Salt Lake Chamber and State of Utah to host Utah’s Business Diversity Summit

The Salt Lake Chamber and State of Utah will host Utah’s Business Diversity Summit, part of the One Utah Summit Series, on November 4, 2021, at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Utah’s Business Diversity Summit will engage business and community leaders in efforts to create more diverse and inclusive workplaces. Keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and available resources are targeted toward businesses with well-developed Diversity and Inclusion programs, as well as those businesses without current efforts but who want to engage.


Thursday, November 4, 2021

Program: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


Salt Palace Convention Center

100 South West Temple

Salt Lake City, UT 84101


  • Governor Spencer J. Cox
  • Dr. Tony Byers, Global Diversity & Inclusion Leader
  • Derrick Johnson, president & CEO, NAACP
  • Scott Anderson, president & CEO, Zions Bank
  • Derek Miller, president and CEO, Salt Lake Chamber
  • Kimberly Applewhite, PsyD
  • Latoya Asia, Director, Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning, Dominion Energy
  • Luna Banuri, Executive Director, Utah Muslim Civic League
  • Earl Benson, Director, Mission Assurance, Propulsion Systems, Northrop Grumman
  • Robert Bischoff, EVP, Commercial Banking, Zions Bank
  • Nicole Carpenter, Director, Women’s Leadership Institute
  • Silvia Castro, Executive Director, Suazo Business Center
  • Melanie Davis, MS, LCMHC, NBCC
  • Tracey Dean, Chairwoman of the Board, Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce
  • Dr. Bethami Dobkin, president, Westminster College
  • Dr. Megan Donohue, Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Intermountain Medical Center
  • Meligha Garfield, Director, Black Cultural Center at the University of Utah
  • Jevon Gibb, Economic Development Director, Salt Lake County
  • Kerri Harris, Manager, Human Resources Business Partner, Northrop Grumman
  • Ben Hart, Deputy Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity
  • Jameson Holman, LMFT
  • Sandra Hollins, Program Manager, Community Engagement and Responsibility, Zions Bank
  • Tamara Humphrey, Vice President, Aerospace Structures, Northrop Grumman
  • Victor Ingalls, Senior Vice President & General Manager: Operations, LendingClub
  • James Jackson III, Founder & Executive Director, Utah Black Chamber
  • J. Tekulvē Jackson-Vann, LMFT, CFLE
  • Dr. Dax Jacobson, Dean, Bill & Vieve Gore School of Business, Westminster College
  • Olivia Jaramillo, DEI & Outreach Manager, Equality Utah
  • Jenessa Jimoh, Executive Director, Diversity Inclusion Values Action
  • Sara Jones, President, InclusionPro
  • Trina Limpert, CEO, Founder, RizeNext
  • Leah Lobato, Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
  • Jim Lupica, Site Director Mission Systems, Salt Lake City, Northrop Grumman
  • Dr. Susan Madsen, Inaugural Karen Haight Huntsman Endowed Professor of Leadership & Director, Utah Women’s Leadership Project
  • Jake Marino, Business Relations Supervisor, Utah State Office of Rehabilitation
  • Jeff Miller, GM, CEO and Owner, Mark Miller Subaru
  • Shawn Newell, vice president of business development, Industrial Supply Company
  • Kerry Norman, SVP, People & Operations, CHG Healthcare
  • Sui Lang L. Panoke, Senior Vice President, Diversity. Equity. Inclusion., Zions Bank
  • Nubia Peña, Senior Advisor – Equity and Opportunity to Governor Cox
  • Becky Potts, Vice President and Regional Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Salt Lake City Branch
  • C. Katie Qian, Director, Air Force Programs, Space Systems, Northrop Grumman
  • Robert Rendon, Director, Community Engagement and Responsibility, Zions Bank
  • Ross Romero, CEO, Inclusion Strategies
  • Byron Russell, Founder and Principal Managing Partner, Byron Russell LLC
  • Brandon J. Smith, Supervisor of Electric Distribution design – Power Delivery, Dominion Energy Virginia
  • Dr. Tamara Stevenson, VP, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Westminster College
  • Maria Tamburri, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Dominion Energy
  • Daniel Tuutau, Membership & Resources Liaison, Pacific Island Business Alliance
  • Mary Ann Villarreal, Vice President for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, University of Utah
  • Jeff Weber, EVP People and Places, Instructure, Inc.
  • Ze Min Xiao, Director, Center for Economic Opportunity and Belonging
  • Tiffeny Yen-Louie, CMO, Managing Director of Partnerships, World Trade Center Utah
  • LaShawn Williams, LCSW, EdD
  • Dr. Mike Woodruff, Chief Patient Experience Officer, Intermountain Healthcare

This year’s summit presenting sponsor is Larry H. Miller Group of Companies and AT&T is the keynote speaker sponsor. 

For more information on Utah’s Business Diversity Summit, click here.