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The Salt Lake Chamber has named Linda Wardell, General Manager of City Creek Center, as the new chair of its Board of Governors. Wardell has served as the Board’s vice chair alongside current chair, Steve Starks, president of Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment.

"We are delighted to have Linda as this year's Chair of the Salt Lake Chamber Board. She brings a lot to the table, from her leadership skills to her commitment to the betterment of our community," said Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber. "We are excited to see what this upcoming year will bring as we work together to further the Chamber's mission."

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 30 years of experience managing and marketing shopping centers, she oversees retail operations for the landmark shopping and dining destination in the heart of Salt Lake City. Wardell is involved in the community including serving on the current Board for the Downtown Alliance, Executive Committee of the Women’s Leadership Institute, Zions Bank Advisory Board and the Business Advisory Board for Westminster College.

“The Salt Lake Chamber is one of our community’s leading organizations, Utah’s voice of business, and I’m grateful to follow a long line of tremendous leaders, who have made a significant difference in our community,” said Wardell. “I look forward to working with Derek and the Chamber Board of Governors to help grow diversity and inclusion in our community and to continue to preserve and grow Utah’s fantastic economy.”  

Wardell will take over as chair of the Board on July 1, 2019. The Salt Lake Chamber’s vice chair will be Craig Wagstaff, Dominion Energy.