The Salt Lake Chamber today announced that Ray Pickup of WCF Insurance will be honored with the 43rd Giant in our City award. The award recognizes those with exceptional and distinguished service, as well as extraordinary professional achievement, and is widely known as the most prestigious business award given in Utah.
“There are many individuals in our community who time and again step up to support the greater community, and within this select group Ray Pickup is first among equals,” said Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, in announcing the award. “Whether he is donating time at the local food bank or raising funds for a grant program, Ray and WCF Insurance are among the first to lend a helping hand and say, ‘What can I do to help?’ This is at the heart of Ray’s very nature, recognized by everyone who knows him, and I would be one of the first to say our community owes him a debt of gratitude. We are delighted to be able to recognize him as a ‘Giant in our City.’”
Ray Pickup currently serves as a director and chief executive officer of WCF Insurance. He joined WCF in 1993 as CFO, became COO in 2006, and president and CEO in 2008. Prior to WCF, Pickup was vice president of finance at First Health Strategies and a senior audit manager for Ernst & Young. He is active in the community and serves on several boards, including the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Directors, the Economic Development Corporation of Utah Board of Trustees as the Audit Committee chair, the Junior Achievement of Utah Advisory Board, and the University of Utah Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute Advisory Board. He is also a member of the U.S. Department of Transportation Air Ambulance and Patient Advisory Committee as representative of the workers’ compensation insurance industry. Pickup holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brigham Young University and is a certified public accountant.
“I am overwhelmed and honored to receive this recognition,” said Pickup. “I’m grateful to live in the great state of Utah and to associate with all of the amazing people who make Utah a great place to live and do business. I especially appreciate the Salt Lake Chamber for the outstanding work they do in representing Utah business.”
The award will be presented at the 2022 Giant in our City celebration, April 21, 2022, at the Grand America Hotel.