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The 14th 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 most relevant business content to help bolster Utah’s robust economy. The Summit provides a platform for strategic dialogue related to current economic impacts and future growth of Utah’s business communities.

Celebrating Gov. Herbert’s Economic Accomplishments and Looking Forward to What Utah Is Becoming

Join us as we celebrate the business accomplishments of Utah’s 17th governor, Gary R. Herbert, America’s currently serving, longest-tenured governor. See how Gov. Herbert’s vision in 2009 has become a reality in 2020, and join the governor and other Utah leaders as we set our sights on Utah’s bright economic future.

2020 Speakers


Gary R. Herbert
Governor of Utah
Spencer J. Cox
Lt. Governor of Utah

Richard Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

Karen Duffin

Reporter, NPR's Planet Money

Robert Smith

Reporter, NPR's Planet Money

Scott Miller

EVP of Thought Leadership, FranklinCovey

Joel Peterson

Founding Partner & Chairman of Peterson Partners

Gail Miller

Owner and Chairman, Larry H. Miller Group of Companies

Natalie Gochnour

Associate Dean, University of Utah

Q. Val Hale

Executive Director, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Miles Hansen

President & CEO, World Trade Center Utah


Kent Andersen

Director, Davis County Community & Economic Development

Angie Balfour

CPO, Weave

David Carlebach

VP of International Investment, World Trade Center Utah

Colby Cooley

Director of Global Strategy & Outreach, EDCUtah

Mindi Cox

Senior Vice President, People & Great Work, O.C. Tanner Company

Theresa Foxley

President & CEO, EDCUtah

Emma Houston

Chair, MLK Commission Director

Sid Krommenhoek

General Partner, Album VC

Chris Roybal

President, Northern Utah Economic Alliance

Cydni Tetro

CEO, ForgeDX and President, Women Tech Council

Randal O’Toole

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

James Watanabe

Vice President, Watanabe Enterprises

Holin Wilbanks

Economic Development Director, Weber County

Our 2020 Agenda

7:00 a.m. Check-In and Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Welcome to the Summit and Morning Plenary Session I

10:30 a.m. Break/Networking

10:45 a.m. Morning Breakout Sessions

11:30 a.m. Break/Networking

11:45 a.m. Lunch and Plenary Session II

1:30 p.m. Startup Pitch

3:00 p.m. Break/Networking

3:15 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Session

4:00 p.m. Made in Utah Closing Reception

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