John Bowers
Title: Director of Partnerships
Associated Institute: Silicon Slopes

John is a leader and visionary strategist who employs creativity and innovation to amplify business. Intellectually curious, he is a goal-oriented self-starter with advanced problem-solving skills and leadership experience. He helps build relationships that bring people with varying backgrounds together to enable cohesive teamwork to achieve desired results.

Leilani Clegg
Title: Director of the University Transfer Center
Associated Institute: SLCC

Leilani is the Director, University Transfer and Articulation at Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah. Leilani is responsible for providing 2x2 transfer articulation, university, and college transfer events, and managing all transfer partnership initiatives for SLCC students/alumni.

Stephanie Frohman
Title: Director, Strategic Initiatives/CEO
Associated Institute: EDCUtah

Stephanie is the Director of Global Strategy and Outreach at the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah.) EDCUtah is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to building Utah's economy by creating quality jobs and increasing capital investment in the state. EDCUtah works with state and local government and private industry to attract and grow high-value companies, spur the development and expansion of local businesses, and recruit out-of-state companies to Utah.

Michelle Hardwick
Title: Director of Engineering
Associated Institute: Entrata 

Michelle is the Director of Engineering at Entrata. At Entrata, she is leading engineering and reporting teams on the Data & Analytics suite of their property management software platform. Michelle is passionate about using data to inform decisions and tell stories. She has worked in many industries including healthcare, e-commerce, education, and consulting.

David Olivares
Title: VP, Technology
Associated Institute: Goldman Sachs
David is a Technology Fellow at Goldman Sachs leading the Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) Custody Engineering team in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is responsible for providing strategy and execution to help GS penetrate and grow a new client segment. Additionally, David is a frequent contributor to several diversity initiatives within GS.
Kim Mepham
Title: Regional Director, Talent Acquisition
Associated Institute: BioFire

As Senior Manager Talent Acquisition, Kimberly is an important member of BioFire Diagnostics' leadership. She is entrusted with maintaining the happiness of employees, whether it be through ensuring low burnout rates, creating a work environment employees look forward to, or company outings. Employees at BioFire Diagnostics rate their leadership an A-, ranking them within the Top 40% in Salt Lake City.

Cydni Tetro
Title: Founder and President
Associated Institute: Women Tech Council

Cydni is an entrepreneur, STEM advocate, speaker and influential leader. She is CEO of ForgeDX a tech company that bridges the digital and physical worlds. She was previously CEO and founder of venture-backed 3DplusMe, a 3D printing personalization software platform, that was acquired. She spent 5 years at Disney as an Entrepreneur in Residence in Imagineering driving technology commercialization across Theme Parks, ESPN, ABC and Interactive.