Amy Rees

Amy Rees Anderson

Amy Rees Anderson is a successful entrepreneur, angel investor, philanthropist, author, and public speaker.

Amy is the Managing Partner of REES Capital, an angel investing firm. Amy also serves as a contributor to both Forbes and the Huffington Post and is the author of the newly released book, “What Awesome Looks Like: How To Excel In Business & Life”. She is an in-demand keynote speaker, and an invited lecturer at a number of Universities.

Prior to founding REES Capital, Amy Rees Anderson was formerly the founder and CEO of MediConnect Global, Inc., one of the largest cloud-based health information exchanges. In March 2012, Amy successfully led MediConnect to being acquired by Verisk Analytics (VRSK) for over $377 million.

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Rollin Anderson

Rollin Anderson

 Rollin Anderson is the Executive Director of the IPOP Foundation, which focuses on the promotion, education, and perpetuation of entrepreneurship as a pathway to self-reliance.

Previously, Rollin worked as a youth counselor for the Anasazi Foundation which aids families of youth with mild-to-moderate behavioral problems.

Prior to that Rollin founded and ran a custom handcrafted wood furniture company in Idaho.

Rollin was born and raised on a dairy farm in Kuna, Idaho where they produced all the feedstocks for their dairy as well as farming potatoes, pinto beans, and sugar beets.

 

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Paul Allen

Paul Allen

Paul Allen has founded 8 companies during more than two decades as a tech entrepreneur. His first company was Infobases, a CD ROM publishing company known for its religious and educational content. This electronic content publishing business led directly to his next company, Ancestry.com, which he co-founded in 1997. Paul devised Ancestry’s content subscription business model. He also pioneered many of the internet marketing channels that Ancestry has used to become one of Utah’s most valuable companies.

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Christy Allen

Christy Allen

Christy Allen is passionate about music, theater, and education, and even more passionate about marriage and family. Born and raised in Provo, she has performed in plays and musicals at Timpview, Sundance, and BYU. She attended BYU, first majoring in Piano Performance and later in Music, Dance, and Theater. She sang in the BYU Concert Choir under Mack Wilberg, and now is a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. In 1988 she married Paul Allen. They have 8 children (ages 13-29) and 2 grandchildren. She has taught drama and choir at different times and served on the board of Meridian School. Christy is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, with a focus on helping married couples and families better understand each others’ strengths. She spoke at the BYU Women’s Conference in 2017. She loves music, travel, and audio books.

Shani Allsop

Shani Allsop

Shani Allsop is a Partner at REES Capital, providing clients 15 years of strategic organizational guidance and expertise. Most recently, Shani served as the Chief Operating Officer of MediConnect Global Inc. As COO, Shani was responsible for overseeing the entire day-to-day operations of the company as well as guiding the strategic development and execution of the company’s corporate and product plans. After joining MediConnect Global in 2004, Shani served in management roles of increasing influence and responsibility — including as director of operations, vice president of account management and vice president of global operations support — as the company expanded to 1,600 people operating on multiple continents.

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Blake Nicholson

Blake Nicholson



Scott Anderson

A. Scott Anderson

A. Scott Anderson is president and chief executive officer of Zions Bank. Zions Bank is Utah's oldest financial institution and is the only local bank with a statewide distribution of Financial Centers.

Zions Bank operates locations in communities throughout Utah and Idaho. In addition to a wide range of traditional banking services, Zions offers a comprehensive array of investment, mortgage, and insurance services and has a network of loan origination offices for small businesses nationwide. Founded in 1873, Zions Bank has been serving the communities of the Intermountain West for more than 140 years.

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Jesselie Anderson

Jesselie Anderson

Jesselie Barlow Anderson was born in California and raised in Layton. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Utah in 1968 before beginning a 12-year career with Utah’s congressional delegation in Washington D.C. In 1981, she married Scott Anderson in Tokyo. The Anderson’s spent seven years In Tokyo before moving to California. When Scott Anderson took a position with Zions Bank in 1991, they moved to Utah.

 Jesselie has a lifetime of involvement in community service, in everything from educational organizations to arts and hospital boards.

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Jeremy Andrus

Jeremy Andrus

Jeremy Andrus is the President & CEO and Board Member of Traeger Grills. He joined Traeger in 2014 upon acquiring the business with Trilantic Capital Partners. From 2005 to 2013, Jeremy served as President & CEO of Skullcandy, where he helped grow annual sales from start-up to $300 million. Earlier in his career, Jeremy was Director of Strategic Planning and Acquisitions for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Group, an entrepreneur hotel developer and a consultant at Monitor Company.

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Kristin Andrus

Kristin Andrus

Kristin Andrus is the CEO, COO, CMO, chauffeur, janitor, and HR director at Andrus Enterprises. While raising 6 beautiful but vivacious children, she likes to escape a few times a month for cooking segments on Studio 5 and NBC news. In her not so spare time, Kristin loves to entertain, exercise, read and travel with her family. Kristin graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S in Economics and was a nationally recognized synchronized swimmer in her former life.

Steve Beck

Steve Beck

Steve Beck, principal and president of COBE Real Estate, has over 19 years of experience in real estate brokerage and development. He has participated in the acquisition, sales, and development of over $550 million worth of commercial and residential developments in both Utah and Arizona totaling over 2.2 million SF. From this, he has established quality and long lasting relationships with commercial real estate owners and tenants. Steve's background in real estate brokerage, development, and investment provides a strong foundation of knowledge and experience in the real estate field.

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Kristy Beck

Kristy Beck

Kristy Beck was born in Payson, Utah and lived there until she moved to Orem when she was 8 years old. Kristy went to Mountain View High School and was actively involved in Orchestra playing the violin. She was also a part of the Utah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra. After graduation, she attended Utah Valley State College where she began general studies. Kristy was very involved and loved being a part of the LDSSA where she met Steve Beck and they married 7 months later. Kristy enjoyed supporting Steve as he served as Student Body President at UVSC 1997-98. They moved to Mesa, Arizona in 2000 and have 6 children. Currently their oldest daughter is in the Finance program at UVU and they hope to have other children follow. Kristy loves being a wife and mother and the service she gives to her family and community. She loves to travel, read, exercise and going boating with her family.

Lyle Beecher

Lyle Beecher

Lyle Beecher has been involved in the Architectural Design and Construction business for over 35 years. He has been a Principle Architect and Partner at his own Architectural firm for 20 years. Some of his notable projects over the past years include Hale Centre Theatre, Living Planet Aquarium, KSL TV, KUTV Studios, multiple Office Parks and Hospitality Projects. His involvement in the community would include service on the U of U Hospital Foundation Board serving as President, U of U Hospital Board of Directors, Sandy City Police Department Honorary Colonel and service on the Hale Centre Theatre Board.

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Lori Beecher

Lori Beecher

Lori Beecher was born in Phoenix, Arizona. She studied piano and organ for 13 years with Melba Chatwin, and worked as a rehearsal/performance accompanist for many choirs, ensembles, soloists and musical productions throughout the community. Since moving to Salt Lake City in 1991 she has continued to contribute musically here in the Salt Lake area.

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Al Bertha

Al Bertha

Albert Bertha is a successful entrepreneur and investor. He is the CEO of Two Harbor Services, a company which sources and produces the best natural products from around the globe. THS is a leader in creative product development, international marketing, and logistics. Their main product is Noni from Samoa, and their newest product is Squeeze Dried.

Al is the Founder and Managing Member of Organic Supply Company which is in the business of financing raw materials for start-up businesses including Better Body Foods, a Utah success story.

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Sandy Bertha

Sandy Bertha

Sandy Bertha earned her bachelors degree in art history from BYU. She is currently on the board of trustees for the JW and Alice S. Marriott Foundation and serves as director of the Marriott Daughters Foundation. Sandy is a former two time world champion hydrofoil athlete. She taught early morning seminary for 10 years. Al and Sandy have four children.

Rob Brough

Rob Brough

Robert (“Rob”) Brough is the executive vice president of Marketing and Communications for Zions First National Bank. Founded in 1873, Zions Bank is Utah’s oldest financial institution, and is the only local bank with a statewide distribution of branches, operating 101 full service branches throughout Utah. Zions Bank also operates 26 full service branches in Idaho, and more than 200 ATMs throughout Utah and Idaho. Zions Bank is the largest banking subsidiary of Zions Bancorporation, a bank holding company that operates more than 500 full-service banking offices throughout the western United States.

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Holly Brough

Holly Brough

Holly Brough trained as a dancer and performer all of her youth. Her acting career took off when she landed her first leading role at Hale Center Theatre. Until she was 21, she performed in Grandma Hale's original plays both in Salt Lake and in Orem. Holly attended BYU and was a Cougarette her first year. During that year she discovered ballroom dancing and found her true love.

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Brent Brown

Brent Brown

Brent Brown was born in Newport Beach, California and moved to Mapleton, Utah when he was 6 years old. Brent graduated from Brighton High School in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1977. Though he didn't attend college, Brent has been passionate about supporting education with significant contributions to UVU, Provo School District, and several other educational causes and by his service on the Utah State Board of Regents.

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Mona Brown

Mona Brown

Mona Brown was born and raised in Port Arthur, Texas. She is the mother of two children, Daniel Darbonne and the late Rebecca Darbonne. She moved to Denver, Colorado in 1999 and shortly after started a business as a broker in the natural products industry. Mona sold her company 9 years later and then moved to Utah where she married Brent Brown in 2010. Brent and Mona work on several charities together, the largest being the Provo School Districts Annual Easter Basket Auction where 100% of the proceeds go directly to supporting after school programs. After Hurricane Harvey in southeast Texas, Mona wanted to help her home state and raised over $25,000 to assist families in rebuilding their homes and getting supplies they needed. Mona enjoys traveling, practicing yoga, riding motorcycles, and spending time on the water.

Greg Butterfield

Greg Butterfield

Greg Butterfield is founder and Managing Partner, SageCreek an investment firm that invests in early stage technology companies. Prior to SageCreek he fulfilled multiple executive level operating positions in technology related businesses taking two companies public as CEO. Butterfield was inducted into Utah Technology Hall of Fame in 2009, was invited to the 2006 and 2007 World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer. He was also the winner of the 2002 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and served as the chairman of the board of the Utah Information Technology Association from 2003 to 2005.

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Shelly Butterfield

Shelly Butterfield

Shelly Butterfield is Operations Director of Oliver Clark, a boutique shoe line designed by her son. This hobby career helps keep her busy as her 5 children are grown, her most valued moments were spent raising them. She also serves on the Alpine School District Foundation Board and UVU Women's Success Advisory Board. Shelly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Utah. She currently resides in Alpine Utah with her husband Greg, two dogs and four horses.

Dave Chidester

Dave Chidester

Dave Chidester has been a partner at REES Capital, an angel investment and advisory group, since 2012, where his investment focus has been in real estate-related projects and early-stage technology companies. He has more than 15 years experience overseeing the financial standing and operations of multiple fast-growing companies.

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Tanya Chidester

Tanya Chidester

 


Carine Clark

Carine Clark

Carine Clark is a three-time president and CEO of high-growth tech companies, specializing in helping companies scale from $10 million to $100 million or more. Her reputation as a data-driven marketing executive at Novell, Altiris and Symantec opened doors to lead Allegiance, MartizCX and Banyan as president and CEO. She attributes her success to building an abundant team of teams culture, demonstrating that companies accelerate their growth when they multiply their people.

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Bryan Clark

Bryan Clark

Bryan has spent 30 years working in technology as a networking engineer. He held positions at Brigham Young University, The LDS Church, Novell, Intel, SirsiDynix and his own consulting firm. He enjoys the outdoors and works tirelessly with his two sons volunteering in the community and in the Boy Scouts of America program. His hobbies include hiking, biking, scuba diving and traveling with his family to places like Europe, Africa, South America and Hawaii.

James Clarke

James Clarke

James Clarke is the CEO of Clarke Capital Partners, a Global Growth Equity and Alternatives Investment Firm. In 2001, James founded and led Utah-based CLEARLINK—with over 2,000 full-time employees today—until it was acquired in 2011 by Pamlico Capital (formerly Wachovia), which has since been acquired in 2016 by Sykes (NSDQ:SYKE).

Today, Clarke serves as chair or director on the boards of various private and public companies in the US and abroad, including the 2017 IPO of PetIQ (NSDQ:PetQ) and recent private equity sale of Contour. He has also served as a trustee and board member of several universities as well as regional and global non-profit organizations.

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Andrea Clarke

Andrea Clarke

Andrea Clarke, of Holladay, Utah graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Utah. For several years she worked in computer electronics for one of the world’s fastest growing organizations—Megahertz, US Robotics and 3COM. Years later, she was recruited as a pharmaceutical sales representative for Organon and then Purdue Pharmaceuticals.

At the time she met and began dating her future husband, Andrea was recognized as the top employee in the entire company. In 2003, Andrea moved from outside sales to inside healthcare to her growing family as she bore the first of three children.

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Lew Cramer

Lew Cramer

As Utah CEO for Colliers International, Lew Cramer is part of the fastest-growing publicly listed commercial real estate company in the world. Colliers commercial real estate network of 12,000 professionals in 69 countries providing the full range of commercial services. In 2016, Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed Lew to the Utah Transportation Commission, where he currently serves as a Commissioner-at-Large. Lew serves on various boards through the private and public sectors, including the National Advisory Board at UVU.

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Barbara Cramer

Barbara Welch Cramer

Barbara Welch Cramer was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated from BYU with a BA in English and a lot of musical training in piano and organ. She is the mother of six children and grandmother to 14. Barbara has taught early morning seminary for the LDS church, was a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for seven years, and has performed in many vocal recitals, stage productions and choruses. She is a certified yoga instructor and teaches regularly in the Salt Lake City Avenues neighborhood. She also teaches classes in plant-based healthy eating.

Jenifer Danielson

Jennifer Danielson

Jennifer Danielson is Vice President, Public Affairs and Strategic Advocacy for Cambia Health Solutions, a regionally based total health solutions company dedicated to transforming the way people experience health care. In her broad corporate leadership capacity, Jennifer is responsible for guiding a multi-state team of professionals who work to identify, understand and overcome external obstacles, while sharing insights and counsel internally in a manner that ensures the success of Cambia’s business objectives and strategic initiatives.

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Philip Danielson

Philip Danielson, J.D.

Phil is an Associate Professor and member of the MBA Collegiate Traveling Faculty with the University of Maryland University College in Asia. He teaches MBA courses in business law, communications and leadership to US military members, veterans and dependents in Japan and South Korea.

He is also a thought leader in negotiation training and strategic planning; consulting with and training executives and managers throughout the world.

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Ty Detmer

Ty Detmer

Ty Detmer is an American football coach and former player. As a player, Detmer won the Heisman Trophy in 1990 while playing quarterback for Brigham Young University. He went on to play professionally in the National Football League for fourteen seasons. Following his NFL career, Detmer coached Texas high school football at St. Andrews Episcopal School which is near Austin, Texas. He was the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach at BYU from 2015 to 2017.

Ty earned his bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management at Brigham Young University.

Ty is married to Kim and together they have 4 daughters. They live in Gilbert, Arizona.

Kim Detmer 

Kim Detmer

Kim Detmer earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from BYU. While at school she was a Cougarette for three years. She has enjoyed moving and living all over the country with her husband and his career and loves being the mother of four daughters. She is very involved in her church and is currently serving in Stake Young Women and loves working with young adults.

James Endicott 

James Endicott

James Endicott is the Managing Partner and Founder of Serento Ventures, a privately owned early stage investment firm. James is also currently the founder of IPO, a multi-channel business and consumer data company. Prior to Serento Ventures, James founded and held multiple executive operating positions with Exact Wave, Qualified Address, Shipease and List Data. James is also a serial entrepreneur, public speaker, and currently sits on multiple for profit and NGO boards. James has been the recipient of a number of awards, which include being named top 40 under 40 in Utah - twice and being a finalist for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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Beverly Endicott

Beverly Endicott

Beverly Endicott is the COO of the Endicott family. She earned a B.A. in 1993 from BYU. She is very involved in her church and served as a full time missionary in the New York, Rochester mission in addition to her more recent service as Primary President, RS President, a Young Women presidency member, and other callings. She is also very involved in community service, including CERT, PTA, PTSA, and the School Community Council. Beverly enjoys spending time with family, cooking healthy meals, reading captivating books, sewing, exercising, and traveling.

Jeff Flamm

Jeff Flamm

Jeffrey C. Flamm is CEO and Founder of Infinite Mind, L.C. an online software company. Our primary product, eyeQ Brain and Reading Enhancement, was introduced into the consumer retail market in 2002. The eyeQ program has been used by over one million people and 1,000 schools and businesses.

Mr. Flamm has also been active in real estate development and construction since 1992. He is a partner in the following real-estate companies: RiverPark Business Centre, Enchanted Canyon, Innovation Pointe Business Park. These companies include the management and development of commercial office space and residential buildings. He is also a partner in Koloa Landing, a Marriott Autograph Resort in Kauai, located on the South shore of Poipu Beach. The resort has 308 condominiums, a convention center, a restaurant, and three beautiful swimming pools.

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Nancy Flamm

Nancy Flamm

Nancy Ellsworth Flamm is the mother of six children, five sons and one daughter. She loves music, theatre, quilting, and lately pickleball!

Beginning her acting career at the Glendale Centre Theatre (started by Ruth and Nathan Hale) in southern California at the age of seven. When the Hales and Dietleins opened their first theatre here in Utah, she was thrilled to become a part of it. Currently she serves on the Board of Directors.

Nancy studied music, French, and German at Brigham Young University and participated with the Ballroom Dance Team there. She studied abroad in Austria, worked for Pan Am as a tour guide summers, and served a mission for the LDS Church in Tokyo before graduating. She took a job teaching choir in Ogden, which is where she met her husband, Jeff.

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Doug Foxley

Doug Foxley

As a Republican, Douglas Foxley has been a major presence in Utah politics since graduating from law school and beginning the lobbying practice in 1978. Mr. Foxley was a 2016 Co-Chairman of the reelection campaigns of Governor Gary Herbert and Congresswoman Mia Love. He has also served as a strategic advisor on numerous campaigns throughout his career - most notably his work as Senior Advisor for the 2012 Orrin Hatch reelection campaign and as a Senior Advisor to the Jon Huntsman for Governor campaigns.

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Theresa Foxley 

Theresa Foxley

 A Utah native, Ms. Foxley is passionate about promoting the Beehive State. She has served as EDCUtah’s President and C.E.O since 2017 and has helped usher in a new era that is highly focused on internal team culture, driving stakeholder value, and economic development preparedness. 

A recovering attorney and self-described “deal junkie,” Theresa has enjoyed being part of Team Utah’s efforts to attract dozens of companies on expansion and relocation projects representing various industries throughout the state, including Goldman Sachs, Vista Outdoors, Stadler Rail, and Facebook. 

Prior to joining EDCUtah Theresa was a senior leader at the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Earlier in her career, Theresa represented a diverse set of clients in private legal practice on a multitude of general corporate and financial matters. 

Theresa lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and son. They love spending time outdoors together with their Bernese mountain dog.

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Jim Duke

James “Jim” Duke is a Portfolio Manager within the Investment Department at WCF Insurance, a Utah-based multi-state mutual insurance company. Jim’s primary responsibilities include managing the fund’s alternative and private equity portfolios. Jim has spent over two decades at WCF Insurance, during which time the fund’s portfolio size has increased from $700 million under management to over $2.2 billion.Jim’s primary loves are his wife Theresa, their son Henrik and their Bernese Mountain Dog Bjorn. As Theresa would put it, most days you can find Jim puttering around the yard and house. As Jim would put it, you can generally find him making sure Theresa, Henrik, and Bjorn are well cared for.

Jay Francis

Jay Francis

Jay Francis has been with the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies for 32 years, and is currently the executive vice president for Corporate Affairs & Miller Family Philanthropy for the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. In this role, he oversees the corporate and community relations for the Larry H. Miller Group including the Larry H. Miller Education Foundation, and the Driven 2 Teach program, as well as the philanthropic efforts of both the Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation, and Larry H. Miller Charities. Francis is the executive director for the Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation.

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LeeAnn Francis

LeeAnn Francis

LeeAnn Francis graduated from LDS Business College with an executive secretary degree and then worked in the insurance industry as an underwriter secretary before becoming a full-time mother. Over the years, she’s served with several community groups, including the Children’s Museum (now Discovery Gateway) and the Children’s Justice Center. She served as president of The Rest of the Jazz, a charitable organization affiliated with the Utah Jazz.

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Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale founded Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. in 1988 in Columbia, SC, and relocated the company to Charleston in 1990. Sawgrass Technologies was originally a software/systems integration business, which Nathan refocused from software development to development of integrated software and ink technologies for the emerging digital decorating marketplace. Sawgrass relies heavily on its extensive patent portfolio (161 national and international patents) and global distribution partners in over 124 countries around the world. Today Sawgrass is evolving it’s far reaching digital decorating strategic partners into a global buy/sell network platform.

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Stacy Hale

Stacy Hale

Stacy Hale was born in North Carolina. She did her undergraduate work at BYU and graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina as a physical therapist; she still retains her accreditation. Stacy continues to stay very physically fit and enjoys all recreational activities including hunting and fishing with Nathan. Her true love however is to travel...anywhere! Nathan and Stacy have four daughters and three granddaughters and one more on the way.

Val Hale

Val Hale

Val Hale was appointed in 2014 by Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert as the Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), and is currently serving in this role promoting state growth in business, tourism and film.

Hale was raised in Orem, Utah graduating from Orem High School. He attended BYU where he received his Bachelor's degree (Public Relations, 1981) and his Master's degree (Communications, 1987). He worked as a reporter (1981-82) and sports columnist (2005-06) and business columnist (2012-14) for the Provo Daily Herald. He later worked at BYU in marketing, fundraising, media relations and later as men's Athletic Director of BYU from 1999 to 2004.

Nancy Hale

Nancy Hale

Nancy Hale has been an educator for 28 years. She currently is an instructional coach for Alpine School District mentoring first-year junior high math teachers and supervising other instructional coaches. She is a former member of the UVU Alumni Board from 2010-2013 and was the first student in UVU history to complete requirements for a master's degree (MA in Education). She received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University. She received the PTA Golden Apple Outstanding Educator Award in 1995-96 and the Orem High School Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2006 she received the XO Award as one of Utah's silent heroes. She and her husband, Val, are the parents of three children and 13 grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, snowshoeing, backpacking and spending time with family.

Soren Halladay

Soren Halladay

Soren Halladay is the Chief Investment Officer of PEG Development, a leading real estate development group involved in more than $1 billion of projects in the United States and Canada. Previously, Soren worked at Kennedy Wilson as a Senior Associate, underwriting acquisition opportunities and performing corporate finance functions. Soren also worked at KB Home and Lennar Homes in their land acquisition and finance groups. Soren initially began his career out of BYU as a Senior Auditor with Deloitte in Los Angeles where he received his CPA. Soren received his Masters of Business Administration from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University.

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Kim Halladay

Kim Halladay

Kim Halladay loves being a full-time mom to five very active and wonderful children. Kim met Soren while they were at BYU together – she played Soccer and he played football. Kim majored in athletic training and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Sports Medicine. She was an all-conference soccer player and holds the BYU single season assist record. Kim enjoys running, playing tennis, crafting, singing, cooking, reading, exercising, being with her girlfriends, travelling with her family, and cheering for all of her kids at their sporting events.

Dell Hansen

Dell Loy Hansen

Dell Loy Hansen is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Wasatch Group and is responsible for the overall management of its enterprises and affiliates. Mr. Hansen is involved in all aspects of commercial and multi-family real estate development, construction, acquisition, sales, leasing financing, and entitlement.

His entrepreneurial spirit has led the Company into various real estate business ventures that complement the Company’s portfolio of commercial and multi-family assets. Mr. Hansen is also an owner in nearly a dozen venture companies, with approximately 900 employees located across Utah, Idaho and California. The companies range from a recycling and waste disposal company in Sacramento, Calif.; several sports clubs throughout Utah and Idaho, a plastic injection & molding company, a wood milling company and a golf course in Utah; and one of the largest utility management and billing companies in the United States.

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David Jolley

David Jolley

David Jolley is the EY Americas Growth Markets Leader. He is responsible for driving the firm’s go-to-market strategy among high-growth and middle market companies throughout North/Central/South America and Israel. He also oversees some of EY’s signature platforms, including the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® and the Strategic Growth Forum® in the Americas. Prior to his current role, David was located in San Jose, California and served as the Accounts Managing Partner for Ernst & Young LLP’s West Region. He also served as the office managing partner for Ernst & Young LLP’s Salt Lake City practice for more than 10 years where he helped to build the firm’s dominant position in Utah.

Linda Jolley

Linda Jolley

 

Dow Jones

Dow Jones

Dow Jones has served as Sr. Executive with multiple world-wide leaders in their fields, including Megaherzt/3Com, Targus, Layton Construction, and Ogio. In 2005, Dow developed and founded the FireHouse Car Wash & Detail. This organization grew to 6 locations across the Wasatch front including a Jiffy Lube Franchise with 200 plus employees. In 2012 the FireHouse organization was purchased by the largest national car wash chain, Mister Car Wash. Since that time Dow has been active in investing in and working with many successful businesses. His current ownership interests include Freezing Point (Frazil), one of the nation’s largest frozen beverage companies, Glass Mechanix and Omega Glass, national leaders in the Auto Glass business, and a boat dealership management company with “Mastercraft” boat dealerships across the west coast.

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Katy Jones

Katy Jones

Kathryn (Katy) and Dow Jones work closely together in the management of their family business interests and enterprises. The health care businesses have been of specific focus for Katy and she has spent significant time in the Village Baker restaurants.

Education is a major focus for Katy and she has been actively engaged in the Canyons District as a founding member of the Canyons Board Foundation. She and Dow received the Business Person of the Year Award in 2012 for their time and contributions to the Canyons School District. Additionally, Katy has served on, and chaired, numerous School Community Councils.

Katy was raised in Farmington, New Mexico before attending BYU where she graduated with a degree in journalism with a sports emphasis. Currently, she serves as a member of the BYU Founders Organization. Katy and Dow reside in Sandy, UT and are the proud parents of five children

Scott Keller

Scott C. Keller

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.

In addition to large apartment communities, his personal investment portfolio has involved hotels, retail centers, student housing, senior housing, assisted living, and private equity investments. His start in real estate began with small investments in four-plex’s and single-family dwelling rental homes as a supplemental income source.

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Karen Keller

Karen Keller

Karen K. Keller graduated from BYU-Idaho in 1976 with a degree in Interior Design. She was also an IDEA Certified Dance Instructor from 1980-2001. Karen is very involved in her community and is the UTPTA President at Bountiful Elementary school, where she has served as a member for 35 years. She also serves as a member of the Hale Center Theatre Board.

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David Layton

Dave Layton

David S. Layton was raised in the construction industry, mentored by his father who started Layton Construction Company in 1953. Over the past 15 years, David has served as President and CEO of Layton Construction Company, Inc. and oversees other Layton ventures and personal real estate development interests. Layton has offices in eight regional markets across the country. Currently recognized as the 53rd largest commercial construction company in the United States by Engineering News Record, Layton’s impact upon the construction industry in the intermountain west and nationally is noteworthy.

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Julie Layton

Julie Layton

Julie Layton is the wife of Dave Layton, President and CEO of Layton Construction and together they oversee their family foundation as well as the Layton Construction Charitable Give which to date has raised over $1000,000 a year from employees to support the #5ForTheFight campaign to help fight cancer. In addition, Julie supports multiple charitable causes including the American Lung Association and the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Previously she served on the board of the Christmas in April Foundation Salt Lake Chapter. 

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terri Lindorf

Terri Lindorf

Terri Lindorf co-founded Western Wats Center with her husband Ron Lindorf. They divested the company in 2004. Terri has served on The Scera Foundation Board and the UVU Foundation Board. She graduated from UVU in 2011.

Ron Lindorf

Ron Lindorf

Ron Lindorf founded, built and sold the largest market research data collection company in the United States. He now teaches entrepreneurship at BYU through the Center of Entrepreneurship and Technology. Ron also spends his time developing real estate and angel investing. Ron and Terri Lindorf have five children.

Shawn Lindquist

Shawn Lindquist

Since May 2016, Shawn has served as Chief Legal Officer of Vivint Smart Home, a Blackstone Group portfolio company and the leading provider of smart home services. He reports to Todd Pedersen (CEO) and Alex Dunn (President). Vivint’s revenues totaled nearly $760 million for the year ended December 31, 2016.

From February 2014 to May 2016, Shawn served as Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President and Secretary of Vivint Solar, Inc., a Blackstone portfolio company and leading residential solar provider, reporting to Gret Butterfield, Chief Executive Officer and President.

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Natalie Hammond Lindquist

Natalie Hammond Lindquist

Natalie was born in Rexburg, Idaho, but while growing up she lived in three foreign countries – Bolivia, Ecuador, and Mexico, while her father (Elder F. Melvin Hammond) was serving as a mission president and general authority for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Natalie graduated from The American School Foundation in Mexico City before attending Brigham Young University (BYU), where she majored in Spanish.

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Kent Madsen

Kent Madsen

Kent Madsen is a Managing Director at EPIC Ventures and has been a venture capitalist investing in early-stage technology companies for two decades. While in Venture Capital Kent has worked on 5 IPO's and dozens of acquisitions. Kent has served on dozens of both for and non-profit boards of directors, including about 10 years on Zions Bank's Board of Directors (a full service bank with approximately $26 Billion in assets).

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Elizabeth Madsen

Elizabeth Madsen

Elizabeth Madsen has a background in real estate private equity and development. She earned her BA from the University of Utah in Communications with a minor in Spanish, and then went on to earn her Masters in Business Administration from BYU and a Masters in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. However, for the past eight years she has had the pleasure of raising her two young daughters full-time. Elizabeth loves to travel, read, ski, hike, and spend time with her kids and husband.

 
Graham McMullen

Graham McMullen

Graham McMullen is a British entrepreneur from London who is married to Rachelle from Utah. They lived in the UK until only recently when they moved to Utah. They are the proud parents of 7 children and an ever increasing number of grandchildren. Grahams initial education was in Mechanical Engineering. Returning from an LDS mission to Scotland ( same time as Matt Holland & others), Graham began his career with Panasonic UK as a trainee sales & marketing executive and rose to the role of VP of Sales & Marketing for the UK, being the youngest member of the board at the time. In 1996 Graham started his own business in the IT sector( DaaS & SaaS ), this along with 6 other businesses have been built, led and sold along the way to corporate and private equity buyers.

Rachelle McMullen

Rachelle McMullen

Carla Meine

Carla Meine

Carla Meine is currently retired. Of course, for her that means still running her farm Salacia Farms, mentoring several business people along with working on several boards.

Her most recent company she co-founded, IdealShape, sold in 2016 to The Hut Group. IdealShape is an online health & fitness company that uses a unique combination of meal replacement shakes, supplementation, nutrition, brain training and exercise programs to create lasting weight loss results for their clients.

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David Meine

David Meine

David Meine retired September of 2016 after selling IdealShape that he cofounded in 2003 to The Hut Group. IdealShape® is an online health & fitness company that uses a unique combination of meal replacement shakes, supplementation, nutrition, brain training and exercise programs to create lasting weight loss results for their clients. The Hut Group has taken the IdealShape® brands internationally.

Currently he is on several advisory boards and is helping several startups. He is in a unique position with starting 17 companies over his 35 years as an entrepreneur. Mentoring individuals who want to start or grow a business is a passion of his. David's expertise is in consumer goods with a passion for technological improvements that make it easier for consumers to buy.

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Jacque Millard

Jacque Millard

Jacque Millard is Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for Intermountain Healthcare. Ms. Millard joined Intermountain in 1993 and is currently responsible for investment portfolio management for assets in excess of $10 billion, oversight of external investment managers, all employee savings and pension investments as well as cash management for all Intermountain entities. Prior to joining Intermountain Healthcare, Ms. Millard worked for Workers Compensation Fund and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Utah where she was responsible for Treasury and Investment Management functions.

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Blake Modersitzki

Blake Modersitzki

Blake Modersitzki has spent the last decade or so doing what he loves best: investing in technology start-ups. But that’s not to say his career path has been predictable. Unless, of course, people in his profession typically move sprinkler pipe around an alfalfa field, loft hay bales, and shovel manure.

Blake grew up on a farm in Bancroft, Idaho. His father was an old-school entrepreneur and farmer — the kind of guy who knows that if you come in from the fields with clean hands, you’re probably doing something wrong.

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Sandy Modersitzki

Sandy Modersitzki

Sandy Modersitzki earned her associate degree at Ricks College in Office Education. She worked at WICAT Systems as an executive assistant and then in the Corporate Communications department at WordPerfect. She has been a stay at home mom for the last 25 years and thinks it's the greatest gig out there.

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Michael Morgan

Michael Morgan

Michael Morgan started StarTek International in Greeley, Colorado, in 1987. A moneyed investor put up the capital, and Morgan made all the necessary contacts and provided the vision. Today StarTek is an outsource provider to many leading companies in computer hardware and software. Some of their leading customers include Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, and Canon. Typical services provided include production and shipping of software programs, millions of copies per production run, and technical support call centers for HP and Canon which require many reps on duty at one time. StarTek went public with an IPO in June of 1998 and was listed on the NYSE. He is currently the President of Morgan Family Foundation and also Walden Ventures.

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Natalie Morgan

Natalie Morgan

Natalie Morgan is married to Michael Morgan and together they are the parents of six amazing children. She adores her 3 grandchildren and spends as much time with them as possible. Natalie enjoys staying busy gardening, traveling, and playing tennis. She appreciates many dear friends and resides in Colorado.

Scott Moscrip

Scott Moscrip

After earning a BS in Physics from Oregon State University and a Masters degree in Management Information Systems at Texas A&MUniversity, he worked with the federal government as a computer research and development specialist for 5years. He determined that the transportation field was ripe for cutting edge technology and left government service in Washington DC, moved to Idaho, and formed the Internet Truckstop in July 1995. Now involved in numerous other Internet-based undertakings, Scott has become a major spokesperson for technology in transportation. He currently serves in numerous associations and groups. He is a dedicated father of 5 children. He served as the Mayor of the City of New Plymouth from 2003 to 2007and continues to work through community, county, and state leaders to continue the projects and enhancement of the world and especially New Plymouth. Scott passed the role of CEO of Truckstop.com to Paris Cole in December 2015 and in 2019 moved with Carmen to Orlando, FL to continue to find ways to serve others including his recent call to be an early morning seminary teacher with Carmen.

Carmen Moscrip

Carmen Moscrip

Carmen Moscrip is currently an empty nester. She has 5 children, of which 3 are married, 1 in College and 1 on a mission in St. Louis Missouri. She got married at the age of 40 to her Prince Charming (named Scott). She has been a Medical Billing Coordinator, a Group Travel Specialist, and an Office Manager. Carmen has held positions in the Church as Young Women's President, Stake Young Women's Counselor, (so lots of years in Young Women's), Gospel Doctrine Teacher, Youth Sunday School Teacher, Public Affairs, YSA Shepherding Couple with her husband, but her favorite is the one she has right now, Early Morning Seminary Teacher. She loves to serve the Lord, travel to see God's creations but her absolute favorite thing to do is be with her husband doing both those things.

Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy

Brian P. Murphy is a founder and the Managing Member of Portfolio Advisors, LLC. He is a member of Portfolio Advisors’ Management Committee, seven Investment Committees, Global Head of Business Development and Investor Relations and co-heads the Advisory Services practice. Portfolio Advisors is a Registered Investment Advisor and Qualified Professional asset Manager (QPAM) that specializes in delivering customized, private equity, private real estate and private credit solutions to its limited partners and clients.

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Louise Murphy

Louise Murphy

Louise Murphy is the proud mother of 4 children and grandmother to 6 wonderful grandchildren. Louise graduated with a B.A. degree in English from Brigham Young University. She is on the board of directors for Rising Star Outreach, a charity that helps the leprosy colonies of India become thriving, self-sufficient communities. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. She and her husband, Brian, reside in Connecticut.

David Parksinson

David Parkinson

As co-founder and CEO of Method, David Parkinson has built one of the fastest-growing tech PR agencies in the country by focusing on Method’s three core values: relationships, resourcefulness, and results. Fueled initially by referrals from VC firms, under David’s leadership Method has expanded its client base to include companies at all stages of growth, including high profile IPOs and global brands in all areas of technology. In addition to spearheading the growth and expansion of Method as an agency, David provides strategic direction for Method’s clients.

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Leo Silveira

Leo Arantes Silveira

Prior to becoming a stay-at-home dad to raise his twin children Isabella and Isaac, Leo worked as an operations analyst at Goldman Sachs and completed accounting internships at Zions Bank and the Sorenson Impact Center. Leo holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.

Stan Parrish

Stan Parrish

Stan has been the President and CEO of Midwest Floor Covering, Inc., Chairman and CEO of Amerad Inc., Chief of Staff to United States Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Executive Director in the State of Utah’s Department of Community and Economic Development, President of The PPI Group, President of Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO of Waterware Inc., Owner of Mighty Distributing System, Owner of Parandco, and President and CEO of the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to his rich experience, Stan has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards honoring him for his service and work ethic. These awards include an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Humane Letters from Salt Lake Community College, the Titan Award for Business Excellence from the Sandy area Chamber of Commerce, and the Emeritus Merit of Honor Award from the University of Utah.

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Joyce Parrish

Joyce Parrish

 

Dr. Dinesh Patel

Dr. Dinesh Patel

A native of Zambia, Africa, Patel earned his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, from Gujarat University, followed by his master’s degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. In 1979, he earned his Ph.D. in pharmacy from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Dinesh Patel currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife Kalpana. They are the parents of two children, Ashish and Avni.

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Kalpana Patel

Kalpana Patel

 

steve Peterson

Steve Peterson

Mr. Peterson is the General Partner and Portfolio Manager of Millrock Capital and Millrock Development, founded in 2001. Millrock is a value investor and developer in long term real estate investments. Prior to co-founding Millrock, Mr. Peterson founded American International Systems (A.I. Systems) a software developer and leading technology systems integrator, and client service centers. He sold the business in 2001 to a public company, RAND Worldwide, one of the world’s leading providers of professional services and technology to the engineering community.

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Chanin Peterson

Chanin Peterson

UVU holds a special place in Chanin Peterson’s heart. She began her career in Graphics and Commercial Art with classes at “Utah Tech”. In addition to providing her with the art portfolio needed to continue in University art programs, the skills she learned there allowed her to work full time in graphics throughout college. Having experienced the edge an Associate Degree can have on a career, the direction of UVU’s vision to provide every person with a degree is something she finds extraordinarily beneficial. Chanin is eager to help provide students with similar opportunities.

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Keith Read

Keith Read

Mr. Read joined Cerberus Capital Management in 2006 and is currently the President, Business Finance, and Senior Managing Director. Prior to joining Cerberus, Mr. Read was a Managing Director at CIBC World Markets from 1995 to 2005, where he was responsible for the distribution of structured finance products including CLOs and CBOs, mezzanine financings, leveraged finance and direct fund raising. From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Read was an Executive Vice President at The Argosy Securities Group, a boutique high-yield advisory firm. From 1991 to 1993, he was a Managing Director at Barclays Bank. From 1989 to 1991, he served as a Vice President at Bankers Trust. Mr. Read is a graduate of the University of Utah and received a Master’s Degree from the University of Utah.

Sally Read

Sally Read

Sally graduated with a B.S. in Education from Brigham Young University and received a Masters of Education from the University of Utah. She has taught in a Gifted and Talented Program in Utah and at the Browning School in New York City. She is a community activist, church volunteer, and a full-time mother.

 Nathan Ricks

Nathan Ricks

 Spent 30 years with Nu Skin building a global distribution team. Co-founded Stack Real Estate which develops Commerical properties in Utah. Partner of Haven Park Partners working to save affordable housing in the USA.

 

 Joyce Ricks

Joyce Ricks

Raised 4 beautiful daughters who have all married. 12 Grandchildren. Amazing volunteer to many causes in Utah. Love animals. Loves riding horses and spending time outdoors.

Joe Richie 

Joe Richie

Joe Ritchie founded Chicago Research and Trading in 1977, pioneering computer-driven trading strategies. After selling CRT in 1993, Joe founded Fox River Partners, finding unique opportunities in hedge funds, private equity, and real estate. Investments include JV Dialog, (the first US-Soviet joint venture), the Hollywood sign in California, and numerous Japanese partnerships. Joe has had a front-row seat to key international events such as the Reagan-Gorbachev discussions, USA and Russia’s Afghan conflicts, and three US-Iraq conflicts. Since 2004, Joe served President Paul Kagame is the CEO of the Rwanda Development Board and co-chair of Rwanda’s Presidential Advisory committee. Joe continues to advise public and private sector leaders around the world, and serves as Chief Finder for "Purpose Driven Life” pastor Rick Warren and his global PEACE plan. Joe has played a minor partner role with his wife Sharon in raising 10 children.

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Sharon Richie

Sharon Ritchie grew up in Wheaton, IL and attended Wheaton College. With her husband Joe, she spent over half a century mothering and homeschooling her 10 children, 27 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren, while exhaustively studying nutrition, education, medicine, and child development. Today, she teaches math and music, plays the organ at church, and continues to keep her family out of trouble.

Steve Shallenberger

Steve Shallenberger

Steve has more than forty years of experience as a successful business owner, trusted senior executive, professional corporate trainer, and respected community leader.

After graduating from Brigham Young University in 1976, Steve launched Eagle Systems International, a global leadership and management consulting firm. He has successfully led companies in four different industries and has a keen understanding of how to thrive in business. During those formative years, he continued his education at the Harvard Business School. Steve also worked many years with Stephen R. Covey. As a key leader, among others, he helped build the world-renowned Covey Leadership Center. He's taken his lifetime of experience and founded Becoming Your Best Global Leadership LLC, a company devoted to helping individuals and organizations achieve their maximum potential!

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UVU Highlight of Executive Lecture Speaker Steven R Shallenberger - 8.06.2015

Roxanne Shallenberger

Roxanne Shallenberger

 

David Simmons

David Simmons

David Simmons spent 30 years in the media business as chief executive officer of Simmons Media Group, a Utah based radio broadcasting and outdoor advertising company with radio stations and sign locations throughout the western United States. He was also chairman and CEO of Keystone Communications, a satellite communications firm with a worldwide roster of broadcast clients during the 1990’s. David is now a private investor. David graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in Economics and Political Science.

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Melinda Simmons

Melinda Simmons

 

Jim Sorenson

Jim Sorenson

A world-renowned entrepreneur, business leader and societal innovator, James Lee Sorenson has built highly successful companies in industries ranging from technology and life sciences to real estate and private equity investment. Jim enjoys combining innovative and worthwhile ideas with talented management teams to produce growing new enterprises. This successful combination has produced thousands of new jobs and vibrant companies.

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Krista Sorenson

Krista Sorenson

Krista is the mother of two sons, Grant and Gavin, and calls Salt Lake City home. She is currently a director of the Sorenson Impact Foundation where she works alongside her husband, Jim as they travel around the world facilitating projects and ideas that have the potential to become sustainable, scalable and maximize positive impact on the lives and societies they touch. She spent 19 years in medical and pharmaceutical sales working for companies like Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifesciences and Bristol Myers-Squibb. She believes strongly in the arts and as a young girl danced at Juilliard and for Ballet West. She loves people and being able to give of her time, talents and energy in helping others and doing community service. She loves to travel, is an avid cyclist, and enjoys fashion.

Ryan Stowers

Ryan Stowers

Ryan is executive vice president at the Charles Koch Foundation (CKF).CKF supports universities and other nonprofit organizations exploring the ideas and institutions that help people improve their lives. Ryan serves on the Board of Directors for the Bill of Rights Institute, the Institute for Humane Studies, and TeamCFA, and on the National Advisory Board for the John M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. Ryan is also an active and certified member of the National Ski Patrol. He earned his bachelor's degree in liberal arts and his master's degree in political science from Utah State University. He lives in Mt. Sterling, Utah with his wife, Rebecca, and their four children.

Rebecca Stowers

Rebecca Stowers

RebeccaStowers brings more than 17 years of professional experience in business development and grant writing. Rebecca has helped numerous small organizations establish foundational relationships and capture large grants to help grow their organization’s business and public profile. Prior to joining the Center for Growth and Opportunity, Rebecca was Director of Development at Strata, a non-profit focused on policy research and talent development. She also has experience in the aerospace industry, having worked at Strategic Space Development as Business Development Manager, where she wrote business development training materials, aerospace proposals, and marketing materials. Rebecca began her professional career at the Space Dynamics Lab as a technical writer. As an independent contractor, Rebecca has written numerous successful proposals in both nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Originally from Cache Valley, Rebecca recently returned with her husband and four children after living in Alexandria, Virginia for 12 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in technical writing and communications at Utah State University.

Nicolas Tedesco

Nicholas Tedesco

Nicholas (Nick) Tedesco serves as a Senior Advisor in the J.P. Morgan Philanthropy Centre. Nick provides clients with insights and services to help meet their philanthropic goals through innovative advice, thought leadership and opportunities for learning and collaboration.

Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Nick served as a Relationship Manager and Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he helped launch the Giving Pledge – an effort led by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffet to encourage the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to commit the majority of their wealth to philanthropy.

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Art Wing

Art Wing

Art Wing has provided leadership and innovative thinking for Little Giant Ladder Systems since the company started in his father's garage. Art began as a production line worker and worked his way up to become quality control manager, regional sales manager, and executive vice president over sales. In his current role as Chairman, President and owner of Little Giant Ladder Systems, He oversees all aspects of marketing and sales, finance, operations, budgeting, motivating, and in general, guaranteeing the overall success of the Little Giant brand. Art considers the employees of Little Giant Ladder Systems to be the company's greatest asset and believes in treating them as such.

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Cindy Wing

Cindy Wing

 

Rick Woodbury

W. Rick Woodbury

W. Richards Woodbury served as President/CEO of Woodbury Corporation for 31 years until 2011. He then served as a Mission President from 2011-2014. He returned to again take an active role in real estate development and management at Woodbury Corporation and is currently Board Chairman.

He is an active partner/member in more than 150 real estate properties. Some of Woodbury Corporation’s projects include University Mall (Place), The Meadows in American Fork, Canyon Creek Shopping Center in Spanish Fork, the Utah Valley Business Park in American Fork, Magic Valley Mall in Twin Falls, Sandy Park office buildings, eight office buildings at the University of Utah Research Park and thirteen hotels.

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Becky Woodbury

Becky Woodbury

Becky Woodbury lives by the adages: “Either act happy, or be happy; no one really cares which one” and “Smile – so the wrinkles form in the right places.” She also believes “You can’t spoil a baby” and “You can’t have too many Christmas decorations.” She feels that if you’re not continually singing or humming, you’re not living, and that, as an avid bibliophile, “A well-read woman is a dangerous creature.” So if you meet a smiling, singing, dangerous woman, snuggling a grandbaby whilst putting up Christmas décor, it’s probably her.

Becky served with Rick as he presided over the Kentucky Louisville Mission and now spends a considerable amount of time attending weddings and planning mission reunions and dinners.

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Jacki Zehner

Jacki Zehner

Jacki Zehner dedicates her time and resources towards the advancement of women and girls. As the President of The Jacquelyn and Gregory Zehner Foundation, Jacki funds a wide variety of projects and organizations, with a particular focus on women's rights, women's foundations, movement building, and media. Since 2012, Jacki has served as the Chief Engagement Officer and was the founding President of Women Moving Millions (WMM), a community of over 270 members who have collectively given over $1 billion to organizations and programs that focus on females.

Greg Zehner

Greg Zehner

Greg Zehner is an investor at the Jacquelyn & Gregory Zehner Foundation. Greg is a former partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co and began his career as a mortgage-backed bond trader. After eight years in this capacity, he switched over to manage the emerging markets trading desk.  After leaving Goldman, Greg attended the Yale Divinity School where he graduated cum laude in 2006 with a Masters of Divinity. Greg was also an associate pastor at Grace Community Church in New Canaan.  Greg holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Greg is married to Jacki (also a former Goldman Sachs partner), and is the proud father of son Matthew and daughter Allie.

Craig Zwick

Craig Zwick

Elder W. Craig Zwick was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 1, 1995. He has served as President of the Brazil, Brazil South, and North America Northeast Areas. He has also served in the presidencies of the Europe West and Europe Central Areas. He is currently serving as an Assistant Executive Director of the Missionary Department and Committee Chair of the Utah Hispanic Initiative.

Elder Zwick received a bachelor of science degree in business management and finance from the University of Utah. He is a former president and chief executive officer of Zwick Construction Company. While in the construction industry, he served on the board of directors of the Associated General Contractors of America. He also gave public service for three years as executive director of the Utah State Department of Transportation and as a member of the Utah Air Travel Council. Elder Zwick has served as a member of the University of Utah Alumni Board, a member of the Utah Symphony board of directors, and as a member of the Utah Education Foundation.

Elder Zwick has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the North Argentina Mission, branch president, counselor in bishoprics, high councilor, president of the Chile Santiago South Mission (1989–1992), and president of the Puerto Rico San Juan Mission (2014).

William Craig Zwick was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 30, 1947. He married Janet Johnson in November 1969. They are the parents of four children.

Janet Zwick

Janet Zwick