Mission Statement

It is our mission to elevate the stature of women’s leadership in Utah by improving society’s understanding of the value of diversity in leadership roles, training women in leadership skills, and conveying the positive impact female leaders have on economic development, vitality, and the overall health of the state.

Leadership Structure

Executive Committee

Ally Isom

Ally Isom

Director of Institutional Messaging in the Office of Communication Services, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

A professional passionate about making a difference, Ally Isom is the Director of Institutional Messaging in the Office of Communication Services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her…

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Linda Wardell

Linda Wardell

General Manager, Taubman

Linda Wardell is the general manager of City Creek Center, the retail portion of City Creek, one of the largest mixed-use downtown redevelopment projects in the nation. With more than…

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Leslie Snavely

Leslie Snavely

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, CHG Healthcare Services

As senior vice president of marketing and business development for CHG Healthcare Services, Leslie Snavely leads a team of more than 80 marketing and sales professionals responsible for brand positioning,…

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Patricia Jones

Patricia Jones

CEO, Women’s Leadership Institute

Patricia Jones is the CEO of the Women’s Leadership Institute. The mission of the institute is to elevate the stature of female leadership in the state of Utah. The organization…

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Lori Chillingworth

Lori Chillingworth

Executive Vice President, Zions Bank, Small Business Division

Lori Chillingworth has served as executive vice president of Zions Bank’s Small Business Division since June 2010. She overseas loan approval and management of the bank’s billion dollar portfolio of…

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Trish Hatch

Trish Hatch

Director, Women’s Leadership Institute

Trish Hatch is a member of the executive committee and founding member of the Women’s Leadership Institute.  She is responsible for events, curriculum, communication, sponsorships, day-to-day operations, and works directly…

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Katherina Holzhauser

Katherina Holzhauser

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT – Strategy, Innovation, & Commercialization

Katherina Holzhauser is the Assistant Vice President of Intermountain Innovations Operations, where she provides overall leadership for business development operations in support of Intermountain’s innovation and growth objectives.  She joined…

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Heidi Walker

Heidi Walker

Salt Lake Chamber, Chief Operating Officer

Heidi Walker is a visionary team leader who brings more than 20 years of professional management experience to her role as COO of the Salt Lake Chamber. She is oversees…

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Advisory Board 

Alex Shootman

Alex Shootman

President & CEO, Workfront

As President and CEO of Workfront, Alex drives the overall strategy, vision, and execution for the company, ensuring that Workfront is a dedicated partner in helping its customers transform the…

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Paula Fryland

Paula Fryland

EVP and Director of Consumer and Business Banking, Zions First National Bank

Paula Fryland joined Zions Bank in August 2016 as Executive Vice President and Director of Consumer and Business Banking. In this role, she oversees retail and business banking in the…

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Kathy Luke

Kathy Luke

Sr. Director of Member Services, Ancestry.com

Kathy Luke is the Sr. Director of Member Services for Ancestry. Ancestry is the largest provider of family history and personal DNA testing, harnessing a powerful combination of information, science…

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Dee O’Donnell

Dee O’Donnell

Regional President, Utah, Wells Fargo & Company

Mrs. O’Donnell has over 36 years in the financial services experience.  In 1987, she joined Wells Fargo, predecessor Wachovia as a store manager.   She has held leadership positions in Community…

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Peggy Larsen

Peggy Larsen

Senior Vice President, Workers Compensation Fund

Peggy is the Senior Vice President in charge of sales and marketing for the Workers Compensation Fund. Peggy is responsible for business retention, sales and development of both direct and…

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Angela Atkin

Angela Atkin

Shareholder and Chair of Women Lawyers Group, Ray Quinney & Nebeker

Angela E. Atkin is a Shareholder and Chair of the Women Lawyers Group at Ray Quinney & Nebeker in Salt Lake City. She specializes in all aspects of estate, probate,…

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Douglas Fogg

Douglas Fogg

President & COO, Sorenson Genomics

Douglas Fogg is the President & COO for the Sorenson Genomics and its wholly-owned subsidiary Sorenson Forensics. Prior to Sorenson Genomics, he served as the President of OTSCON Inc. -…

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Daniel Gomez

Daniel Gomez

President, Gomez Corp. Financial Services & Insurance

Daniel Gomez is a Financial Advisor with nearly 26 years of experience in the financial services industry. His preceding 18 years were spent in the telecommunications industry, while also attending…

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Sophia DiCaro

Sophia DiCaro

Chief Compliance Officer, The Cynosure Group

Sophia M. DiCaro is the chief compliance officer for The Cynosure Group, an investment advisory group in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sophia’s professional career began in various roles at the…

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Brandon Fugal

Brandon Fugal

Chairman, Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors

Brandon Fugal is a prominent business leader, recently recognized as the #1 Agent Globally with Coldwell Banker Commercial, and EY Entrepreneur of the Year for 2016 - Western Region. As…

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Ben McAdams

Ben McAdams

Mayor, Salt Lake County

Ben McAdams was sworn into office as Salt Lake County Mayor on Jan. 7, 2013. Mayor McAdams pledged to work collaboratively, across party lines, to find efficiencies in County government…

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Amanda Covington

Amanda Covington

Senior Vice President of Communications and Government Relations, Vista Outdoor Inc.

Amanda is Senior Vice President of Communications and Government Relations for Vista Outdoor Inc., a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The…

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Jeff Weber

Jeff Weber

Senior Vice President People and Places, Instructure

Jeff Weber is currently the SVP People and Places at Instructure , a rapidly growing provider of the Canvas and Bridge learning management platforms focused on transforming online learning. Instucture…

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John H. “Jack” Zenger

John H. “Jack” Zenger

CEO, Zenger Folkman

John H. “Jack” Zenger is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Zenger Folkman, a firm focused on increasing the self-awareness and effectiveness of leaders.  Jack is considered a world…

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Craig Wagstaff

Craig Wagstaff

President, Dominion Questar

Craig C. Wagstaff is president of Dominion Questar. Dominion Questar consists of three natural gas-related companies in the Rockies: Questar Gas, a natural gas-distribution company serving more than 1 million…

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Spencer Cox

Spencer Cox

Lieutenant Governor, State of Utah

Spencer J. Cox was appointed Utah’s eighth Lieutenant Governor on October 16, 2013.  At the time of his selection by Governor Gary R. Herbert, he was serving in the Utah…

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Nicole Carpenter

Nicole Carpenter

President and Founder, MOMentity.com

Nicole Carpenter helps overwhelmed moms find their identity and manage their time so they can chase their dreams while they still nurture their family. Nicole is a mentor, speaker and…

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