United Utah Party announces leadership changes


Nils Bergeson has been elected by the United Utah Party’s Executive Committee as State Party Vice Chair. He will replace Aaron Aizad, who recently resigned from the position.  

Bergeson has been serving as the UUP’s Executive Director since February of 2018. He will be replaced in that post by Hillary Stirling, who recently ran as the UUP candidate in Utah House District 57 (Pleasant Grove and American Fork).   

“We are sorry to lose Aaron, but we are happy to have Nils as the Vice Chair and Hillary as our new Executive Director,” said United Utah Party Chair Richard Davis.  “Both of them have been active in helping build the party over the past year.”

Bergeson, a native of Cache County, served as a Foreign Service Officer with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) prior to his appointment as the UUP Executive Director. He graduated from Utah State University with a degree in International Relations in 2006 and later earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in 2008. He lives with his wife and three children in Providence, Utah.

Stirling has a BA in English from BYU and an AS in Paralegal Studies from UVU, where she was also valedictorian of her program. She was raised in Montana, but she has lived in Utah for almost all of her adult life and considers it her home.  In addition to her professional work as a paralegal and her political involvement, Stirling serves on the Pleasant Grove’s Historic Preservation Commission. She lives in Pleasant Grove with her husband and two teenage children.