Advisory Board

Jeff Kahn

Jeff Kahn

Business Development Officer, Bank of Utah
Owner, RJR Investment Service, LLC

Jeffrey Kahn is an entrepreneur and has over 25 years of trust and investment experience. He currently is a Business Development Officer for the Bank of Utah and an owner of RJR Investment Service, LLC. His career includes Vice-President of Southwest Trust Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank of Oklahoma. Prior to that, he was responsible for managing and developing the overall marketing program for the Zions Bank Personal Trust sales force with overall responsibility for trust administration in the Central and Southwest regions of Utah and in the entire state of Idaho. Prior to joining Zions Bank in January,2001, he was Vice President and Manager, Personal Trust Department, First Security Bank.

Mr. Kahn holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah. He has taught foreign languages and literature at Brigham Young University, Penn State University, Angelo State University, and the University of Utah. He is a graduate of the American Bankers Association National Trust School and Graduate National Trust School.

Mr. Kahn resides in Provo, Utah with his wife, Charleen. A long-time community activist, he has been a Rotarian, a past member of the Provo/Orem Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, twice, Chairman of the Provo City Library Board, member of the Provo City Planning Commission, Chairman of the Utah Valley University Alumni Board, Chairman of the Utah Valley University Foundation, Chairman of the Advisory Council of America’s Freedom Foundation, member of the Utah Symphony Board of Directors, Chairman of the Primary Hospital Foundation Board, Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Center for the Advancement of Leadership at Utah Valley University, past Chairman of the Development Committee of the School of Aviation Science, past member of the National Advisory Council of the Utah Valley University Woodbury School of Business, and past Chairman of the Utah Valley University Culinary Arts Advisory Board. He has three times given the executive lecture at Utah Valley University.

He is currently chairing the Center for the Advancement of Leadership at Utah Valley University for the second time. He has just been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Business School at Southern Utah University.

His hobbies include power lifting, swimming, and racquetball.


David Reeves

David W. Reeves


Background and Education

  • Native of Southern California
  • Graduated from BYU with Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Business Management, with a Marketing concentration
  • Member of BYU Track Team and named to the NCAA All-American Track & Field Team. Held BYU records for 10 years in 100 and 200 meters.
  • Married Vickie Peterson. They are the parents of five children.

Professional Experience

  • Regional Manager Affiliated Recovery Company
  • Special Projects Manager and Sales Trainer for Imagine Learning Corp
  • President and CEO of Agency Building Resources, a management consulting company specializing in the development of relationship and leadership oriented financial service organizations.
  • Began a career in Insurance and Financial Services, right out of college, at age 23
  • Appointed Agency Manager at age 25 and retired from management 29 years later.
  • Recruited and trained more than 350 Financial Service Professionals
  • His agencies were in the top three of the company every year, and won the prestigious Presidents the number one agency in the company, 10 times.
  • His agency also received the New Manpower Development Award 11 times.
  • A 21-time recipient of the National Manager’s Award
  • A Charter Recipient of the Master Agency Builder Award (Given to the top 100 agencies in the industry).
  • A member of the Million Dollar Round Table for 40 consecutive years.
  • Past President of both San Bernardino General Agents and Managers Association and the local Life Underwriters Association.
  • Past secretary of Utah State Life Underwriters Association and past programs chairman for Central Utah Association of Life Underwriters.
  • Frequent guest lecturer at BYU Marriott School, The Million Dollar Round Table, The National Association of General Agents and Managers, as well as local, state and national life insurance industry organizations.
  • Author of a book on effective management, The Character of Leadership.

Community and Church Service

  • Member of the advisory board for The Center for the Advancement of Leadership at Utah Valley University.
  • Past Bishop of BYU 63rd Ward.
  • Past President of the Orem, Utah Student Stake.
  • Past President of the Pakistan District.
  • Served with Vickie as missionaries in Pakistan and Sri Lanka 1997 to 1999.
  • Served with Vickie as volunteers at BYU-Hawaii, in the Career Services Dept 2004-05

Hank McIntire

Lieutenant Colonel E. Henry (Hank) McIntire

Utah Army National Guard

Lieutenant Colonel Hank McIntire is the public affairs officer of the Utah National Guard. He enlisted in the Guard in 1988 as a Spanish linguist and was trained as an Interrogator of Prisoners of War.

He attained the rank of sergeant before receiving a direct commission as a second lieutenant in 1994. He is a military intelligence officer, and in his career he has served as an interrogator, instructor, section leader, platoon leader, executive officer, battalion language officer, and commander of the 128th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.

He is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, having served two tours in support of that operation; first with Joint Task Force Guantanamo in Cuba in 2004-2005 as deputy public affairs officer, and then with Combined Joint Task Force—Horn of Africa in 2011-2012, where he was deputy director of Strategic Communication. Since 2005 he has served as full-time Public Affairs Officer for the Utah National Guard.

He holds bachelor’s degrees from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree from the University of Utah. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Utah.

He and his wife Lori have twelve children.


Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson


I originally followed my twin sister into banking in the late 80's. I worked at First Security Bank for nearly 10 years and Bank of Utah where I have worked for the past 11 years. I worked in the mortgage department, consumer and commercial lending and currently the Branch Manager at one of our Salt Lake offices. Total banking/lending experience is almost 25 years.

I enjoy golfing in my spare time.


Kelly Clark

Kelly A. Clark

Higher Education

Kelly was born and raised in Utah Valley and is the oldest of 4 children. She’s been married to her wonderful husband for 23 years and has 4 children and 11 beautiful grandchildren. Kelly graduated from Orem High School and went on to attend Utah Valley State College.

She was the Executive Briefing Coordinator at Novell for 17 years. She has worked as a Dental Assistant, a Travel Agent, a Conference & Event Manager, and a Sales Manager. She is currently the Administrative Assistant for the Assistant Vice President of Recruitment and Outreach at UVU.

She was a member of B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse) for over 10 years where she served on their board. She later served on the National B.A.C.A. Board.

Kelly enjoys traveling anywhere near an ocean, gardening, riding her Harley and spending time with her grandkids.


Ronald Hinckly

Ronald Hinckley 

President (retired), Research / Strategy / Management Inc.

Born in Rexburg, Idaho, raised on Long Island, New York, finished high school in Omaha, Nebraska and educated in New Hampshire (Dartmouth), Utah (Brigham Young University), and California (University of Southern California), Ron Hinckley began his professional career with Decision/Making/Information (later Wirthlin Worldwide). He was actively engaged in political polling for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and for then California Governor Ronald Reagan. In addition, Ron conducted polls for many US Senators, US Congressman, state governors, state legislators, the US Office of Education, and many private sector clients. In 1979 he co-founded Decima Research Ltd, a leading Canadian polling firm, where he directed research for political parties, the federal government, provincial governments, and the private sector.

Ron returned to the US to serve in the Office of Planning and Evaluation in the Reagan White House and later worked in the Crisis Management Center under the National Security Advisor to the President. He served President George H. W. Bush as director of the Office of Research, United States Information Agency (USIA/R), where he advised the US executive branch on international public opinion, and directed the agency’s initial public opinion polling in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Turkey and the Middle East. He also oversaw regular polls in Western Europe, Latin America, and Asia. After leaving the government he joined Research/Strategy/Management, Inc., which he later acquired. He has conducted many national polling projects for corporations, associations, and government entities. He has also directed opinion and attitude polls in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America for international corporations, non-government organizations, and public policy think tanks.

Ron earned his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Southern California and has taught there as well as at other universities in the US, including the George Washington University in Washington D.C. where he taught a course on public opinion, the media, and democracy. He has also lectured on his research to scholars, university faculties, students, government officials, and the media in Malaysia, Nepal, Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan, Turkey, Jordan, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, and France in addition to universities and groups throughout the US. His book, People, Polls, and Policymakers: American Public Opinion and National Security has been described as the best work on public opinion and governance in print, and a must read for any serious scholar or practitioner of international affairs. Additionally, Hinckley has written chapters in edited books, regularly presented papers at professional association conferences, and publishes articles in scholarly journals and newspapers.

Recently retired, Ron and his wife Cathy moved to Daniel, Utah, where they enjoy the outdoors and the many family and friends who visit. Ron has been active with the UVU CAL program for several years and was invited to join the board in 2013.


Jay Fugal

Jay Fugal

Global Operations Manger at Profire Energy Inc.

Jay has lived most of his life in Pleasant Grove, UT with the exception of a two year service mission in Honduras and six years in Germany when he was younger.  Given the opportunity to advance his career at a young age, he accepted the Director of Human Resource position at Niels Fugal Sons Company, when he was just 22 years old. Jay graduated from Utah Valley University in 2008 with a Business Degree with an emphasis in Human Resources. After six years at Niels Fugal Sons Company, he was recruited to join Profire Energy’s team as the 14th employee in the US Division to manage operations. They now have over 130 employees.



Erika Bult

Erika Bult

English Teacher

Erika grew up in Cottonwood Heights, Utah the youngest of 4 and only girl. She graduated from Brighton High School in 2008 and went on to attend Brigham Young University--Idaho graduating in English Education in 2011. While a college student Erika enjoyed being involved in various programs including new student orientation as an I-rep, I-team Mentor and also as a Student Ambassador. Additionally she served as the Education Society President, worked at the Alumni Association, and sang in multiple concerts on campus. Erika has since taught English in 7th, 9th, 10th and 11th grades over the course of 4 years and thoroughly enjoys being in the classroom teaching a subject she is passionate about.   

Erika loves the outdoors, music and concerts of all varieties, cooking, and spending time with her family, husband, and adorable Bernese Mountain Dog, Ollie. 


Steve Mullin

Steve Mullins

Human Resources Senior Manager, Profire Energy

Steve is a Senior Manager in Human Resources and one that understands the importance of young new leaders that will be guiding the visions of companies in the US and around the world in the upcoming years.  As a SHRM-CP and PHR certified professional, Steve has studied and is trained to perform highly in the different fields of Human Resources, but mentoring and working with employees to better and get the most out of themselves is where his passion comes from.

Steve himself has been through leadership and mentoring programs such as Leadership Park City and others, to which he still communicates weekly with those that mentored him as well as other peers and colleagues he was able to share in this learning adventure. He takes what was presented and puts it into practice in not only his business life but his everyday life as well with his family, friends, associates and those he has mentored. His integrity and ethical ways of leading the next generations of leaders has been sought by other organizations to help them grow their employees and future employees.

Steve feels continually learning from different avenues builds a rounded, passionate, and dedicated character.  He has taken this focus and in the past has earned several awards and been acknowledged as leader in his industry.

He currently leads the Human Resource efforts at Profire Energy and has help the company attain new levels of employee engagement, succession planning and compliance through working with the employees and their own goals and setting steps to achieve the next levels within their goal set.

Steve currently resides in Park City, Utah and working in Lindon, Utah has afforded him the opportunity to meet with and work with many more young people that are coming up into or through the workforce in hopes of each of them gaining their personal and career goals.


TJ Fund

TJ Fund

General Counsel, OpenEdge

TJ Fund is the General Counsel for OpenEdge. Prior to his time at OpenEdge, Mr. Fund served as General Counsel for Accelerated Payment Technologies, and managed domestic and international legal matters for publicly-traded Nature’s Sunshine Products. He has also worked for Nutraceutical Corporation, in the international practice section of the Kirton McConkie law firm, and as a strategy consultant for the firm of Roland Berger. Mr. Fund earned his Juris Doctor degree at BYU’s J. Reuben Clark law school and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with an international emphasis from Utah Valley University.

TJ Fund recently completed seven years of service on the Alumni Board — including a term as President in 2009, following UVU’s transition to university status. He has served on the UVU Board of Trustees and the Foundation Board.  As a member of these boards, He has had the opportunity to witness and participate in the extensive growth that has occurred at UVU over the last several years, all with the ultimate goal of helping alumni connect with the University and its students, faculty, and staff. Fund has served as a mentor for the Center for the Advancement of Leadership and encourages UVU students and alumni to get involved, explore, and experience the many resources on campus.


Kathy Rowe

Kathy Rowe

Managing Partner, Rowe Financial Advisors

Kathy is Managing Partner at Rowe Financial Advisors in Orem, Utah. She earned a B.A. degree in International Relations from Brigham Young University, and holds a master’s degree from BYU’s Marriott School of Management. Before starting Rowe Financial Advisors, she was a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch. While an undergraduate at BYU, she created her own study-abroad program in Taipei, Taiwan, where she studied Chinese and taught conversational English to business professionals. In between her undergraduate years and her master’s program, she served an LDS mission in Italy.

Previously, Kathy owned her own consulting firm, Forte Leadership, which provided training and consulting for Fortune 100 companies. For fourteen years before that, she was a Vice President at Novations Group, Inc., a consulting firm based in Provo Utah. Her first job after leaving school was Director of the BYU Small Business Development Center, a public/private partnership designed to provide training and consulting to small business owners and entrepreneurs.   

Kathy lives in Orem, Utah, with her husband Bob and two of their seven children (the other five are college-age). She is involved in community organizations and also actively participates in her church. She enjoys snow skiing, running, and international travel.


Alan Walker

Alan Walker

CAL Student President

Alan was born in Lindon, Utah. In 2011, he came to UVU with a LEAD Housing Scholarship.  He finished up his Associates Degree in Biology the following year and left school to pursue an LDS Mission.  After medical issues, he came back to school in 2013 to finish his degree.  Alan changed is major from Biology to a major in Forensic Science, minor in Criminal Justice, Pre-Med, with the intention of going to Medical School. He applied and received the position of President of the Center for the Advancement of Leadership in which he currently serves. 

He plans on graduating with his major, finishing his pre-med requirements, and starting medical school in the year 2018. Alan thoroughly enjoys his time at UVU and the amazing opportunities which it provides.