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.

 

Theresa Foxley
Title: President/CEO
Associated Institute: EDCUtah

A Utah native, Theresa is passionate about promoting the Beehive State. She has served as EDCUtah’s President and CEO since 2017 and has helped usher in a new era that is highly focused on internal team culture, driving stakeholder value, and economic development preparedness. Theresa has enjoyed being part of Team Utah’s efforts to attract dozens of companies on expansion and relocation projects representing various industries throughout the state, including Goldman Sachs, Stadler Rail, and Facebook.

 

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

 

Stand-In for Theresa Foxley

 

Michelle Hardwick
Title: Director of Data Science and Analytics
Associated Institute: Salt Lake Community College

Michelle is the Director of Data Science & Analytics at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC). SLCC serves over 60,000 students annually and has 10 campuses in Salt Lake County. Her team at SLCC provides the data strategy, analytics, machine learning and statistical research for the college. They are the backbone behind all data initiatives at the college and considered the data storytellers. Michelle's team is driven by the goal of helping improve outcomes for every student at SLCC. She is passionate about building data literacy and creating a data informed culture at SLCC.

 

David Olivares
Title: VP, Technology
Associated Institute: Goldman Sachs

Along with her role of School of Computing Director, Mary is an academic researcher on compiler optimization that exploits performance-enhancing features of emerging computer architectures. She works with industry and application domain experts to develop technology that can be transitioned into real-world uses.

 

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.