Market Executive, Head of Utah Commercial Banking
299 South Main 10th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84145
Nate Callister has more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry as a commercial banking leader most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Head of Utah Commercial Banking at Wells Fargo Bank. Prior to that, Nate spent 2 years as Head of Commercial Banking at Community Banks of Colorado and Hillcrest Bank. Nate holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in Russian from Brigham Young University. He is married with 8 children.
P.O. Box 1955, 730 North 1500 West
Orem, UT 84059
Wilford W. Clyde is a lifelong resident of Springville, and recently finished his second and final term as mayor in January 2018. He graduated from BYU with a degree in accounting. Following graduation, Wilford began working in the family construction business, Geneva Rock, where he eventually became the president. He is currently president and CEO of Clyde Companies, Inc., parent company of W.W. Clyde & Co., Geneva Rock, Sunroc Corporation, Sunroc Building Materials and Beehive Insurance. Wilford has served the community in many capacities including: chairman of the Utah Manufacturers Association, president of the Utah Associated General Contractors, chairman of the Provo/Orem Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Utah Valley University and national president of the BYU Cougar Club. He is the past chairman of the Salt Lake Chamber and currently serves on the Utah State Board of Regents that governs Higher Education in Utah.
Wasatch Commercial Management
299 South Main Street, Suite 2400
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
John A. Dahlstrom Jr., executive vice president and general counsel of Wasatch Property Management, Inc., has been working with Wasatch since May of 2001. John is chiefly responsible for leasing, acquisition and development of commercial properties managed by Wasatch and owned by Wasatch affiliated entities. Before joining Wasatch, John practiced law in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has a Bachelor of Arts in the School of Finance from the University of Utah (1984) and received his JD from the University of Utah in 1988. John is a member of the Board of Governors of the Salt Lake Area Chamber, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Downtown Alliance in Salt Lake City and is a director on the Gallivan Center Board.
Natalie GochnourUniversity of Utah Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
Associate Dean, David Eccles School of Business
Director, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
Thomas S. Monson Center
411 E. South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Gochnour serves as an associate dean in the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. Gochnour’s experience includes a diverse mix of public service and business expertise. For seven years she guided the public policy work of the Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest business association. Gochnour created and led the Downtown Rising movement, helped pass a ballot initiative to secure funds for the expansion of Utah’s TRAX light rail and FrontRunner commuter rail service, and assisted with the drafting and promotion of the Utah Compact, a widely heralded document supporting immigration reform.
Gochnour’s state service she advised Utah governors Bangerter, Leavitt and Walker. She also served as a political appointee in the George W. Bush administration, serving as an associate administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a counselor to the secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Gochnour is a sought after public speaker with the unique ability to translate policy-speak into everyday language. A native Utahn, her professional focus and passion are public policies that promote balance, civility and prosperity. She shares her views in regular columns in both Utah Business magazine and the Deseret News.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
One South Main Street, 15th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Kay B. Hall is executive vice president and CFO of Zions Bank. He began his career at Zions in 1990 as an internal auditor. In 1993, he was promoted to the position of assistant controller and then to controller. Kay received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Utah and his master’s degree from Westminster College. Kay became the CFO of Zions Bank in 2000. He and his wife Nancy have been married for 30 years and have five children and two grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family traveling and watching baseball. Kay currently serves as a board member for The Children’s Center, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and Utah Bankers Association.
Dan HemmertGovernor's Office of Economic Development
Dan Hemmert is executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). Prior to his appointment, Hemmert owned and operated Red Hanger Cleaners, a multi-store retail dry cleaning operation and a disaster recovery/fabric restoration business. He also was a partner in five restaurants. In addition to dry cleaning, Hemmert served part-time in the Utah State Senate, where he was the Republican Majority Whip. Prior to dry cleaning and politics, Hemmert was a managing director of a private equity fund, the CFO of a family office/asset management firm, the CFO of a venture-backed technology company (successfully sold), and he also spent a year as an associate at a large international law firm.
Hemmert has an undergraduate degree in economics, a master’s degree in business administration, and a law degree, all from Brigham Young University. He lives in Orem, is married to Natalie and they have six wonderful kids. He likes to read, ski, run, bike, climb mountains and cook.
Gary Hoogeveen is President and Chief Executive Officer of Rocky Mountain Power. He is responsible for the company’s transmission and distribution operations, customer service, regulatory and legislative affairs in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. Hoogeveen is additionally responsible for PacifiCorp’s coal fueling and mining operations as well as thermal generation operations
Prior to his current position Hoogeveen served as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Rocky Mountain Power and President and Chief Executive Officer of Kern River Gas Transmission Company for four years. He joined Kern River after serving as Vice President of Customer Service and Business Development for Berkshire Hathaway Energy subsidiary Northern Natural Gas Company. Prior to joining Northern Natural Gas, he held various management positions at Berkshire Hathaway Energy.
Hoogeveen currently serves on the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors and the EDCUtah Board of Advisors. While in Omaha, he served as a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the Omaha Metropolitan YMCA, and was a Charter Board member of the non-profit CREATE Foundation based in Omaha. He dedicates his time to others within the company through both formal and informal mentoring.
Hoogeveen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of Northern Iowa, and a Ph.D. in space physics from Rice University.
President and CEO
978 East Woodoak Lane
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
Clark D. Ivory graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in Political Science in 1988. In 1992 he received an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Clark has been the Chief Executive Officer of Ivory Homes, Salt Lake City, Utah since 2000. Ivory Homes has been Utah’s Number One Homebuilder for 30 consecutive years, having built over 19,500 single-family homes, and over 3,000 apartments.
Clark was a director of the Salt Lake City branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from 2006 to 2011 and served as chairman of the Salt Lake branch for three years.
He served on the University of Utah Board of Trustees from 2007 to 2014, serving as chairman for five years. Clark is currently co-chairman of the Real Estate Advisory Board to the David Eccles School of Business and serves on the Advisory Board for the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.
Clark is the past chairman of the Board of Governors for the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, a past member of the Intermountain Healthcare Board of Trustees, and is also a founding member of the Prosperity 2020 movement that focuses on improving education in Utah for students of all ages.
From 2014 to 2017, Clark served as the president of the Romania-Moldova Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This experience led Clark to establish the Utah-Moldova Business Partnership to help educate and assist young entrepreneurs in navigating the hurdles of starting a business in Eastern Europe.
Clark is actively engaged in several collaborations to address the issue of housing affordability. He is the founding member of the Ivory Prize in Housing Affordability which will launch in the fall of 2018, and has partnered with the Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah in seeking to recognize the most ambitious, scalable and innovative solutions to address housing affordability.
Clark and his wife Christine reside in Holladay, Utah and are the parents of four daughters and one son. They recently welcomed their first grandchild. Clark enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and tennis with friends, and traveling with his wife and family.
36 South State Street, 22nd Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Greg serves as the Vice President Finance for Intermountain Healthcare and is responsible for a significant portion of the financial operations as well as other functions across the integrated healthcare system. Greg oversees Accounting, Budgeting, Business Applications, Capital Investment, Compliance, Financial Planning, Internal Audit, and Treasury operations. Prior to joining Intermountain in 1992, Greg worked for seven years with Ernst & Young in the Long Beach, California and Salt Lake City, Utah offices where he had significant experience in financial accounting and reporting in the healthcare and manufacturing industries.
Greg is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Utah. He and his wife, Ann, have three children and live in Highland, Utah.
President & CEO
Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
1600 West Merit Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
Fred Lampropoulos has been in the medical device industry for over 30 years.
After serving as the Chairman and Chief Executive of Utah Medical, Lampropoulos founded Merit Medical Systems, Inc. in 1987, where he currently serves as Chairman and CEO.
He has invented and holds over 200 patents on devices used in the diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of cardiac, peripheral, gastrointestinal and pulmonary conditions.
Lampropoulos is highly involved in his community and serves on many boards.
He is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology, CEO of the Year, and was inducted into the Utah Business Hall of Fame.
Lampropoulos is a former Special Forces Officer and an Honorary Colonel in the Utah National Guard. He holds a number of honorary doctorates, including Doctorate in Business Administration from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, recognizing his contribution to and development of industry and education within the State of Utah.
Dr. Milavetz is a licensed medical doctor and Internist with over 20 years of clinical experience. She trained at one of Harvard’s teaching hospitals and also holds a Master’s Degree in public health from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Milavetz was on faculty at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester prior to moving to Utah. Dr. Milavetz is the former Medical Director of the McKay Dee Women’s Health Center in Ogden, Utah before starting OnSite Care in 2006. Dr. Milavetz continues practicing part-time at an OnSite Care clinic. Her particular area of expertise is developing and running on-site medical clinics and wellness programs. She is passionate about advancing the quality of community healthcare, specifically, in improving healthcare outcomes while driving down wasteful medical spending. Additionally, she is a highly sought after public speaker on a variety of medical topics, including preventive medicine focused-practice and on-site clinics.
President and CEO
Salt Lake Chamber
175 E. 400 S. #600
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Derek B. Miller is the president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber as of May 2018.
Previously, Miller was president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah, an organization dedicated to helping Utah companies “think, act, and succeed globally.” WTC Utah is a member of the World Trade Centers Association headquartered in New York City, a network of more than 300 WTC’s in 100 countries around the world, with the mission to facilitate prosperity through trade and investment.
Miller also served as chief of staff to Governor Gary R. Herbert, overseeing the Governor’s Office, the Governor’s Cabinet and state operations. Mr. Miller has also served as managing director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.
Before moving back to his home state of Utah, he worked in Washington D.C. for the U.S. House of Representatives as legal counsel and for Arthur Andersen as a management consultant. Miller is a graduate of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, and he also holds a Master of Public Administration from the University’s Romney Institute of Public Management.
President and CEO
Mountain America Credit Union
7181 South Campus View Drive
West Jordan, UT 84084
Sterling Nielsen is president and CEO for Mountain America Credit Union where he has worked for the past 15 years. He is committed to giving back to the community and to the credit union movement. Sterling earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University and is a certified public accountant. He currently serves on several boards including the Utah Credit Union Association, the Salt Lake Chamber, the West Jordan Chamber, and CO-OP Shared Branching. He is currently chairman of the Member Business Lending board of managers. He and his wife, Stephanie, have five children.
Scott ParsonStaker Parson Materials & Construction
Scott W. Parson leads Staker Parson Companies as its CEO and is also the president of the CRH Americas Materials West Division. Over 8,000 people comprise the West Division helping customers build projects throughout the Western United States by providing quality construction materials and services.
Parson is a committed advocate for the construction industry, business, and community having chaired the following boards: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Salt Lake Chamber, Ready Mixed Concrete Research and Education Foundation, Weber State University Parson Construction Management Program, and Utah State Parks. He has also served as a member of the Weber State University Board of Trustees and the Utah Associated General Contractors.
Parson is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he earned a MBA. In his spare time, he enjoys church activities, golf, fly-fishing, hunting, music, and gardening. Scott and his wife, Allison, reside in Layton, Utah. They the parents of three children.
President and CEO
100 West Towne Ridge Parkway
Sandy, UT 84070
Ray Pickup is president and CEO of WCF, Utah’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier, providing insurance to more than 20,000 Utah companies. Established in 1917, WCF is owned by its policyholders and offers customers services to keep insurance costs low and workers safe on the job, including safety control, claims administration, medical case management, and vocational rehabilitation. Mr. Pickup serves on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Salt Lake and as vice president of the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds. He is also board chair of Pinnacle Risk Management Services and a director of Advantage Workers Compensation Insurance Company. Ray graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master of Accountancy. Ray and his wife, Janet, are the parents of five children.
Secretary to the Presiding Bishopric
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
50 East North Temple, COB 18th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Mr. Porter has served as secretary to the Presiding Bishopric of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 1998. His major responsibilities include providing direct support to the Presiding Bishopric on operational and administrative matters, representing them on key corporate and community committees, and directing the work of the Presiding Bishopric Administrative Services Department. Prior to his work in the Office of the Presiding Bishopric, Mr. Porter worked for the Church Welfare Services Department for seventeen years. Mr. Porter served four years in the United States Navy and served an LDS mission in Lansing, MI. He received both a BS in Agricultural Economics and a master’s degree in Agri-Business Management from Brigham Young University. Mr. Porter is married to Debbie Cox Porter. They have five children.
Joel Raup leads Boeing Salt Lake, a Boeing Fabrication manufacturing business unit that employs more than 700 employees and spans more than 1.2 million square feet of floor space across three facilities in Salt Lake County, Utah. The site’s capabilities include fabrication, assembly and integration of metal and composite airplane components for all Boeing Commercial Airplanes models.
Named as general manager in July 2019, Raup serves as Commercial Airplanes’ senior executive in Utah. He also has oversight responsibilities for Fabrication’s industrial collaboration with Mubadala Investment Company in the United Arab Emirates.
Most recently, Raup served as the leader for the Boeing Insourcing vertical business. In this role, he was responsible for developing Boeing proprietary part designs and strategic sourcing plans to create value for customers and enable growth for Boeing Global Services.
He previously led Boeing South Carolina’s operations for 787 Mid Body and 787 Aft Body. Before that, he was director of Fabrication’s Interiors Responsibility Center South Carolina, which produces and install 787 interiors in support of Boeing South Carolina and production of flat ceiling panels for 787 production in North Charleston, S.C., and Everett, Wash.
Raup also has held management positions in Business Operations, Supplier Management, the Supplier Management Lean office, 777 Manufacturing and the 737 Program Management Office.
Before joining Boeing in 2003, Raup served as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He also has a dual Master of Business Administration and Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan, where he was a member of the Tauber Manufacturing Institute.
9350 South 150 East, Suite 1000
Sandy, UT 84070
Steve Starks joined the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies in February 2007 and became president of Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment in March 2015. In this capacity, he is also the president of the NBA’s Utah Jazz and is responsible for the NBA’s G League Salt Lake City Stars, MiLB’s Triple-A Salt Lake Bees, Vivint Smart Home Arena, Megaplex Theatres, the Tour of Utah professional cycling race, and the radio stations comprising The Zone Sports Network.
Since joining the organization in 2007, Starks has contributed in a variety of leadership roles. He was executive vice president of Larry H. Miller Management Corporation, where he led mergers and acquisitions. Starks also oversaw Total Care Auto Powered by Land Car from 2009-2014 and Saxton Horne Communications from 2011-2015.
Prior to joining the Larry H. Miller Group, Starks worked for Governor Jon Huntsman where he helped manage the governor’s transition team, and then he led a public-private partnership aimed at improving the efficiency of state government. Starks is very active in the community and currently serves as chair of the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors.
Starks graduated from Weber State University with a bachelor’s degree in 2003. He also completed a study abroad at Cambridge University in England and an executive education program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Senior Vice President and General Manager – Western Division
P.O. Box 45433
Salt Lake City, UT 84145
Craig C. Wagstaff is president of Dominion Questar. Dominion Questar consists of three natural gas-related companies in the Rockies: Questar Gas, a natural gas-distribution company serving more than 1 million homes and businesses in Utah, southwestern Wyoming and southeastern Idaho; Questar Pipeline, an interstate-pipeline company with more than 2,600 miles of pipeline and the largest underground storage reservoir in the region; and Wexpro, a producer and developer of gas supplies for Questar Gas.
Wagstaff joined Questar in 1984 and has held various leadership positions throughout his career. Prior to his current position, he was president of Questar Gas and executive vice president of Questar Corp.
He serves on various industry and community boards, including the Western Energy Institute, the American Gas Association’s leadership council, the Economic Development Corporation of Utah. Utah Symphony and Opera, Utah Energy Advisory Council, Women’s Leadership Institute Advisory Board, University of Utah David Eccles School of Business Advisory Council and the Salt Lake Chamber’s executive board and board of governors. He is board chair of Junior Achievement of Utah.
City Creek Center – The Taubman Company
48 West 100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1508
Linda Wardell is the general manager of City Creek Center, the retail portion of City Creek, one of the largest mixed-use downtown redevelopment projects in the nation. With more than 30 years of experience managing and marketing shopping centers, Wardell oversees retail operations for the landmark shopping and dining destination in the heart of Salt Lake City.
A seasoned retail executive, Wardell received her first taste of shopping centers at an Atlanta-based boutique advertising agency. Her clients included Taubman, owner and operator of City Creek Center.
Wardell has played a pivotal role in the grand openings of several high-profile properties, including Polaris Fashion Place, a 1.5-million-square-foot shopping center in Columbus, Ohio. Linda spent nine years with Glimcher Realty Trust, owner of Polaris, and while there opened two shopping centers and earned frequent career promotions, eventually serving as vice president of marketing.
Wardell joined Taubman in January 2007. In Salt Lake City, Wardell is involved in the community including serving on the current Board for the Downtown Alliance, Executive Committee of the Women’s Leadership Institute, Zions Bank Advisory Board and the Business Advisory Board for Westminster College In her spare time, Wardell enjoys hiking, biking and baking for those she loves.