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Karma Thomson: Spearheading Change

Melanie Johnson Mar 17, 2016

For Karma Thomson, vice president of Tesoro’s Salt Lake refinery, joining the oil industry wasn’t on her immediate to-do list after college. But the Uintah Basin farm girl saw a possibility when approached about a refinery job in California. Now decades and several senior leadership positions later, she is... Read more
New businesses, with great potential for growth, seem to be established in Utah at ever increasing rates. The favorable business climate in our state is well noted. Utah was recently recognized by Forbes as the No. 1 state for business for the fifth time in six years. Year-end rankings... Read more

Sink or Swim: News media adapt to a tidal wave of change

Compiled by Sarah Ryther Francom | Illustration by Mike Bohman Mar 10, 2016

No one could predict how drastically news media would change in a relatively short 20 years. Yet today’s news media have faced mounting challenges that have tried and tested even the most established organizations. From the advent of the internet to a shift in revenue streams to the rise... Read more
Lexi Dowdall took her first camping trip when she was six weeks old. It was the start of a lifetime of outdoor activity, a love for wild places and even the basis for her job. As the social media manager for Backcountry, Dowdall gets to work with people who... Read more
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