Salt Lake Chamber and State of Utah to host Utah’s second annual 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 October 28, 2022, at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek.

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 agenda topics are targeted toward businesses with well-developed Diversity and Inclusion programs, as well as those businesses who want to engage on this critical topic. 

In addition, new to this year’s Summit, local organizations that lead in equality, diversity and fairness will be honored. These organizations were nominated by community members and are leading actions to remove barriers, improve the working experience and engagement level of employees, and foster a sense of belonging where individuals can be their authentic selves and have a voice in the organization. 

WHEN:

Friday, October 28, 2022

Doors Open: 7:30 AM

Program: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

WHERE:

Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek

75 S. West Temple 

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

HONOREES:

  • Large Business (250+ employees): Northrop Grumman
  • Medium Business (51-249 employees): GSBS Architects
  • Small Business (Less than 50 employees): Target River
  • Non-profit organization: Tech Moms
  • Government organization: Salt Lake County
  • Award in Excellence: Utah Muslim Civic League

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

  • Governor Spencer J. Cox
  • Lee Rubin, Lee Rubin Speaks, Keynote Speaker
  • Tonya Adams, SVP Consumer Experience and Operations, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah
  • Luna Banuri, Executive Director, Utah Muslim Civic League
  • Bryan Benard, Partner, Holland & Hart
  • Michael Ann Benchoff, Assistant Director, Health Equity, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah
  • Edward Bennett, Director of Business Development, Suazo Business Center
  • Stacy Bernal, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, See Stacy Speak
  • Nicole Carpenter, Director, Women’s Leadership Institute
  • Marin Christensen, Co-Founder, Vice President, Utah Child Care Cooperative
  • Raymond Christy, Airport Senior Planner, Salt Lake City Department of Airports
  • RyLee Curtis, Director, Community Engagement, University of Utah Health
  • Rachel Cottam, Director of B2B Content, Clearlink
  • Raelene Davis, Vice President of Marketing & Operations, Ski Utah
  • Tracey Dean, Chairwoman Emeritus, Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce
  • Samantha Eldridge, Director, American Indian Resource Center, University of Utah
  • Brian Epperson, CEO, Target River
  • Susi Feltch-Malohifo’ou, CEO, Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources
  • Dave Fields, President/GM, Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort
  • Dr. Amy Fulton, Senior Director, New Leadership Academy, University of Utah
  • Jevon Gibb, Economic Development Director, Salt Lake County
  • Emma E. Houston, Assistant Vice President for EDI & Chief Diversity Officer, University of Utah
  • Dustin Jansen, Division Director, Utah Division of Indian Affairs
  • Olivia Jaramillo, Director of Public Outreach – Diversity & Inclusion Trainer, Equality Utah
  • Mickell Jimenez, Partner, Holland & Hart
  • Dr. Teshia Koffi, Founder/CEO, Capacity Consulting and Development
  • Richard Leverett, Director of External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T
  • Leah Lobato, Director, Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, and Business Relations, Utah State Office of Rehabilitation
  • Gloria Mensah, Executive Director, GK Folks Foundation
  • Donna Milavetz, M.D., M.P.H., FACP, Executive Medical Director, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah
  • Tony Milner, Director, Housing Stability Division, Salt Lake City Corporation
  • James Moss, Employment Law Partner, Payne & Fears
  • Kayla Norman, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah
  • Leslie Nuon, Relationship Manager, U.S. Bank
  • Antonella Packard, Economic Development Manager and CO-OP Program Manager, Salt Lake County
  • Nubia Peña, Senior Advisor – Equity and Opportunity to Governor Cox and Director, Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs
  • Victoria Petro-Eschler, Council District 1, Salt Lake City
  • Liz Pitts, CEO, Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce
  • Josh Rodeback, Business Relations Supervisor, Utah State Office of Rehabilitation
  • Ross Romero, Principal/CEO, Inclusion Strategies
  • Miguel Rovira, Director of Community and Business Relations, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah
  • Lisia Satini, Executive Director, Jordan Support Services
  • Sidni L. Shorter, PsyD, President & CEO, Utah Black Chamber
  • Tamara N. Stevenson, Ed.D., Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Westminster College
  • Jason R. Thompson, Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Western Governors University
  • Engels Tejeda, Partner, Holland & Hart
  • Miguel Trujillo, Training & Research Coordinator, Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs
  • Lamont White, Artist
  • Troy Williams, Executive Director, Equality Utah
  • Mindy Young, Managing Director, Equality Utah

This year’s summit presenting sponsor is Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. Delta Air Lines, Deseret Management Corporation, Mountain America Credit Union, SelectHealth, Target River and Zions Bank are the Breakout Session Sponsors. The Summit Scholarship Sponsors are Fidelity Investments and Rio Tinto Kennecott.

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