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Board Members

Mel Lavitt

Needham and Company, LLC

Lavitt’s career in investment banking has included hundreds of capital market transactions accounting for several billion dollars of equity and debt financing.


Jerry Oldroyd
Ballard Spahr, Andrews & Ingersol

Oldroyd is a partner in the Business & Finance Department and Communications Groups, and a trustee of Utah Technology Council.


Jake Boyer
The Boyer Company

President of The Boyer Company. Managed the Gateway Project, a $375 million, 2.1 million square foot development in Salt Lake City.


Christopher M. Conabee
Principal, Paladin Development Partners

Chris worked for PaineWebber Incorporated from 1983 through 1997.  Mr. Conabee went on to be a Founder and Principal of Paladin Development Partners, a noted Park City real estate development firm.

Brent Brown

Brent Brown
Automotive Group

Brown is the owner of Brent Brown Toyota Scion in Orem. He recently served on Toyota’s National Dealer Council.

Sam Granato

Frank Granato
Importing Company

Granato is the President and Owner of Frank Granato Importing Co. and the Democratic Nominee for the U.S. Senate race in 2010.

Peter Mouskondis

Nicolas Company

President and CEO of Nicolas Co. Westminster College Foundation Board Member, IFDA Board Member, Independent Marketing Alliance Board Member, and Markon Board Member.


Robert Frankenberg

Bob was the Chairman & CEO of Novell, the world’s largest networking software company from 1994-1996. Bob has received numerous awards including the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame.

Margaret Lasecke-Jacobs
Sundance Institute Utah Advisory Board

After leaving Oracle Corporation in 2000, Margaret formed a marketing and public relations consulting firm. She now serves on the Sundance Institute Utah Advisory Board.

Clifford D. White

Capital Consultants

Businessman, Investor and Financial Planner. Active in Utah community for 42 years.

Lorena Riffo-Jenson

VOX Creative

President of VOX Creative. Riffo-Jensen has a decade experience in the public and private sectors.

Josh Romney
The Romney Group

Josh is the founder of The Romney Group, which owns and operates multifamily office and industrial properties throughout the U.S.


        Bevan K. Wilson

Wilson is a lifelong public servant, business owner and rancher. Former member of Utah State Transportation Commission, he served 12 years on the Community Impact Board, three terms as Emery County Commissioner and as former president of the Emery County Chamber of Commerce.