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2024 CEOs of the Year | Jay Francis

Jay K. Francis | 2024 CEO of the Year

2024 CEOs of the Year | Jay Francis

CEO & President | South Valley Chamber 

What key principles guide your leadership style?

Lead by example. Be with your team and with those you are asking to support you. Work hard; nothing can replace rolling up your sleeves and putting in the time. Genuinely caring about others will pay dividends, and others will be happy to follow. 

How would you describe the culture of your company, and how do you maintain it?

At the chamber, we all have to pitch in and help with events, seminars and education initiatives. There are no silos. When someone has a lot on their plate, they know they have backup.

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Savannah Beth Withers Taylor is the assistant editor of Utah Business and a graduate of the editing and publishing program at Brigham Young University. Beth has written content about travel, academics, and mental health for Stowaway magazine, BYU College of Humanities and United Way. She enjoys traveling, reading, eating, and mercilessly defeating loved ones in anything competitive.