Gov. Cox’s 2022 One Utah Summit in Salt Lake City will include a full day of networking, main stage presentations, informative breakout sessions, food, and entertainment.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

7:00 a.m.

  • Check-In
  • Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

  • Welcome
  • Main Stage Presentations

    11:30 a.m.

    • Morning Breakout Sessions

    12:30 p.m.

    • Lunch
    • Awards Presentations
    • Gov. Cox's Keynote Address
    • Startup Pitch
    • How the Other Half Learns
      • Oren Cass, Executive Director, American Compass
    • First Lady Abby Cox Introduces the Show Up Utah Service Initiative

        2:30 p.m.

        3:00 p.m.

        • Afternoon Breakout Sessions

        3:45 p.m.

        • Utah's Own Closing Networking Reception

        Program Details

        Morning Plenary

        What Economic Opportunity Means
        Last year, the Governor's Office of Economic Development became known as the Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity. The Cox/Henderson administration has worked tirelessly to provide and enhance economic opportunities for all Utahns. Hear how the office's name change and updated vision and mission help inform policies and convene stakeholders to bring opportunities to Utahns throughout the state.
        - Dan Hemmert, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity

        Priorities, Goals and First-Year Accomplishments
        Deidre M. Henderson is Utah’s ninth lieutenant governor. Before she was elected the second-highest official of the state, she served for eight years in the Utah Senate representing South Utah County. Lt. Gov. Henderson will provide an update on the state’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and share outcomes and opportunities resulting from the state's returnship initiative.
        - Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson

        Legislative Update
        With the 2022 legislative session and bill signing in the rearview mirror, Utah’s Senate and House representatives will discuss what the rest of the year looks like from the legislature’s perspective.
        - House Speaker Brad Wilson
        - Senator Ann Millner

        Utah's Energy Plan
        Over the last year, the Utah Office of Energy Development has gathered expert and public input on what the state's energy priorities should look like. Thom Carter will unveil this plan and give us insight into what to expect for Utah's energy future.
        - Thom Carter, Governor's Energy Advisor and Executive Director, Utah Office of Energy Development

        Chevron’s Vision for the Energy Future
        Delivering reliable, affordable, and ever cleaner energy for growing economies requires new thinking, innovation, and transformation. Chevron’s Executive Vice President of Chevron Downstream and Chemicals Mark Nelson will speak on Chevron’s lower carbon vision for the energy future.
        - Mark Nelson, Executive Vice President, Chevron
        - Thom Carter, Governor's Energy Advisor and Executive Director, Utah Office of Energy Development

        Showing Up for Utah and Including Refugees
        Ways we can show up for our refugee neighbors to provide vulnerable Utahns with opportunities and much-needed support.
        - Kristin Andrus, Community Champion, Andrus Family Foundation

        More Than A Flag: Mining Our Shared Identity
        Hear from the two legislators who created the 2021 new state flag task force and learn about the effort that'll cumulate in identifying a new state flag and visual identity later this year.
        - Senator Dan McCay
        - Representative Steve Handy

        Adapting to Disruption: Identifying Opportunities Amid Global Change
        We're witnessing one of the most dynamic periods in global affairs since the fall of the Soviet Union more than 30 years ago. Thanks to the vision and foresight of Utah's leaders, the state and its companies, universities, and institutions are prepared to not only survive these global disruptions but thrive like never before. WTC Utah President and CEO and former White House National Security official Miles Hansen and some of Utah's top international business leaders will share how you can navigate the challenges and opportunities these global disruptions present. Utah's positioned to emerge not just as the crossroads of the west but the crossroads of the world.
        - McKenzie Bauer, Co-Founder, Thread Wallets
        - Miles Hansen, President and CEO, World Trade Center Utah
        - Derrick Porter, CEO, Beauty Industry Group

        Making 'The Point'
        Development of the 600 acres of state-owned land near Point of the Mountain, known as The Point, presents one of the premier opportunities to advance economic development and quality of life in Utah state history. This presentation will share the efforts of the Point of the Mountain State Land Authority to create a community focused on innovation to solve challenges and provide future-focused transportation solutions, sustainable development, and vibrant community and economic opportunity.
        - Alan Matheson, Executive Director, Point of the Mountain State Land Authority

        Development in the Southwest Salt Lake Valley
        Southwest Salt Lake Valley is one of the fastest-growing areas in the country. You'll hear about regional development plans and how this growth ties in to the Larry H. Miller Company portfolio.
        - Stephen James, Senior Vice President, Community Planning and Design, The Larry H. Miller Company

        Utah Olympians and a Future Utah Olympics and Paralympics
        Hear from members of the Utah Committee for the Games and Utah resident-Olympians about the big business of hosting the Olympics and what we're doing to bring the Winter Olympics back to Utah.
        - Fraser Bullock, CEO, Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games
        - Catherine Raney Norman, Chair, Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games
        - Colin Hilton, President and CEO, Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation
        - Ted Ligety, Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and Co-Founder of SHRED
        - Chris Waddell, President and Founder, Chris Waddell Inc/One Revolution Foundation

        Finding Common Ground Since 1887
        As Utah's largest and longest-standing business association, the Salt Lake Chamber promotes economic and civil progress by supporting and advocating for businesses large and small. Hear from the Chamber's president and CEO on how we find common ground to help our businesses and community thrive and secure our long-term prosperity.
        - Derek Miller, President and CEO, Salt Lake Chamber

        The Utah Foodie Scene
        Viet Pham and his wife, Alexis, founded Pretty Bird, a Nashville-style hot chicken restaurant. The serial restauranteur and cooking show star is known for his signature fried chicken recipe and down-home hospitality. He'll share how Utah's business climate and growing foodie scene helped him turn his entrepreneurial restaurant passion into a scaleable venture.
        - Viet Pham, CEO and Founder, Pretty Bird

        Showing Leadership to Honor Diversity
        See how the Utah Office of Tourism (UOT) demonstrates leadership to honor diversity in strategic planning, marketing, and staff awareness and education. The presentation will include UOT’s award-winning video “A Table for All.”
        - Vicki Varela, Managing Director, Utah Office of Tourism and Film

        Supporting Young Professionals
        The Salt Lake Valley has a vibrant young working professional cohort. Their interests and workplace needs are varied and different from older workers. Learn how SLC Young Professionals brings people together and paves a path to happiness for Utah's 20- and 30-somethings and how Utah businesses can support some of their youngest team members.
        - Vinay Cardwell, President, SLC Young Professionals

        Empowering Tomorrow’s Workforce
        Utah Valley University enrolls the most undergraduates in Utah and hires working professionals to teach and train students. Students learn practical, real-world applications and graduate as skilled members of Utah's workforce. Hear what UVU's doing to educate and train tomorrow's workers and gain insight into popular disciplines and unparalleled employment opportunities across the state.
        - Astrid Tuminez, President, Utah Valley University

        Life Sciences and Healthcare Innovation Update
        Utah's life sciences and healthcare innovation industry has an economic impact of approximately 150,000 jobs in Utah, with wages about 50% above other industry averages. The state's output includes cutting-edge technology, world-class research, manufacturing, and an ecosystem that attracted over $1 billion in investment in 2020. Those investments continue to grow. Learn what's happening and where we're going next.
        - Katelin Roberts, Executive Director, BioHive

        Collaboration in Utah
        - Senator Mitt Romney

        Life Sciences Discussion
        Hear top leaders from a global medical technologies company and an intermountain west healthcare provider discuss innovation, partnership, and how living through a pandemic has shaped the industry.
        - Rob Allen, SVP and Chief Operating Officer, Intermountain Healthcare
        - Gov. Spencer Cox
        Tom Polen, CEO, BD

        Inclusive Cultures and a Sense of Belonging: Lessons From the Field
        Utah’s continued growth brings new opportunities to rethink policies and practices that prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion. Hear some of the state’s DE&I leaders discuss progress and challenges and how we can contribute to a greater sense of community and belonging for all Utahns.
        - Stephenie Larsen, CEO, Encircle
        - Kimmy Paluch, Managing Partner, Beta Boom
        - Nubia Peña, Gov. Cox’s Senior Advisor on Equity and Opportunity, Director of the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs
        - Steven Ridge, Vice President and General Manager—Western Gas Distribution, Dominion Energy
        - Andrea Williams, Chief Experience Officer, Utah Jazz
        - Ze Min Xiao, Director, EDCUtah's Center for Economic Opportunity and Belonging

        Utah’s Economic Highlights
        This presentation is a tradition at the summit. Hear one of Utah's leading economists share insights and mock-ups of fictional magazine cover designs for The Economist. You'll learn about Utah's chief economic characteristics and gain insight into trends and opportunities.
        - Natalie Gochnour, Director, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, University of Utah

        Morning Breakout Sessions

        Women Entrepreneurs: What It Takes and How It’s Done
        Room: Murano
        Small business is the backbone of Utah’s economy, and of those businesses, more than 90,000 are owned by women. From understanding the tools and resources available to hearing first-hand experiences, learn what it takes for women to start and grow businesses, create jobs and contribute to the local and statewide economy.
        - Kamea Johnson, Owner, Chosen Creative
        - Lavanya Mahate, Owner, Saffron Valley Restaurants
        - Jamie Rowley, Owner, Kairos Billings Solutions
        - Stacey “the Loan Lady” Van Roosendaal, CEO, Sundance Lending Company
        - Ann Marie Wallace, State Director, Women’s Business Center of Utah

        Right-Sizing Regulation to Unleash Utah’s Economic Potential
        Room: Imperial Ballroom C
        The Department of Commerce is Utah’s licensing and business registration agency. A reasonable, reliable, and relevant regulatory scheme is critical for developing a healthy, dynamic, and trustworthy economy. Hear from Commerce leadership about how they're innovating ways to combat cumbersome and outdated regulatory processes and policies to make doing business in Utah more efficient. Plus, have your voice heard on how Utah could improve licensing and business registration.
        - Margaret Busse, Executive Director, Utah Department of Commerce

        The Role of Extraction in Utah's Energy Future
        Room: Venezia
        Utah has a bright energy future, and the extraction industry will be integral in ensuring the state has affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy. With its diverse resources, Utah is well-positioned to provide the minerals needed to develop new and emerging energy technologies.
        - Matt Anderson, Deputy Director, Utah Office of Energy Development
        - Josh Brown, Director of Government Affairs, Rio Tinto

        - Rep. Carl Albrecht, Utah House of Representatives, House District 70
        - Brian Somers, President, Utah Mining Association

        Managing Disruption – How Has Your Crystal Ball Been Working So Far?
        Room: Imperial Ballroom A
        We've all felt the strain of inflation and supply chain issues. Local business and logistics leaders will provide insight into current global challenges and potential solutions.
        - Patty Brewer, Export Finance Manager for Colorado, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming Office, U.S. Small Business Administration
        - Jason Fowler, President, Air & Sea International Inc.
        - Jack Hedge, Executive Director, Utah Inland Port Authority
        - Casey Heslop, International Logistics Manager, Malouf Companies
        - Brian Roberts, Executive Director, Crossroads Export-Import Alliance
        - Heather Stone, President, TETON Sports

        Economic Opportunity for Utah's New American Community
        Room: Grand Salon

        We'll highlight the latest research on New Americans in Utah, highlighting immigrants' contributions in the state and the recent launch of the statewide New Americans Task Force. The presenters will feature practices in the state that promote the economic mobility of New Americans.
        - Natalie El-Deiry, Director of Immigration and New American Integration, Utah Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity
        - Ze Min Xiao, Director, EDCUtah's Center for Economic Opportunity and Belonging
        - Asha Parekh, Director of Refugee Services Office, Department of Workforce Services

        Talent Ready Utah: Building Tomorrow’s Workforce
        Room: Imperial Ballroom B
        We'll focus on a range of issues around workforce opportunities in Utah’s targeted industries, including advanced manufacturing, aerospace and defense, financial services, life sciences and healthcare, software and information technology. The conversation will address the role of industry, education and government in providing support and solutions to strengthen and expand the state’s workforce to meet Utah's economic needs.
        - Rick Bouillon, Associate Vice President–Workforce and Economic Development, Salt Lake Community College
        - Will Clive, Chief People Officer, Pluralsight
        - Ben Hart, Deputy Director, Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity

        - Vic Hockett, Director, Talent Ready Utah
        - Katelin Roberts, Executive Director, BioHive
        - Dave Woolstenhulme, Commissioner, Utah System of Higher Education

        Afternoon Plenary

        Welcome and Announcements
        - Dan Hemmert, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity

        Governor’s Awards Presentations

        Utah Businessperson of the Year — Davis Smith
        Utah Business of the Year — HealthEquity
        - Gov. Spencer Cox
        - Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson
        - Dan Hemmert, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity

        Utah International Business of the Year — Walker Edison
        - Gov. Spencer Cox
        - Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson
        - Miles Hansen, President and CEO, World Trade Center Utah

        Cameron Russell Williams Rising Impact Award — Gladymir Philippe
        - Gov. Spencer Cox
        - Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson
        - Morgan Russell Williams, Cameron Russell Williams Fund

        Energy Pathways Scholarship Presentation
        - Thom Carter, Governor's Energy Advisor and Executive Director, Utah Office of Energy Development
        - Bryon Stock, Refinery General Manager, Chevron

        Energy Pioneer Award: Individual — Craig Wagstaff
        Energy Pioneer Award: Business — Rio Tinto Kennecott
        Energy Pioneer Award: Community — Emery County Commission
        - Gov. Spencer Cox
        - Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson
        - Thom Carter, Governor's Energy Advisor and Executive Director, Utah Office of Energy Development

        Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology: K-12 Education — Kelli Booth
        Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology: Academia/Research — Bruce Gale
        Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology: Industry — Christopher Gibson
        - Gov. Spencer Cox
        - Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson
        - Linda Cabrales, Director, Utah Innovation Center

        Award Recipients

        Governor’s Introduction
        - Amanda Covington, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, The Larry H. Miller Company

        Gov. Cox’s Keynote
        - Gov. Spencer Cox

        Startup Pitch
        This entrepreneur challenge features some of Utah’s best and brightest entrepreneurs. The Startup Pitch is powered by, in partnership with Weber State University's Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center. Judges rank the best ideas, and the audience selects a people's choice award recipient. Startup Pitch finalists receive cash and in-kind prizes and tickets to the summit, where they network with Utah's business leaders.
        - Trent Christensen, CEO,
        - Gov. Spencer Cox
        - Kimmy Paluch, Managing Partner, Beta Boom
        - Cydni Tetro, CEO, Brandless

        Oren Cass BookHow the Other Half Learns
        Employers often describe labor shortages and skills gaps as pressing economic challenges. But in a well-functioning labor market, businesses see their task as solving such problems, not lobbying for relief from them. Policymakers can play a supporting role by creating education pathways that partner with employers on preparing young people to be productive contributors to their communities.
        - Oren Cass, Executive Director, American Compass and author of “The Once and Future Worker: A Vision for the Renewal of Work in America”

        We'll have copies of "The Once and Future Worker: A Vision for the Renewal of Work in America" for summit attendees.

        Show Up Utah Service Initiative
        An integral part of Utah’s economy and high quality of life is the willingness of Utahns to volunteer, give back and serve others. The summit’s service opportunity is part of Utah First Lady Abby Cox’s #ShowUpForService initiative and brought to you by the United Way of Utah and the Utah Inland Port Authority.

        At the summit, attendees will have opportunities to serve, including:

        • Service projects assembling food and hygiene kits and teacher appreciation gifts
        • Visiting with Utah nonprofits to learn more about their work and find ways to engage
        • Signing up with nonprofit organizations to serve in ways that are most beneficial to their missions
        • Participating in a new children’s book drive

        Learn more on the summit’s Show Up Utah webpage.
        - First Lady Abby Cox

        Show Up Utah Service Projects
        Visit the Service Hall to help assemble kits with supplies for Utah teachers, women, children, and homeless populations. The hall is open all afternoon for attendees to contribute time and money to some of Utah’s nonprofit organizations.

        Presented by

        Utah Inland Port Authority logo
        United Way logo

        In partnership with

        Andrus Family Foundation
        Bountiful Food Pantry
        Davis School Foundation

        Afternoon Breakout Sessions

        A Space Discussion with Aerospace and Defense Companies
        Room: Imperial Ballroom A
        Utah’s contributions to space exploration, aerospace and defense continue to grow. Hear leaders discuss the industry expansion, including Northern Utah’s role in the new U.S. Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) weapon system, set to replace the aging Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile defense system in the coming years.
        - Brock Alexander, VP of Government and Defense, 5N Plus Inc.
        - Douglas Hurley, Senior Director, Strategy and Business Development - Former NASA Astronaut, Northrop Grumman Corporation
        - Brian McCann, President and CEO, Intergalactic
        - Ned Penley, Deputy Associate Administrator for Management, NASA

        Meet and Learn From Utah's Venture Capital Firms
        Room: Imperial Ballroom B
        Venture capital fuels the Silicon Slopes startup community. It gives startups the capital they need to begin and continue to grow their companies. Thanks to the growing number of VC firms and activity throughout the state, Utah entrepreneurs have increased access to capital. Come learn about investing and venture capital from the partners of some of Utah's leading VC firms.
        - Ben Capell, Managing Director, Peterson Ventures
        - Gavin Christensen, Founder and Managing Partner, Kickstart
        - Ben Dahl, Managing Director, Signal Peak Ventures
        - Dan Hemmert, Executive Director, Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity

        - Blake Modersitzki, General Partner, Pelion Venture Partners
        - Davis Warnock, Founder and Managing Director, Mercato Partners

        Understanding Cryptocurrency
        Room: Murano
        Cryptocurrency is an encrypted, digital currency organized and monitored by a peer-to-peer network called blockchain. The currency runs on a computer network without reliance on a central authority like a government or a bank. Is crypto the future of money or a fading trend, and what are its asset management and tax ramifications?
        - Dave Lemke, CFO & CCO, Giddy
        - Steven McGrath, Tax Subject Matter Expert, TaxBit
        - Eric Parker, CEO & Co-Founder, Giddy

        - Nicki Sanders, Head of Blockchain Engineering, TaxBit

        Pharmaceutical Innovation and Manufacturing in Northern Utah: Saving and Improving Lives Worldwide
        Room: Imperial Ballroom C
        Join the conversation about how Utah is fast becoming a hub for biotech. Panelists will discuss how therapeutic innovation and generic drug manufacturing in the state reduce healthcare costs and accelerate drug discovery. Utah has been the country's fastest-growing life sciences community since 2012. The life sciences industry in Utah generates more than $13B in GDP representing over 8% of the state’s total GDP. 
        - David Bearss, President and CEO, Halia Therapeutics
        - Kelvyn Cullimore, President and CEO, BioUtah

        - Cindy Dunkle, Chief People Officer, Denali Therapeutics
        - Tina Larson, President and COO, Recursion

        Leading for Change: Lessons and Strategies for Equitable Impact
        Room: Venezia
        Organizations have an opportunity to transform internal and external practices, strengthen company culture, and impact communities by ensuring that equity, diversity, inclusion and access (EDIA) are integrated within the way we do business. Attendees will hear lessons and strategies for leading change by championing EDIA through investments, partnerships that seek to create greater opportunities, initiatives that expand equitable outcomes, and a commitment to developing an inclusive brand that appeals to a diverse workforce.
        - Blair Blackwell, Corporate Affairs Manager, Chevron
        - Nubia Peña, Gov. Cox’s Senior Advisor on Equity and Opportunity, Director of the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs
        - Maria Tamburri, Director – Diversity & Inclusion and Employee Engagement, Dominion Energy
        - Aabir Malik, VP of Development, Colmena Group
        - Lisa Nichols, Assistant Vice President of Community Health, Intermountain Healthcare
        - Byron Russell, Founder and Principal Managing Partner, Byron Russell LLC
        - Ze Min Xiao, Director, EDCUtah's Center for Economic Opportunity and Belonging

        How Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Keep Utah ‘Forever Mighty’
        Room: Oak Room
        Many Utahns recognize the tourism industry’s impact on the state’s economy. However, visitors also contribute to outdoor recreation infrastructure and other benefits that enhance our quality of life. Join this panel of state leaders to discuss how tourism plays a role in benefiting communities, urban and rural alike and how Utah promotes stewardship through its Forever Mighty initiative.
        - Pitt Grewe, Director of Recreation, Division of Natural Resources
        - Bianca Lyon, Community and Partner Relations Director, Utah Office of Tourism
        - Jeff Rasmussen, Director of State Parks, Division of Natural Resources
        - Vicki Varela, Managing Director, Utah Office of Tourism and Film

        Death and Taxes (AKA Utah Tax Insights)
        Room: Grand Salon
        Gain insight into federal and state tax structure and receive updates on potential tax changes. Learn of ways Utah plans to use increased tax revenues.
        - John Valentine, Chair, Utah State Tax Commission

        Utah's Own Closing Networking Reception

        Show Up Utah Service Project Report
        - First Lady Abby Cox

        Drawing for Prizes
        We're giving away prizes, including a Megaplex movie bundle from The Larry H. Miller Company and a few Minky blankets and car detail services from Young Automotive. We automatically enter attendees to win each time they submit the summit feedback survey. Must be present to win.
        - Dan Hemmert

        Featuring live entertainment by

        Changing Lanes Entertainment Group
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