Leadership Utah 2018

Jon Ammons
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Government and Community Relations Manager
Jon Ammons is a registered lobbyist in the Public Affairs Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His responsibilities inclu...
Katie Amundsen
David Eccles School of Business, Assistant Dean, Director of Development
Katie Amundsen is the Director of Development for the David Eccles School of Business. In this role, Katie is responsible for managing a portfolio ...
Jadon Andersen
Deseret Digital Media, Director of Sales
Jadon Andersen works as the Director of Sales for Deseret Digital Media (ksl.com and deseretnews.com).  He began his career building out a revenue ...
Ryan Andrus
WCF Insurance, VP - Legal
Ryan Andrus is an in-house attorney at WCF Insurance, where he has worked since graduating from law school in 2008. Ryan began his career as a liti...
Luna Banuri
TeleTaleem
Luna Banuri is founder and director of TeleTaleem, a social enterprise firm focusing on helping leverage the power of technology, innovative approa...
Elias Bishop
Vanguard Consulting, President
Elias Bishop is the Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy at Auric Solar. During the 8+ years that he's been in the solar industry, Elias ...
Michelle Blue
Salt Lake County Animal Services, Associate Division Director
Michelle Blue is the Associate Division Director of Salt Lake County Animal Services. She has been with Salt Lake County for over 15 years. In her ...
Benjamin Brown
Fidelity Investments, Manager, Public Affairs
Ben Brown joined Fidelity Investments in 2004 and currently serves as Fidelity's Public Affairs Manager for Utah. He assists with monitoring and re...
Jason Butterfield
Sunpro, Wasatch Area Manager
Jason Butterfield is the Area Manager for Sunroc Building Materials. He is responsible for the operation of their four facilities along the Wasatch...
Jason Conforto
Avalanche Studios LLC, Producer/Director
Jason Conforto produces awesome videos for Avalanche Studios. His main focus is on high end television commercials and web videos. Jason earned his...
James Davie
KUED PBS Utah, Director of Programming and Digital Media
James Davie is Director of Programming and Digital Media for KUED Television. He oversees program acquisition and scheduling for broadcast, as well...
Annie Davis
Salt Lake City Corp., Marketing & Research Manager
Annie Davis is the Marketing and Research Manager for Salt Lake City's Department of Economic Development. Annie began her career as a broadcast jo...
Chad Dilley
Zions Bank, Senior Vice President, Channel Strategy
Chad Dilley is the Senior Vice President of Channel Strategy for Zions Bank. Chad is responsible for creating and driving strategy across the self ...
Deserae Dorton
Shriners Hospital for Children, Public Relations Specialist
Deserae Dorton specializes in the digital side of public relations for the Salt Lake City Shriners Hospital. She manages the web content, social me...
Kevin Dowdle
Wells Fargo, Relationship Manager
Kevin Dowdle is a relationship manager in the middle market banking group for Wells Fargo Bank in Salt Lake City. Focus on providing lending and tr...
Kimberly Flores
Waterford.org, Public Relations Manager
Kimberly Flores is the Public Relations Manager at Waterford.org, an Utah-based early education nonprofit with the mission to achieve universal lit...
Justin Gardner
Zions Bank, Commercial Real Estate Portfolio Manager
Justin Gardner is a Commercial Real Estate Portfolio Manager. He is responsible for underwriting, managing and servicing a portfolio of commercial ...
Emily Harris
University of Utah Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute , Demographic Analyst
Emily Harris is a demographic analyst at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. Her work is funded by the state to produce population estimates and p...
Libby Haslam
GSBS Architects, Architect
Libby Haslam is a Principal at GSBS Architects. She works on large architectural projects including K-12 and Higher Education buildings. She also t...
Kelly Hazard
CenturyLink, Western Regional Marketing Coordinator
Kelly Hazard is the Western Regional Marketing Coordinator for CenturyLink. Her support and assistance to the local market supports the local organ...
Tonya Hoopes
Hoopes Events, Owner
Tonya Hoopes is the founder and owner of Hoopes Events. Her company strives to design and execute amazing events. Tonya has a passion for helping o...
Laurie Hopkins
Shelter the Homeless, Executive Director
Prior to joining Shelter the Homeless Laurie served as the Executive Director of the Discovery Gateway Children's Museum.  Ms. Hopkins holds a M.A....
Tyson Horrocks
Holland & Hart, LLP, Of Counsel
Tyson Horrocks is a shareholder with Fabian VanCott primarily practicing employment law and commercial litigation. Tyson provides practical advice ...
Stacy Jennings
Intermountain Healthcare, AVP Investments
Stacy Jennings is the Assistant Vice President of Investments for Intermountain Healthcare responsible for direct investment management for Intermo...
Taylor Jones
Wells Fargo, District Manager
Every day, Wells Fargo South Lake East District Manager Taylor Jones inspires more than 100 team members in 11 branches to put the customer first a...
Lee Kapos
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Salt Lake City Branch, Director, Financial Institution Supervision and Credit
Lee Kapos has responsibility for the Regional Institutions Group which consists of a staff of examiners and risk specialists with supervisory respo...
Michelle Larsen
Utah Transit Authority
Michelle Larsen is responsible for Congressional and legislative affairs matters including management of legislative agenda. She supervises interns...
David Leta
Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., Of Counsel
David Leta is a leader in the firm's commercial bankruptcy practice group, and has a reputation for being a creative problem solver with regard to ...
Matt Logan
ALSCO, Office Manager
Matt Logan is the Office Manager for ALSCO. His position is responsible to the General Manager in making certain all functions of the front office ...
David May
United Way of Salt Lake, Donor Engagement Director
David May works to further United Way of Salt Lake's mission of improving education, health, and family financial stability in the community by man...
Chris McCormick
Cedar City Chamber of Commerce, President & CEO
Chris McCormick is the President and CEO of the Cedar City Chamber of Commerce. He works closely with businesses, civic leaders, and key organizati...
Tara McHugh
Salt Lake Chamber, Program & Events Manager
Tara serves as the Programs and Events Manager for the Salt Lake Chamber. She plans and organizes 150 events with her team each year. She works wit...
Marilee Moon
Salt Lake City Public Library, Assistant Director of Customer Experience
Marilee Moon is Assistant Director at the Salt Lake City Public Library, where she oversees Customer Experience. She is passionate about working to...
Alex Moyes
Dominion Energy, Manager of Geoscience and Engineering
In 2011, Alex Moyes joined Wexpro (now Dominion Energy Wexpro) as an associate geologist and has since held various assignments in development, new...
Teri Paulson
Integrated Employer Solutions, Inc., President & CEO
Teri Paulson is the President and CEO of Integrated Employer and Integrated Insurance Solutions. Integrated assists clients in managing and protect...
Nancy Pearce
Zions Bank
Nancy Pearce is responsible for and oversees all of the operations at her Zion’s Bank retail branch.  She is also responsible for the coaching, dev...
Alicia Petersen
Corporate Alliance
Alicia Vernon's skill set in Networking, Sales, and Business has helped her attain the position of All Resort Group's Director of Business Developm...
Troy Runnells
my529, Senior Director for Strategy & Business Development
Troy Runnells is the my529 Senior Director for Strategy and Business Development, my529, Utah’s 529 educational savings plan, manages more than $12...
Paola Stauffer
WCF Insurance, VP Claims Operations
Paola Stauffer was recently reassigned from VP Claims Administration to VP Claim Operations. In the current role, Paola oversees the operation of m...
Jennifer Tarazon
AARP Utah, Business Outreach Manager
Jennifer Tarazon currently serves as the Business Outreach Manager in the Office of Regional Economic Development at Salt Lake County. She serves a...
Lauren Todd
Lauren Todd is Director of Strategic Planning for Intermountain’s Central Region, supporting seven hospitals. Lauren provides volume trending, fore...
Mike Vela
HKS Architects, Inc, Managing Principal - Salt Lake City Regional Office
Mike Vela has been with HKS 31 years, is a shareholder principal of the firm and responsible for the overall management of the Salt Lake City off...
Rhet Wadsworth
Wadsworth Development Group, Business Developer
Rhet Wadsworth is a Business Developer at Wadsworth Development Group. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Utah. ...
Rich Woodruff
American Red Cross Utah/Nevada Region, Communications and Marketing Director Utah/Nevada Region
Rich Woodruff is the Communications Director for the American Red Cross in the Utah & Nevada Region. He develops and fosters working relationships ...
Jamee Wright
SelectHealth, Strategic Communications Manager
Jamee Wright has been a member of the SelectHealth Marketing team for over 16 years and currently serves as the Strategic Communications Manager. I...
Greg Yerkes
Downtown Alliance
As Business Outreach Coordinator, Greg Yerkes represents the Downtown Alliance to mostly small and medium sized businesses. He manages the Downtown...
Denis Smith
Intermountain Healthcare, Corporate Controller
Denis Smith is the Assistant Vice President and Corporate Controller of Intermountain Healthcare, a not-for-profit health system with 22 hospitals,...