The Utah 1033 Foundation Welcomes Two New Additions to Its Team

Tore Steen, founder and chairman of The Utah 1033 Foundation, announced the election of David Edmunds to the governing board of directors and the hiring of Lynn Suksdorf as director of development.

“We are proud to welcome these two talented individuals to The Utah 1033 Foundation,” said Steen. “Their expertise and experience in law enforcement and fundraising helps us expand our reach in the Utah law enforcement community. We are looking forward to their assistance and council.”

David Edmunds is new to the Governing Board of Directors and makes up the Foundation’s fifth member. Edmunds has been a member of the Foundation’s advisory board since its inception. He is currently CEO of Stone Security and he also brings more than 20 years of law enforcement experience. Edmunds is a former three-term sheriff of Summit County, former president of the Utah Sheriff’s Association and two-time Utah Sheriff of the Year. He graduated from the FBI National Academy, FBI Executive Development Program, FBI Command College and the University of Utah with a Master’s degree in Public Administration.  In his role as a member of the board of directors, Edmunds will be assisting the Foundation in key decisions and aid in the growth and public outreach.   

Lynn Suksdorf is the Foundation’s new director of development. He has intensive background in business administration and business strategy. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawaii in business administration and a MBA from the University of Washington.  Suksdorf is an experienced strategist with decades of experience as an educator and as a business professional in both for-profit and non-profit work. He will help The Utah 1033 Foundation raise funds to fulfill and expand its mission in support of Utah’s heroes. 

The newly announced Family Education Trust Fund will provide each family of a Utah fallen law enforcement officers with up to $25,000 to help with education for the spouse and children. This trust fund will work retroactively providing educational support to the five previous families whom The Utah 1033 Foundation has helped since its formation. 

For more information on The Utah 1033 Foundation and its new Family Education Trust Fund, visit