Executing the fundamentals
of Economic Development
... for a better bottom line
12 new in-depth sessions
to choose from.
Featured topics of discussion include Technology, Health Care Reform, Marketing, Federal Contracting.
Five speakers including keynote Clayton Christensen and featured speaker Governor Gary R. Herbert.
Join us for an afternoon networking session with products from Utah’s Own.
April 3, 2014 @ The Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City
PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AT HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL
Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen is the architect of and the world’s foremost authority on disruptive innovation. Clay was named the World’s Most Influential Business Management Thinker in 2011.
GOVERNOR GARY R. HERBERT
STATE OF UTAH
Governor Herbert is Utah’s 17th Governor was born in American Fork, Utah, and raised in Orem, Utah. After graduating from Orem High School, Mr. Herbert served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Eastern Atlantic States Mission. While attending BYU, the Governor met and married Jeanette Snelson, from Springville, Utah. Shortly after their marriage, the Governor joined the Utah National Guard and served for six years as a staff sergeant working with target acquisition, artillery and ground survey.
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF HOST HOTELS & RESORTS
Richard Marriott is chairman of the Board of Directors of Host Hotels & Resorts, which is among the largest owners of lodging properties in the world. Marriott also serves as chairman of First Media Corporation, an independent broadcasting firm privately owned by the Marriott family. Marriott is chairman of the Boards of Trustees of both the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation and the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities. A former president of the National Restaurant Association, Marriott serves on the Federal City Council and the National Advisory Council of Brigham Young University.
Corporate Vice President, Government Relations, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Ginger Wierzbanowski is Corporate Vice President, Government Relations. Wierzbanowski joined Northrop Grumman from her former position as Legislative Assistant to the Vice Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, where she had served since 2008.
Previously, she had management and planning roles in Advanced Research, Technology and Intelligence for The Boeing Company and SAIC. Prior to that, she completed a 20-year career with the U.S. Air Force in Intelligence.
SPENCER P. ECCLES
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Eccles has strong ties to Utah’s urban and rural communities as well as international markets. Spencer has been involved with web-based software and materials technology companies in the U.S. and abroad. In 1997, the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games tapped Eccles to manage the development of its Snowbasin venue and oversee the premier Olympic downhill event as well as all of the alpine Paralympic competitions held there — a post he held for five years.
ASSOCIATE DEAN, DAVID ECCLES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
Natalie Gochnour serves as the Associate Dean at the David Eccles School of Business and continues as the Chief Economist at the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce. In previous roles, Natalie has served as a Counselor to Secretary Mike Leavitt at the U.S. Department Health and Human Services and Associate Administrator of Public Affairs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
A. SCOTT ANDERSON
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, ZIONS FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Scott Anderson has served as president and CEO of Zions Bank since 1998 and has been with Zions since 1991. Prior to joining Zions, he spent 17 years with Bank of America in San Francisco, including seven years in its Asia division, headquartered in Tokyo. Anderson received a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. A native of Salt Lake City, he is active in community affairs and serves on a number of industry and community organization boards.
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