Lane Beattie is the president and chief executive officer of the Salt Lake Chamber, a position he has held since 2003. He can rightly be called “Utah’s business leader.” Under his direction, the Chamber has embraced a new era of business leadership that blends the best of a traditional chamber with top-notch business advocacy.
Heidi Walker is a visionary team leader who brings more than 20 years of professional management experience to her role as COO of the Salt Lake Chamber. She oversees a multi-million dollar operations budget and is responsible for the day-to-day administration and strategic planning for Utah’s largest and oldest business association.
Since 2008, Jason has served as the executive director of Salt Lake City’s Downtown Alliance and executive vice president of the Salt Lake Chamber. In this role, he oversees all aspects of Downtown Alliance programs, helping to build a dynamic and diverse downtown that is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment.
Dan Brimhall is the chief financial officer of the Salt Lake Chamber, where he began his career in February of 1986. He manages the administrative team, which provides accounting, human resource and facilities services for the Chamber, the Downtown Alliance and affiliated entities. Dan also coordinates financial audits, liability insurance and works with the Finance Committee of the Executive Board.
Natalie GochnourChief Economist, Senior Advisor
Natalie Gochnour serves as an associate dean in the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and chief economist and senior advisor to the Salt Lake Chamber. In these roles she enhances the relevance, reputation and relationships of the business school and University of Utah with business and community leaders throughout the state.
Jackie SextonVice President of Programs & Events
Jackie Sexton is the vice president of programs and events and is responsible for events such as Giant In Our City, the Classic Golf Tournament, Annual Meeting, Military Salute Banquet and the Women & Business Conference. She also oversees the networking events such as Business After Hours, Leadership Utah, Leadership Utah Alumni and the Military Affairs Committee.
Audrey TollerExecutive Assistant
Audrey Toller is the executive assistant for the Salt Lake Chamber. She previously served as the executive assistant for KSG Distributing, Studdert Companies/Fonix Corp., and at the law firm Parry, Murray, Ward and Moxley.
Deb BilbaoBusiness Consultant - Women's Business Center
Deb Bilbao is the Business Consultant at the Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center. She counsels start-ups, pre-startups and expanding businesses on critical areas including business planning, finance, marketing, sales, management, operations and government procurement.
Lori BodilyAccounting Manager
Lori Bodily is an asset to the Chamber with over 25 years experience in accounting and office administration in various industries including banking, real estate, mortgage, manufacturing, construction and insurance. She attended Salt Lake Community College.
Marisa BomisMarketing & Communication Manager
Marisa Bomis is the marketing & communication manager for the Salt Lake Chamber. She supports the development and implementation of the marketing and communication strategies of the Chamber and its many partners. She holds a B.A. in Marketing and Finance from the University of Utah, and has a professional background in public relations.
Bailey BowthorpeCorporate Citizenship and Responsibility Coordinator
Bailey joined the Chamber in 2016 as the corporate citizenship and responsibility coordinator. In this role, she coordinates programming associated with the Chamber’s policy priorities and provides support to members in their environmental stewardship, community service, and volunteering efforts. She earned a bachelor’s degree in strategic communication and a master’s of public administration from Southern Utah University.
Wendy CooleyMember Relations
Wendy serves in member relations for the Chamber’s Business Development team and is responsible for member maintenance and retention. Prior to joining the Chamber, Wendy worked for OB Sports Golf Management in Phoenix, Arizona, as director of special events for the Raven Golf Club. Prior to that position, she spent 12 years with the Arizona Cardinals.
Kimberly FloresDirector of PR and Communication
Flores comes with a wealth of experience within the media industry as a television news reporter, having spent the last five years at ABC4 Utah. As Director of Public Relations and Communication, Flores will be responsible for managing the Marketing and Communication department; creating awareness campaigns that engage and inform the public and business community; as well as developing strategic partnerships across the state that further the Chamber’s mission.
Mark HarveyBusiness Development Manager
Mark is part of the Chamber’s business development team, tasked with improving the Chamber’s membership and revenue. He brings more than 20 years of experience in this area. He loves the State of Utah and feels blessed to be part of its successful growth and development. He also loves hockey, football and his family – especially, his 10 grandchildren.
Angelica HendersonWBC Community VISTA
Angelica is an AmeriCorps VISTA working to help expand WBC’s reach to refugee and minority women in Utah. She has a B.A. in Communications and is working on an MA in Nonprofit Leadership Management at Arizona State University. Angelica is from Honolulu, Hawai’i and has been a professional hula dancer since age nine. Her hobbies include exercising, painting, and thrifting.
Angela JohnsonAccounting Clerk
Angela Johnson joined the Salt Lake Chamber team in October 2013 working in the accounting department as an accounting clerk. She moved to the Salt Lake City area in April 2013 from her hometown of Story City, Iowa. Previously, she worked for a residential care facility in the finance department and had the honor and privilege of working with clients with physical and mental disabilities.
Valkyrie JohnsonProgram Coordinator - Women's Business Center
Valkyrie joined the Women’s Business Center in 2016 to launch their online training for women entrepreneurs in Utah. She previously worked for the Salt Lake Community College, where she coordinated marketing and online media for the Division of Continuing Education. She has a B.A. in Mass Communication from the University of Utah and a background in graphic design and website management.
Maria LoftisOperations Manager
Maria Loftis is the operations manager for the Salt Lake Chamber. She provides support for each department and assists with numerous projects and events, including, Clear the Air Challenge, the Chamber’s annual International Trip, the annual Washington, DC Trip and the Chamber’s membership database.
Deborah MarzanoProgram Coordinator - Women's Business Center
Deborah joined the Women’s Business Center in 2015. Before becoming the newest member of the WBC staff, she worked in Development for the Arthritis Foundation where she helped organizing and executing fundraising events. Deborah holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University is in Social Cultural Anthropology.
Tara McHughProgram and Events Coordinator
Tara serves as the program and events coordinator for the Chamber. She joined in 2016 and holds a B.A. from the University of Utah in Strategic Communication. Tara has experience in marketing, advertising, event planning, and hospitality management. She is a longtime Utah resident who loves the outdoors and hopes to one day see the world.
Riley Kate NelsonWBC Outreach VISTA
Riley is excited to join WBC as an AmeriCorp VISTA to support the virtual training program. With a degree in physical geography and a MBA in the works, Riley looks forward to eventually starting a business to support environmental research and conservation. She spends her free time outdoors with her dog biking, hiking, or fly-fishing and is constantly planning the next big adventure.
Abby OsborneVice President of Government Relations
Abby Osborne serves the Chamber as the Vice President of Government Relations and Executive Director of the Utah Transportation Coalition. Abby brings high-level experience in government and public affairs, as well as corporate branding and marketing and business development.
Lisa OstranderPrograms and Events Coordinator
Lisa serves as the programs and events coordinator for the Chamber. A Minneapolis native with a background in public relations and marketing, Lisa moved to Utah in 2012 to pursue her passion for the outdoors and to join Utah’s ever-growing business scene. She also has experience in creative design, website and social media maintenance, client relations, event planning and copywriting.
Michael M. ParkerVice President of Public Policy
Michael joined the Salt Lake Chamber staff in March of 2013 and has a strong background in public policy. In his role, Michael works closely with the organization’s government relations, communication and public policy teams on public-policy-related issues. Additionally, Michael ensures strong relations between the Chamber’s strategic partners on policy issues and facilitates the Chamber’s policy task forces.
Becky RichardsFront Desk Services
Becky is a long-time resident of Utah, though she grew up living in various states throughout the country and abroad. She earned a bachelor’s degree and completed her graduate studies in Art History at the University of Utah. She has worked primarily in the art, architecture and interior design industries.
Kelly ThomasHuman Resources Manager
Kelly joined the Chamber in 2016 and serves as the Human Resources Manager. In her role, she administers the Chamber’s Human Resources strategic initiatives and technical functions which include employee relations, policies/programs, benefits/payroll, and recruiting/retention. Kelly comes to us with 17 years Human Resources experience in both Sr. Generalist and Manager capacities.
Bianca YardleyGraphic Designer
Bianca serves as the graphic designer for the Chamber, and brings years of experience to her role. Previously she worked as a graphic designer in the broadcast and retail industry. Bianca obtained her degree in Graphic Design from Dawson College in Canada, and originally is from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Ann Marie WallaceExecutive Director - Women's Business Center
Ann Marie oversees the operations of the Women’s Business Center. She ensures the Women’s Business Center provides valuable and accessible resources for women entrepreneurs, collaborates in the local business community and influences the center’s impact on new businesses started, jobs created and increase in revenue.
Kristin Beck Downtown Alliance Director of Urban Activation and Public Art
Kristin Beck currently works in programs and events for Salt Lake City’s Downtown Alliance. Her position entails working closely with Downtown Alliance staff and partners, helping organize and facilitate event planning and operations for Salt Lake’s Downtown Central Business District. Kristin has been involved with the management of the Art & Craft Market at the Downtown Farmers Market since 2010.
Carson ChambersProgram Manager
Carson began working for the Downtown Alliance as the Waste Wise coordinator in 2012. In the fall of 2013, Carson began working as the assistant Winter Market manager for the inaugural season at the Rio Grande Depot. Following the Winter Market, Carson became the assistant market manager for the summer Downtown Farmers Market. She now works as Downtown Alliance program manager.
Nick ComoSenior Director of Marketing and Communications
Nick Como is the senior director of communications and marketing for the Downtown Alliance. He possesses over a decade of media experience, most recently having served as the director of marketing and public relations at Solitude Mountain Resort. Nick has spearheaded social media initiatives, local and national advertising campaigns and has fostered strong relationships with local media members.
Jesse DeanDirector of Urban Development
Jesse is responsible for representing the Downtown Alliance and the downtown property owners on policy positions and economic development initiatives in the downtown area. Jesse also provides research on key downtown economic and business indicators, publishing quarter and annual economic profiles of the Central Business District.
Alison EinersonWinter Farmers Market Manager
Alison serves as the Winter Farmers Market manager for the Downtown Alliance, and is committed to helping bring a full-service, year-round public market to Salt Lake City. She has been involved in the local food community for many years, teaching canning and food preservation classes. She holds a B.A. in English and Women’s Studies from the University of Utah, as well as Master Canner Certification.
Julie JankeGrant Writer
Julie Janke holds a Bachelor of Science in Health, Society and Policy from the University of Utah. She has a diverse professional background ranging from healthcare to marketing/advertising. She is very passionate about downtown and brings her love for the arts, music, local food, health and urban life to the Downtown Alliance and GREENbike as our Grant Writer.
Nancy LeOperations Coordinator
As Operations Coordinator for Downtown Alliance, Nancy supports and oversight Downtown Alliance operations, improving functional capabilities for the entire organization. Nancy serves as the primary contact for the Downtown Alliance Board of Trustees and works closely with other Downtown Alliance team members to support for key programs such as Farmers Market, Dine O’ Round, EVE, Downtown the Magazine, Urban Exploration, Downtown Rising and State of Downtown.
Ryan MackCommunity Engagement Coordinator
Ryan serves as the community engagement coordinator for the Downtown Alliance. Since joining the team in 2014, Ryan has created content for the Downtown Alliance’s social media outlets and websites. He also specializes in community outreach. Ryan holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Utah.
Greg YerkesBusiness Outreach Coordinator
Greg is the Business Outreach Coordinator, connecting businesses with the Downtown Alliance. He graduated Cum Laude from the honors program at Westminster College, with a degree in International Business. For two years, he planned events to promote Westminster within the Salt Lake community and served as a student leader. He also worked for the New Hampshire Office of International Commerce, helping small New Hampshire businesses find export opportunities.
Women’s Leadership Institute
Pat JonesChief Executive Officer
Pat Jones is the Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s Leadership Institute. She previously served for 14 years in the Utah State Legislature, having served in both the House and Senate. She is also the former president of Dan Jones and Associates.
Trish Hatch is the director for the Women’s Leadership Institute. After more than 25 years in financial services, Trish is thrilled to be working in an area that combines two of her favorite passions – leadership and women.