Meet the 30 Women to Watch for 2017

Utah Business has been celebrating the incredible women in Utah’s business community for nearly two decades. These days, it’s no longer unusual to find women at the helm of regional banks, government agencies and startup companies—or within the leadership of cutting-edge tech firms or on the frontlines of social justice efforts. What is unusual is the remarkable talent, passion and drive that our honorees bring to their work. Without further ado, here is this year’s cohort of extraordinary women who are driving change in their companies and in our community:

Vanessa Clayton
Vice President of Legal, Homie

Ashley Collins
Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations, USANA Health Sciences

Cristina Coronado
Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

Erica Dahl
Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs; Vivint Solar

Heidi Dunfield
Co-owner, Fear Factory

Alex Eaton
Executive Director, The Community Foundation of Utah

Natalie El-Deiry
Deputy Director, Development & Strategic Initiatives; The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City

Elizabeth (Leeza) Evensen
Partner, Snell & Wilmer

Starr Fowler
Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Vivint Smart Home

Yolanda Francisco-Nez
Director, Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office of Diversity & Human Rights

Paula K. Fryland
Executive Vice President, Zions Bank

Anita Grantham
Chief People Officer, Pluralsight

Colleen D. Johnson
Senior Vice President, Phillips Edison & Company

Anne-Marie Wright Lampropoulos
Vice President, Corporate Communications, Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

Amy Lukas
Partner, Infinite Scale

Dr. Pam Nichols
Veterinarian, Animal Care Center
Entrepreneur, Utah Dog Park

Deborah (Dee) O’Donnell
Utah Regional President, Wells Fargo

Jennifer Robinson
Associate Director, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the David Eccles School of Business

Aubrey Robison
Vice President, Spherion Staffing
Chief Operations Officer, GroEco

Mary Street, CCIM
Associate Broker, Senior Vice President, Land and Investment Sales; Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors

Vicky Thomas
Senior Product Manager, Vivint Smart Home

Beth Thornton
Executive Vice President, Sales; O.C. Tanner

Vicki Varela
Managing Director; Utah Office of Tourism, Film and Global Branding

Kasey Webster
General Manager, Larry H. Miller Toyota Murray

Sarah West
Vice President of Development, Ballet West

Maile Wilson
Mayor, Cedar City
Associate, Jones Waldo

Diana Windley
Vice President, Marketing & Communications; Goldenwest Credit Union

Sheila Rappazzo Yorkin
Chief Marketing Officer, Westminster College

Jennifer Zorko
Director of Business Development

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