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Our Values & Mission

A private, non-profit organization founded in 1987, the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) is a catalyst for quality job growth and increased capital investment in the state.

EDCUtah is a statewide economic development organization (EDO) specializing in corporate recruitment, economic research, site selector marketing, and community development. A partner of the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (Go Utah) for corporate recruitment, EDCUtah is supported by state government, local governments, and organizations from the private sector.

EDCUtah is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace where diversity, inclusion, and equality are highly valued among our staff, investors and clients. We value different experiences, ideas, perspectives and backgrounds and know that respect for the individual as well as diversity in all respects contributes to a stronger and more creative Utah.

Our Team

Administration

Theresa Foxley

President & Chief Executive Officer

tfoxley@edcutah.org

Jill Kirsling

Chief Financial Officer

jkirsling@edcutah.org

Stephanie Frohman

Senior Vice President of Strategy & Partnerships

sfrohman@edcutah.org

Erika Dean

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

edean@edcutah.org

Business Development

Colby Cooley

Vice President of Business Development

ccooley@edcutah.org

Erin Farr

Senior Business Development Manager

efarr@edcutah.org

Katherine Morrell-Moser

Senior Business Development Manager

kmorrell@edcutah.org

Stephanie Pack

Senior Business Development Manager

spack@edcutah.org

Elvon Farrell

Community Strategist

efarrell@edcutah.org

Gerritt Vander Linden

Business Development Analyst

gvanderlinden@edcutah.org

Marketing

Sara Adelman

Senior Manager of Strategic Marketing

sadelman@edcutah.org

Greta Hepworth

Marketing and Events Manager

ghepworth@edcutah.org

Michael O'Malley

Marketing Consultant

momalley@edcutah.org

Research

Michael Stachitus

Research & Marketing Manager

mstachitus@edcutah.org

Olivia Midgley

Research Analyst

omidgley@edcutah.org

Center for Economic Opportunity & Belonging

Ze Min Xiao

Director, Center for Economic Opportunity & Belonging

zxiao@edcutah.org

From 2014 to 2021, Xiao served as director of the Mayor’s Office for New Americans at Salt Lake County. She is a Fellow with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Community Leadership Network. Among a host of other volunteer activities, she serves as co-chair of the Multicultural Advisory Committee of Utah’s Covid-19 Response.

BS Political Science, University of Utah / Masters Art in Community Leadership, Westminster College

Bailey Wymes

CEOB Special Events Coordinator

bwymes@edcutah.org

Bailey works for the Center of Economic Opportunity & Belonging as a Special Events Coordinator. She recently graduated from Westminster College where she studied History with an emphasis on social movements and revolutions. Bailey is really passionate about bringing visibility to the LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities as she is a part of these communities herself. In her spare time, Bailey is out hiking with her dogs or at home reading.

BA, History, Westminster College

Open Positions

Our Board

Board of Trustees

EDCUtah’s Board of Trustees and Board of Advisors consist of a powerful array of community leaders. With a roster including business executives, city mayors, county commissioners, educators, and top leaders in state and federal government, our Board provides EDCUtah with planning and direction to ensure the continued growth of Utah’s economy.

Tara Thue,

AT&T

Rob Moore,

Big-D Construction

Matt Hirst,

CRS Consulting Engineers

Brandon Henrie,

Clyde Companies

Commissioner Bob Stevenson,

Davis County

Jordan Rushton,

Dixie Technical College

Steven Ridge,

Dominion Energy

Mayor

Troy Walker,

Draper City

Christian Gardner,

Gardner Company

Christy Alter,

Goldman Sachs

Carine Clark,

Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity

Daniel Hemmert,

Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity

Juliette Tennert,

Kem. C Gardner Policy Institute

Steve Starks,

Larry H. Miller Group of Companies

Nick Wood,

Newmark Knight Frank

Mayor

Mike Caldwell,

Ogden City

Steve Price,

Price Real Estate

Gary Hoogeveen,

Rocky Mountain Power

Mayor Erin Mendenhall,

Salt Lake City

President Deneece Huftalin,

Salt Lake Community College

Mayor

Jenny Wilson,

Salt Lake County

Bryan Nielsen,

SelectHealth

Mayor

Dawn Ramsey,

South Jordan City

Mayor

Debbie Winn,

Tooele City

President

Taylor Randall

University of Utah

James Jackson III,

Utah Black Chamber of Commerce

Kimberly Shelley

Utah Department of Environmental Quality

Abby Osborne,

Utah House of Representatives

Senator

Stuart Adams

Utah State Senate

President

Noelle Cockett,

Utah State University

David Woolstenhulme,

Utah System of Higher Education

Janice Co,

WCF Insurance

Nathan Callister,

Wells Fargo

Mayor

Dirk Burton,

West Jordan City

Miles Hansen,

World Trade Center

Tom Morgan,

Zions Bank

Board of Advisors

Mark Gaylord,

Ballard Spahr

Chris Christiansen,

Bank of America

Commissioner

Mike Dalton,

Beaver County

Mayor

Derk Timothy,

Beaver County

Commissioner

Jeff Hadfield,

Box Elder County

Nate Boyer,

Boyer Company

Mayor

Tyler Vincent,

Brigham City

Nadia Letey,

CBRE

Tricia Pilny,

CCG

Greg Nelson,

CRS Engineers

Commissioner

Casey Hopes,

Carbon County

Mayor

Maile Wilson,

Cedar City

Chris Kirk,

Colliers

Lance Bullen,

Colmena

Sean Sperry,

Comcast

Mayor

Mike Peterson,

Cottonwood Heights

Brennan Brown,

D.A. Davidson

Mayor

Tom Westmoreland,

Eagle Mountain City

Mayor

Richard Squire,

Ephraim City

Mayor

James Talbot,

Farmington City

Mayor Brett Anderson,

Farmington City

Silvia Castro,

Google Fiber

General Manager

Ashley Church,

Google Fiber

County Council

Mary McGann,

Grand County

Dave Wittwer

Hays Companies

Mayor

David Watts,

Herriman City

David Stahl,

Hillcrest Bank

Ron Mortimer,

Horrocks Engineers

Ibi Guevara,

Hunt Electric

Michael Jeppesen,

IPG Commercial

Chris Gamvroulas,

Ivory Homes

Gary Ellis,

Jacobsen Construction

Council Member

Dirk Clayson,

Kane County

Mayor

Katie Witt,

Kaysville

Jace Johnson,

KeyBank

Mayor

Joy Petro,

Layton City

Jeff Palmer,

Layton Companies

Dan Berg,

Lumen

Kathleen Weron,

Manning, Curtis, Bradshaw & Bednar

Betsy Voter,

Michael Best

Sina Sharifan,

Midwest D-Vision Solutions/ Commercial Interiors

Andrea Verkic,

Morgan Stanley

Steve Knighton,

Mortenson

Community & Economic Development Director

Brandon Cooper,

Ogden City

Mayor

Mayor Bill Wright,

Payson City

Mayor

Leonard Call,

Pleasant View City

Jill Perelson,

Prince Perelson and Associates

Joe Tomon,

Procter & Gamble

Dane Hill,

Property Reserve Inc.

Mayor

Michelle Kafusi,

Provo City

Travis Perry,

Psomas

Slade Opheikens,

R&O Construction

Jim Swayze,

Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah

Geoff Green,

Rio Tinto

Derek Miller,

Salt Lake Chamber

Rick Bouillon,

Salt Lake Community College

Commissioner

Gary Mason,

Sevier County

Mayor

Russell Porter,

South Ogden City

John Minnick,

St. George Area Economic Development

Scott Parsons,

Staker Parsons Materials & Construction

Governor

Spencer Cox,

State of Utah

Kirk Smith,

Stewart Title

Matt Stapley,

Suburban Land Reserve

Jeffery Jones,

Summit County

Thomas Wright,

Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

Matt Day,

Sunrise Engineering

Mayor

Mike Gailey,

Syracuse City

Mayor

Kristie Overson,

Taylorsville City

Michael Squires,

UAMPS

Amber Gracanin,

US Bank

Roger Timmerman,

UTOPIA

Keith Marmer,

University of Utah

Carlos Braceras,

Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)

Jack Hedge,

Utah Inland Port Authority

Beth Holbrook,

Utah Transit Authority

Val Peterson,

Utah Valley University

Kaitlin Eskelson,

Visit Salt Lake

Councilman

Steve Farrell,

Wasatch County

Mayor

Mark Allen,

Washington Terrace

President

Brad Mortensen,

Weber State University

President

Scott Pulispher,

Western Governors University

President

Beth Dobkin,

Westminster College

Dax Jacobsen,

Westminster College

Taylor Woodbury,

Woodbury Corporation

Chad Dilley,

Zions Bank