National Presidential Advisory Board

Former UVU President Sederburg assembled 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 (USHE) and national higher education trends.

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Member Roster:

  • Matthew Eyring (Chair)
    Chief Strategy & Innovations Officer, Vivint
  • Jeff Alexander
    Founder & CEO, Alexander's
  • Lane Beattie
    President & CEO, Salt Lake Chamber
  • Janette Hales Beckham
    Former Young Women General President of the LDS Church & Utah State Legislator
  • Bert Blaha
    Co-CEO, IM Flash Technologies
  • Lynn Blodgett
    President & CEO, ACS
  • Lew W. Cramer
    President and CEO, Coldwell Banker Commercial
  • Charles W. Dahlquist, II
    Trial Attorney, Kirton & McConkie
  • Sanchaita Datta
    Chief President & Co-Founder, FatPipe Networks
  • Amanda Dickson
    Co-host, KSL News Radio
  • Mark A. Dixon
    Managing Director, Tyndale Investments, LLC
  • Ronald C. Gunnell
    Founder & Managing Director, Broadstreet Group, LLC
  • Reed Halladay
    Founding Member, Bel Air Investment Advisors LLC
  • Thone Heppler
    New Star Property, LLC
  • Peter Johnson
    President, Sinclair Oil
  • 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
  • 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, 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
  • Senator Jake Garn
    Former United States Senator, NASA Astronaut
  • Jim Oyler
    Former CEO, Evans and Sutherland Computer Corp.
  • N. Dan Reeve
    Managing Director, Warwick Enterprises, LLC
  • Jill Smith
    Community Advocate
  • Jack Sunderlage
    Former President & CEO, Content Watch
  • Norm & Luana Shumway
    Former Congressman, Directors of LDS Church Hosting
  • Beth Tolbert
    Broker Associate, Tolbert, Nielsen & Johnson
  • Jim Wall
    Former Publisher, Deseret News Publishing Company
  • Larry Wilson
    Former CFO, Kaiser-Permanente, Member of the LDS Seventy
  • Jack Zenger
    CEO, Zenger/Folkman