As Ukraine continues to defend itself against an unprovoked and unjustified invasion by Russia, the spiraling consequences of this conflict are impacting trade, travel, supply chains, and more. During the briefing with Senator Mitt Romney and local business leaders provided a strategic geopolitical assessment of the conflict and what business and community leaders should know at this time. Senator Romney serves on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and was one of the first leaders to condemn the Ukraine Invasion and warned about policy missteps leading to this moment.

Additionally, Natalie Gochnour, director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, will provide insight on the expected macroeconomic consequences, as well as the potential impacts sanctions could have at home and abroad.


  • Senator Mitt Romney
  • Natalie Gochnour, director, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah
  • Miles Hansen, president & CEO, World Trade Center Utah
  • Derek Miller, president & CEO, Salt Lake Chamber