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Jordan Andrew
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Jordan Andrew is a Private Wealth Advisor and member of Sagemark Consulting Private Wealth Services within Lincoln Financial Advisors. He provides comprehensive fee-based financial planning and assists business owners and affluent families in identifying where the gaps and missed opportunities exist.

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afesa adams

Afesa Adams
Alumna
MS Psychology; Ph.D. Psychology

Afesa Adams received a B.A. in Psychology from Weber State University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Psychology from The University of Utah. She has held faculty and administrative positions at the University of Florida, The University of Utah, and the University of North Florida.

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brooke adams

Brooke Adams
Alumna
MS Human Development and Social Policy

Brooke Adams is an award-winning veteran reporter who has covered everything from local government to technology and polygamy during the course of her career. Adams currently covers federal courts, the state prison system, adoption issues and breaking news for The Salt Lake Tribune. She previously worked for the Deseret News, The Salt Lake Observer and the Utah County Journal.

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steve alder

Steve Alder
Alumnus
BS Environment and Behavior
MS Family Ecology

Stephen C. Alder, Ph.D., is a two time graduate of the College of Social and Behavior Sciences at the University of Utah through the Department of Family and Consumer Studies. He received a Bachelor of Science in Environment and Behavior 1992 and a Master of Science in Family Ecology 1996.

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irwin altman

Irwin Altman
Friend of CSBS

Irwin Altman earned a bachelor's from New York University in 1951. He continued to pursue his studies in psychology at the University of Maryland, where he earned a master's and a Ph.D. in 1957.

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douglas l anderton

Douglas L. Anderton
Alumnus
BS Economics
MS Economics
Ph.D. Sociology

Dr. Douglas L. Anderton, a renowned researcher in the growing field of social epidemiology and epigenetics, is the Chair of the Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina.

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mark arego

Mark Arego
Alumnus
BS Sociology

Mark graduated from the Master of Social Work program in 2013, after completing two undergraduate degrees in Social Work and Sociology. He now works for Salt Lake County Felony Drug Court as a case manager. His ultimate goal is to a therapist within drug court program.

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baldwin auck

Sara Baldwin Auck
Alumna
BS Environmental and Sustainability Studies

As IREC's Regulatory Program Director, Sara is responsible for managing the development of IREC's regulatory strategy, establishing priorities for engagement, and assisting with the strategy implementation.

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desmond barker

Desmond C. Barker
Friend of CSBS

Desmond C. Barker is the president of Des Barker Associates, Inc., which provides public relations, government affairs, and business-to-business marketing consulting to the tourism, land development, manufacturing, mining, and telecommunications industries, areas he has specialized in for 12 years. He serves on the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce government affairs and transportation committees, among others.

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jason barlow

Jason Barlow
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Jason Barlow has been a U fan since childhood and is passing along his enthusiasm for the University of Utah to his children. A founding member of The MUSS, he treasures the camaraderie and tight-knit family of sports fans that have become his lifelong friends. 

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bob bennett

Senator Bob Bennett
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Senator Bennett graduated from the University of Utah in 1957 with a bachelor's in political science and served as the student body president. In 2005, Bennett was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University's commencement.

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darady bitter

Darady Bitter
Alumna
BS Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology

Darady Bitter received her bachelor's degree in human development and family studies in 2009. She then went on to receive her master's in social work at the University of Texas-Austin.

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james bjorkman

James Bjorkman
Alumnus
BS Political Science

D. James Bjorkman, '05 Political Science, is a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. He works in the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana where he is the Political and Economic Counselor to the Ambassador. He has previously worked at the embassy in Nicaragua as Immigrant Visa Unit Chief and American Citizen Services Unit Chief and in several U.S. Department of State offices in Washington, D.C.

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roger boyer

Roger Boyer
Alumnus
BS Economics

As Chairman of The Boyer Company, Roger serves as a director and advisor to The Boyer Company. Under Boyer's direction The Boyer Company has developed more than 30 million square feet of commercial projects throughout the Intermountain West, including office buildings, shopping centers, medical offices, hotels, apartments, and special use facilities.

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j. ralph brown

The Bright Future Foundation
Friend of CSBS

The Bright Future Foundation is a registered US non-profit organization and works to make a quality education more readily accessible to students domestically and those living in developing nations. This effort is based on the belief that education empowers individuals to pull themselves out of poverty.

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breton

Ana Breton
BS Film Studies

Ana Breton is a Director of Photography & Editor for comedy series, TV and documentaries. Currently, she lives in New York and works as the Digital Administrator/Producer for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

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j. ralph brown

J. Ralph Brown
Friend of CSBS

J. Ralph Brown graduated from the University of Utah in 1935. While at the U, he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, served as a class officer, business manager of the campus magazine, and was selected to be part of both Skull and Bones and Owl and Key groups.

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david buhler

David Buhler

Alumnus
BS Political Science
Ph.D. Political Science

David L. Buhler was named as the eighth Commissioner of Higher Education by the Utah State Board of Regents in 2012. As Commissioner he is responsible for making recommendations to, and implementing the policies of, the State Board of Regents, which is the governing board of Utah's eight public colleges and universities.

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david burton

H. David Burton

Alumnus
BS Economics

H. David Burton received his degree in economics. Early in his career, he worked for the Utah Tax Commission and for Kennecott Copper. In 1977, he was hired by the LDS Church as an assistant budget officer.

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julie burton

Julie Burton

Alumna
BS Political Science

Julie Burton leads the Women’s Media Center in its efforts to create a level playing field for women and girls through media monitoring, training, advocacy, original content, and the promotion of women and girls as media experts. She is the Executive Producer of Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan on iTunes and the Editor in Chief of WMC Press.

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Colleen Cluff Caputo
Alumna
BS Family and Consumer Studies

Colleen Cluff Caputo, born and raised in Salt Lake City, is one of the granddaughters of the second president of Brigham Young University, Benjamin Cluff, Jr. Her parents were Magdalen Reiser Mackintosh and Waldo Cullimore Cluff.

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rick carter

Richard A. Carter
Alumnus
BS Geography

A native of Salt Lake City, Utah and a current resident of Arlington, Virginia, Rick Carter graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Utah's College of Social and Behavioral Science in Geography/Urban Planning and a Master's Degree in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University. He also affiliated with and was president of the Delta Sigma chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

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Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Rebecca Chavez-Houck
Alumna
MS Public Administration

A Utah native, Rebecca Chavez-Houck holds a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication and a Master of Public Administration (MPA), both from the University of Utah. She has represented Salt Lake City's District 24 in the Utah House of Representatives since 2008 and focuses on public policy related to health and human services as well as voter engagement and access.

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Edward R. Christensen

Edward R. Christensen
Alumnus
BS Anthropology
MS Anthropology
Ph.D. Anthropology

Edward R. Christensen has achieved wide intellectual accomplishments in a variety of academic and professional fields and is devoted to civic and social service. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1948 with a B.S. in Chemistry and an M.S. in Chemistry in 1949. Edward then completed his Ph.D. in Anthropology in 2009.

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corradini

Deedee Corradini
Alumna
BS Psychology

Deedee Corradini was born Margaret Louise McMullen (although Deedee was a childhood nickname) in Providence, Rhode Island. She attended school in Lebanon and Syria for 11 years as a child. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Drew University in 1965, and a Masters degree in Psychology from the University of Utah.

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amanda covington

Amanda K. Covington
Alumnus
HBS Mass Communications
MPA

Amanda Covington is Senior Vice President of Communications and Government Relations for Vista Outdoor Inc., a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has well-recognized brands that provide consumers with a range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products.

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mitchell cox

Mitchell Cox
Alumnus
BS Psychology

Mitchell Cox graduated with an Honors B.S. in Psychology from the University of Utah in December 2014. Passionate about people and technology, Mitchell enjoys building great tech products that provide exceptional user experiences. Outside of his professional work, Mitchell coaches CrossFit, is passionate about sexual assault education and prevention, and enjoys Utah’s beautiful outdoors.

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bill crim

Bill Crim
Alumnus
BA Political Science

Bill Crim serves as President and CEO of United Way of Salt Lake (UWSL). Most recently, he worked as UWSL's Senior Vice President of Collective Impact and Public Policy. He has worked for over 23 years on issues related to economic opportunity, health care, education and poverty – first as a research fellow for the Coalition on Human Needs in Washington, D.C. and then as a researcher, policy analyst, community organizer, lobbyist, and executive director for Utah Issues.

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christine currey

Christine A. Currey
Alumna
BS Psychology

Christine Currey (7/24/50 - 12/22/14) grew up in Lewiston, New York. She graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan where she was Phi Beta Kappa. She studied clinical psychology at the University of Vermont and then at the University of Utah where she received a master's degree and a Ph.D.

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marlowe dazley

Robert Dahle
Alumnus
BS Political Science

From 1989 through 2009 Rob served as President of Dahle Management Corporation (dba Dahle’s Big & Tall Clothing). Dahle’s operated 43 locations in 12 states.  Served on the board of Big & Tall Associates for 12 years, 6 as President, was a member of the Downtown Retail Merchants Association and on the Board of The Cottonwood Country Club, serving as President from 2012-2013. He is currently involved in real estate management.

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marlowe dazley

Marlowe Dazley
Alumnus
BS Health, Society and Policy

Marlowe Dazley is senior vice president and senior managing director at PNC Bank and leads PNC's healthcare consulting division, providing management expertise and advisory services for healthcare payers and providers. PNC is one of the first major banks to offer specialized consulting services for the healthcare industry.

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ron dichter

Ron Dichter
Alumnus
BS Consumer Studies, Family Economics

Ron Eliot Dichter is a serial entrepreneur who got his start while still attending the University of Utah. His first venture, Eliot Management Group (e-mg.com), was sold by Mr. Dichter in 2010 and still operates in 15 states today.

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jim divver

Jim Divver
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Jim Divver is the Senior Vice President of Government Relations for Zions Bank (NASDAQ: ZION). He oversees all aspects of the government relations for leveraging the customer base in the Zions Bank footprint. His efforts have yielded over $2.7 billion in revenue for Zions. He is a member of the company's Zions lnsurance Committee and Trust Committee.

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jeff dixon

Jeff Dixon
Alumnus
BS Political Science, Economics

Jeff Dixon received Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and Political Science and a graduate degree in Public Policy from the University of Utah. While attending college Jeff was awarded the Young Alumni Association Outstanding Senior Award for the College of Social and Behavioral Science.

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janine donald

Janine Donald
Alumna
MPA

Janine is the Executive Director at Splore, a nonprofit adventure company which specializes in providing life-changing outdoor adventures for people of all abilities. Donald is an alumna of Pacific University in Oregon and in 2012, received her Master in Public Administration from the University of Utah.

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mike dowdle

Mike Dowdle
Alumnus
BA Political Science

In March 2012, Mike Dowdle was named Vice President, Business Affairs and General Counsel of Bonneville International Corporation. He brings with him nearly thirty years of experience in the legal arena, with much of that focused on intellectual property rights and other legal issues relating to the music and media industries.

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stuart dye  Stuart S. Dye

Alumnus
BS Political Science

Stuart S. Dye graduated cum laude with his bachelor's degree in 1961. He currently practices in the areas of U.S. legislative and administrative law, international commercial transactions and projects. Dye represents domestic and multi-national corporations, trade associations and not-for-profit entities involved in transportation, energy, homeland and maritime security and emergency preparedness and response. 

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jed elison

Jed Elison
Alumnus
BA Psychology

Jed T. Elison was born in Blackfoot, Idaho. With the exception of a formative year spent in Boston as a young child (developing into a Red Sox fan), he grew up in southeast Idaho. While both of his parents and 3 of his 5 older brothers took bachelors degrees from Brigham Young University, Jed earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology (2005) and English Literature (2005) from the University of Utah.

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tj ellerbeck

TJ Ellerbeck
Alumnus
BS Political Science

TJ Ellerbeck was born and raised in Salt Lake County. His interest in politics began while he was attending Cottonwood High School, where he became Vice President of the local Young Democrats chapter and landed an internship with Pete Ashdown's campaign for United States Senate in 2006.

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keith embray

Keith Embray
Alumnus
MS Sociology

Keith Embray is in his first year at Penn State University, as the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Welfare and Development (SWD), having been hired to the post in August 2015.

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dan england Dan England

Alumnus
BA Political Science

Dan England earned a bachelor's in political science in 1971 and a juris doctorate in 1974 from the University of Utah. While attending Utah he was a member of Beta Epsilon chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity.

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matt eyring

Matt Eyring
Alumnus
BS Economics

As Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at Vivint Inc., Matt oversees the Vivint Innovation Center and leads the company's strategy and growth initiatives for the smart home.

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terri fain

Terri Fain
Alumna
BS Anthropology
MS Sociology

Terri "T. C." Fain trained at the Skinner Museum of Art, Palo Alto Artist's League and University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She has also benefited from working with local artists and their styles including the abstraction of John Grillo, spare eastern beauty of Q Holmes, classical style of Barbara Johnson and spontanaiety of Louise Minks.

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karen fairbanks

Karen White Fairbanks
Alumna
BS Home Economics

Karen White Fairbanks, a lifelong resident of Ogden, manages Fairbanks, Inc., a national purchasing cooperative in the underground piping industry, with her husband Rick. Previously, they owned and operated the industrial piping firm W.R. White Company.

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chris gamvroulas

Chris Gamvroulas
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Chris Gamvroulas is president of Ivory Development, the land acquisition and development affiliate for Ivory Homes. He joined Ivory Homes in 1993, and was appointed president of Ivory Development in 1996.

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christian gardner

Christian Gardner
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Christian Gardner is president and CEO of The Gardner Company, a full service real estate company specializing in the development of corporate office, retail, industrial and medical buildings. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and holds a master of science in real estate development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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kem gardner

Kem C. Gardner
Alumnus
BA Political Science

Kem C. Gardner earned a bachelor's in political science from the University of Utah in 1967 and a juris doctor from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1970.

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luis garza

Luis Garza
Alumnus
BS Economics
MPA

Luis Garza has been involved in community affairs for the past 10 years. Prior to working at Comunidades Unidas, he worked for the SLC Mayor's Office of Diversity & Human Rights, The State Office of Ethnic Affairs, and the University of Utah Hospital.

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robert gay

Robert C. Gay
Alumnus
BA Economics

Bob Gay earned a bachelor's in economics from the University of Utah in 1976. In 1982, Gay graduated from Harvard University with a Ph.D. in business economics and then taught economics at Harvard for two years as a research fellow.

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gelwix

Larry Gelwix
Alumnus
BS Economics

Mr. Gelwix joined Greenhill in 2008. Prior to joining Greenhill, Larry was with Lehman Brothers where he focused on a variety of M&A and corporate finance transactions. Larry works primarily with industrial and aerospace & defense-oriented clients and his background includes working in the commercial aerospace industry.

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marsha gilford

Marsha Gilford
Alumna
BS Anthropology
BS Psychology

Marsha Gilford, Southwest Regional Director, Corporate Affairs for The Kroger Co., oversees government affairs, media relations, philanthropy and community relations for 139 Smith's store communities throughout a seven-state operational area. She has held her position as VP for the past 20 years.

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caroline gleich

Caroline Gleich
Alumna
BS Anthropology

Caroline Gleich moved west from the frozen hills of Minnesota age at 15 and began to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a professional skier. Now she is sponsored by the likes of Patagonia, Zeal Optics, Clif Bar, Atomic skis, Thule, Nemo, Glide stand up paddle boards, Quickblade paddles, among others, and shreds with the best nearly every day of the season.

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natalie gochnour

Natalie Gochnour
Alumna
BS Economics
MS Economics

Natalie Gochnour earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees in economics in 1984 and 1988 from the University of Utah.

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oakley gordon

Oakley Gordon
Alumnus
BS Psychology
MS Psychology
Ph.D. Psychology

Oakley Gordon received his bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Utah. He is now an adjunct professor of the department studying the epistemology of the indigenous people who live in remove villages in the high Andes of Peru.

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natalie de guzman

Natalie de Guzman
Alumna
BS Human Development and Family Studies

Natalie de Guzman received her bachelor's degree in human development and family studies in 2009. She was then accepted into UC Davis for her master's program, and earned her degree in human development in 2010.

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lindsay hadley

Lindsay Hadley
Alumna
BS Sociology

In just ten years, Lindsay Hadley has become one of the most sought-after consultants and producers in the nonprofit sector. Early in her career, she facilitated dozens of international humanitarian projects in Kenya, Peru, Mexico, and Thailand. 

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laurence hammel Laury F. Hammel

Alumnus
BS Political Science

Laury was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and is a graduate of the University of Utah where he played on the nationally ranked tennis team. His parents, Lee and Ruby, met playing on the U tennis courts and both are members of the Utah Tennis Hall of Fame.

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mark hardy

Mark Hardy
Alumnus
HBS Political Science, Economics

Mark Hardy joined Aurora Capital Group in 1993. Previously, Hardy was a consultant for Bain & Company, where he helped develop and implement growth strategies and cost reduction programs for companies in a variety of industries.

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brian haslam

Benjamin Hart
Alumnus
BS Political Science
BS Economics
MS Economics

Benjamin Hart is deputy director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). Hart helps develop the strategic direction of the office. He oversees corporate recruitment and incentives, the International Trade and Diplomacy Office, the State Trade Expansion Program and various other programs designed to help expand Utah’s economy.

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brian haslam

Brian Haslam
Alumnus
BS Geography
MS Geography

Brian Haslam earned his bachelor's degree from Geography in 1986, followed by his master's degree from Geography with a GIS emphasis in 1990 from the University of Utah. In 1986, he established Azteca Systems, Inc. to provide mapping update services for the US Forest Service Geometronics national mapping center located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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henriksen

Carol Heap
Alumnus
Home Economics Education

Caro graduated from the University of Utah, magna cum laude, in home economics education in 1978.  She was a member of Omicron Nu, the honor society for home economics majors (now known as Kappa Omicron Nu).  She taught for one year at Hillcrest High School from 1978 to 1979.  She married David Heap in 1979, and after the end of the school year, they moved to the Washington, D.C. area for nine years, and then to Phoenix, Arizona in 1988.

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henriksen

Ron Henriksen
Alumnus
BA Political Science

Ron Henriksen received his bachelor's degree from the U in political science. He went on to co-found Henriksen/Butler Design, a contract furniture business, with Steve Butler in 1980, and the company became one of the leading distributors in the Intermountain West.

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florian hernandez

Florian Hernandez
Alumna
MPP

Florian Hernandez is the Executive Director for Philippines Humanitarian, a non-profit organization, providing funding for the education of impoverished children in the Philippines. She holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Utah State University.

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tom henteleff

Tom Henteleff
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Tom Henteleff received his J.D. law degree from the University of California Law School (Boalt Hall) in 1968.  He received a B.S. degree (magna cum laude) and a Certificate in International Relations from the University of Utah in 1965.  He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies upon graduation from University of Utah.

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phyllis hockett

Phyllis Hockett
Alumna
MPA

Phyllis Hockett is a dedicated philanthropist, and believes in the transformative power of generosity – the generosity of volunteers and of donors. Her philosophy of nonprofit sustainability is founded on the principle of abundance and the enormous potential that generosity holds for our world and the nonprofit organizations that serve it.

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hopkins

Gregory Hopkins
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Gregory L. Hopkins is the President and CEO of GLH Partners, and a Partner at Galileo Fiduciary Wealth Management.  Mr. Hopkins has been a senior executive in several enterprises over a 30-year career in business and government, including Chief Operating Officer at Anolinx, a clinical research firm, Senior Vice President at Energy Solutions (NYSE symbol ES), a worldwide energy services company.

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kelsey howard

Kelsey Howard
Alumna
BS Geography, Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Kelsey Howard is currently attending graduate school at the University of Utah in the geography department. Her Master's research is focused on studying paleoecology and spring productivity in Utah's west desert by reconstructing past fire and vegetation histories, as well as past climates through the use of pollen and charcoal from wetland sediments.

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kevin huff

Andrew L. Howell
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Andrew L. Howell is a Managing Partner with the Salt Lake City law firm of York Howell & Guymon. Mr. Howell represents clients with respect to estate planning, probate and estate administration matters, charitable giving, and sophisticated business and tax planning matters.

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kevin huff Kevin Huff

Alumnus
BS Political Science

Kevin B. Huff specializes in complex commercial and business litigation in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Mr. Huff represents both plaintiffs and defendants in litigating cases involving business fraud and unfair trade practices, contract and other commercial disputes, disputes arising out of business negotiations and investments, partnership disputes, accounting fraud and malpractice, securities fraud, fiduciary duty and Delaware corporate law, shareholder challenges to corporate transactions, creditor and debtor law, and intellectual property.

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mickey ibarra

Mickey Ibarra
Friend of CSBS

For Mickey Ibarra, advocacy has always been a way of life. It was in that role he honed the leadership skills that led him to the White House senior staff of President Bill Clinton, the creation of his own business and the development of the Latino Leaders Network.

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clark ivory

Clark D. Ivory
Alumnus
BA Political Science

Clark D. Ivory earned a bachelor's in political science from the University of Utah in 1988, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. His academic pursuits continued at Harvard, where he earned an MBA in 1992.

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Ellis Ivory

Ellis Ivory
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Ellis R. Ivory ( B.S. Political Science) is the founder and retired CEO of Ivory Homes, Utah's top homebuilder for 22 consecutive years, with nearly 50 locations along the Wasatch Front and St. George. Ellis began his real estate business in 1964, after graduating from the University of Utah.

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mark james

Mark James
Alumnus
MPA

Mark James is Honeywell's senior vice president of Human Resources, Procurement and Communications, a position he was appointed to in November 2007. Honeywell is a $40B diversified technology and manufacturing company serving customers in aerospace, automation control, automotive and chemical industries.

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douglas jamison

Douglas W. Jamison
Alumnus
MS Economics

Mr. Jamison has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for the Harris and Harris Group since January 2009; as President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2005 to December 2008; as Treasurer from March 2005 to May 2008; as a Managing Director since January 2004; as Chief Financial Officer from January 2005 to December 2007; and as Vice President from September 2002 to December 2004.

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james jardine

James Jardine
Alumnus
HBA Political Science

Mr. Jardine was named Outstanding Lawyer of the Year by the Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for 2006. He was selected by the Utah Bar Commission as the recipient of the Bar's Distinguished Lawyer of the Year award for 2005. Mr. Jardine is recognized in Chambers USA in Litigation: General Commercial (Band 1).

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bruce jenkins

Judge Bruce S. Jenkins
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Judge Bruce S. Jenkins graduated magna cum laude in political science from the University of Utah in 1949, and went on to earn a juris doctor from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1952 where he wrote for the Utah Law Review.

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joe

Jeffrey Joe
Alumnus
MS Psychology

Jeffrey Joe graduated in 2000 with a Master’s of Science degree in Psychology.  Since then, he has been working as a Human Factors Scientist at Idaho National Laboratory, studying people working with specialized technologies in high-consequence, complex operating environments, and evaluating the human-technology interactions to make the technologies more user-friendly and the operating environments safer.

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dave jones

Dave Jones
Alumnus
MPA

Dave Jones is a co-founder of Pathway Associates, a regional fundraising consulting firm specializing in capital campaigns. With over twenty years of fund raising experience, and nearly forty capital and major gift campaigns to his credit, Jones brings a wealth of experience to his clients and a sincere passion for their causes.

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garth jones

Garth N. Jones
Friend of CSBS

Dr. Jones is a prolific author and has published over 200 articles, monographs, and books covering topics in public policy and comparative administration with focus on Pakistan and Indonesia, as well as numerous articles on Mormon history and culture.

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len jordan  Len Jordan

Alumnus
BS Economics

Len Jordan earned BS degrees in economics and finance from the University of Utah. Len served on the boards of twelve early-stage companies and on behalf of Frazier Technology Ventures currently serves on the board of Control4 (CTRL - Nasdaq).

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siegfried karsten

Siegfried Karsten
Alumnus
MS Economics
Ph.D. Economics

Siegfried Karsten earned three degrees from the University of Utah including a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1958, a master's degree in economics in 1962, and a Ph.D. in 1970 in economics.

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farnaz kashefi

Farnaz Kashefi
Alumna
BA Political Science

Farnaz (Nanaz) Kashefi was born in Tehran, Iran and raised in Utah after her parents transferred to the University of Utah to pursue their respective Masters degrees in 1986. Ms. Kashefi graduated with a Bachelor's Degree (BA) in Political Science and a Certificate in International Relations in 2000.

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nanci klein

Nanci Klein
Alumna
MS Psychology
Ph.D. Psychology

Dr. Nanci C. Klein is well known in the Salt Lake City, Utah community as a clinician, educator, and advocate. She has worked in the mental health field since 1973, receiving her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Utah in 1985. Dr. Klein has maintained a private out-patient psychotherapy practice in Salt Lake City, Utah since 1986, having co-founded the Utah Institute for Psychotherapy and Training.

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brent knudsen Terri Klug

Alumna
BS Geography

Teri Klug founded her consulting practice in 2013. Strategic Development LLC is a company focused on creating meaningful partnerships for the companies she serves. The company assists its clients in all facets of business creation and expansion, and provides meaningful and timely relationship management and resources.  

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brent knudsen

Brent Knudsen
Alumnus
BA Economics

Brent Knudsen is the managing partner and founder of Partnership Capital Growth. Prior to founding Partnership Capital Growth in 2006, Brent was one of the original partners at North Castle Partners, a leading private equity firm targeting investments in healthy living.

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kelly ko

Kelly Ko
Alumnus
Ph.D. Developmental Psychology

Kelly J. Ko grew up in the great Pacific Northwest where at a very young age developed an interest in the healthcare field. As a result, throughout high school and college Ko started working as a nursing assistant where he developed a passion for serving the elderly and an intense curiosity of how we age.

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Brent Larsen
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Brent Larsen is an attorney and partner at Deaner, Malan, Larsen & Ciulla in Las Vegas, Nevada. Brent's areas of legal practice are Real Property Law, Eminent Domain, Probate Litigation, Trust Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Business Organization and Real Estate Transactions. Brent holds bar admissions to the States of Nevada and Utah in addition to the U.S. District Court Districts of Nevada and Utah as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit.

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 brandon lee  

Brandon Lee
Alumnus
BA Political Science
BS Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Director, Environmental and Economic Policy and Regulation, Lee leads and manages projects related to environmental, regulatory, economic, and security risk-related issues for ABS Consulting, a maritime risk firm. He has led projects analyzing environmental impacts in the Western U.S., regional, national, and international air emissions and climate change, air and water regulations.

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don lewon

Don Lewon
Alumnus
BS Geography

Don Lewon has been an exemplary leader in and supporter of the University, the College, and the community. He received a B.S. in Geography from The University of Utah.

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tomas limbos

Tomas Limbos
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Born the ninth of 18 pregnancies, Tomas Zamora Limbos was the only surviving child into adulthood. He lost several of his siblings to the Cholera Epidemic in the Philippines. In order to save their son, Limbos' parents pooled their money together and sent him to the USA.

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jeremy lindsey Jeremy Lindsey
Alumnus
MS International Affairs and Global Enterprise

Jeremy Lindsey is a winner of the 2017 Utah Business Magazine CXO of the Year award and AE Magazine's Top 40 Under 40.

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lauren littlefield

Lauren Littlefield
Alumna
BS Political Science

A Utah native, Lauren has been working in Democratic politics since 2004. Lauren's passion for social justice & equality and her desire for change drew her to politics and campaigning.

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tom love

Tom Love
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Tom Love received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Utah. He is now is the President and CEO of Love Communications, a full-service advertising and communications agency focused on helping clients form strong bonds with their customers, consumers, and communities.

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steve mangum

Stephen L. Mangum
Alumnus
Friend of CSBS

Stephen L. Mangum is the Dean of the Haslam College of Business and the Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair at the University of Tennessee. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in human resource management from the University of Utah.

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keith martin

Keith W. Martin
Alumnus
BS Psychology

Dr. Keith W. Martin is the retired Director and Chief Export Officer of International Sales for Martin Door Manufacturing, a Utah Manufacturer of garage doors. He has traveled to, established and trained distributors for Martin's patented Finger Shield™ garage door in over 60 countries. Martin has door installations in over 80 countries through a network of distributors.

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matt martinez

Matt Martinez
Alumnus
BS Sociology
BS Economics

As a student Matt Martinez earned a degree in Sociology and a second in Economics while significantly contributing to the University of Utah Football team as a linebacker and team captain. Matt's success has continued post-graduation as he has excelled as a Regional Account Sales Executive for ADP Payroll and Business Solutions in Salt Lake City.

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martinez

Theresa Martinez
Friend
Professor of Sociology

Theresa Martinez completed her Ph.D. in Sociology in 1990 at the University of New Mexico and is currently Associate Professor of Sociology and former Assistant Vice President for Academic Outreach at the University of Utah. Her teaching and research deal with issues of race, class and gender, deviant behavior, juvenile delinquency, and popular culture.

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sean meegan

Jon McEachran
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Jon McEachran is the founder and CEO of VIP Inc. (Vidal Street Industrial Park Inc) in Sarnia, Ontario Canada.  His company of 40 employees provides industrial rail, trucking and warehousing services to several multinational companies including Exxon Mobil and Shell Canada.

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sean meegan

Sean Meegan
Alumnus
MS Psychology
Ph.D. Psychology

Sean Meegan was born and spent his childhood in New York and moved around a good deal. He did a BS in Psychology at St. Louis University in 1993 and a PhD in Developmental Psychology at the U. in 1999.

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leonidas ralph mecham

Leonidas Ralph Mecham
Alumnus
BS Political Science
MPA

Leonidas Mecham graduated from the University of Utah with highest honors, receiving a B.S. in Political Science in 1951, a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University in 1963, and a J.D. from George Washington University.

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tony milner

Tony Milner
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Tony Milner is the Executive Director of Family Promise - Salt Lake, a unique interfaith shelter and housing program for homeless families. Mr. Milner is a 2003 graduate of the University of Utah with a B.S. in Political Science and a minor in Economics. His background is in nonprofit and program management. 

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geri mineau

Geraldine Mineau
Alumna
Ph.D. Sociology

Geri Mineau PhD is an Investigator at Huntsman Cancer Institute and Research Professor at the University of Utah. Dr. Mineau is a demographer (with a doctorate from the Sociology Department at the University of Utah) who was the director of the Utah Population Database from 1994 to 2010.

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matthew moffit

Matthew Moffit
Alumna
BS Geography

Matt Moffit is Vice President, Navy Systems for Boeing's National Security and Space Group. He brings numerous years of Navy operational experience plus military assessments, requirements and budgeting expertise with him.

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Lester W. B. Moore
Alumnus
BS Economics

Currently, Mr. Moore is the Managing Director of Kensington Capital Holdings (KCH) which oversees a portfolio of several corporations under the direction of Robert C. Gay, founder and Chairman of the Board. He is also a Senior Advisor for HGGC, a private equity firm.

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John Morgan, Jr.
Alumnus
BS Political Science

At 92-years old, John Morgan, Jr., (BS Political Science) begins his days on the tennis court week with his wife, Wilma, either at the University of Utah's Eccles Tennis Center or at the courts in Salt Lake's Liberty Park.

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renee morita

Renee Morita
Alumna
BS Political Science
MPA

Renee Morita received a degree in Political Science and a graduate degree in Public Administration, with an emphasis in Human Resources and Labor Relations form the University of Utah. While attending college, Renee completed several Hinckley Institute of Politics internships at the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C.); the League of Women Voters (Salt Lake City); and the Winterim Symposium (Washington, D.C.).

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stanley mulaik Stanley Mulaik
Friend of CSBS

Stanley Allen Mulaik has had a long association with the U. In 1939, at age 4, he began his schooling at the University of Utah in the Nursery School in the Home Economics department . (His parents were students, then faculty in the biology department next door). He next attended kindergarten in 1940 in Stewart School diagonally across the street (which later became the Anthropology Department) and went on for the next 9 years there to 'graduate' in 9th grade In 1950.

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parry mead murray

Parry Mead Murray
Alumna
BS Psychology

Parry Mead Murray graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah in 1977, earning bachelor's degrees in Anthropology and Psychology.

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erin trenbeath-murray Erin Trenbeath-Murray
Alumna
BS Child and Family Development
MS Family Ecology

Erin Trenbeath-Murray is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Salt Lake Community Action and Head Start program, Utah's largest Head Start and Early Head Start program serving approximately 2,600 children and their families. The Community Action Program provides services to the low-income community for housing assistance, food assistance, utility assistance, and weatherizing homes.

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julie newland

Julie Newland
Alumna
MPA

Julie Newland graduated from the Executive MPA program in 2008. Since graduation, she has worked as a Contract Specialist for the Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

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larry nokes

Larry Nokes
Alumnus
BA Political Science

Laurence P. Nokes received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Utah in 1979 and his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1982. Nokes enjoys the coveted AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and has been recognized for inclusion by Super Lawyers in its publication.

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april northstrom

April Northstrom
Friend of CSBS

April Northstrom is a Grant Writing and Prospect Research Associate with the Utah Nonprofit Consultants Pathway team. She began her nonprofit career as an intern with the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Utah and has since worked as a development professional with nonprofits across the United States, including the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana, Goodwill Industries of Northeast Indiana and Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

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maziar nourian

Maziar Nourian
Alumnus
BS Health, Society and Policy
Minors in Psychology and Chemistry

Maziar M. Nourian is a graduate from the University of Utah College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He received his Bachelor of Science in Health Society and Policy as well as minors in Psychology and Chemistry ('13). Nourian will continue his education to complete a Doctor of Medicine in 2019.

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jody olsen

Jody Olsen
Alumna
BS Sociology

Jody Olsen, PhD, MSW, is a visiting professor at the University of Maryland-Baltimore School of Social Work, director of the campus Student Center for Global Issues, and co-chair of the campus Global Health Interprofessional Council. She teaches international social work and is strengthening international opportunities for students and faculty at the school. She has participated in four inter-professional student summer health research projects in Malawi.

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jonathan owens 

Jonathan Owens
Alumnus
BS Psychology
Minor in Economics

Jonathan Owens is Associate Director at Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce where he represents landlords as a leasing specialist, and tenants in expansions and start-ups. Owens is particularly experienced with development, leasing regional and community shopping centers, and equity projects stabilizing challenged properties.

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Michael Parker

Nick Pappas
Alumnus
BS Economics

Nick Jack Pappas is a comedy writer, stand-up, and storyteller in New York City. In a field of 1600 applicants, he was one of eight chosen for the NBC Late Night Writers Workshop 2015. Nick is one of the founders of Comedywire.com, a startup company that provides white-label humorous content to clients, including well-known comedians, politicians, and public speakers. The group's combined client network on Twitter has over 6 million followers.

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Michael Parker  Michael Parker

Alumnus
BS Political Science
MPP

Michael P. Parker earned both his bachelor's in political science and master's degree in public policy with an emphasis in regional economic policy from the University of Utah. He currently serves as the Director of Public Policy for the Salt Lake Chamber.

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dave patton

Dave Patton
Alumnus
BS Political Science, Economics
Ph.D. Political Science

Dr. W. David Patton has served as executive director of the Utah Department of Health(UDOH) since March 2011. As director, Patton oversees nearly 1,000 health department employees with the goal of helping Utah become the healthiest state in the nation. 

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charles perschon

Charles L. Perschon
Alumnus
BS Psychology

In law school, Mr. Perschon was a summer clerk for Presiding Judge Judith M. Billings of the Utah Court of Appeals and was a summer associate at Danaher, Lagnese & Neal in Hartford, Connecticut. After graduating in 2006, Mr. Perschon joined Hill, Johnson & Schmutz in Provo, Utah where he practiced litigation and appellate work.

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luciano pesci

Luciano Pesci
Alumnus
BS Political Science
MA Economics

Luciano Pesci is a graduate instructor of Economics at the University of Utah where he teaches statistics, intermediate micro, American economic development, and applied business analytics. He holds an HBA in history, a BS in political science, and an MA in economics all from Utah, where he was the 2008 valedictorian, and is in the final phase of his PhD in economics.

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peterson

Douglas Petersen
Alumnus
BS Economics

Douglas Petersen is International Trade Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.  In that role, he advises the Chairman and Members of the Committee concerning U.S. and international trade laws, policies, and agreements; drafts and negotiates trade legislation; oversees trade policy functions of U.S. agencies; and represents the Chairman in consultations.

 

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john pingree

John Pingree
Alumnus
BA Economics

John Pingree received his undergraduate degree from the U in economics and went on to get his MBA from Harvard University in 1966. He was regional manager for sales planning for Xerox Corporation from 1967 to 1970 and then moved on to Memorex Corporation, where he was director of marketing from 1970 to 1975. 

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steven rackley

Steven Rackley
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Steven Rackley will be entering his 16th year as the director of athletics at The University of Findlay during the 2014-15 campaign. Rackley oversees all of Findlay's athletic programs, made up of 24 varsity sports. 

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Merrill K. Ridd
Alumnus
BS Geography
MS Geography

Merrill K. Ridd is an emeritus professor of geography. He graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in 1954 and MS in 1960. Ridd earned his PhD from Northwestern University in 1963. He is a Korean War veteran 1950-1956.

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shauna graves robertson

Shauna Graves-Robertson
Alumna
MPA

Shauna Graves-Robertson has served as a Salt Lake County Justice Court Judge since 1999. She received her Law Degree and Masters of Public Administration from the University of Utah.

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jason robison

Jason Robison
Alumnus
BS Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Professor Robison's research and teaching interests generally revolve around water law and related areas of environmental and natural resources law and policy. He began his work in this field while earning a B.S. in Environmental Studies at the University of Utah and subsequently completed a J.D. at the University of Oregon School of Law, as well as an LL.M. and S.J.D. at Harvard Law School.

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luz robles

Luz Escamilla (Luz Robles)
Alumna
MPA

Luz Escamilla (Luz Robles) is a Democratic member of the Utah State Senate, representing District 1. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Escamilla earned her B.S. in business marketing from the University of Utah. She went on to earn her M.P.A. from the University of Utah.

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ross romero

Ross Romero
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Ross I. Romero was born in Pueblo, Colorado on November 13, 1970. He soon moved to Utah with his parents, who pursued graduate degrees at the University of Utah. Ross grew up in Salt Lake City, UT. Ross graduated from Highland High School, Salt Lake City (1989). He attended the University of Utah where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science (1993), and then graduated from the University of Michigan Law School (1996).

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michael rosmann

Michael Rosmann
Alumnus
MS Psychology
Ph.D. Psychology

Michael R. Rosmann is a psychologist and farmer whose life's work involves improving the behavioral healthcare of the agricultural population. He seeks to advance regional and global food production policy which enhances the behavioral and economic welfare of food producers, maintains stewardship of the land and other resources used in food production and protects the safety of food for consumers.

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sanderson

Matthew T. Sanderson
Alumnus
BA Political Science

Mr. Sanderson helps corporations, political committees, candidates, and advocacy groups comply with the increasingly numerous and complex federal, state, and local laws that govern political activity and commercial interaction with public-sector clients. Specifically, he advises clients on campaign-finance, "pay-to-play", ethics, and lobbying rules.

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representative jennifer seelig

Rep. Jennifer Seelig
Alumna
MPA

Jennifer Maurine Seelig has been involved in politics and public service for more than decade at a policy-making and leadership level. She was a policy and research analyst for the Salt Lake City Council between 1995 and 2000, handling such sensitive and critical issues relating to crime control, budget compliance within the administrative office, community relations, and public meetings involving the City Council.

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chuck sensiba

Charles Sensiba
Alumnus
BS Geography

Charles Sensiba is a partner in the law firm of Van Ness Feldman, LLP, in Washington, DC. He provides strategic counsel and legal representation to public utility districts, state governmental entities, investor-owned utilities, water districts, independent power producers, and developers on the full spectrum of complex licensing, natural resources, and environmental issues related to hydropower development.

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dylan shepherd

Dylan Shepherd
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Dylan V. Shepherd entered the financial services business in 1999 with Smith Barney and joined Lincoln Financial Advisors in June of 2009. Dylan's practice is a comprehensive full-service, fee-based wealth management practice dedicated to helping successful business owners and affluent families make wise decisions regarding their wealth.

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john h short

John H. Short
Alumnus
Ph.D. Economics

Dr. John H. Short (1944-2015) was Independent Director at WellPoint, Inc. and Managing Partner at Short Consulting LLC. He was on the Board of Directors at WellPoint, Inc. and Kindred Healthcare, Inc. Dr. Short was previously employed as Executive Chairman by VeriCare Management, Inc., President & Chief Executive Officer by RehabCare Group, Inc., and Managing Partner by Phase 2 Consulting, Inc.

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rocco c. siciliano

Rocco C. Siciliano
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Rocco c. Siciliano is recognized nationally for his lifetime of dedicated public service, as a decorated combat infantry platoon leader in Italy with the 10th Mountain Infantry Division, and for his leadership in the corporate world.

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harris simmons

Harris Simmons
Alumnus
BA Economics

Harris H. Simmons is the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Zions Bancorporation, a $56 billion (assets) bank holding company that operates approximately 500 full-service banking offices throughout the western United States.

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john simmons

John Simmons
Alumnus
BA Economics

John Simmons is a seasoned leader with over 28 years of experience in the financial services industry, including a proven track record of opening and building new branches and expanding regions for the largest firms in the industry. He has held sales and management roles with firms such as Prudential Securities, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley.

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l.e. simmons

L.E. Simmons
Alumnus
BS Economics

L.E. Simmons, President of SCF Partners, founded the firm in 1989. He is responsible for guidance over the firm's investment program and strategy. L.E. began his focus on finance at the University of Utah, where he studied Economics and at the London School of Economics. He subsequently earned an MBA from Harvard University.

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simmons

Sydnie Simmons
Alumna
BS Psychology and Sociology

Sydnie Simmons is a licensed clinical psychologist currently specializing in maternal-infant health through a program I developed called OB/Gyn Psychcare. Her program has a focus in bringing awareness of the obstacles women, their partners, and their families face regarding emotional struggles during pregnancy and postpartum adjustment.

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sean slatter

Sean Slatter
Alumnus
BS Economics

Sean Slatter is internationally recognized as a leading expert in government business. For over two decades, Slatter has consulted with 43 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies. His list of clients includes Lockheed, Boeing, IBM, Raytheon, and General Dynamics.

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jennifer smith

Jennifer Smith
Alumna
HBA Economics
MS Economics

Jennifer Smith is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Zions Bancorporation. Smith previously served as director of Enterprise Operations and her responsibilities include executive leadership for the Customer Care Centers, as well as all Deposit, Treasury, and Lending Operations for Zions Bancorporation

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joan wasson smith

Joan Wasson Smith
Alumna
BA Sociology

Joan Wasson Smith has worked for peace and justice, and against bias, bigotry, and racism in Utah. She received a B.A. in sociology with a concentration in political science from The University of Utah and a M.S.W. and D.S.W. from The University of Utah Graduate School of Social Work.

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R. Christian Sonne

Friend of CSBS

R. Christian Sonne is a Executive Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield and the Specialty Group Manager of the Self Storage Industry Group. An appraiser and real estate economist by training, Chris started Self Storage Economics in 2002 because of the growing sophistication of the self storage asset class and market demand for quantified self storage data and conclusions.

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starkey

Sara Starkey
Alumna
BS Sociology

Sarah Starkey joined the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies in October 2010 as Staff Attorney and now serves as General Counsel for Miller Automotive Operations. In her role, Sarah provides a broad range of legal counsel to Larry H. Miller Dealerships including acquisitions and divestment, state and federal automotive sales and service compliance, manufacture contracts and compliance, contract review and management, litigation, advertising review, risk management, employment and government relations.

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jerilyn oldroyd stowe

Jerilyn Oldroyd Stowe
Alumna
BA Political Science

Jerilyn Stowe is currently the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for United Way of Salt Lake. She provides creative leadership and vision for United Way of Salt Lake's communication strategies in order to advance the mission and organizational objectives. Stowe develops and implements local brand strategies to increase visibility of the organization and create a positive brand experience for United Way's stakeholders and the broader community.

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Ned Stringham
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Ned Stringham graduated from the U. in 1987 with degrees in Philosophy and Political Science. Stringham was a departmental scholar in Philosophy, selected as a Truman Scholar and served as Student body President while attending the University.

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Blake Strong

Alumnus
BA Economics

A native of Salt Lake City, Strong graduated from Skyline High School in 1979 and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in 1985, where he earned a B.A. in economics and was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

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jenny stout

Jenny Stout
Alumna
BS Human Development and Family Studies, Consumer and Community Studies

In 2007, Jenny Stout received two bachelor's degrees: one in consumer and community studies and one in human development and family studies. She is now an academic advisor for the Department of Family and Consumer Studies at the University of Utah.

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paula swaner

Paula Swaner
Alumna
Ph.D. Psychology

Dr. Paula Swaner has been a member of Utah's psychotherapeutic community since 1963 when she volunteered at Granite Mental Health, Utah's first community mental health center.

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shawn teigen

Shawn Teigen
Alumnus
MPP

Shawn Teigen is the Lumina Foundation Strategy Labs State Policy Adviser for Utah. Lumina is the largest foundation in the United States that focuses solely on increasing Americans’ success in higher education. It works to increase the proportion of Americans with postsecondary credentials to 60% by 2025. Shawn is utilizing the resources of Lumina’s Strategy Labs with Utah leaders and influencers in an effort to help the state reach its attainment goals.

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allie teller

Allie Teller
Alumna
BS Human Development and Family Studies

Allie Teller received her bachelor's degree in human development and family studies in 2009. She went on to receive her master's in educational psychology in 2013.

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mary tommaney

Mary Chase Tommaney
Alumna
BS Home Economics

Mary Chase Tommaney grew up in Salt Lake City, UT.  She graduated from the University and went on to the University of Southern California for a Masters in Merchandising.  Returning to Salt Lake, she became Assistant Advertising Manager in a large fashion department store, later leaving for summer in Europe with school friends.

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samantha terry

Samantha Terry
Alumna
BS Economics

Ms. Terry graduated from the U in 2007 with a degree in Economics. After graduating, she moved to Los Angeles, California where she works as an Investor Services Associate with CBRE Global Investors in downtown Los Angeles.

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william theel

William Theel
Alumnus
BS Ethnic Studies

William Matthew Theel graduated from the University of Utah in May of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Ethnic Studies.

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 gary thorup  

Gary Thorup
Alumnus
BA Political Science

Gary R. Thorup is a Shareholder at Durham Jones & Pinegar. For more than thirty years, Mr. Thorup's practice has focused on federal, state and local taxation, administrative law and government affairs.

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janice ugaki

Janice Ugaki
Alumna
BA Political Science

Janice Ugaki is the President and Co-Founder of Firmseek, an award-winning marketing and technology company based in Washington, DC. She frequently joins leading experts in speaking on technology and business development issues around the country.

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raymond uno

Raymond S. Uno
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Raymond Uno earned four degrees from the University of Utah – a bachelor's in political science in 1955; a bachelor's of laws in 1958; a master's of social work in 1963; and a juris doctorate in 1967.

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barbara vance

Barbara Vance
Alumna
BS Home Economics

Barbara Vance earned a bachelor's in family and consumer studies from the University of Utah in 1956. She received a master's in human development from Brigham Young University in 1959 and went on to earn a Ph.D. in counseling from Stanford University.

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nathan vassiliades

Leigh VandenAkker
Alumna
BS Sociology

Leigh M. VandenAkker is Utah’s 2012 Teacher of The Year and winner of Utah’s 2011 Golden Apple Award. She is a 2015 recipient of the prestigious Huntsman Award and the 2016 PeaceKeeper Award. As co-author of Techniques for Tough Times TM, Leigh has trained teachers nationwide, providing insight and support by educating teachers in classroom management and how to teach SEL. She presented recently on “Whole Child vs. No Child” at SXSWEDU.

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nathan vassiliades

Nathan Vassiliades
Alumnus
BS Health, Society and Policy

Nathan Vassiliades completed a BS in Behavioral Science and Health and then went on to complete dental school at the Marquette University School of Dentistry. Nathan has volunteered for Give Kids a Smile, Sealants for Smiles, the American Red Cross, and Cancer Wellness House.

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leigh von der esch  Leigh Von der Esch

Alumna
BS Political Science

Leigh von der Esch graduated in political science from the University of Utah in 1974. Inspired by Professor J.D. Williams, she has spent most of her professional years working in public service.

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jason ware

Jason Ware
Alumnus
BS Economics

As Chief Investment Officer and Chief Economist Jason Ware steers Albion's Investment Management Team through complex and ever-changing markets. Jason began his career at Albion in the spring of 2008 as an investment analyst. In his current role as the firm's CIO Jason helps to design, oversee, and execute Albion's rigorous top-down investment approach within the context of clients' investment policies.

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jonathan west 

Jane Watkins
Alumna
BS Psychology

Jane Hahn Watkins is the President of My College Advocate, LLC, a comprehensive college counseling practice that works closely with students to help them discover the best educational path for their goals and objectives, while fostering an environment that builds their confidence, self-advocacy, productivity, and personal success.

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jonathan west

Jonathan West
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Jonathan P. West earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University and his B.S. in Political Science from the University of Utah. He is a professor and Chair of Political Science and Director of the Masters of Public Administration program at the University of Miami.

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connie white

Connie White
Friend of CSBS

Connie White became Western Electricity Coordinating Council's (WECC) Vice President of Compliance in 2009. She provides oversight and directs all aspects of WECC's Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP). This includes the registration process, audits, investigations, and enforcement, for more than 450 entities in the Western Interconnection.

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ben wilson

Ben Wilson
Alumnus
HBA Economics

Ben Wilson graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi from the University of Utah's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in 1987 with an Honors degree in Economics. His Honors Thesis focused on Mexico's decision to join the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. He then went on to obtain a JD from the U's College of Law in 1990, focusing on business law.

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caroleen williams

Caroleen Williams
Alumna
BS Political Science

For more than 20 years, Caroleen Williams held senior positions in the United States Senate and House of Representatives, including that of chief of staff of congressional committees. She also served as a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State, earning a Superior Honor Award and a Secretary's Commendation for Outstanding Service.

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chase winder

Chase Winder
Alumnus
BS Political Science

Social impact is an integral part of Chase Winder's life and inspiration for what he does every day. After graduating from the University of Utah and moving home to Salt Lake City from Washington DC two years ago, he co-founded a national education nonprofit called the Digital Learning Alliance (DLA).

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denise winslow 

Denise Winslow
Alumna
MPA

Denise Winslow is Vice President of Community Relations at Wells Fargo. She received a Master of Public Administration from the University of Utah and has been an active participant in the Utah nonprofit world and with the Community Foundation of Utah for many years. Denise has been particularly passionate about recent efforts to revitalize the Jordan River.

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don yacktman

Don Yacktman
Alumnus
BS Economics

Don Yacktman holds a B. S. Magna Cum Laude in economics from The University of Utah and an MBA with distinction from Harvard University. Don began his career at Yacktman founding the company as its President, Portfolio Manager, and Chief Investment Officer.

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yandary zavala

Yándary Zavala
Alumna
BS Political Science

Yándary recently moved back to Utah after five years in Washington, DC to take on the role of Communications Director for the Utah Democratic Party. She was previously Deputy Communications Director for Voto Latino, a non-partisan national nonprofit focused on using digital tools to bring 18-34 year old, English-speaking Latino Millennials into the US political process.

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mike zuhl Mike Zuhl

Alumnus
BS Political Science
MPA

Mike Zuhl's vast background in government and public affairs, combined with the relationships he has cultivated over three decades, make him an invaluable asset to clients who are scrutinized by regulatory and legislative bodies.

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Last Updated: 9/8/17