The 12th Annual Governor’s

Utah Economic Summit

The Utah Economic Summit engages Utah’s top leaders and decision-makers from the business, government and academic communities with the best business content related to Utah’s robust economy. The summit provides a platform for strategic dialogue related to the current economic impacts and future growth of our business communities.

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Power Presentations

Hear from influential field experts during their rapid fire presentations.

Engaging Breakout Sessions

Learn more from the experts in engaging breakout sessions.

Networking Closing Reception

A unique opportunity to sample and learn about the local food market.

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Featured Speakers

As summit host and featured speaker, Gov. Herbert will deliver a vision of economic prosperity for Utah. Additionally, attendees will hear from thought leaders, experts, innovators and entrepreneurs who are all dedicated to Utah’s success. Past keynote speakers include Arthur Brooks, Pierre Lassonde and Clayton Christensen.

Gary R. Herbert
Governor of Utah
Spencer Cox
Lt. Governor of Utah
Mitch Lowe
Co-Founding Executive of Netflix, and CEO of Movie Pass

Power Presenters

The summit provides sophisticated, dynamic and interactive presenters. Speakers cover a wide range of engaging topics related to Utah’s economic standing, business-related best practices and inspiring personal and corporate success stories. Past speakers have represented Utah companies as well as national business leaders such as eBay.

Carine Clark
President and CEO, Banyan
Richard Barkham, P.h.D
Global Chief Economist, CBRE
Natalie Gochnour
Associate Dean and Director, University of Utah

Breakout Session Speakers

Summit attendees will have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions with Utah’s top leaders and decision-makers from the business, government and academic communities. Individual presenters and panelists will share expertise on Utah’s current business climate and explore critical business topics including, customer experience (CX), sales and marketing, human resources (HR) and visioning.

Melanie McBride
Vice President, Summit Group
Silvia Potempa
Social Media Director, Saxton Horne
Diania Dickerson
Associate Media Director, Saxton Horne
Kaylan Hazlett
Director of Analytics, Saxton Horne
David Blain
President, Saxton Horne
Bryn Ramjoue
Communications Director, Red Butte Garden
Troy Taylor
High Performance Director, U.S. Ski & Snowboard
Kimberlee Carlile
Director of Industry and Talent Initiatives, Governor's Office of Economic Development
Hannah Kearney
Olympic Champion, U.S. Freestyle Ski Team
Tom Kelly
Vice President, Communications, U.S. Ski & Snowboard
Mark Olson
Formerly Vice President Marketing & FIeld Sales, Progressive Leasing
Dayna Hathaway
Vice President, Marketing, Extra Space Storage
Brandon Fugal
Chairman, CBC Advisors
Todd Gardiner
Owner, Taqueria 27
Landon Starr
VP - Head of Data Science, Clearlink
Andrew Park
VP, Customer Experience Strategy, InMoment
Kirk Jowers
Vice President of Corporate Relations and European Markets, doTERRA
Bill Brady
President and CMO, EKR
Blaine Leonard
Technology & Innovation Engineer, Utah Department of Transportation
Jonathan Greene
Managing Partner, CX Tech & Analytics, RocketSource
Chase Winder
Government Relations, Qualtrics
Garrett Clark
Director of Operations, Silicon Slopes
Nick Stagge
Head of B2B Marketing, ExpertVoice
Stephen Lisonbee
Workforce Development Division Director, The Department of Workforce Services
Ginger Chinn
Managing Director, Urban and Rural Business Services, Governor's Office of Economic Development
Mitch Macfarlane
Chief Operating Officer, Instructure
Eric Rea
Cofounder and CEO, Podium
Theresa Foxley
President/CEO, EDC Utah
Jeff Jacobson
Chief Operating Officer, Costa Vida
David Christiansen
AVP Sales Manager, SBA Department
Beth Colosimo
Executive Director, Salt Lake Community College
Sara Jones
CEO, Burbley
Melanie Webb
PR Manager and Editor, The Outsider, KÜHL
Don Willie
Director, Emerging Leaders Initiative
Christine Richman
Principal, GSBS Consulting
Todd Reece
Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP
Logan Sutherland
Vice President, Human Resources, Nelson Laboratories
J.D. Conway
Head of Talent Acquisition, BambooHR
Stephen D. Neeleman, MD
Founder and Vice Chairman, HealthEquity
Kelly Cahoon
Chef, SaltnCopper
Kathy Hajeb
Assistant Professor & Director, University of Utah
Matt Ward
Marketing Director, Momentum Indoor Climbing
Cathy Donahoe
VP, Human Resources, Domo
Nicole Thurman
Vice President, Talent Management, CHG Healthcare
Megen Ralphs
Director of Human Resources, MSC Aerospace
Mark Hunter
Best Selling Author: High Profit Prospecting
Tim Sullivan
Principal, Township + Range
Tom Millar
Transportation Planner III, SLC Transportation Division


Summit onsite registration begins at 7:00 a.m. in the main hall just outside the Grand Ballroom. A continental breakfast will be available until 8:30 a.m.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our amazing sponsors.

Become a Sponsor

For sponsorship opportunities for this year’s summit, contact:

Barbie Converse
Events Sponsorship Director