Representative Stewart, General Regni, 125+ Utah Leaders Convene for Forum on National Security, Economic Prosperity

he U.S. Global Leadership Coalition will host Representative Chris Stewart and General John Regni for a lunch forum on Monday, May 9 to discuss how America’s efforts abroad spur economic growth and create jobs in the state.

With our economic security increasingly linked to the global marketplace and emerging threats like ISIS and global pandemics, this discussion could not come at a more critical time for Utah and the 2016 election.

Salt Lake City is home to some of the largest global brands and organizations with rapidly growing international operations in emerging markets. Last year, Utah exported more than $18.7 billion in goods and services overseas, and trade supported more than one in five local jobs, making U.S. international engagement a strategic issue for the state.


  • The Honorable Chris Stewart, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Gen. John Regni (USAF Ret.), President, JFR Group LLC
  • Speaker Greg Hughes, Utah House of Representatives
  • Senator Stephen Urquhart, Utah State Senate
  • Scott Anderson, President & CEO, Zions Bank
  • Derek Miller, President & CEO, World Trade Center Utah
  • Jason Gross, Executive Director, USGLC

WHEN: Monday, May 9, 12:00pm

WHERE: Marriott Center City

                220 State St.
                Salt Lake City, Utah


AGENDA: Rep. Greg Hughes, Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives, will make opening remarks. Senator Stephen Urquhart, of the Utah State Senate, and Scott Anderson, President and CEO of Zions Bank, will introduce Representative Chris Stewart. The congressman will deliver keynote remarks, then be joined by General John Regni, U.S. Air Force (Retired), and Derek Miller, the CEO and President of World Trade Center Utah for a panel discussion moderated by Jason Gross, the Executive Director of the USGLC.

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition ( is a broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, military, and community leaders in all 50 states who support strategic investments to elevate development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.