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Salt Lake Chamber announces Nathan R. Callister, EVP of Wells Fargo, as 2024-2025 Board Chair

The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-serving business association has named Nathan R. Callister, Executive Vice President and Head of Utah Commercial Banking at Wells Fargo, as the new chair of its Board of Governors. Callister most recently served as the Chamber’s vice chair.

“We are thrilled to announce that Nathan Callister will become the new Board Chair for the Salt Lake Chamber, especially at such an important juncture for Utah’s economy,” said Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber. “His long-standing commitment to our community and his leadership in finance will be invaluable as we navigate this coming year and address new economic challenges and opportunities. Nate’s commitment to helping the business community is unsurpassed, and we look forward to benefiting from his experience and counsel as we chart a course to secure a prosperous future for all Utahns.”

Nathan Callister comes with more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry. As a commercial banking leader, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Head of Utah Commercial Banking at Wells Fargo Bank, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this new role. Prior to his time there, Callister spent two years as Head of Commercial Banking at Community Banks of Colorado and Hillcrest Bank gaining diverse experience.

“I am honored to serve our business community in this role with the Salt Lake Chamber and look forward to leveraging my experience in this capacity,” said Callister. “I am grateful to the Chamber and the Board of Directors for their trust in me and look forward to the work we can accomplish together as a unified business community. I know we have challenges ahead of us but I also believe there’s nothing we cannot overcome by sound counsel and teamwork.”

Callister took over as Board Chair in March 2024 (before his official term) as the previous Board Chair Gary Hoogeveen, former president and CEO of Rocky Mountain Power, was called out of state to serve as president of Pilot Energy. The Chamber’s incoming board vice chair is Jeremy Hafen, president and CEO of Clyde Companies, Inc.

Nathan Callister Bio:

Nathan Callister comes with more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry. As a commercial banking leader, serving as Executive Vice President and Head of Utah Commercial Banking at Wells Fargo Bank, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this new role. Prior to his time there, Callister spent two years as Head of Commercial Banking at Community Banks of Colorado and Hillcrest Bank gaining diverse experience. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in Russian from Brigham Young University. He is married with 8 children.

Jeremy Hafen Bio:

Jeremy Hafen is president and CEO of Clyde Companies where he oversees all the operations. Prior to his current role, he served as president of Sunroc, president of Sunpro and as vice president of Administrative Services for Clyde Companies. Hafen joined the company in 2004. He’s currently serving as the MTech Chair of the Board and previously served as the chair of the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce. Hafen graduated from Brigham Young University, where he earned a master’s degree in accounting. He currently lives in Springville, Utah, with his wife, Camille, and their seven children. Hafen enjoys spending time with his family. 

ABOUT THE SALT LAKE CHAMBER

The Salt Lake Chamber is Utah’s largest and longest-serving business association. A statewide chamber of commerce with members in all 29 Utah counties, the Chamber represents the broad interests of the state’s 63,000-plus employers, which employ more than 1.4 million Utahns. This includes thousands of members and their employees. With roots that date back to 1887, the Chamber stands as the voice of business, supports its members’ success and champions community prosperity.