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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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.