Harris H. Simmons
Appointed 2012. Mr. Simmons is the chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Zions Bancorporation. Simmons received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Utah and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Active in community and industry affairs, Simmons has served as chairman or president of Utah Symphony; Utah Foundation; Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks Campaign and Economic Development Corporation of Utah. He is president of the Shelter-the-Homeless Committee, and he serves on the boards of Pioneer Theatre Company, Utah Youth Village and the Great Salt Lake Council of The Boy Scouts of America.
Appointed 2012. Ms. Barnes served on the Cedar City Council from 2005–2013. She owns and operates several businesses and is involved in various community affairs, including Real Women Run and the Utah Summer Games. Nina previously served as a member of the Southern Utah University Board of Trustees, the Southern Utah Foundation and the Anne & Dixie Leavitt Foundation. Ms. Barnes received a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Southern Utah University. Nina currently teaches as an adjunct professor at SUU. Ms. Barnes and her husband, Keith, have five children.
MEMBERS (in alphabetical order)
Jesselie Barlow Anderson, appointed July 2013. She previously served as Chair of the Salt Lake Community College Board of Trustees and a member of the Westminster College Board of Trustees. She is active in community affairs and currently serves on the governing boards of the University of Utah’s National Advisory Council, Success in Education Foundation, Utah Symphony/Utah Opera Board, and I.J. Wagner Foundation. She is employed by Barlow Corporation. Ms. Anderson received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Utah. She and her husband, Scott, are the parents of three children and six grandchildren.
Daniel W. Campbell, appointed 2010. Mr. Campbell has also served as vice chair to the Board of Regents. He is a managing general partner at EsNet Group, a privately held investment company. Prior to his current position, he was the senior vice president and chief financial officer of WordPerfect Corporation. Mr. Campbell has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University. He was a member of Utah Valley University’s Board of Trustees, and is a former chairman of that board. He also serves on the Board of Governors for the Provo School District Foundation and is a national advisory council member for Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management.
Wilford Clyde, appointed 2011. Mr. Clyde grew up in Springville where he is presently serving as the mayor. He has been involved in the community in many capacities including Chairman of the Utah Manufacturers Association, President of the Utah Chapter of the Associated General Contractors and member of the BYU Construction Management Advisory Committee. Mr. Clyde is the current President and CEO of Clyde Companies, Inc., the parent company of W. W. Clyde and Co., Geneva Rock , Sunroc, and Beehive Insurance. He and his wife Natalie have four daughters and five grandchildren. He enjoys sports, skiing, boating and traveling.
Sanchaita Datta, appointed 2018. Ms. Datta is the President, CTO, and Co-Founder of FatPipe Networks, the inventor and leader of WAN redundancy and SD-WAN technologies. Prior to co-founding FatPipe Networks, Ms. Datta was with Megahertz (U.S. Robotics, 3COM) as project leader for products that won numerous industry awards including Best of Show at Interop 1994. She was also one of the first voting members of the IEEE’s Standards Committees for 100 Mb/s technology and Wireless LANs. Ms. Datta served on the National Presidential Advisory Board of Utah Valley University & Board of Trustees of Salt Lake Community College. She was a member of Governor Jon Huntsman Jr.’s IT Task Force, the Governor’s Transition Team, and the review board for the State’s Centers of Excellence program. Ms. Datta was also a trustee of Utah Women in Technology and is the proud mother of twin 17-year-old boys.
Marlin K. Jensen, appointed 2012. Mr. Jensen has served as a member of the Quorum of the Seventy of the LDS Church since 1989 and received emeritus status in October 2012. He held the position of church historian from 2005 to 2012. He holds a law degree from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University. Prior to becoming a General Authority, Mr. Jensen practiced as an attorney with the firm of Vancott-Bagley and in private practice. Mr. Jensen served as president of the Weber County school board, chair of the Utah State Liquor Control Commission, and chair of the Utah State Fair board. He and his wife of 45 years, Kathleen Bushnell, have eight children and 25 grandchildren.
Ronald W. Jibson, appointed 2017. Mr. Jibson served as Questar Corporation’s President and CEO and as a director from June 2010 to October 2016. He was appointed chairman of the board in 2012. Jibson was also president and CEO of Questar subsidiaries Wexpro Company and Questar Gas Company, and as chairman of Questar Pipeline Company. He was the chairman of the Utah State University board of trustees and currently serves on the board of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, Women’s Leadership Institute, Junior Achievement Advisory Board and the Utah Symphony Opera. Jibson graduated from Utah State University in civil engineering and later received a Masters of Business Administration from Westminster College. Jibson, and his wife, Janet, have three sons and ten grandchildren.
Patricia Jones, appointed 2015. Ms. Jones is currently the CEO of the Women’s Leadership Institute, which aims to elevate the stature of female leadership in the state of Utah. Ms. Jones also served in the Utah Legislature for 14 years and was the first female leader in both the Utah House of Representatives and the Utah Senate. A University of Utah graduate, Ms. Jones is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the Salt Lake Chamber, the Intermountain Healthcare Community Care Foundation, and a member of the National Advisory Board of the University of Utah School of Dentistry. She is married to Dr. Dan E. Jones and has four children, three step-children and sixteen grandchildren.
JaKell Larson (Student Regent), appointed 2018. Ms. Larson has been accepted to the University of Utah’s Master in Public Administration where she plans to study education policy. She will start the program in fall 2018. She graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. While at UVU, she was student body vice president and a Presidential Intern. After completing her undergraduate degree, she interned for Senator Orrin Hatch in Washington, D.C. on his education policy team, focusing on new regulations for K-12 and higher education.
Steven J. Lund, appointed 2015. Mr. Lund has served as executive vice president of Nu Skin International since 1985 and in other various roles since that time, including vice chairman of the board from 2006 to 2012, president and chief executive officer from 1996 to 2003 and president and chief executive officer of Nu Skin Asia Pacific from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Lund has served on the board of directors for the U.S. Direct Selling Association, as chairman of the Utah Valley University board of trustees and in various civic and religious leadership roles. Before joining Nu Skin Enterprises, Lund worked as an attorney in a private law practice after earning a Juris Doctorate degree from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School and a B.A in fine arts and communication from Brigham Young University.
Robert S. Marquardt, appointed 2008. Mr. Marquardt is the president and CEO of Management & Training Corporation and has been a member of the senior management of that firm since 1991. Previously, he served as vice president of marketing and president of Merdian Publishing, a subsidiary of MTC. His public service experience includes membership on several boards and organizations, including the Board of Trustees of Weber State University. Mr. Marquardt holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration and a law degree from the University of Utah.
Cristina Ortega, appointed 2017. Ms. Ortega is currently a Deputy District Attorney at the Davis County Attorney’s Office, where she specializes in special victim cases that include sexual assault, child abuse, and domestic violence. Ortega began her career as a prosecutor at the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office. She is currently a board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah and the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. Ortega served on the University of Utah Board of Trustees from 2013-2017 and represented the Trustees on the KUER Advisory Board and the Audit Committee. She graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah and has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Weber State University.
Robert W. Prince, DDS, appointed 2011. Dr. Prince holds degrees from Dixie College and the University of Southern California. He is in the private practice of orthodontics with offices in St. George and Beaver. He is past president of the Utah Association of Orthodontists and currently serves on the Council on Orthodontic Health Care for the American Association of Orthodontists. He is a past board member of the Dixie College Alumni Association.
Mark Stoddard, appointed 2011. Mr. Stoddard is currently the President of CEO of Central Valley Medical Center in Nephi and is Chairman of the Rural Health Group, Chairman of the Rural Health Foundation, and President of Rural Health Management Corporation. Regent Stoddard graduated from Snow College in 1978 with an Associate of Science degree in Business Management, followed by a Bachelor of Science from Utah State University and a Master of Business Administration from Brigham Young University. Since then, he has had a desire to give back to the institution that gave him so much. In 1988, Stoddard became the Snow College Alumni President, a post he held until 1992. He served on the Snow College Board of Trustees from 1989-2001, and has been the Snow College Foundation Chairman since 2002.
Teresa L. Theurer, appointed 2008. Ms. Theurer currently serves as a member of the State of Utah Tobacco Prevention Control Program Advisory Board, a member of the Alliance to the American Dental Association Leadership Council, and a member of the Bridgerland Literacy Board of Directors. She served eight years as an elected member of the Utah State Board of Education. She also served on the Utah Medical Education Council, the Utah High School Activities Association Board of Trustees, the Utah College of Applied Technology Board of Trustees, the Bridgerland Applied Technology College Advisory Board, and the Edith Bowen Laboratory School Advisory Council. She graduated from Weber State University with an Associate Degree in Nursing and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Utah State University in General Studies. Ms. Theurer and her husband, Scott, have four children and twelve grandchildren.
Thomas Wright, appointed 2017. Mr. Wright is an owner, president and principal broker of Summit Sotheby’s International Realty based in Park City. Mr. Wright has become a nationally recognized speaker and advisor on improving profitability, agent recruiting, and brokerage management. He served three years on the Dixie State University Board of Trustees. Wright currently sits on the Board of Directors for the United Way and Utah Symphony/Utah Opera. He is the co-chairman of the Utah Debate Commission and was twice elected to serve as volunteer Chairman of the Utah Republican Party, the Salt Lake County Republican Party, and is currently a member of the Republican National Committee (RNC). Mr. Wright is a graduate of the University of Utah and resides in Salt Lake City with his wife and their four children. He enjoys golfing, fishing and traveling the world with his family.