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

Pamela Atkinson

F. Enzio Busche

Wilford Clyde

Bruce Covington

Sheri Dew

Vern Dickman

LaVell Edwards

Jim Oyler

Jim Smith

Norm & Luana Shumway

Olene Walker

Jim Wall

Larry Wilson

Jack Zenger



Matthew Holland
President, Utah Valley University

Jeffery Olsen
Sr. Vice President, Academic Affairs

Cameron Martin
Vice-President, University Relations

Val Peterson
Vice-President, Administration & Legislative Affairs

Michelle Taylor
Vice-President, Student Affairs

Mark Archambault
Vice President, Development & Alumni

Linda Makin
Vice President, Planning/Budget/HR

Rusty Butler
Associate Vice President, Office of International Affairs & Diplomacy

Dylan Swarts
Student Body President, 2015-2016

Fidel Montero
Chief of Staff

Amy Barnett
Program Coordinator, Office of International Affairs & Diplomacy