Hope Eccles is a lifelong Westerner with deep family roots in the Intermountain West. The Eccles family has been integral in the development of Utah and the Intermountain West since the 19th century, organizing many of the region's key companies in a wide range of businesses, including banking and finance, sugar beet refining, lumber, construction and mining, and railroads. Hope and her family have generations of love for and commitment to the West and the western way of life.
Hope oversees her family's luxury hotel, the Goldener Hirsch Inn, in Deer Valley, Utah. She has been actively involved in the community for many years and particularly in the area of education. She has served on the University of Utah's Board of Trustees, as Vice-Chair of the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee. She is also on the board of the Utah Museum of Natural History and has been President of the University of Utah College of Law Alumni Association. She has also served as the Deputy for Higher Education for Utah Governor Jon Huntsman. She is the Chair of the C. Comstock Clayton Foundation and is a member of the Board of the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation.
Hope is a graduate of Stanford University, she received a JD from the University of Utah and an MBA from Columbia University. She is married to Randal Quarles, founder of the the Cynosure GroupManaging Director at the Carlyle Group and former Under Secretary of the Treasury. They have three children and divide their time between Washington DC, and Salt Lake City.