2011-2012 MasterTrack Mentors
Brad has served in several executive positions over his 25 years of diverse experience in law, finance and executive management. He currently is an attorney, consultant and commercial real estate broker with Commerce CRG. Prior to his current real estate venture, Brad was President, CEO and Chairman of Bank One, Utah where he doubled the banks assets and lead the reorganization to accomplish regional and national corporate structure for Bank One Corporation. He has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary for Valley Bank & Trust. Brad has extensive board experience as Director/Vice-chair for the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce; Director for the Utah Bankers Association; President of The Salt Lake Country Club; Director/Treasurer for Ballet West; Director for the Boys and Girls Club of Salt Lake; Director for the Economic Development Corporation of Utah; Director/President of the Cottonwood Country Club; President, Utah PGA Golf Tournament; and Director for Clear One Communications. Brad has a BS in Finance and a BS in Political Science from the University of Utah and a JD from the University of Washington.
Mike is currently the CEO of H & K Trucking and the CEO of Tesco Williamsen. Mike and his partner, Troy Hooton, purchased both companies after completing their MBA degrees at Westminster College. Under their leadership, H & K Trucking and Tesco Williamsen have grown from combined revenue of $3 million with 30 employees to $23 million with 130 employees. Mike started his career selling videos over the phone for Feature Films for Families (FFF). At age 22, he became the Executive Vice President and CIO. During his 9 years as a senior officer, FFF grew to revenues of $55 million and over 1,200 employees. Mike has served as an adjunct professor in the Gore School of Business teaching courses in Finance, Business Valuation, and Mergers and Acquisitions. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Westminster College. Mike has been featured in Utah Business Magazine as one of “40 Rising Stars Under 40.”
Jim Clark is a well respected local business and academic leader. He has an extensive background in business, management and consulting. From 2005 through 2007, Jim served as Dean and Assistant Professor of Management for the Gore School of Business, Westminster College. Prior to that (1994-1999), Jim was a senior executive with American Stores Company, where he held positions as Chief Planning Officer and Senior Vice President for Strategy and Change Management. He also served as the Corporate Senior Vice President for Marketing and Planning at Lucky Stores in California. His career has included being a consultant with McKinsey & Co. and service as a Naval Officer. Jim is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.
Jim has also been an active leader in the community, serving as a board member for several organizations including Westminster College. He is currently the Chair of The Nature Conservancy of Utah. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the Coalition for Utah's Future, a Vice Chair of Envision Utah, past President of the Salt Lake Country Club and a past President of the Intermountain West Naval Academy Alumni Association.
Jim and his wife, Barbara, moved to Salt Lake City in 1994 from the San Francisco Bay Area. They have two grown children, a son in San Francisco and a daughter in Seattle. Jim was a co-facilitator of Westminster's MBA Master Track Mentoring Program.
Robert C. Devaney
Bob Devaney is an organization consultant, advisor and executive coach. His primary focus is executive coaching, working one on one with senior level executives to enhance leadership skills and promote personal development.
Recently, Bob has worked with executives and leaders from several intermountain companies including ATT Broadband, L-3 Communications, PETZL, Browning Industries, Promontory Ranch Club, WECC, and The Canyons Resort. Bob is highly skilled in working with individuals who need to develop additional competencies, enhance interpersonal skills and/or change specific behaviors.
Formerly with NYNEX (now Verizon), Bob served as President and CEO of Vermont, responsible for the performance of NYNEX in Vermont, which had $239 million in revenues and 787 employees at 23 locations. As Executive Director-International for NYNEX Worldwide Services Group, Inc., he worked throughout Europe and Asia to establish and mature international relations with industry, government, and international organizations. Prior to these executive responsibilities, he worked in the communications industry for 24 years in a variety of management positions, including plant and construction, engineering, marketing, regulatory affairs and public relations. Bob has served as Vice President of Business Development for Northern New England Gas Corporation. He was responsible for new business opportunity identification, strategic development, and business plan execution, which would expand the portfolio of businesses in energy distribution and services markets.
Bob spent two years as Olympic Coordinator/Special Projects for the Canyons Mountain Resort reporting to the President and General Manager. He coordinated all activities associated with the Olympics at The Canyons. He also served on the Summit County Olympic planning committee.
He received his degree in History from Brown University, completed graduate studies in Education at the University of Alberta, and has also done graduate work at Babson College, Columbia University, and Harvard Business School (PMD).
Bob lives in Park City and is active in skiing, golfing, biking and hockey, as a coach and instructor.
Thomas H. Eastwood
Beginning in 1972, Thomas Eastwood worked in the automotive industry for 26 years with Ford Motor Company and Nissan Motor Corporation USA. His career included experience in all areas of operations as well as national marketing and corporate business planning. During the last 5 years, he was general manager of Nissan’s two vehicle divisions, Infiniti and Nissan for the United States and Vice President and an officer of Nissan Motor Corporation USA. After retiring in 1998 and a two year personal sabbatical, he joined a start-up, LiquidPrice.com, as VP, Automotive Operations to launch and operate a national automotive buying service website. When the company was acquired after twelve months, Thomas semi-retired and is currently working with a Chicago based firm, Centiv Services, Inc., as a consultant for business development. He serves on the Westminster College Board of Trustees and the University of Utah National Advisory Council and President’s Committee. He is also a Board member of the Youth Winter Sports Alliance in Park City and participates as a mentor in the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge.
Thomas lives in Park City, Utah with his wife, Laurie, of 38 years. He has two married children and four grandchildren. He is a graduate of the University of Utah (1971).
Bob Frankenberg currently chairs Kinzan Inc., the leading provider of Internet services platforms and PowerQuest, the leading supplier of storage management software for small and medium sized companies. Bob was the chairman, president and CEO of Encanto Networks from June 1997 to July 2000 when the company's major business was sold to Avaya. Encanto was a leading provider of eBusiness software and services to small business. Prior to forming Encanto, Bob was the Chairman, President and CEO of Novell, the world's largest networking software company, from 1994 to 1996. Prior to Novell, Bob was the corporate Vice President & Group General Manager of Hewlett-Packard's Personal Information Products Group. Under his leadership HP's PC business moved from 26th in market share to 7th. Bob joined Hewlett-Packard in 1969 as a manufacturing technician, later became a design engineer, software designer, project manager, engineering and marketing executive, and general manager. He became a corporate Vice President in 1990 and General Manager in 1991.
Bob serves as a member of the boards of directors of public companies Daw Technologies, ElectroGlas, National Semiconductor, Secure Computing and ScanSoft, and private companies PowerQuest, Kinzan, LowratesUSA and Metrix. He also serves on the advisory boards of San Jose State University and the Sundance Film Festival and is Chair of the Westminster College Board of Trustees.
Bob is a 1974 Computer Engineering graduate of San Jose State University. He is an SEP graduate of Stanford's Graduate School of Business. He is widely published, a frequent public speaker and holds two computer design patents and two pending applications. He has received numerous awards including the Air Force Commendation Medal, Smithsonian Jefferson Scholar, Distinguished Utahan and SJSU College of Engineering Distinguished Graduate. He was recently inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame. He served in the US Air Force from 1965 to 1969. Bob and Linda, his wife of 36 years, live in Alpine, Utah.
Susan retired in 2002 as senior vice president for regulated operations of Questar Corporation. Questar Regulated Services (QRS) is involved in natural gas interstate transmission and storage and retail gas-distribution activities. QRS includes Questar Gas Company and Questar Pipeline Company. Previous Questar positions included vice president of utility operations; vice president, business support; vice president, marketing and sales; general manager, corporate communication.
Prior to joining Questar Susan worked as a newspaper reporter for the Ogden Standard-Examiner, Logan Herald Journal and Salt Lake Tribune. She also worked in advertising and public relations for Axelsen Advertising and Utah State University’s Desert Biome project.
Susan’s currently serves on the Westminster College Board of Trustees, University of Utah David Eccles School of Business National Advisory Board, and Wells Fargo Women’s Financial Services Community Board. Her former community/professional service and honors include:
National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome Board of Directors
2002 Utah Business Woman of the Year Athena honoree
2001 Utah Child Advocate of the Year
American Gas Association, Marketing Executive Committee, chair
Pacific Coast Gas Association, Marketing Committee, chair
Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors
KUTV, Inc., Board of Directors
Prevent Child Abuse Utah Board of Directors, chair
Salt Lake Acting Company Board of Trustees, president
Governor’s Task Force on Tax Recodification
Park City Planning Commission
Summit County Planning Commission, chair
Ballet West Board of Trustees
National Ability Center Board of Trustees
Susan currently resides in Oakley, Utah, and Tucson, Arizona. She enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and biking.
Mike has spent the past 25 years in the energy industry working initially in the exploration and production business where he was the Controller and Treasurer of an independent drilling company and then moving to a Fortune 500 diversified energy firm where he focused on strategic planning in the Los Angeles base headquarters. He then created the first financial trading desk for the largest natural gas utility in the U.S. and spend 10 years trading natural gas futures, options and swaps, and hedging the company’s price risk. Most recently he has spend the past three years consulting in the energy business with international clients headquartered in Tokyo.
Mike obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Westminster College and his MBA from the University of Utah. He then worked for Deloitte and Touche and received his CPA in 1979. He has also conducted formal training sessions for energy industry personnel in the area of risk management and natural gas hedging. Mike has also testified before the California Public Utilities Commission on natural gas trading and risk management.
Mike is a Chicago native and he and his wife, Jane Anne, have three children.
Cindy founded Vanguard Media from a one-room office in 1994. Her background is deep in social issues advocacy, activism and, of course, communications. So it was natural that the company she would lead should eventually build on that foundation.
Cindy’s industry focus is on Vanguard’s Social Impact Marketing Practice. As managing partner she oversees the work of the agency and is involved in all major client relations and creative product. Cindy developed the Women’s Financial Group with Zions First national Bank, and created a marketing campaign for ZionsDirect online brokerage. In addition to her activities at work, Cindy is active in various professional and civic organizations.
Prior to starting Vanguard, Cindy served as Director for Corporate Development and Special Projects at KUTV, Channel 2 (CBS), Cindy gained recognition as executive producer and creative director of the award-winning “Baby Your Baby” campaign, a program that promotes prenatal nutrition and well baby care through media messages and community involvement. She has orchestrated the various components of the campaign and has overseen the creation of the television, radio, print and video campaign messages. Cindy also created the Check Your Health campaign, a media initiative that promotes healthy lifestyles, preventive care, and news reports on breaking health stories and information.
Cindy knows and understands all aspects of the communications business and prefers to weave them in with her passion for social issues. Most recently she served on a team to promote social marketing and social security to Viet Nam. She serves on many community and national boards, including Water for People, the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy, KUER (NPR Affiliate) and several department boards at the University of Utah.
Michael M. Lawson
Michael M. Lawson serves as President and CEO of Commerce CRG, an independently owned and operated member of the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance, a position he has held since December 2002. Commerce CRG is the largest and most successful, commercial real estate brokerage company in the State, providing unequaled service in the area of commercial brokerage, property valuation, property management, consulting, and investment advice throughout the State of Utah and into surrounding markets. Commerce CRG has offices in Salt Lake City, Provo-Orem, St. George, Park City, Clearfield, and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mike came to Commerce CRG from the Indy Partnership in Indianapolis where he served as President/CEO from 2000 - 2002. In Indiana, he led the creation of this 9 county $16 million organization. Additionally, he led the Economic Development Corporation of Utah. For over 25 years, Mike served in leadership positions for regional and statewide economic development organizations in Missouri, Texas, Florida, and Michigan.
Mike graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.G.S. degree (double major in Political Science/Speech Communications and Human Relations). He also completed a six-year program at SMU in Organizational Management and a four-year program at the University of Oklahoma in Economic Development, and went on to teach at both universities. Mike was one of fifty Kellogg Fellows in the United States from 1996-1999. Mike serves on the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance Board and Executive Committee as well as several private sector boards.
Mike is married to Nancy and has two sons, Steven and Jim.
Gordon G. La Haye
Mr. La Haye has more than 25 years of experience in the commercial finance industry, serving in both entrepreneurial and corporate management positions. His career has focused on financing entrepreneurial companies unable to obtain conventional forms of commercial bank financing. He is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Summit Financial Resources which operates on a nationwide basis providing working capital financing to small companies in a variety of industries. Gordon received his undergraduate degree in Economics from San Francisco State University in 1977
Dan is founder and President/CEO of Cowboy Partners and Cowboy Properties, and has been professionally involved in real estate development, construction and management since 1978. He has also been President of the Salt Lake City-based Prowswood from 1987 through 2001. He oversaw development and acquisition/rehab activities in Prowswoods primary markets of Utah, Southern California, Colorado and Washington. Under Dan’s direction, Cowboy Partners and Cowboy Properties are currently involved in real estate projects in Colorado, Nevada, Idaho, Nebraska and Utah. Dan has also served as President of the Home Builders Association of Greater Salt Lake, and President of the Home Builders Association of Utah. He has served two terms with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle (Affordable Housing Advisory Council), is a board member of the National Association of Home Builders, and has served on the Utah Housing Corporation Board. Dan currently serves as chair for the Salt Lake County Housing Authority (Board of Commissioner), and chair for the governor-appointed Utah Quality Growth Commission. Dan is a founding member and vice-chair for Envision Utah and serves on the board of trustees for the Pioneer Theatre Company.
Judith P. Martin
Judy Martin is a Financial Consultant of Financial Network Investment Corporation. With clients residing throughout the U.S., her practice is located in Salt Lake City, UT.
Judy received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Rockford College and has been a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) since 1988. After 13 years of corporate financial experience, Ms. Martin entered the financial services industry in 1983 and has built a clientele comprised mainly of individuals and small business owners. In her practice, emphasis is placed on providing the education and information clients need to make intelligent decisions. She works closely with each individual to develop a financial plan designed to meet specific objectives. Judy specializes in financial planning and incorporates her knowledge and experience in helping clients more effectively work toward their financial goals. Currently, Judy has 3 employees, 150 clients and manages approximately $110,000,000 in investments for her clients. Judy grew up in Kentucky and has lived in Utah since 1975. She has resided in Park City, UT for the past 16 years where she enjoys many outdoor activities.
David G. Millett
Dave grew up in the Intermountain West. After completing high school in Evergreen Colorado, he spent a few years as a roughneck in the Wyoming oil fields where he gained a profound understanding and need for higher education. After completing a BA in accounting from the University of Utah, he spent two years with a local CPA firm, specializing in corporate tax.
In 1990, Dave joined the explosives manufacturer, Dyno Nobel and spent several years managing the tax functions within the company. He later managed the detonator business, repositioned the product portfolio and significantly grew the profitability of this business segment. Dave them joined the executive management team of Dyno Nobel as VP Marketing, and later VP Safety and Process Improvement. Dave is currently the VP Sales and Service for Dyno Nobel in North America. He has led numerous global teams, and enjoys working closely with colleagues to increase productivity, and performance in organizations and individuals.
The Sales and Service organization of Dyno Nobel consists of approximately 900 employees, ranging from equipment operators to business managers. This organization is responsible for all customer interaction within the company, including customer service, logistics, blasting services, product delivery, and technical resources. Through a well coordinated sales effort and dedicated employees, Dyno Nobel remains the market leader for all explosives and blasting related services in North America.
Dave enjoys selling, whether it’s selling the company brand, convincing employees that safety is their responsibility, or increasing customer and shareholder value through increased performance, it’s believing in your teams abilities and your product that make all the difference. Dave currently lives in the Willow Creek, Sandy area. He is married with three active children. Dave is an avid skier, (both snow and water), and loves the outdoors.
Dan Murdock is a highly experienced financial professional who has been dedicated to helping people create, preserve and transfer assets for nearly 30 years. Dan works with his clients create a financial strategy that supports their vision for the future. His clients are high-net-worth individuals, most of whom are business owners, self-employed professionals, and executives. He helps them coordinate their financial planning with their individual values, time frames, risk tolerances and overriding goals.
"My intent," he says, "is to understand my clients' core values in order to customize my service. Financial planning can be very complex, and I use my skills and knowledge to help each client advance toward financial success at his or her own pace." Dan has developed a number of systems to enhance and personalize the planning process for each client. Dan earned a bachelors degree in business administration at California State University, Sacramento, and continued his career-related studies to earn the professional designations of Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter and Certified Financial Planner™. Dan and his wife, Kathy, make their home in Sandy, Utah. In his leisure, Dan enjoys reading, camping, hiking, travel and attending concerts.
Bob has a long and distinguished career in the banking industry. He was executive vice president and member of the Board of Directors for Valley Bank and Trust from 1965 to 1990. He has also served as the Senior Operating Officer for American Express Resource Corporation and as the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Morgan Stanley Bank, from which he retired in 2004. Most recently Bob has been appointed to a Board position with Lehman Brothers Commercial Bank and has served with the Workers Compensation Fund for 13 years, where he currently serves as Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Investment Committee. Bob has also been involved with the governance of many Utah corporations focusing in finance and technology. He received the Utah Bankers Association Distinguished Banker Award in 2004
Bob has a B.S in Accounting and an MBA from the University of Utah. In addition, Bob is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Bob was born and raised in Salt Lake City and he and his wife, Margie, have three children (one a Westminster graduate). Bob is an avid golfer and equestrian and loves to travel.
Harvey J. North
Harvey North was born in Salt Lake City and grew up in central Wyoming. After attending Brigham Young University for two years, he started a career in the home building industry. He worked for Boise Cascade’s housing division in West Jordan, Utah, Pocatello, Idaho and at the corporate headquarters in Boise, Idaho. He then relocated to central Texas, where he worked for Summey Building Systems, a subsidiary of Dana Corporation and then joined two friends in founding a private home- building company.
In 1987, Harvey decided to pursue a career in Human Resources. He returned to Boise, Idaho, to finish an undergraduate degree in Communication at Boise State University and then completed an MBA at the University of Washington in Seattle. Upon graduation, he served as an Employee Relations Representative for Airborne Express in Seattle, Director of Human Resources for Tramco (an aircraft maintenance subsidiary of BF Goodrich) in Everett, Washington and Director of Human Resources for Consolidated Sawmill Machinery in Portland, Oregon.
In 1996, Harvey returned to Airborne Express in Seattle as Director of Human Resources. In 2000, he was named Vice President of Human Resources. He was also named as a management trustee for the pension and welfare trusts of Teamsters Union 295 in New York City and as a management trustee for the national Teamsters 401(k) plan. He served in those capacities until Airborne was acquired by DHL International in late 2003. Harvey then served as Vice President of Organizational Development with DHL until May of 2004, when he was employed as Vice President of Human Resources with Headwaters Incorporated in South Jordan, Utah.
Harvey is married and has six sons and four grandchildren. He and his wife, Crystal, live in Alpine. He follows college sports (especially teams from his alma maters) and enjoys fishing, golf, and auto racing.
Shahab is Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Questar Energy Services (QES) and Questar InfoComm (QIC). QES is an oil and gas field automation & measurement provider and QIC is a telecommunication service provider in Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and Idaho. He also served as the President and CEO of Consonus, a regional provider of data center managed services and complex hosting solutions from March 2004 to June 2005, when he profitably sold the company after completing a turn around. Mr. Saeed has served on the Executive Management Committee of various Questar subsidiaries since April 1993 with accountability for diverse functions from Engineering to Human Resource to Supply Chain and Information Technology.
Shahab received a degree in Engineering (Magna cum Laude) from the University of Utah, and subsequently completed an MBA degree at that University. He was honored in 2005 by the CIO magazine as one of the “Bold 100” and in 1994 was selected as the “Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer of the Year” by the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He served as an adjunct faculty member at The Landegg International University’s School of Leadership and Management in Switzerland and is currently serving in a similar capacity at Westminster College, Gore School of Business in Salt Lake City teaching courses in Leadership and Executive Development. Mr. Saeed is the co-author of the book “Essential Career Skills for Engineers”. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Ballet West and Intermountain Health Care Urban Central Region . He has served on the board of directors of Department of Homeland Security’s Energy Information Sharing and Analysis Center, the Utah Safety Council, the National Conference for Community and Justice--Utah Region, Junior Achievement of Utah and the Institute of Industrial Engineers.
Annette is a Senior Executive with 23 years of multifunctional experience in the credit union industry. She has over twelve years as a Senior Vice President and CIO, directly responsible for the Information Systems and Technology; and as a Senior Executive Team member during a time of over 1 billion dollars asset growth and rapid advances in technology. She developed and oversees the credit union industry’s first Women’s Financial Services Network (WFSN) and her current responsibilities include Business Account Services, WFSN and Select Member Services. Her executive management experience includes development of organization’s strategic plan and accountability for the associated goals. She is one of four recognized leaders mentored by CEO as part of the CEO Succession Plan. I addition, Annette is a member of the Strategic Advisory Board for Symitar Systems Inc, Second Chair Elect South Jordan Chamber of Commerce’s, Chairing Women in Business, Member of Dean’s National Advisory Board at University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business (DESB), and Sponsor and Chair of the DESB Business Women’s Roundtable. Annette has a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems from the University of Phoenix, is a graduate of Western CUNA Management School and was selected to the Utah Business 2006 “30 Women to Watch.”