About the Summit

The Utah’s Business Diversity Summit, part of the One Utah Summit Series, will engage business and community leaders in efforts to create more diverse and inclusive workplaces. The Summit will feature several significant keynote speakers, substantive breakout sessions, numerous networking opportunities, and insightful resources. Presentations are targeted toward businesses with well-developed Diversity and Inclusion programs, as well as those businesses without current efforts but who want to engage.

Join us to hear from diversity professionals and learn about ways to address diversity and inclusion in Utah businesses.

More agenda details coming soon.

Join Us at This Year’s Event


Facilitating Compassionate Conversations in the Workplace Through a Mental Illness Lens

  • The Black Clinicians
    • Kimberly Applewhite, PsyD
    • Melanie Davis, MS, LCMHC, NBCC
    • Jameson Holman, LMFT;
    • J. Tekulvē Jackson-Vann, LMFT, CFLE
    • LaShawn Williams, LCSW, EdD

The Power of Place: Equity Through Utah’s Educational, Cultural and Environmental Resources

  • Dr. Bethami Dobkin, president, Westminster College
  • Dr. Dax Jacobson, Dean, Bill & Vieve Gore School of Business, Westminster College
  • Jenessa Jimoh, Executive Director, Diversity Inclusion Values Action
  • Jeff Miller, GM, CEO and Owner, Mark Miller Subaru
  • Moderator: Dr. Tamara Stevenson, VP, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Westminster College

How Businesses Can Recruit and Develop More Young Diverse Employees and Talent

  • Meligha Garfield, Director, Black Cultural Center at the University of Utah

Authenticity and Inclusiveness in the Workplace: Embracing Unbiased Standards and Professionalism

  • Latoya Asia, Director, Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning, Dominion Energy
  • Brandon J. Smith, Supervisor of Electric Distribution design – Power Delivery, Dominion Energy Virginia
  • Maria Tamburri, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Dominion Energy

Agility & Leadership of Diverse Teams in Challenging Times

  • Earl Benson, Director, Mission Assurance, Propulsion Systems, Northrop Grumman
  • Tamara Humphries, Vice President, Aerospace Structures, Northrop Grumman
  • Jim Lupica, Site Director Mission Systems, Salt Lake City, Northrop Grumman
  • C. Katie Qian, Director, Air Force Programs, Space Systems, Northrop Grumman
  • Moderator: Kerri Harris, Manager, Human Resources Business Partner, Northrop Grumman

A Framework for Change

  • Becky Potts, Vice President and Regional Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Salt Lake City Branch

Leading DEI with a Unified Voice and Purpose

  • Sara Jones, President, InclusionPro

Unleashing the Potential of Women Employees: Shifting Organizational Cultures

  • Dr. Susan Madsen, Inaugural Karen Haight Huntsman Endowed Professor of Leadership & Director, Utah Women’s Leadership Project

Equity in Care: Addressing Clinical Inequalities

  • Dr. Megan Donohue, Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Intermountain Medical Center
  • Dr. Mike Woodruff, Chief Patient Experience Officer, Intermountain Healthcare

Engaging the Immigrant Community

  • Aden Batar, Director, CCS of Immigration and Refugee Services

Building Public-Private Partnerships to Support Diverse Businesses and Communities

  • Luna Banuri, Executive Director, Utah Muslim Civic League
  • Tracey Dean, Chairwoman of the Board, Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce
  • Daniel Tuutau, Membership & Resources Liaison, Pacific Island Business Alliance
  • Dr. Tamara Stevenson, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Westminster College
  • Moderator: Jevon Gibb, Economic Development Director, Salt Lake County

Building Your Community with Supplier Diversity

  • James Jackson III, Founder & Executive Director, Utah Black Chamber

Utilizing Individuals with Disabilities: What do Supervisors Need to Know?

  • Leah Lobato, Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
  • Jake Marino, Business Relations Supervisor. Utah State Office of Rehabilitation

Building Economic Inclusion by Investing in Social Capital

  • Moderator: Sui Lang L. Panoke, Senior Vice President, Diversity. Equity. Inclusion., Zions Bank
  • Robert Bischoff, EVP, Commercial Banking, Zions Bank
  • Sandra Hollins, Program Manager, Community Engagement and Responsibility, Zions Bank
  • Robert Rendon, Director, Community Engagement and Responsibility, Zions Bank

LGBT-Inclusive Culture at Work: Why Does it Matter?

  • Tracey Dean, Chairwoman of the Board, Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce
  • Olivia Jaramillo, Equality Utah

International Business and Conducting Business with Multiple Cultures

  • Miles Hansen, President & CEO, World Trade Center Utah