SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“Sometimes you have to go with the circumstances, but it is important to hold a strong focus on the goals that matter most,” says Noelle Pikus Pace, Silver Medal winner in the Skeleton race at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. “When I’m in the race, I don’t hear anything at all—the crowd, the noises—I am focused only on my ultimate goal. In skeleton racing, where you look is where you go.” Pace shared her keynote remarks with leading executives this week at the Utah Technology Council’s (UTC) (http://www.utahtech.org/) Annual Members Meeting in Salt Lake City’s Little America Hotel.
Pace was born and raised and still lives in Utah with her husband and two children and is one of the most decorated U.S. skeleton athletes in history. She is a two-time Olympian who came out of retirement after an injury in the 2006 Olympics to win the Silver Medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
At the event, UTC President and CEO Richard R. Nelson ratified UTC’s officers and Executive Committee for 2014 and announced four incoming UTC Board members as follows:
- Adam Edmunds, Founder, Allegiance
- Alex Gerrard, Director of Sales, ViaWest
- King Husein, College of Engineering and Technology, BYU
- Craig Metcalf, Partner, Kirton McConkie
- John Stillings, Executive Vice President, Zions Bank
- Chet Linton, School Improvement Network – Chair
- Mark Sunday, Oracle – Vice Chair
- Jeff Jones – Corporate Secretary
- Lee Imlay – Treasurer
Chet Linton, Chair
Mark Sunday, Vice Chair
Amy Rees Anderson
Cheryl Snapp Conner
Jeff Jones, Corporate Secretary
Lee Imlay, Treasurer
At the event UTC also presented the following 2014 awards:
- CEO of the year – Galen Murdock, Veracity Solutions
- CFO of the year – Steve Chesnut, Integracore
- CTO of the year – Randall Autry, MasterControl
- Emerging Executive of the Year – Wayne Viehweg, Simplure
- HR Executive of the Year – Trish Byington, Keystone Enterprise Services
- Marketing Executive of the Year – Phil Case, Fluid
- Sales Executive of the Year – Lex Watterson, Executech
- Trustee of the Year – Keyvan Esfarjani, IM Flash Technologies
- Legislators of the Year – Rep. Val Peterson, Rep. Mike McKell, Speaker Rebecca Lockhart, Senator Steve Urquhart, Rep. Francis Gibson
- Educator of the Year – Lori Jones, Canyons School District
- Volunteer of the Year – Mark Fredrickson, Naartjie
“We are enthused to support the continuing growth of Utah’s technology community with increasingly strong programs in support of our technology and clean tech ventures ranging from start-ups to global enterprise ventures,” Nelson said, noting 134 percent growth in the association over 2013.
For more information on UTC initiatives and to become a UTC member please visit http://www.utahtech.org/.
About the Utah Technology Council
The UTAH TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL is the state’s premier professional association for over 4,700 high tech, clean tech and life science companies. At its core, UTC exists to help Utah technology businesses become more relevant and competitive by creating VALUABLE CONNECTIONS with members and others who offer peer experience and advice, by addressing the serious TALENT SHORTAGE faced by member companies and by assisting members to gain ACCESS TO FUNDING. Members join UTC to share insights with industry peers, counsel with government and academic leaders and receive help from professional service providers and funding resources. www.utahtech.org.