The National Presidential
Advisory Board

Former UVU President Sederburg pooled together some of the most well-respected people familiar with Utah, business and education to advise him in his leadership of Utah Valley University. The National Presidential Advisory Board (NPAB) meets twice a year to discuss strategic directions for UVU in the contexts of the Utah higher education system and national higher education trends.

For more information about each NPAB member go to the President's page under NPAB

Office of International Affairs & Diplomacy coordinates logistics of the NPAB meetings.

Member Roster

Janette Hales Beckham (Chair)
Former Young Women General President of the LDS Church & Utah State Legislator

Jack Sunderlage (Vice-Chair)
Former President & CEO, Content Watch

Jeff Alexander
Founder & CEO of Alexander's

Lane Beattie
President & CEO, Salt Lake Chamber

Lynn Blodgett
President & Chief Executive Officer of ACS

Lew W. Cramer
President and CEO, Coldwell Banker Commercial

Charles W. Dahlquist, II
Trial Attorney, Kirton & McConkie

Sanchaita Datta
Chief President & Co-founder of FatPipe Networks

Amanda Dickson
Co-host, KSL News Radio

Mark A. Dixon
Managing Director, Tyndale Investments, LLC

Keyvan Esfarjani
Co-CEO, IM Flash Technologies

Matthew Eyring
Chief Strategy & Innovations Officer, Vivint

Senator Jake Garn
Former Senator

Ronald C. Gunnell
Founder & Managing Director, Broadstreet Group, LLC

Reed Halladay
Founding Member, Bel Air Investment Advisors LLC

Thone Heppler
New Star Property, LLC

Senator Jeffrey M. Jones
President, JMax Asociados SC

Derek Miller
President/CEO, World Trade Center Utah

Leslie Dee Mower
President & Co-Founder, Trivani

Linda Nearon
Professional Artist

William Nixon
Chairman, Policy Impact Strategic Communications

David Peterson, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Enderlyn Peterson Associates

Gregory A. Prince, DDs, Ph.D.
Co-Founder & CEO, Virion Systems, Inc

N. Dan Reeve
Managing Director, Warwick Enterprises, LLC

Beth Tolbert
Broker Associate, Tobert, Nielsen & Johnson

Dave Ulrich
Professor of Business, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business

Vicki Varela
Managing Director of Tourism, Film & Global Branding, Utah Office of Tourism

Emeritus Members

Scott Anderson 

President and CEO of Zions Bank

Pamela Atkinson

Community Advocate, Social Entrepreneur

F. Enzio Busche

LDS General Authority, Emeritus

Wilford Clyde

Founder, WW Clyde Civil Construction

Sheri Dew

CEO Deseret Book Company

Vern Dickman

Founder, Spring Communications

LaVell Edwards

Former BYU Football Head Coach

Jim Oyler

Former CEO of Evans and Sutherland Computer Corp.

Jill Smith

Community Advocate

Norm & Luana Shumway

Former Congressman, Directors of LDS Church Hosting

Olene Walker

Former Governor for the State of Utah

Jim Wall

Former Publisher for Deseret news Publishing Company

Larry Wilson

Former CFO Kaiser-Permanente, Member of the LDS Seventy

Jack Zenger

CEO Zenger/Folkman