Fall 2020 Lectures

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Class Introduction | Aug. 27
Tom Macdonald
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Jukebox Stories | Sep. 3
Mike Leavitt
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Entrepreneurial Leadership | Sep. 10
Joel Peterson
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Dealing With Conflict in Partnerships and Business | Sep. 17
Jeffrey K. Woodbury
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Building a Culture that Attracts (and Retains) Winning Talent | Sep. 24
Jeremy Andrus
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Lessons Learned in Economic Development | Oct. 1
Theresa A. Foxley
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Healthcare Affordability is an Ethical Imperative | Oct. 8
Carlton Robinson
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Educated | Oct. 22
Tara Westover
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Lessons Learned | Oct. 29
Deb Henretta
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Adding Value to Companies | Nov. 5
Crystal Maggelet
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Lessons Learned in Building a Real Estate Empire | Nov. 12
Scott Keller
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IDENTIFYING ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCES | Nov. 19
Noel Vallejo
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Set Goals and Go Big | Dec. 3
Corey Baggett
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Digitally Transforming the Shopping Experience | Dec. 10
April Lane

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Tom Macdonald
Assistant Dean for the Woodbury School of Business

Tom Macdonald is an Assistant Dean of the Woodbury School of Business. Mr. Macdonald has over 25 years’ experience in senior management including international, CEO and Board positions. He received the 2007 Businessman of the Year Award from the Provo/Orem Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Macdonald has served as a member of the Orem City Council since 2014 for the 2014-2018 term. He is a partner in several real estate projects; a former President / CEO of two Utah businesses; former VP International operations for a technology company and a personal care company; and a former Manager / CPA of Grant Thornton, an international CPA firm.

Mr. Macdonald is married to the former Kaye Mangum of Orem with 4 married children and 16 grand children.

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Mike Leavitt
Former Governor of Utah, Leavitt Equity Partners

Mike Leavitt is the founder of Leavitt Partners, a health care intelligence business. In previous roles, Leavitt served as secretary of Health and Human Services (2005-2009), administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (2003-2005) and three-time elected governor of Utah (1993-2003). While at EPA he oversaw the implementation of the most protective ground-level ozone standards in our nation’s history and signed the Clean Diesel Rule, a landmark rule to cleanup nonroad diesel fuel. His service at HHS included the implementation of the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program and the planning and preparation for a pandemic flu.

Collaborator is a word that comes up repeatedly when one examines Leavitt’s background. His skill led colleague governors to elect him as chairman of the National Governors Association, the Republican Governors Association and Western Governors’ Association. He is a seasoned diplomat, leading U.S. delegations to more than 50 countries, conducting negotiations on matters related to health, the environment and trade.

He and his wife Jacalyn S. Leavitt lead a full live with five children and 15 grandchildren. Mike is an avid golfer. He got his first hole in one on his 60th birthday.

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Joel Peterson
Managing Partner, Peterson Partner

Joel Peterson is the 12-year Chairman of JetBlue Airways, retiring in May 2020, former Chairman of The Hoover Institution, and the Founding Partner of Peterson Partners, a Salt Lake City-based investment management firm with $1 billion under management. He is a business leader, investor,and teacher who has worked firsthand with over 2,300 businesses, hundreds of partners, and thousands of leaders.

Peterson earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. Joel has been awarded the 2005 Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2016 Robert K. Jaedicke Silver Apple Award at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Jeffrey K. Woodbury
Senior Vice President, Development & Acquisitions, Woodbury Corporation

Jeffrey K. Woodbury is an officer, director, legal counsel and senior vice president of Development and Acquisitions at Woodbury Corporation. For more than thirty years, Mr. Woodbury has been an integral part of deal sourcing, financing, acquisition, brokering, design, construction, marketing and management of numerous projects varying from university research centers and office buildings to industrial facilities and multi- tenant shopping centers. In his more than three decades of professional experience with the legal and developmental aspects of real estate, he has successfully dealt with publicly traded corporations, individually owned companies, government entities, special interest groups, universities and recreation groups. In addition to his extensive background in development, Mr. Woodbury brings his great enthusiasm and knowledgeable vision to every project. Mr. Woodbury earned a B.A. in History from the University of Utah and a J.D. with honors from Drake University Law School. In 2017, CCIM recognized Mr. Woodbury as the Developer of the Year for his innovative development successes. Mr. Woodbury is particularly proud of the Falcon Hill Aerospace Research Park at Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah. The joint venture agreement between the State of Utah, The United States Air Force and Sunset Ridge Development (a co-venture of Woodbury Corporation and Hunt Companies) has resulted in the creation of thousands of jobs for the state of Utah.

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Jeremy Andrus
CEO, Traeger Grills

Jeremy Andrus is the President & CEO of Traeger Wood Fired Grills. He joined Traeger in 2014 and acquired the business with Trilantic Capital Partners in July of that year. From 2005 to 2013, Jeremy served as President & CEO of Skullcandy, where he helped grow annual sales from less than $1 million to nearly $300 million. Jeremy received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and B.A. from Brigham Young University.He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife Kristin and their six children.

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Theresa A. Foxley
President & CEO, Economic Development Corp.

Theresa Foxley has served as EDCUtah’sPresident and CEO since 2017. Prior to that,Theresa was a senior leader at the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development. She holds a JD from the University of Utah.

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Carlton Robinson
President & CEO, Intermountain Healthcare

Carlton L. Robinson, DBA is the Vice President of Entrepreneurial Growth at the Jacksonville (FL) Regional Chamber of Commerce. With roughly 3,000 members it is one of the largest chambers of commerce in the country. In his roleas vice president, Dr. Robinson is responsible for research, strategy, and implementation of small business initiatives that assist the JAX Chamber in economic growth. His development of the JAX Bridges entrepreneurial program helped the chamber qualify as a finalist for chamber of the year in the innovation category (2016). He has held entrepreneurial mentoring positions with Kauffman Fasttrac Programs, London Tech Week, Startup Quest (University of Florida), Startup Weekend, Lean StartUp Week (San Francisco), Womens’ Business Centers, and several startups. Prior to joining the JAX Chamber he led his own entrepreneurial venture for seven years. He worked in banking and finance for nearly 10 years with a Fortune 50 company before taking the leap as an entrepreneur.

Dr. Robinson has leveraged his experience supporting innovation by establishing the Innovator’s Journey Business Method (Patent-Pending) as an archetype for improving the efficiency of innovation ecosystems and entrepreneurial support. He continues to test and model this approach as an entrepreneur, innovator, and a resource provider.

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Tara Westover
Author, Educated

Tara Westover is an American author. Born in Idaho to a father opposed to public education, she never attended school. An older brother taught her to read, and after that her education was erratic and haphazard, with most of her days spent working in her father’s junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother. She was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. After that first encounter with education she pursued learning for a decade, graduating magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in 2008 and subsequently winning a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She received an MPhil from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009 and in 2014 was awarded a PhD in history. Currently, she is a Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, working on projects related to media and political polarization.

In 2018, she published her memoir, Educated, which explores her struggle to reconcile her desire for education and autonomy with her desire to be loyal to her family.Educatedwas an instant commercial and critical success,debuting at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and remaining on the list for more than two years. It was also a finalist for a number of national awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. The New York Times named Educated one of the 10 Best Books of 2018, and the American Booksellers Association voted it the Nonfiction Book of the Year.

To date, Educated has sold more than 4 million copies and has beentranslated into 41 languages. President Barack Obama includedEducatedon his annual reading list, calling it "remarkable," and Bill Gates listed it as one of his favorite books of the year, saying, "It's even better than you've heard.” For herstaggering impact,TIME MagazinenamedWestover one of the 100 most influential people of 2018.

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Deb Henretta
Director, Larry H. Miller Group of Companies; Governor, NBA; Founder, Land Cruiser Heritage Museum; Presidential Lecture

Deb is a thought leader on topics including leadership, digital transformation, and diversity. Her work has appeared in top-tier publications including Fortune, Bloomberg, and Huffington Post. Debauthors a blog: Run2Digital. Deb partnered with academics from the University of Virginia Darden School of Businesson groundbreaking research on women on corporate boards which was published in Harvard Business Review and MIT’s Sloan Management Review.

Deb is a passionate advocate for diversity, the advancement of Women andthe health & education of children. Under Deb’s leadership of P&G’s Live Learn & Thrive program, Asia delivered more than 325 Million liters of clean drinking water to Asia’s disaster-struck areas--improving the lives of more than 100 million children during her 7 years running Asia. Deb’s efforts were recognized with the dedication of a Vietnamese School in her honor.

Deb has a BA in Mass Communications from St. Bonaventure University and an MA in Advertising from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. She received an Honorary PhD in Humane Letters from St. Bonaventure.Deb is married toher husband, Sean, and is mom to three children: Caitlin, Connor, and Shannon.

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Crystal Maggelet
Charman & Chief Executive Officer, FJ Management

We are thrilled to announce today’s speaker. She is a graduate of Pepperdine University, MBA from Harvard, and Honorary Doctorate Degree from Utah State. She serves as the CEO of FJ Management, with several subsidiaries such as Maverik with 317 c-stores, Big West Oil, Crystal Inn Hotels, TAB Bank, WellQuest Living, and stake in Pilot Flying J. She serves on several boards that include Savage Services, Intermountain Healthcare, Zions Bank Advisory Board and as a trustee for Utah State University Board of Trustees. She also manages the FJM Impact Fund, that is a family foundation that focuses on giving to the community and education.

This year, she won the Ernst and Young Lifetime Achievement regional award and went on to win the national award for Family Business. We are grateful to have her here. Please join us in welcoming Crystal Call Maggelet.

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Scott Keller
President & CEO, Keller Investment Properties

Over the past 35 years, Scott C. Keller has become one of the largest single-private apartment owners in the Western United States. During this period of time, he has specialized in the acquisition and management of thousands of multi-family units throughout the intermountain and northwest areas of the U.S.

He serves as chairman of the Utah American Diabetes Association and honored as Utah ADA Father of the Year. As a volunteer for the Romney Presidential campaign, Scott became a top fundraiser in the State of Utah. Since then, Scott actively supports many political candidates.Further, he is involved in many philanthropic and charitable causes.

Mr. Keller lives in Bountiful, Utah and is happily married with five children, all in college or graduated. He also has 10 grandchildren. He attended UNLV, Dixie College and BYU-Idaho with studies in Business.

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Noel Vallejo
CEO, TestOut

Noel is one of 10 children. Value rich, they appreciated one another and respected others; the sense of family was paramount. Values that would cultivate tremendous success, nearly 40 years later, attracting innumerous talent desirous to hang their own shingle with TestOut.

Noel Vallejo and the TestOut Corporation have been able to make a difference in countless lives through education using breakthrough technology.

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Corey Baggett
CEO, Midigator

 

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April Lane
Director of Marketing and Product Management, Amazon