We’ve all experienced disruptions to our daily routines due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving many Utahns with a desire to return to a “new normal.” To that end, and at Governor Herbert’s request, the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development is pleased to announce that this year, we’re teaming up with the Governor’s Office of Energy Development, World Trade Center Utah and the Salt Lake Chamber to present a combined summit — the Utah Economic & Energy Summit. The Summit will be held on Monday, October 26th, at The Grand America Hotel with strict adherence to all CDC and local health department guidelines. As we get closer to the Summit, we will share how the event will accommodate current guidelines. Tickets already purchased for both the Economic and Energy Summits are still valid for in-person or virtual attendance. You will not need to re-register for the October 26th Utah Economic & Energy Summit. We look forward to this bigger-than-ever Summit. We are still including the first-ever Economic Summit Startup Pitch and planning a day-long on-site event with options to view programming virtually in real-time or after the event. The Summit will include morning and lunchtime plenary sessions, awards presentations, and morning and afternoon breakout sessions in three tracks: economic development, energy, and global trade. We will also honor Governor Herbert’s economic accomplishments since 2009. We look forward to discussing the important economic and energy issues that impact our great state’s future.


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The 2020 Summit will be held at the Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City. Because of the pandemic, we are taking steps to ensure the health and safety of Summit attendees.
The Grand America's event policy requires all attendees to pass a temperature screening before entry. All doors and handles will be hands-free to limit touch-points as much as possible, and guests will be spread-out in the Grand Ballroom to allow for social distancing. High traffic areas will be cleaned and disinfected throughout the event.
We realize that this is a fluid situation, and we are working with the governor's office to ensure that our guests stay as safe as possible.
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Gary R. HerbertGary R. Herbert
Gary R. Herbert
Gary R. HerbertGovernor | Utah
Governor Gary R. Herbert has led Utah’s recovery from the Great Recession to a position of national economic prominence.
Spencer J. CoxSpencer J. Cox
Spencer J. Cox
Spencer J. CoxLieutenant Governor | Utah
Lieutenant Governor Cox is, by statute, the chief election officer of the state, and the liaison between the governor and Legislature.
Scott AndersonScott Anderson
Scott Anderson
Scott AndersonPresident & CEO | Zions First National Bank
Scott Anderson is president and chief executive officer of Zions Bank. Zions Bank is Utah’s oldest financial institution and is the only local bank with a statewide distribution of local branches.
Martha BárcenaMartha Bárcena
Martha Bárcena
Martha BárcenaAmbassador of Mexico to the United States
Ambassador Bárcena was appointed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and ratified by the Mexican Senate in December 2018, becoming the first female Ambassador to hold this position.
Paul F. BrowningPaul F. Browning
Paul F. Browning
Paul F. BrowningMitsubishi Power
Paul F. Browning has extensive global leadership experience in distributed and centralized power generation.
Joseph BurbakerJoseph Burbaker
Joseph Burbaker
Joseph BurbakerShareholder | Kirton McConkie P.C.
Joseph Brubaker is a shareholder at Kirton McConkie P.C. He helps companies take products, services, intellectual property and businesses globally. With extensive regulatory and litigation experience with governments worldwide, he helps U.S. companies successfully expand internationally and assists foreign companies invest in the U.S. market.
James ClarkeJames Clarke
James Clarke
James ClarkeManaging Partner | Clarke Capital Partners
James Clarke is the managing partner of Clarke Capital Partners, a Global Growth Equity and Alternatives Investment Firm, headquartered in Provo, Utah. In 2001, James founded and led high-tech firm CLEARLINK with over 2,000 full-time employees.
Colonel Jenise M. CarrollColonel Jenise M. Carroll
Colonel Jenise M. Carroll
Colonel Jenise M. CarrollCommander, 75th Air Base Wing | Hill Air Force Base
Colonel Jenise M. Carroll is the Commander, 75th Air Base Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The wing provides installation support for the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, two fighter wings, and 50 other associate units, totaling 27,000 members consisting of active duty members, and contractor personnel.
Karen DuffinKaren Duffin
Karen Duffin
Karen DuffinReporter | NPR's Planet Money
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Sylvain FabiSylvain Fabi
Sylvain Fabi
Sylvain FabiConsulate General of Canada
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Natalie GochnourNatalie Gochnour
Natalie Gochnour
Natalie GochnourAssociate Dean | University of Utah, Director| Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
Gochnour served as an adviser to Utah governors Norm Bangerter, Mike Leavitt and Olene Walker. She also served as an associate administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency and as a counselor to the Secretary of Health and Human Services under the George W. Bush administration.
Dr. Richard HaassDr. Richard Haass
Dr. Richard Haass
Dr. Richard HaassPresident | Council on Foreign Relations
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Val HaleVal Hale
Val Hale
Val HaleExecutive Director | Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Val Hale is the executive director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). Hale was appointed to the position in 2014 by Gov. Gary R. Herbert.
Miles HansenMiles Hansen
Miles Hansen
Miles HansenPresident & CEO | World Trade Center Utah
Miles Hansen is the president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah, an organization dedicated to promoting prosperity across the state by attracting investment and increasing exports.
Brigadier General C. McCauley von HoffmanBrigadier General C. McCauley von Hoffman
Brigadier General C. McCauley von Hoffman
Brigadier General C. McCauley von HoffmanCommander, Ogden Air Logistics Complex | Hill Air Force Base
Brig. Gen. C. McCauley von Hoffman is the Commander, Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. As commander, she leads a team of more than 8,500 personnel performing depot maintenance, repair, overhaul, and modification of the A-10, C-130, T-38, F-16, F-22, F-35 and the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system.
Gary HoogeveenGary Hoogeveen
Gary Hoogeveen
Gary HoogeveenPresident and CEO | Rocky Mountain Power
Gary Hoogeveen is president and chief executive officer of Rocky Mountain Power. He is responsible for its transmission and distribution operations, customer service, regulatory and legislative affairs in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming
William JamesWilliam James
William James
William JamesPrincipal | International Tax Services
James leads BKD’s transfer pricing practice. He has been a dedicated transfer pricing consultant since 1992, primarily working with large international accounting firms and advising clients on various transfer pricing and tax valuation issues.
Sid KrommenhoekSid Krommenhoek
Sid Krommenhoek
Sid KrommenhoekFounder & General Partner | Album VC
Sid Krommenhoek is the founder & general partner at Album VC, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on software startups throughout the U.S. Album made investments in more than 50 startups, many in Utah, and Krommenhoek led investments in companies locally, including Podium, Degreed, Weave, MX and Nav.
Greg ManuelGreg Manuel
Greg Manuel
Greg ManuelVice President & General Manager | Strategic Deterrent Systems Northrop Grumman Space Systems
Greg Manuel is vice president and general manager of the Strategic Deterrent Systems division at Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems sector, a premier provider of autonomous & space systems and nextgeneration solutions to assist our customers worldwide, preserve freedom and advance human discovery.
Derek MillerDerek Miller
Derek Miller
Derek MillerCEO | Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance.
Derek Miller is the president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance. The Chamber is the state's oldest business association that ``stands as the voice of business.`` In this role, Derek leads the business community in advocating and leading Utah's continued economic prosperity.
Scott MillerScott Miller
Scott Miller
Scott MillerEVP of Thought Leadership | FranklinCovey
Scott Miller serves as FranklinCovey’s executive vice president of thought leadership and is the host of On Leadership with Scott Miller.
Alex MoyesAlex Moyes
Alex Moyes
Alex MoyesDirector of Geoscience and Engineering | Dominion Energy
Alex Moyes is the director of Geoscience and Engineering for Dominion Energy, Wexpro. His department is responsible for subsurface exploration and development - encompassing SEC reserves reporting, strategic planning, reservoir analysis, production optimization, drilling and completions. Wexpro provides 55% of Dominion Energy Questar’s gas supply with 1,300 wells across Utah, Wyoming and Colorado.
Georgios PapadimitriouGeorgios Papadimitriou
Georgios Papadimitriou
Georgios PapadimitriouPresident and CEO | Enel Green Power North America, Inc.
Georgios Papadimitriou is the Head of Enel Green Power North America where he is responsible for the company’s growing fleet of 85 power plants and more than 5.7 GW of operating capacity across 19 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces. These projects include a unique portfolio of wind, solar, geothermal, and run-of-river hydropower technologies.
Joel PetersonJoel Peterson
Joel Peterson
Joel PetersonFounding Partner & Chairman | Peterson Partners
Joel Peterson is the founding partner of Peterson Partners, a Salt Lake City-based investment management firm with $1 billion under management, and author of Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Taylor RandallTaylor Randall
Taylor Randall
Taylor RandallDean, David Eccles School of Business | University of Utah,
Dean Taylor Randall has led The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business since 2009. Under his leadership the Eccles School has gained a national reputation as a place of innovation, garnering top 10 entrepreneurship rankings for both undergraduate and graduate programs.
Rob SimmonsRob Simmons
Rob Simmons
Rob SimmonsExecutive Director | Governor's Office of Energy Development
Rob is Governor Herbert’s Energy Advisor, and the Executive Director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development.
Tara SpaldingTara Spalding
Tara Spalding
Tara SpaldingPresident and Founder | Hen House Ventures
Tara Spalding is the president and founder of Hen House Ventures. Founded in 2012, Hen House Ventures is a highly efficient technology start-up incubator, helping companies analyze and improve their marketing and sales strategies to rapidly scale when entering a massive or emerging tech market.


Lloyd AllenLloyd Allen
Lloyd Allen
Lloyd AllenManaging Director | CBRE
Lloyd Allen, J.D. serves as the managing director for the Salt Lake City office of CBRE. In this role, Allen leads 120 professionals across various business lines including Advisory & Transaction Services, Capital Markets, Debt & Structured Finance, Project Management, Asset Services, Valuation & Advisory Services, Marketing, Research and Corporate Services.
Dr. James AshworthDr. James Ashworth
Dr. James Ashworth
Dr. James AshworthDepartment of Psychiatry Interim Chair | University of Utah
Dr. James C. Ashworth, MD, Associate Professor (Clinical), is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah. He completed a four-year adult psychiatry residency at the USAF Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, after being awarded an Air Force scholarship.
Jared BauerJared Bauer
Jared Bauer
Jared BauerCEO | Cibus Biotechnologies Inc. & IONIQ Sciences
Jared Bauer is the CEO of both Cibus Biotechnologies Inc. (point-of-care diagnostics), and IONIQ Sciences (early stage cancer testing). Mr. Bauer also serves as the Chairman of the BioUtah SLC Biotech Initiative Advisory Committee where he is leading an effort to brand the Utah Life Science community and expand its global reach, and as a trustee for The Oliver Fund, a non-profit he co-founded.
Brad BonhamBrad Bonham
Brad Bonham
Brad BonhamCo-Founder and CEO | Walker Edison
Brad Bonham is the Co-Founder and CEO of Walker Edison, the 15th fastest growing business in Utah according to Utah Business Magazine. Additionally, Brad sits on the board of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and is a board member/advisor to many for-profit and non-profit entities.
JoAnne BrownJoAnne Brown
JoAnne Brown
JoAnne Brown2020 Energy Educator Award Recipient | Olympus Junior High School
Brown teaches gifted and honors science and biology at Olympus Junior High, in Holladay, Utah. Whether it’s demonstrating energy principles or clarifying difficult-to-understand theoretical concepts through real-world examples, she both educates and empowers her students to take action.
Ginger ChinnGinger Chinn
Ginger Chinn
Ginger ChinnManaging Director, Business Development | Utah Inland Port Authority
Ginger Chinn serves as the managing director for business development for the Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA). At UIPA, she coordinates with the executive team to research and identify new business initiatives. She works to build strong relationships with prospective clients for new opportunities.
Steve ComerSteve Comer
Steve Comer
Steve ComerPresenter | Legally Mine
Steve Comer is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in business startup and investment education, business ownership and growth in the public and private sectors, as well as domestic and international business consulting.
Dr. Eric G. EddingsDr. Eric G. Eddings
Dr. Eric G. Eddings
Dr. Eric G. EddingsProfessor and Department Chair| Dept. of Chemical Engineering | University of Utah
Dr. Eric G. Eddings is a professor and chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah. He previously served as associate dean for Research in the College of Engineering for eight years before being appointed to Department Chair.
James HadlockJames Hadlock
James Hadlock
James HadlockFounder and Change Evangelist | Blunovus
James Hadlock is a compassion-driven, thought-provoking, changemaker who speaks nationally on proactively addressing mental health and addiction in the workplace and how meaningful connection is key to emotional well-being.
Dan HerwayDan Herway
Dan Herway
Dan HerwayChief of Strategy & Innovation, Energy & Environment Directorate | Idaho National Laboratory
Dan Herway is the chief of Strategy and Innovation for Energy and Environment S&T at the Idaho National Laboratory, where he is devoted to securing critical infrastructure.
Timothy LatimerTimothy Latimer
Timothy Latimer
Timothy LatimerCEO | Fervo Energy
Tim Latimer is the co-founder of Fervo Energy. Fervo commercializes technology to develop, own and operate geothermal assets as the foundation for a 100% clean energy future.
Trina LimpertTrina Limpert
Trina Limpert
Trina LimpertCEO and Founder | RizeNext
A passionate technology leader known for constructing strategic vision to achieve business
goals, Trina Limpert offers a unique blend of experience in diversity and strategic execution as
CEO and Founder of RizeNext Corporation, a social good company, delivering corporate
consulting services and diversity training programs.
Alan MathesonAlan Matheson
Alan Matheson
Alan MathesonExecutive Director | Utah Department of Environmental Quality
Alan Matheson oversees the planning and development of The Point--700 acres of state-owned land currently occupied by the state prison. He previously served as executive director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Senior Environmental Policy Advisor to Gov. Gary R. Herbert and State Planning Coordinator.
Joe MegibowJoe Megibow
Joe Megibow
Joe MegibowChief Executive Officer | Purple
Before joining Purple as Chief Executive Officer, Joe Megibow served as senior vice president and chief digital officer at American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., where he oversaw the transformation and growth of American Eagle’s $550 plus million direct-to-consumer business between 2012 and 2015. In this role, he built out a global omni-channel strategy and infrastructure and led all digital marketing, customer operations, engineering and product management efforts.
Amy MikkelsenAmy Mikkelsen
Amy Mikkelsen
Amy MikkelsenPrimary Prevention Coordinator | Utah Department of Health, Violence and Injury Prevention Program
Amy Mikkelsen holds her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Utah. She has worked in public health for over 12 years, primarily in prevention, education and collaboration with community partners.
Dr. Donna MilavetzDr. Donna Milavetz
Dr. Donna Milavetz
Dr. Donna MilavetzInternal Medicine Physician
Milavetz was on faculty at the Mayo Clinic and was the Women’s Heart Clinic’s co-director prior to moving to Utah. She is the former medical director of the Intermountain Healthcare McKay Dee Women’s Health Center in Ogden, Utah, before starting an employer-based Primary Care Company, OnSite Care. Milavetz recently transitioned to become the regional vice president for Steward Healthcare Network in Utah and Arizona.
Dawn MonsonDawn Monson
Dawn Monson
Dawn MonsonExecutive director | Utah Science Teachers Association | Education director | Breathe Utah
Dawn Monson is the executive director for the Utah Science Teachers Association and Education Director for Breathe Utah, an air quality nonprofit. Previously she taught 34 years of science at the middle school level and was awarded the Huntsman Excellence in Teaching Award.
Mikelle MooreMikelle Moore
Mikelle Moore
Mikelle MooreSenior Vice President & Chief Community Health Officer | Intermountain Healthcare
As Senior Vice President & Chief Community Health Officer, Mikelle leads Intermountain Healthcare’s community and population health efforts. In this role, she engages Intermountain and community assets to address complex community health issues and to improve underlying social determinants of health.
Dr. Joseph MooreDr. Joseph Moore
Dr. Joseph Moore
Dr. Joseph MooreResearch Professor, Energy & Geoscience Institute | University of Utah
Dr. Joseph Moore holds appointments at the University of Utah as a research professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics.
Heidi PayneHeidi Payne
Heidi Payne
Heidi PayneManager, Learning & Development | Purple
Heidi Payne directs heads up Learning and Development at Purple Innovations. She brings over 12 years of experience in building impactful development programs in tech environments like Entrata and rapidly growing mid to large companies.
Joseph SpenceJoseph Spence
Joseph Spence
Joseph SpenceGeneral Partner | 3SN Global Impact Capital LLC
Joseph Spence is an investor, advisor, C-level executive and philanthropist who is catalyzing high tech and tech infused real estate to create smart, sustainable cities that work for everyone.
Joseph began his career as an engineer in the prestigious NASA Academy at Goddard Space Flight Center before expanding into finance and ultimately becoming an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs leading their Technology, Media and Telecom; Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging; and Structured Finance sector credit research teams for the Americas and EMEA regions.
Bill WyattBill Wyatt
Bill Wyatt
Bill WyattExecutive Director | Salt Lake City Department of Airports
Bill Wyatt began serving as the executive director of the Salt Lake City Department of Airports (SLCDA) in November 2017. The SLCDA operates Salt Lake City International Airport and two reliever airports, South Valley Regional Airport and Tooele Valley Airport.
Dr. Regan ZaneDr. Regan Zane
Dr. Regan Zane
Dr. Regan ZaneDr. Regan Zane | Utah State University
Dr. Regan Zane is the Center director of the Engineering Research Center for Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification.











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