2022 Utah Business Economic Outlook Summit
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022
GIC is partnering with Utah Business on the upcoming Utah Business Economic Summit, taking place on November 17, 2022.
2022 Utah Business Economic Outlook Summit
GIC is pleased to invite you to join Utah Business and Utah’s business community on November 17th at the Hyatt Regency as we discuss the economic future at the annual Utah Business Economic Outlook Summit. This business summit promises to take a deep dive into the discussions shaping our economy, including future business growth, investing in the next generation of startups, creating an economic landscape that is more inclusive and welcoming to incoming populations, and designing our cities for the future.
This in-person economic outlook event will see 700+ attendees and feature speakers from the business, tech, entrepreneurial, and city planning industries. The day will be filled with keynote speakers, informative breakout sessions and networking opportunities.
Click here to register with Utah Business. Use code GICVIP22 for a $25 discounted ticket!
Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City
170 S W Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Judd AustinChief Banking Officer, Altabank
Judd Austin was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer for Altabank and named to the Executive Management Committee effective January 1, 2020. He has 16 years of banking experience.
Joel ClarkCEO, Kodiak Cakes
Joel Clark embodied a lively entrepreneurial spirit and grit from a young age. When his brother Jon handed Kodiak Cakes operations over to him in 1997, Joel was a 23-year-old economics major attending the University of Utah.
Jenni Lee CrockerSVP of Growth, PCF Insurance Services
Jenni Lee brings more than 23 years of experience in sales and growth, management, risk advisory, and business transformation experience to PCF. Before joining PCF, she spent nine years at Marsh, serving as Managing Director and Corporate Leader for Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C., since 2018 and head of the Virginia office since 2013.
Todd CroslandFounder and CEO, CoinZoom,
As a seasoned entrepreneur, Todd Crosland has demonstrated the ability to build successful teams and companies. He has had a distinguished career, including a successful track record of over two decades in Financial Services, Investment Banking, and Venture Capital.
Mitch DansieGeneral Manager, Desert Color
In October of 2018, Mitch Dansie became the general manager of Desert Color–a 3,400 acre master planned community located on SITLA land east of I-15 and Southern Parkway.
Peter C. FoyCEO & Founder, PCF Insurance Services
Peter C. Foy is the chairman CEO & Founder of PCF Insurance Services.
Brandon FugalChairman, Colliers Utah
Brandon Fugal is a prominent business leader, recognized as a market leader nationwide and as the previous EY Entrepreneur of the Year – Western Region.
Joseph HansenFounder and CEO, Buy Box Experts
Joseph Hansen is a seasoned entrepreneur and business executive. He has founded and sold six companies since 2007. He has won several awards for innovation and leadership including Comparably’s 2020 Top CEO list, Top CEO for Women list. He was recently featured by the CEO Forum Journal as a Transformative CEO for 2021.
Benjamin HartExecutive Director, Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA)
In August, 2022, Benjamin Hart was named as the executive director of the Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA), which provides smart, sustainable, and equitable supply chain solutions through facilities, infrastructure, partnerships, and capital investment.
Chandana HaqueExecutive Director, Altitude Lab
Chandana Haque is Executive Director of Altitude Lab, an incubator program for early-stage healthcare startups located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Prior to launching Altitude Lab, Chandana spent over a decade leading product and commercial strategy for life science startups in San Francisco.
Jonathan JohnsonCEO, Overstock
Jonathan Johnson is the CEO of Overstock, a leading online home furnishings retailer. Since assuming this role in 2019, Jonathan has positioned Overstock as more than just an e-commerce website – streamlining its widespread merchandising interests into a concentrated, focused strategy dedicated to providing dream homes for all. Jonathan is a member of Overstock’s board of directors and has been an integral part of the company’s growth – from a start-up to publicly traded with over $3 billion in sales and nearly 2,000 employees.
Ravi KroviProvost and VP of Academic Affairs, Weber State University
Ravi Krovi is Provost and VP of Academic Affairs at Weber State University, a comprehensive public institution of more than 29,000 students in Ogden, Utah. As the university’s chief academic officer, he has oversight of academic quality and institutional effectiveness, enrollment management and student success, high impact programs and faculty excellence, strategic partnerships, sponsored research and technology transfer, online and continuing education, and student success data and strategic analytics.
Susan R. Madsen, Ph.D.Founding Director, Utah Women & Leadership Project
Dr. Susan R. Madsen is the Karen Haight Huntsman Endowed Professor of Leadership in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. She is also the Founding Director of the Utah Women & Leadership Project, which focuses on strengthening the impact of Utah girls and women.
Trent ManoCo-founder and CEO of Convoi Ventures
Trent Mano is the co-founder and CEO of Convoi Ventures and the co-founder of Cryptopia.
Alan MathesonExecutive Director of the Point of the Mountain State Land Authority
Alan Matheson is the executive director of the Point of the Mountain State Land Authority, charged with preparing for and overseeing the development of 600 acres of state-owned land near Point of the Mountain. Matheson previously served the State of Utah as executive director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, senior environmental policy advisor to Governor Gary R. Herbert, and state planning coordinator.
Matthew McAleerExecutive Vice President and Director of Equity Strategies, Cumberland Advisors
Matt McAleer serves as the Executive Vice President and Director of Equity Strategies. He is also a member of Cumberland’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Matt is also the Chairman of the firm’s Investment Committee and has over 25 years of investment management experience.
Lisa McIntire ShawFounding Partner of Cygnus Asset Management, LLC
Lisa McIntire Shaw is a founding partner of Cygnus Asset Management, LLC based in Charlotte, NC. She has more than 30 years of experience in the financial arena. Her areas of special interest include international markets; charitable trusts; strategic wealth preservation; and domestic, corporate, government and municipal bonds.
Brit MerrillAssociate, Holland & Hart LLP
Brit provides strategic legal counsel and risk management advice to clients on a wide variety of employment matters, including compensation, performance management, separations, leaves of absence, discrimination, harassment, diversity and inclusion, workplace privacy, wage and hour compliance, restrictive covenants, reasonable accommodations, and employee classification.
Felix MorganBoard Member - PCF Insurance Services
SENIOR FINANCE AND OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE driving profitable growth for multibillion-dollar private equity owned, Fortune 500 and Fortune 50 public companies.
Sui Lang L. PanokeSenior Vice President of Diversity. Equity. Inclusion, Zions Bank
Sui Lang L. Panoke is a visionary leader, social entrepreneur and international trainer and facilitator with a passion for empowering today’s leaders to rethink. create. and innovate. She has recently been named, SVP of Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. for Zions Bank. In this role, she is responsible for directing the bank’s strategic vision, developing a comprehensive DEI strategy, and delivering on a plan of action to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the bank and the communities that it serves.
Scott PaulFounder of ArmorActive, Instafluence, and Wooly
Scott Paul is the founder of ArmorActive, Instafluence, and Wooly, and an angel investor with investments in Gabb Wireless, Neighbor, Volley, and JUMP.
Dana PetersonChief Economist & Center Leader of Economy, Strategy & Finance at The Conference Board
Dana Peterson is the Chief Economist & Center Leader of Economy, Strategy & Finance at The Conference Board. Peterson joins The Conference Board from Citi, where for many years she served as a North America Economist and later as a Global Economist. Her wealth of experience extends to the public sector, having also worked at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C.
Adam SidwellFounder and Director, Future House Studios
A storyteller, technologist, and entrepreneur with expertise in multiple mediums, Adam Sidwell is Founder and Creative Director at the Future House family of companies.
Cameron SmithPresident & Co-Founder, Kodiak Cakes
After graduating with a business degree from the University of Utah, Cameron Smith was eager to use his education and entrepreneurial nature when he partnered with Joel in 2009.
Emily TaylorVice President of Advocacy and Engagement, Solve M.E.
Emily Taylor is the Director of Advocacy and Engagement for Solve M.E. She brings to the organization over fifteen years of policy, organization, and advocacy experience in both the non-profit and government sectors.
Nikki WalkerDirector of Community Engagement and DE&I, Domo
Nikki Walker is the director of community engagement and DE&I, where she works with a team of professionals to elevate and amplify Domo’s mission and values in the workplace and in the community. She does so by creating and driving programs and initiatives focused on diversity and inclusion, workplace equity and belonging, community engagement and Domo for Good.
Andrea WilliamsChief Experience Officer, Utah Jazz
Andrea Williams was appointed chief experience officer for the Utah Jazz in November 2021. In this newly created position, Williams focuses on ensuring the delivery of world-class experiences for guests, partners, and employees of the organization, whose entities include the Utah Jazz NBA franchise, Vivint Arena, the Salt Lake City Stars NBA G League team, and Jazz Gaming NBA 2K team.
Jonathon WoodManaging Director, Whitmore Global Management Center
Jonathon Wood is the Managing Director of Whitmore Global Management Center.
Nora YousifFinancial Advisor, RBC Capital Markets
As a third generation Financial Advisor, Nora is deeply rooted in the fundamental disciplines of investing and caring for clients. She distills finances into understandable terms and is passionate about educating people to build confidence in their future.