Finance & Economics
Dr. LYNN L. ADAMS
940 SOUTH 1000 West
HEBER CITY, UTAH 84032
Office Phone: 801-863-6483
Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership July 2003
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
Master of Business Administration Aug. 1997
Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah
Bachelor of Science, Math-Science Aug. 1980
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Over 35 years of administrative and managerial experience, 2 years as an Associate Dean, 8 years as the Mayor of Heber City, 20 years college Business Management and Mathematics teaching, 20 years of local political leadership, 7 years as an Air Force officer and fighter pilot, 6 years as an Army National Guard Aviator, 13 years in academic research (electrical power industry, online pedagogy, and leadership) and 12 years as a CEO of my own business interests. Developed curriculum for teaching management and mathematics at the Wasatch Campus of UVSC (1997 to 2003), and supervised business and math adjunct professors. Currently a tenured Associate Professor of Business at the Orem Campus of UVU, teaching Operations Management and Business Calculus. Developed online classes for Operations Management and Business Calculus, and the first live and hybrid Business Calculus courses for the school of business. Helped develop an Operations Certificate. Also, rewrote the curriculum for the MBA MGMT 6900 class on leadership and ethics.
- Business/Mathematics, Finance and Economics instruction, college level
- Organizational leadership and Operations Research
- Working well under stressful and political situations with positive results
- Creating, growing, and supervising new companies and organizations
- Writing and creating new curriculum courses and degrees, and getting them approved
- Public relations, leadership, speaking, presentations, and writing
- Computer skills: Microsoft, IBM, Macintosh, Online instruction (Canvas, Blackboard, adaptive software systems, etc.)
- Commercial and Military Pilot
Mayor Jan. 1998 to 2006
Heber City, Utah
Chief elected administrative officer for city of about 10,000, experiencing an average growth rate of almost 10% per year. In charge of 50 employees directly and an annual budget of $5 million. President of Heber Power & Light (an $11 million per year electric utility), and serving on 6 other government boards. Appointed City Councilman to fill a vacated seat for 7 months before being elected Mayor. Re-elected in November 2001. Helped write and organize the initiative to change the form of county government in Wasatch County, which resulted in a seven-member form with a manager. County Council was elected in Nov. 2002.
Rebuilt all the roads in old Heber City (20 miles) in one summer (2003), added two new city parks, rebuilt 2/3 of Main Street, expanded the city cemetery and built a new cemetery maintenance facility, acquired over 60 acres of land at the airport for economic development, and bought an entire city block on Main Street from the school district for a future new city administration complex. Constructed a new public works facility in 2005.
Increased revenues at Heber Power & Light from $6 million per year to $11 million per year in 3 years. Brought HP&L back from the brink of bankruptcy following the California electricity crisis. Built and now operating the North American test site for Caterpillar Generation in Heber City in 2004, which tests natural gas and diesel powered, distributed generation, engines, and emissions equipment. Helped change national Department of Energy Policy for distributed energy.
Associate Professor of Business/Instructor Aug. 2000 to Present
Utah Valley State College, Heber and Orem, Utah
Tenured college business professor. Specializing in Operations Research, and focusing on Operations Management, Business Mathematics, Finance, Economics, and Statistics instruction. Research is primarily in leadership and emerging operations problems related to electric utilities, including distributed generation, transmission, optimization, load following, decision making, hedging, risk management, etc. Also doing research with online teaching of quantitative subjects and intuition development in students. Developed online Operations Management class (MGMT 3450), and both online and hybrid Business Calculus courses (MGMT 2240).
Heavily involved in the development and construction of the new Wasatch Campus of UVU, including scheduling of classes and instructors, hiring instructors (70 at any given time) and other personnel, building a four year business curriculum, and coordination of new infrastructure needed to build anew campus. Intimately involved in establishing water, sewer, road, data, and electrical infrastructure for new campus. First full time business instructor at the Wasatch Campus, teaching a wide array of business classes.
Served for 2 ½ years on the university curriculum committee at UVU, helping to push a large number of courses through for the school of business, and in approving or disapproving courses/programs for other UVU schools and departments. After being successful in getting an Assistant Dean for the school of business back on the curriculum committee, appointed to chair the accreditation assessment committee for the Woodbury School of Business. Have re-written the curriculum on Comet for MGMT 2240, MGMT 3450 and MGMT 6900.
In 2012, after serving on the UVU curriculum committee, was asked to chair the Woodbury Assessment Committee and to serve as an Assistant Dean over AACSB accreditation and assessment. Promoted to Associate Dean in 2013 with expanded responsibilities. Wrote the Operations Certificate at the behest of I-M Flash Technologies, and helped get that certificate approved.
Courses taught at UVU:
MGMT 3450 Operations Management
MGMT 2240 Business Calculus
MGMT 3100 Principles of Finance
MGMT 2300 Macroeconomics
MGMT 2310 Microeconomics
MGMT 2340 Business Statistics
MGMT 3070 Total Quality Management
MGMT 4800 Strategic Management
MGMT 2760 Management Decision Making
MGMT 3600 Principles of Marketing
MGMT 1250 Principles of Leadership
MGMT 1400 Organizational Behavior
ACC 2010 Financial Accounting
ACC 2020 Managerial Accounting
ACC 1150 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics
MATH 1060 Trigonometry
MATH 1050 College Algebra
MATH 1010 Intermediate Algebra
MATH 0990 Introductory Algebra
MATH 0950 Foundations of Algebra
Army National Guard Aviator Sep. 2005 to Sep. 2011
Detachment 50 OSA, Airport #2, West Jordan, Utah
Army National Guard Warrant Officer in the C-12 aircraft. Aviation Life Support Officer (ALSO) qualified (graduated from the Army Life Support School over the summer of 2006). Deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan from February 2009 to March 2010. Recruited to compete on the Utah National Guard Biathlon Team, placed 4th at the All Guard Nationals in 2011, 2nd at the All Guard Nationals in 2007, 2nd at Western Regionals at Soldier Hollow Feb. 2011, 24th at West Yellowstone Regional Meet (November 2006), and qualified to attend the guard nationals in March of 2008 (placed 19th in the 20 km against the part time soldiers).
Educator, Adjunct Professor Aug. 1997 to Aug 2000
Utah Valley State College, Heber and Orem, Utah
Principle Business Management instructor at Wasatch Campus, including Organizational Behavior, Production Management, Marketing, Statistical Analysis, Leadership, Economics, Finance, and Business Principles. Mathematics instructor, teaching all UVU math courses from Math 0950 to Calculus.
Manager Jan. 1997 to Aug. 1997
Nitro Pak Preparedness Center, Heber City, Utah
Manager of mail order operations for the largest preparedness business in the U.S. Redesigned warehouse operations and streamlined shipping, while doubling product inventory items. Quadrupled shipments without hiring any new employees and reduced average shipping time from 4 to 2 days. Company specialist for nuclear, chemical and night vision products.
Masonry Contractor/Superintendent 1987 to 1998
Lynn L. Adams Masonry, Heber City, Utah
Specialized in exceptionally high quality stone construction, including over150 fireplaces. Chosen to market and install precision cut stone fireplaces imported from Finland. Completed many projects in sub-zero temperatures, without compromising structural integrity. Entrusted by Hoyal Construction to complete a$2.5 million building, supervising over 50 subcontractors. Brought building from22months behind to completion, on time, in 10 months - despite several subcontractor failures. Brought project in within budget and standards (1990-1991).
Officer, United States Air Force 1980 to 1987
Selected to modernize a capital development within a large organization, reworking scheduling functions, eliminating hand written documents, and reducing manpower by 1/3, through computerization. Success rewarded with schooling opportunities. Directed and created a new streamlined flight-scheduling system. Set a new standard of excellence for the Tactical Air Force. Three management citations for innovative new concepts. Chief of high stress scheduling department of 15 subordinates. Planned and scheduled over 10,000 flights in one year without incident. Survival, secret war plans, and life support instructor for pilots.
Flew as a combat fighter pilot, 6 years. Prepared two separate organizations for complex bi-annual inspections, both of which received excellent ratings. Safety Officer. Awarded Outstanding Unit Ribbon two times. Top Gun Award 1982.
Academic Effectiveness Council for UVU Jun. 2012 to Present
Woodbury School of Business AACSB Assessment Committee Chair Feb. 2012 to Present
Economics Consulting for Wasatch County Oct. 2011 to 2012
Utah Tuning Team (mathematics) for the Utah Board of Regents Aug. 2011 to 2013
UVU Curriculum Committee Jan. 2010 to Sep. 2012
Woodbury School of Business Curriculum Committee Jan. 2010 to Sep. 2012
USA National Guard Biathlon Advisory Council May 2010 to May 2011
Halladay Professor of Business/Executive Lecture Series Coordinator Fall 2008 to Spring 2009
Woodbury School of Business
Woodbury School of Business Hiring Committees for Operations Positions Spring 2008 and 2012
Soldier Hollow Board Member/Treasurer Oct.2005 to Present
Mayor of Heber City Nov. 1997 to 2006
President of the Board, Heber Light & Power Nov.1997 to 2006
Board Member, Community Relations Council Feb. 2005 to Present
Utah Valley University
Chairman of Heber Airport Board May 2001 to Jun. 2004
Board Member, Wasatch Economic Development Organization Jan. 1998 to 2006
Board Member, Heber Valley Special Services District Nov. 1997 to 2006
Board Member, Soldier Hollow Olympic Organization Team Jan. 1998 to Mar. 2002
Technique Controller/Organizer for Cross Country/Biathlon Race Coordinator Jan. 1998 to 2009
At Soldier Hollow, including Olympics and World Cup races
Board Member, Heber Valley Railroad Jan. 1998 to 2006
Board Member, Wasatch County Fire District Apr. 2002 to Oct. 2003
Appointment Powers for the Following Organizations (1998 to 2006):
Heber Light & Power, Heber Valley Special Services District Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce, Wasatch Economic Development Organization(WEDO), Heber City Airport Board, Main Street Beautification Committee, Wasatch County Health Board, Wasatch County Parks & Recreation Board, Wasatch Irrigation Company, Heber City Justice Court Judge, Heber City Attorney, and Heber City Exempt Employees.
Founding President, TexSem (now TSL of West Jordan) Feb. 1995 to Nov. 1995
Math/Science/Civics Instructor, Carden Academy Sep. 1994 to Aug. 1995
Chairman of Wasatch County Republican Party Apr. 1994 to Apr. 1996
State Delegate, Republican Party May 2011, May 2006 and May 1988 to Apr. 1996
CEO, Mach 5 Air Charter May 1989 to Aug. 1992
Aircraft Accident Investigator/Safety Officer Jan. 1987 to Aug. 1987
Wing/Squadron Aircraft Scheduler Aug. 1985 to Jan. 1987
Secret War Plans Officer Sep. 1984 to Jan. 1985
Adjunct Professor, Math, Embry Riddle University Spring Semester 1984
Aircrew Life Support and Survival Instructor/Officer Sep. 1982 to 1984
“Gravitational Force of Community Events: A New Method of Evaluating Value of Local events” by Nathanael L. Adams and Lynn L. Adams, invited paper, American Journal of Management
Presentation/Proceedings: “The Wholistic Ethical Litmus of Leadership: A Practical Non-Linear Dynamics and Chaos Based Leadership Model” by Lynn L. Adams and Nathanael L. Adams, The Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences, Baltimore, MD
“Gravitational Force of Community Events: A New Method of Evaluating Value of Local events” by Nathanael L. Adams and Lynn L. Adams, chosen as one of the best papers at the ABEAI Conference, American Journal of Economics and Business Administration
Attended: AACSB Assessment Conference and Workshop, Houston, TX
Presentation/Proceedings: “Gravitational Force of Community Events: A New Method of Evaluating Value of Local events” by Nathanael L. Adams and Lynn L. Adams, Applied Business and Entrepreneurship Association International, Maui, HI
“The Wholistic Ethical Litmus of Leadership: A Practical Non-Linear Dynamics and Chaos Based Leadership Model” by Lynn L. Adams and Nathanael L. Adams, chosen as one of the best papers at the ABEAI Conference,American Journal of Economics and Business Administration
Presentation/Proceedings: “The Wholistic Ethical Litmus of Leadership: A Practical Non-Linear Dynamics and Chaos Based Leadership Model” by Lynn L. Adams and Nathanael L. Adams, Applied Business and Entrepreneurship Association International, Maui, HI
Presentation/Proceedings: “Colombia: Indications of A never-ending conflict in relation to the Adams revolutionary model” Jair Cortázar Zambrano and Lynn L. Adams, International Conference on Complexity, Chaos and Conflict, Omaha NE
“Colombia: Indications of a Never-Ending Conflict in Relation to the Adams Revolutionary Model” by Jair Cortázar, Lynn L. Adams, and Nathanael L. Adams, chosen as a best paper at the ABEAI Conference, Indian Journal of Economics & Business
Presentation/Proceedings: “Challenges of online education versus traditional methods in applied mathematics classes: Our experience with business calculus, statistics, and operations management” by Lowell M. Glenn, Lynn L. Adams, and Nathanael L. Adams, ABEAI Conference, Maui, HI
Presentation/Proceedings: “Colombia: Mechanical stage and elements of a never-ending conflict” by Jair Cortázar and Lynn L. Adams, ABEAI Conference, Maui, HI
Presentation/Proceedings: “Colombia: Indications of a never-ending conflict in relation to the Adams revolutionary model” by Jair Cortázar and Lynn L. Adams, ABEAI Conference, Maui, HI
Presentation/Proceedings: “Using Adams revolutionary model to mediate conflicts: Evidence from Colombia” by Jair Cortázar and Lynn L. Adams Third Annual Business and Leadership Symposium, Hays, KA.
"Affordable Power Comes to Utah: Heber City Leverages Distributed Generation Contracts to Control Supply and Energy Costs," Dr. Lynn L. Adams, Transmission & Distribution World Jun. 2006
"Online Education in the Broader Context: Are Live Applied Mathematics Courses Superior to Online?" by Lynn L. Adams, Lowell M. Glenn, and Nathanael L. Adams, chosen as a best paper at the ABEAI Conference, Indian Journal of Economics & Business Mar. 2006
Presentation/Proceedings: "Go and Intuition educational Model: Teaching and Quantifying Intuition Development in Students” by Nathanael L. Adams, and Lynn L. Adams, ABEAI Conference, Kona, HI
Presentation: "Ford: Ratio and Beta Analysis for Investors” by Nathanael L. Adams, and Lynn L. Adams, Mountain Plains Management Conference, Orem, UT.
Presentation: "Go and Intuition educational Model: Teaching and Quantifying Intuition Development in Students” by Nathanael L. Adams, and Lynn L. Adams, Mountain Plains Management Conference, Orem, UT.
Presentation: "Power and Dark Leadership” by Nathanael L. Adams, and Lynn L. Adams, Mountain Plains Management Conference, Orem, UT.
Presentation: "Heber Valley Railroad Marketing Survey” by Nathanael L. Adams, and Lynn L. Adams, Mountain Plains Management Conference, Orem, UT.
Presentation/Proceedings: "Online Education in the Broader Context: Are Live Applied Mathematics Courses Superior to Online?" by Lynn L. Adams, Lowell M. Glenn, and Nathanael L. Adams, ABEAI Conference, Kauai, HI
Presentation: “Solutions for Online Quantitative Teaching,” Western Management Conference, Las Vegas, NV
“A Future of Reliable, Affordable Power,” by Dr. Lynn L. Adams and Craig Broussard, Transmission & Distribution World Feb. 2005
Presentation: “Distributed Generation Technologies & Applications,” Craig Broussard, Rob Webster, and Lynn L. Adams, Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Jan. 12, 2005
Presentation to the Department of Energy: “Distributed Generation Development, Bridging the Gap Between Energy Consulting Ideas and Energy Development Ideas,” Rob Webster, Craig Broussard, and Lynn L. Adams, Washington D.C.
Wrote graduate student exit exam questions for Business Operations and e Business for the University of Phoenix and Alpine Media
Dissertation Case Study: “Community Revolution: Testing a Proposed Seven-Stage Revolutionary Model through Case Studies of Voter Initiatives
Caterpillar Inc./Heber Power & Light case study: “Gearing up for a Changing Market” Ken Green and Lynn L. Adams, Power Engineering
Presentation: “How Small Electrical Utilities can Survive in the new Market” The Utah Association of Energy Users Conference, University of Utah
Apr. 24, 2002
Corruption in Greece in Relation to Economic Issues, Aaron McCarter (student) and Lynn Adams
Study of the Deans of the Woodbury School of Business in Relation to the ARM Revolutionary Model, Lynn Adams and Lowell Glenn
National Guard Hosts Western Regional at Soldier Hollow, Utah Minuteman, Summer 2012
Lynn Adams and Capt. Dan Morken, published also as a news article in the
Wasatch Wave in March 2012
Rewrite of 3rdAir Force Aircraft Scheduling Regulation 1986
Wing Aircraft Scheduling re-created using Computerized Spreadsheets 1986
Army Commendation Medal Aug. 2011
Afghan Campaign Medal 3 Mar. 2010
Afghanistan NATO Medal 3 Mar. 2010
Armed Forces Reserve Medal, with M Device 3 Mar. 2010
3 Air Force Achievement Medals for management 1987, 1986, & 1985
2 Outstanding Unit Citations, for management inspections 1986 and 1984
2ndPlace, 81stTactical Fighter Wing Bombing Competition 1984
Top Gun, Dive Bomb Jan. to Jun. 1984
Top Gun, Overall Jul. to Sep. 1984
Top Gun, Overall, A-10 class Jan. to May 1982
Expert Marksman, Air Force 1985 and 1982
Reed J. Hall Memorial Award, Outstanding Graduating Pilot, BYU 1980
Full Ride Air Force Pilot Scholarship 1976 to 1980
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND CLEARANCES
Commercial Pilot 1988 to Present
Instrument, single and multi-engine, jet, prop, and glider
Contractor, S290 1995 to 1999
Aircraft Accident Investigator/Safety Officer, USAF Feb. 1987
University of Southern California
Squadron Officers School Graduate, USAF July 1986
Military management, writing and speaking
Top Secret, Secret, and NATO Secret Clearances Oct. 2005 to 2011
1980 – 1987
BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND INTERESTS
Married for 35 years, 54 years old, with 5 grown children. Competitive biathlete and cross-country skier. Enjoys backcountry skiing, skate skiing, running, biking, hiking, climbing, building and flying R/C aircraft, gardening, beekeeping and camping. Volunteer ski event volunteer on race crew, video operator, ski instructor and biathlon coordinator at Soldier Hollow, Served as a Scoutmaster twice, and Cubmaster once. Raised in the Heber Valley, and returned in 1987. Beekeeper: L. Adams Bzzz.