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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.

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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

Director of Research & Marketing

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

Commissioner

Larry Jensen,

Carbon County

Ryan Meyer,

Clyde Companies

Commissioner

Bob Stevenson,

Davis County

Steven Ridge,

Dominion Energy

Mayor

Troy Walker,

Draper City

Ari Bruening,

Envision Utah

Christian Gardner,

Gardner Company

Christy Alter,

Goldman Sachs

Carine Clark,

Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity

Daniel Hemmert,

Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity

Steve Starks,

Larry H. Miller Group of Companies

Gary Coker,

Newmark

Mayor

Mike Caldwell,

Ogden City

Alan Matheson,

Point of the Mountain Land Authority

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

Abby Osborne,

Utah House of Representatives

Ben Hart,

Utah Inland Port Authority

Senator

Stuart Adams

Utah State Senate

President

Noelle Cockett,

Utah State University

David Woolstenhulme,

Utah System of Higher Education

Janice Co,

WCF Insurance

Commissioner

Gage Froerer,

Weber County

Nathan Callister,

Wells Fargo

Mayor

Dirk Burton,

West Jordan City

Miles Hansen,

World Trade Center Utah

Tom Morgan,

Zions Bank

Board of Advisors

Mark Gaylord,

Ballard Spahr

Chris Christiansen,

Bank of America

Brad Dunn,

Barr Engineering

Commissioner

Mike Dalton,

Beaver County

Commissioner

Stan Summers,

Box Elder County

Nate Boyer,

Boyer Company

Paul Larsen,

Brigham City

Mike Roberts,

Brigham Young University

Nadia Letey,

CBRE

Tricia Pilny,

CCG

Greg Nelson,

CRS Engineers

Commissioner

Casey Hopes,

Carbon County

Mayor

Garth Green,

Cedar City

Chris Kirk,

Colliers

Lance Bullen,

Colmena

Sean Sperry,

Comcast

Brennan Brown,

D.A. Davidson

Mayor

Tom Westmoreland,

Eagle Mountain City

Mayor

John Scott,

Ephraim City

Mayor Brett Anderson,

Farmington City

Ben Seastrand,

Gardner Company

Silvia Castro,

Google Fiber

County Council

Mary McGann,

Grand County

Mayor

Lorin Palmer,

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

Juliette Tennert,

Kem. C Gardner Policy Institute

Jace Johnson,

KeyBank

Mayor

Joy Petro,

Layton City

Jeff Palmer,

Layton Companies

Dan Berg,

Lumen

Betsy Voter,

Michael Best

Sina Sharifan,

Midwest D-Vision Solutions/ Commercial Interiors

Andrea Verkic,

Morgan Stanley

Josh Caldwell,

Mortenson

Brandon Cooper,

Ogden City

Kathleen Weron,

Ogletree Deakins

Mayor

Mayor Bill Wright,

Payson City

Mayor

Leonard Call,

Pleasant View City

Scott Cuthbertson,

Point of the Mountain Land Authority

Jill Perelson,

Prince Perelson and Associates

Joe Tomon,

Procter & Gamble

Dane Hill,

Property Reserve Inc.

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

Jevon Gibb,

Salt Lake County

Mayor

Monica Zoltanski,

Sandy City

Mayor

Jim Miller,

Saratoga Springs City

Malcom Nash,

Sevier County

Mike Mendenhall,

Spanish Fork City

Scott Parson,

Staker Parson Materials & Construction

Governor

Spencer Cox,

State of Utah

Kirk Smith,

Stewart Title

Matt Stapley,

Suburban Land Reserve

Jeffery Jones,

Summit County

Scott Robbins,

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)

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

Dax Jacobsen,

Westminster College

Taylor Woodbury,

Woodbury Corporation

Chad Dilley,

Zions Bank