The 2023 Class of Leadership Utah concluded on July 12, 2023 with graduation ceremonies celebrating the completion of the Salt Lake Chamber’s signature leadership program. Leadership Utah is an exclusive experience for mid- and upper-level management professionals to gain insight into the opportunities and challenges facing our state and become more engaged leaders.

Over the last year, the Leadership Utah cohort of public and private sector participants expanded their network, heard from key community leaders, and learned how best to support our ever-changing society.

Participants were selected on a range of criteria that included work experience, a demonstrated interest in community engagement, Chamber affiliation, and future aspirations to serve on boards and advance within their organization.

The topics covered during the program included: Arts, Sports and Entertainment; Community Service; Crime and Law Enforcement; Economic Development; Education and Technology; Environment and Infrastructure; Government; Health Care; Military and Tourism; and Religion and Culture.

To learn more about the Leadership Utah experience, click here.

Class of 2023:

  • Jeff Aird, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Salt Lake Community College
  • Nick Bassett, VP Population Health Services, Intermountain Health
  • Natalie Bowen, Public Policy Coordinator, Salt Lake Chamber
  • Cammie Cable, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, Intermountain Health
  • Nicole Carpenter, Director, Women’s Leadership Institute
  • Catie Casson, Corporate Training Administrator, Utah Transit Authority
  • Janice Co, Senior VP of Small Business, WCF Insurance
  • Joseph A Cranford, Truss Location Manager, Sunpro
  • Dustin Daugherty, Director, Market Entry & Global Engagement, World Trade Center Utah
  • Chaz A. Denbow, Agent, American Express
  • Mark Edgley, VP – Commercial Banking, Wells Fargo
  • Mike Favero, Manager, Pre Construction, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Dominion Energy
  • Dereck S. Jacobs, Credit Manager, Zions Bank
  • Sascha T. Jarrard, Assistant Director of Sales, Hilton Salt Lake City Center
  • Jeremy D. Kartchner, SVP, PR and Organizational Communications, Mountain America Credit Union
  • Jeremiah Lafranca, Executive Director – Greater Salt Lake, American Red Cross
  • Kristen Lavelett, Business Development Manager, Downtown Alliance
  • Richard B. Leverett, Esq., , AT&T
  • Jenean Lindley, Office Manager and Executive Projects, Salt Lake Chamber
  • Waylund Ludlow, Division Manager, Bridgesource LLC
  • Tyler Mathis, Relationship Manager Commercial Banking , Hillcrest Bank
  • Curtis D. McGee, Relationship Manager, VP, Wells Fargo
  • Kate Moss, Senior Vice President Market Executive, Bank of America
  • Rod D. Nease, Regional VP – Region 14, Sunbelt Rentals
  • Jeff Page, Finance Manager, Canopy
  • Julia Breinholt Pappas, Marketing and Communication Director, World Trade Center Utah
  • Mikalyn Paulson, Director of Client Success, Integrated Companies
  • Samantha Pero, Head of Product, Cricut
  • Ryan Prows, Director of Real Estate, Ivory Homes
  • Tammy Rasmussen, General Manager, Hamilton Partners
  • Cory Robinson, Branch Manager, America First Credit Union
  • W. Reed Ryan, Executive Director, The Utah Asphalt Pavement Association
  • Jenny Sass, Marketing Specialist, my529
  • Erin H. Schaub, Executive Director of Digital Business and Engagement, Deseret Book Company
  • Lindsay M. Scherer, Airport Communications Manager, Salt Lake City International Airport
  • Erik Simper, Associate Director, CBRE
  • Michael Sobczak, Communications Manager, Wasatch Front Regional Council
  • Matt Stacey, VP, IT Application Services, WCF Insurance
  • Sally Steed, Director of Sales, Deseret News
  • Adam Suess, VP, Government Relations, Grand America Hotels & Resorts
  • Taylor Turner, Corporate Counsel, SelectHealth
  • Pam Varney, Business Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco / Salt Lake City Branch
  • Sarah Vaughn, Attorney, Fabian VanCott
  • Megan Walker-Young, Operations Manager, BW Productions
  • Terese Walton, Managing Director, Gaddis Investments
  • Ruchi M. Watson, Managing Director, Goff Strategic Leadership Center, David Eccles School of Business
  • Marianne N. White, Claims and Provider Operations AVP, SelectHealth
  • Heather Wybrow, SVP, Servicing , Prestige Financial