you serve.”