With a variety of professional backgrounds, including private business executives in and outside of Park City, financial professionals, civic leaders, and community activists, our Board of Directors ensure that Park City Community Foundation remains a well-governed, fiscally sound and highly effective organization. Thank you to our past Board Members.
Chair, American Investment Company and Powdr Corp.
Park City Mayor, 1990-2002
President, WareITis Technologies, LLC, Archive America Inc., Seaboard Warehouse Terminals, and National Brands, Inc.
Founder, Leadership Park City and Former Park City Planner
Courtney has had roots in Park City since 1999, when she moved to town after college to teach skiing for the National Ability Center, later writing grants for the organization. She is currently a Board Member of EATS (Eat Awesome Things at School), a Park City nonprofit advocating for school food reform and enhanced nutrition education through school gardens and cooking classes. With a background in marketing and membership management for organizations including Sundance Institute/Sundance Film Festival and the Park City Chamber/Bureau, as well as a London, UK nonprofit that matches senior executives to assist with strategic planning for other small non-profits, Courtney is passionate about identifying a need and working collectively to address it.
After moving to London and then Hong Kong, she is thrilled to be back in Park City with her husband, Andrew, raising their young kids, Parker and Monroe.
Brandi Bloodworth Connolly started skiing in Park City during grad school and dreamt of living here. In 2013, that dream became reality when she took a job in SLC and moved her family to Park City. She loves Park City because of the small-town feel, active lifestyle, great public schools, and easy airport access. As a child in Oklahoma, her parents taught her to get involved and give back. During month-one of moving to Park City, Brandi found the Park City Community Foundation and loved its guided approach to community impact. Since, Brandi has played an active role in the Women’s Giving Fund, Live PC Give PC, Solomon Fund, and Development Committee.
Brandi is currently President of Crestline Consulting, a boutique management consulting firm. Her professional career spans fifteen+ years in the sports and outdoor industries, where she held leadership roles in marketing, communications, sales, and corporate sponsorship. She is most proud of her past work creating a Corporate Social Responsibility platform, which led to over $1 million (and growing) of infrastructure give-back to communities in need of sports-facilities.
When she isn’t working or volunteering, you will find her outside exploring with her husband Brian and their three girls Keira, Porter, and Garland. She is excited to bring both her executive management experience and her family-oriented community perspective to the Board.
Brandi received her BA in Communications from Southern Methodist University and MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU. In addition to the Park City Community Foundation, Brandi also serves on the Advisory Board of Basin Recreation and the Board of Parley’s Park Elementary School PTA.
Karen currently serves as vice chair of the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors. Karen, her husband Greg, and their two children moved to Park City part-time in 2004 and became full-time residents in 2017, when they returned to the US after living in London for over 20 years. Karen graduated from Brown University with a degree in English and American Literature. She then received her JD from NYU School of Law and practiced intellectual property and anti-trust litigation in both New York and London. Upon retiring from practice, Karen dove into philanthropy. Her philanthropic involvement has ranged from serving as the Global VP of Philanthropy of Right to Play as well as a member of the organization’s International and US Boards of Directors, as well as several leadership roles at Brown University, including serving on the Board of Governors of the Alumni Association, on the Women’s Leadership Council, Annual Fund Leadership Council, as Global Chair of the Alumni Interviewing Program and on several Campaign and Reunion committees. In addition to serving on the Board of Park City Community Foundation, she is a Women’s Giving Fund member and serves on the Solomon Fund Advisory Committee and Development Committee. Karen still can’t believe she is lucky enough to call Park City home. She can usually be found taking advantage of the great outdoors – hiking on the trails with her dog, Frankie, riding her bike or enjoying bluebird days on the slopes.
J is a founding Managing Partner of Oak Hill Capital Partners where he has been affiliated with the firm and its predecessors since 1986. Prior to joining Oak Hill, J was a Vice President with the First National Bank of Boston. He has also served as Chief Operating Officer of Keystone, Inc. (the primary investment vehicle for Robert M. Bass) playing key roles in nearly all of the major transactions in which Keystone has invested. J earned a B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Bowdoin College, where he has served on the Board of Overseers. J also received an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Bowdoin College in 2010.
J currently serves on the Board of Directors of Berlin Packaging LLC, First Light, Hilltop Holdings, Omada, and Pulsant Limited. In addition, he’s served on numerous public and private company boards in the past, including serving as a director of American Skiing Company, Bell & Howell, Cincinnati Bell, Genpact Limited, Interstate Hotels and Resorts, Meristar Hospitality Corporation, Quaker State and Washington Mutual. He is currently the Secretary-Treasurer of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Foundation. Philanthropically, J is a Trustee of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, and currently serves on the Boards of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, Park City Community Foundation, Powdr Corporation, and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation.
Kristi currently serves as chair of the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors. She has been successful in founding and running local businesses including Primo’s Espresso and Copper Moose Farm. Kristi brings with her a long history of board experience including Athlete Rep., US Skiing Board of Directors, Deseret Foundation, Rowmark Advisory Board, Planned Parenthood Action Council, Alf Engen Ski Museum Board, University Hospital Foundation Board and Board Chair for the Park City Day School. As a member of the U.S Ski Team from 1984 – 1994, Kristi was on the World Championship Team in 1989 and 1992, and earned three U.S. National Championship titles. She earned a BA in Business Administration from the University of Utah.
Kristi and her family love living in Park City for all it has to offer. They enjoy skiing and all outdoor sports.
Matt Dias became the City Manager of Park City Municipal in December 2019, after 6 years as the Deputy City Manager. Matt brings over 15 years of public and private sector experience, including a background in public financial management, legislative affairs, and transportation. As City Manager, Matt oversees the day-to-day management and operation of all Park City Municipal departments and public services, capital projects and special events. As the Deputy, Matt led the City’s legislative team, organized the Park City trademark discussions, and helped broker the final round of negotiations for the Treasure Hill open space acquisition.
Prior to Park City, Matt spent almost a decade working in Washington, D.C. serving two different members of Congress, managing campaigns, and working as a Financial Analyst for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Matt began his career in local government as the Budget Director in Somerville, Massachusetts, and subsequently held several senior level positions before leaving for Park City.
A native of Newton, Massachusetts, Matt earned his Masters of Public Administration from American University and undergraduate from the University of Vermont. He is also a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Senior Executive Institute.
Matt and his wife, Christy, are the proud parents of Graham (8) and Greta (6), and spend time playing in the mountains, traveling, and spending time with their large extended family.
Anna Frachou, MBA, MA is the Director of Strategic Alliances at Western Governors University Academy. Anna has 13 years of marketing, sales and management experience holding various leadership positions in the non-profit and health sector. This experience includes consulting for local and national organizations, such as The Lab Miami, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, The Center for Leadership Innovation, and Miami Dade College School of Business. Anna founded a Latino Youth Leadership Development Program, organized a Gulf Coast US Census Campaign, and started a Non-Profit Leadership Academy for Latinos in Louisiana.
Anna obtained a Master’s degree in International Business Administration from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain and a Master’s degree from Tulane University’s Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Anna currently serves on the board of the People’s Health Clinic and the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Previously, she was part of the Mayor-Elect Task Force on Youth and Families, the Recovery School District Community Task Force, and a board member of the Second Harvest Food Bank. Anna has been recognized in various news articles and was awarded with the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award for her work with the Latino community. She is passionate about serving and creating opportunities for others in the community, especially those who are marginalized.
Steve is happily retired after a 30 year career in the Mortgage Banking business. He founded and served as CEO & COB of both National Pacific Mortgage and Pacific Republic Mortgage operating 36 offices in eight western states. His career also included serving as President of Pacific First Mortgage, Western Division President of Old Kent Mortgage and Western Division SVP of GMAC Mortgage. While in the business, Steve served on FNMA’s Western Region lender advisory board and the California Mortgage Banker’s board. He also served as chairperson of Cal State Long Beach’s school of business advisory board and is a past board member of the UCSB Foundation. He and his wife Deborah, along with their two sons Reid and Grant, now manage the Ginder Family Foundation which has donated in excess of $1.5 million to worthwhile charities in California and Utah. Steve received a BA in economics from UCSB and an MBA in finance from USC. He is also an avid sailor, skier, fly fisherman and struggling golfer!
Mike Goar is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Park City Mountain. Mike began his career as a ski patroller in the White Mountains of Arizona and has over 40 years of experience in the ski industry. Prior to Park City Mountain, Mike spent 27 years at Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah before being appointed Managing Director of Canyons Resort in 2007 where he oversaw the implementation of $37 million in on-mountain capital improvements including new lifts, snowmaking, restaurants and terrain. He joined Vail Resorts in 2013 following the acquisition of Canyons Resort and has since held Chief Operating Officer roles at Keystone Resort in Colorado and for Vail Resorts’ Tahoe Region. He returned to take the helm at Park City Mountain in the fall of 2019. In addition to his resort leadership, Mike has served on a number of community and non-profit boards including the Utah Ski Association/Ski Utah Executive Board, the Park City Chamber/Visitors Bureau Executive Board and the Salt Lake City Chamber Board of Governors. Mike has also served as a Trustee of the Youth Sports Alliance in Park City, a Trustee of The Summit Foundation in Summit County, CO and a board member of the Tahoe Fund.
Mike and his wife Heidi have relocated back to the area and have three grown children and two grandchildren.
Rebeca is a Park City native and a graduate of Park City High School class of 2014. She is the Program Manager for Bright Futures a program of Park City Education Foundation and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Teaching with an ESL endorsement from the University of Utah as a first-generation college student. Rebeca’s passion for social change has guided her work in youth and community development for the past 4 years. Her goal is to make high school and college graduation a reality for all students, as she understands the challenges they confront. Rebeca’s parents emigrated to Park City 25-years-ago from Mexico before she was born speaking not one word of English. From a young age, Rebeca has been inspired and motivated by her parent’s quest for a better future and hard work. For the past two years, she has gathered data to show the effect of educational programs in the community that saw her grow. Rebeca calls the Park City community her home. For this work, she was recently named the recipient of the University of Utah’s Charles H. Monson Essay Prize. Rebeca is also a graduate of Leadership Park City Class 23. In 2014, she was awarded the MLK Jr. Youth Leadership Award in recognition for my leadership in promoting the principles of social justice. Finally, Rebeca is an active member of PC Unidos, serving our local community efforts in the areas such as education, health, social services, safety, housing, recreation, employment and legal advising. Prior to Bright Futures, she served as an AmeriCorps volunteer for two years under the Destination Graduation program to help bridge the gaps between high school and college by providing counseling and mentoring opportunities for students and their families.
Jody co-chaired the Park City Women’s Giving Fund in 2013-2014 during its inaugural year. She also serves on the board of the United Jewish Federation of Utah and currently sits on the National Board of Jewish Federation of North America. She is a partner in a family owned commercial real estate and investment company now based in Arizona. Prior to moving to Park City, Jody was an officer of the Junior League of Fort Lauderdale, where she co-chaired the South Florida Women’s Business Conference, served as chair of the Architectural Search and Design Committee and Capital Campaign Committee for Temple Dor Dorim, Weston, Florida and was a member of their Executive board. Other board positions included the Nova Southeastern University Library, National Council of Jewish Women and Tucson Association of Child Care.
Jody and her husband now split their time between Park City and Tucson, Arizona. They enjoy skiing, traveling, golf, hiking and fly fishing.
Tom owns Metropolitan Corp and five local automobile dealerships in the Twin Cities, a place he has called home since childhood. Having run his own business for 40 years, Tom brings a wealth of practical experience to his board memberships and other volunteer activities. Currently, Tom serves on the board of Planned Parenthood, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota. Over the years, Tom has lent his sales and management expertise to a variety of community causes; past board memberships including: Minnesota Philanthropy Partners, Friends of the Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis Jewish Federation, Methodist Hospital Foundation, and Fraser School.
Tom and his wife Patricia live in Minneapolis full time and enjoy spending time at their home in Park City, Utah too. They have two children, Charles and Elizabeth, and four grandchildren.
Sarah Hall is an attorney, a pilot, and an active member of the Park City community. She is general counsel for Crescent Venture Investors, a private equity firm, headquartered in Silicon Valley, where Sarah lived prior to relocating full time to Park City in 2012. Previously, she worked at a Salt Lake City law firm where she focused on high net-worth estate planning which encompassed charitable giving as well as business, tax and succession planning. Valuing the Community Foundation’s leadership and commitment to Park City, she first served on its Governance and Education Committee prior to joining the Board of Directors. Sarah is an alumna of the Park City Leadership Program (class 24) that focused on a food waste diversion project which she continues to champion. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Park City Library Board, a Women’s Giving Fund member, Mountain Trails Foundation ambassador, a Park City Rotarian, and a Park City Planning Commissioner.
Sarah and her husband enjoy cheering on their alma mater (UCLA Bruins), flying, backcountry skiing, and mountain biking and raising their daughter and rescue dog.
Mindy, her husband John, and their three sons have called Park City home since 2006. Since moving to town, Mindy has been actively engaged with the Park City School District serving in many roles. For roughly 10 years, Mindy was a member of the Board of the Park City Education Foundation, serving on the Executive Committee for most of her tenure and was Vice President from 2016-2017. Previously, Mindy worked in the financial industry in New York, starting her career at European-American Bank. After a short stint on the corporate side, she returned to Foreign Exchange Sales at JP Morgan Bank and ended her career as a Principal at Morgan Stanley. Mindy holds a BA with Honors in Economics from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, having spent her junior year at The London School of Economics. In Park City, you will find Mindy on the tennis court, on the golf course, on the ski hill, hiking or biking our wonderful trails, in a yoga class, or home with a book.
Sean Kelleher is the President of Austin Atlantic Asset Management Co., an institutional investment management firm. He and his wife Margaux moved to Park City full time in 2014 after many years as part-timers. He spent the majority of his career working in New York in finance for firms such as Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, and AllianceBernstein. Mr. Kelleher is also the developer of a sustainable residential real estate development in the Old Town neighborhood of Park City known as Echo Spur. Echo Spur uses a variety of building strategies to minimize the use of carbon-based energy and recycle water for household use. Mr. Kelleher is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and is a member of its Alumni Advisory Board and a former board member of the Madison, NJ YMCA. He enjoys all that Park City has to offer, particularly its people and culture, as well as skiing, biking, golf, and hiking. He has three children and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Heather Koopman is a Program Manager for the Byrne Family Foundation Trust whose mission is to champion children’s education growth in Texas and Utah. Heather’s career spans over twenty years working in public relations and marketing. She was raised in Dallas, froze at Ithaca College for four years, thawed out in Los Angeles for almost 20 years, and now calls Park City home. Heather and her husband, Michael and their two kids, Sam and Kate were drawn to the outdoor lifestyle that Park City has to offer. Heather currently serves on the board of the Park City Education Foundation as well as the Solomon Fund grants committee. She has previously served on the board and scholarship committee of Sandpipers, a 100% volunteer organization in Hermosa Beach, CA that is dedicated to serving the needs of the entire South Bay community through a variety of charitable & philanthropic programs. She is also proud of her volunteer work with 826LA’s English Learner Camp which helped 120 low-income students refine their English language skills through creative writing.
Karen has been actively involved in the Park City community since she moved to Park City in the fall of 1997. Her service, time and commitments have been primarily focused on her children’s schools, her church and nonprofit organizations. She is an active member of the Park City Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints serving in positions that have included hosting quarterly activities for her congregation, creating weekly activities for young women ages 12-18, and teaching adult and children’s classes on Sundays. Karen founded and chaired PC Teen Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 which helps build teen leadership skills and creates monthly clean teen events for high school aged students in the Park City community. She is also a supporter and sponsor of Rising Star Outreach (RSO), a nonprofit which supports leprosy affected communities in Southern India. In addition, she is a founder and current board member of the Marriott Daughter’s Foundation which supports national and international nonprofits.
Karen graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She is married to Nathan Rafferty and has 3 children: Kendall Blake (at BYU), Sydney Blake (at CSU) and Sam Rafferty (at Park City Day School). She loves to be in the outdoors, travel, and create memorable events which bring people together.
Franklin serves as a Director and Investment Committee member of the Golden Apple Foundation, which fosters excellence in teaching. Additionally, he is Chairman of the Investment Committee at the Northeast Illinois Council of Boy Scouts of America where he has received a District Award and Council President’s Award. Other board positions include director and shareholder at Credo Capital Management, LLC., trustee at Diocesan Foundation and trustee at Northfield, Illinois Police Pension Plan. Professionally, Franklin worked for more than 15 years as Senior Vice President, Director of Research, Investment Committee member and shareholder at Ariel Investments, LLC. based in Chicago, IL. Prior to that, he worked as Vice President of Research at Alex Brown, Inc. Franklin received a BA in Political Science at Middlebury College and an MBA from Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Franklin splits his time between his homes in Chicago and Park City. He and his family enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, golfing, biking and hiking.
Whitney is a Park City native with deep roots in the community. In 2004 her love of the Park City lifestyle and desire to share it with others led her to a career in real estate. With sales ranging from seasonal cabins to multi-million-dollar ski-in ski-out homes, to golf course communities and collaborations with top local builders, she has successfully facilitated over 300 transactions. Prior to her career in real estate, Whitney worked in public relations in Los Angeles. Whitney is also passionate about serving the people of Park City in a wide variety of capacities. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for KPCW, our local radio station and as the Board Chair of Sotheby’s Cares, the donor advised fund for Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, which has given away more than one million dollars to local non-profits since its inception in 2011.
Whitney and her husband George cherish the opportunity to share the joy of this community and its surroundings with their two young children, Blythe and Tucker. Whitney received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
Kevin T. Parker is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of HireVue Inc., a Salt Lake City based developer of digital video and analytics solutions for building and coaching the world’s best teams. Kevin also serves as a senior advisor to Bridge Growth Partners, LLC and serves as a member of the board of directors of Plex Systems, Aptos, Intermedia and Salient CRGT.
Kevin’s career includes senior leadership positions at Polycom, Deltek, PeopleSoft and Toshiba. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Clarkson University and served on its board of trustees from 2005 to 2015.
Kevin, his wife Annie and daughter Kate moved to Park City in 2013 and are active outdoor enthusiasts.
Paige Penze is currently a Concept Director for the Commercial Innovation and Strategy Team at Bank of America. Paige started at Bank of America (legacy Merrill Lynch) in 1997 and has held roles in Equity Sales and Trading, Global Transaction Services, and now Innovation and Strategy.
Paige currently serves on the Finance and Investment Committee for Park City Community Foundation and is a Women’s Giving Fund Member. Previously, Paige served as a committee member and Chair of the US Swimming Investment Committee for over 15 years. Paige also served as a Trustee and Chair of the Investment Committee for Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City and currently chairs the Investment Committee for Wasatch Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City.
Paige received her BBA in Finance from the University of Georgia and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. Paige was a member of the US Swimming Team, a 4-time National Champion, 3-time SEC Champion, and a former American Record Holder.
Paige, her husband Nick, and kids Dylan and Lauren, moved to Park City from New York City in 2016. The Penze family enjoys skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs and Chicago Cubs.
Tom is the Founder and Managing Partner of Raffa, which he established specifically to service the needs of the nonprofit community. During his more than 38-year career, Tom has provided accounting, auditing, tax services and business consulting to the nonprofit sector, conducting studies on management structure, internal and operational controls, and management information systems. As a graduate of Georgetown University and member of the Georgetown University Alumnae Admissions Program, Tom has served as a mentor at the Georgetown University McDonough Business School for almost three decades.
Susan is well versed in community grantmaking. She is a founding member of the Lenny Zakim Fund (LZF) in Boston where she served on the board for 20 years until transitioning off in 2015. During that time, she served as Board Chair for 9 years. The LZF, founded in 1995 provides financial assistance, essential resources, education and pro bono legal support to effect lasting change and build sustainability.
Since moving to Park City full time in 2017, it was a natural fit for Susan to get involved in the work of Park City Community Foundation. She immediately joined the Women’s Giving Fund, and this past year served on the Grants Committee.
Over the years in Boston, Susan served on the boards of Combined Jewish Philanthropies; the Anti-Defamation League; and Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston.
Susan and her husband Glenn are beyond delighted to be here in Park city, living in the majesty of the mountains. Both are retired following an entrepreneurial career, most of which was spent in the diamond and jewelry industry, culminating with founding the Hearts On Fire brand in 1996. Susan served as President of Hearts On Fire from 1997-2003. Susan and Glenn grew Hearts On Fire to a luxury global diamond brand and sold the company in 2014 to Hong Kong based Chow Tai Fook, the world’s largest publicly listed jewelry retailer.
During Susan’s career in the jewelry industry, she served on the board of Jewelers for Children, a non-profit organization that raises money to help children around the world who are the victims of catastrophic illness or life-threatening abuse and neglect. She also served on the Women’s Jewelry Association Board. She was inducted into the Geological Institute of America’s League of Honor in 2004; and was a recipient of the American Gem Society’s Robert M. Shipley Award in 2008, the jewelry industry’s highest honor.
Susan is a 2003 graduate of the executive education Owner President Management Program at the Harvard Business School where she still serves as class chair.
After graduating from college in 2002 with a degree in Customs Administration, Maureen came to the United States on a work and travel program from Costa Rica. She discovered Park City after watching the 2002 Olympics and decided it would be a great place to expand her horizons. Her professional work includes medical coding and billing, childcare provider, and now Office Manager at Mountain Top Physical Therapy. Her civic enthusiasm and commitment to Park City is boundless. Maureen has served as an interpreter for the People’s Health Clinic, is an active participant with McPolin’s PTO, volunteers at the Christian Center and Holy Cross Ministries, and assists in Peace House support groups. She is also active in addressing local issues involving the Latino community. Maureen has one daughter who attends McPolin Elementary School.
Junior Enrique Sanchez has been a Park City resident since 2000 after he and his family moved from Guerrero, Mexico. He attended the Park City School District from Pre-K through 12th grade graduating from Park City High School in 2016. During his high school career, he was able to complete hundreds of community service hours with various non-profits around Park City through his membership with the Latinos in Action leadership class. He served as the Latinos in Action President both at Treasure Mountain Junior High School and Park City High School. Sanchez completed the French exchange program with Park City’s sister city Courchevel, France his senior year of high school. After high school, he attended Salt Lake Community College and graduated with his Associates of Science in Criminal Justice with Honors in 2019 and is currently in his senior year at the University of Utah pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Sanchez serves on the Park City Miners Youth Football Board of Directors, the Solomon Fund Grants Review Committee, and was a member of the Park City Leadership Class 24. After working several part-time jobs in various industries around Park City, Sanchez began his career working for Park City Municipal in 2017 and is currently the Community Specialist for Park City Municipal and the Park City Police Department. His motivation to serve on the Park City Community Foundation’s Board of Directors comes from himself benefiting from similar programs that the Park City Community Foundation funds as he was growing up in Park City.
Leslie Snavely is CHG Healthcare’s Chief Strategy Officer. In her role, Leslie guides the company’s digital and growth strategy and drives business innovation to help its growing customer base, which includes medical providers in more than 100 specialties and healthcare facilities around the world.
Prior to this position, Leslie was the chief digital office as well as senior vice president of marketing and business development for CHG, where she led a team of more than 100 marketing professionals and helped guide the company’s corporate strategy as a member of CHG’s executive team. In everything she does, Leslie focuses on leveraging creative thinking and strategy to grow the business and develop her teams.
Leslie is a proud Utah resident of more than 10 years, having moved west from her native Ohio where she graduated summa cum laude from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and accounting. She has been named one of Utah Business magazine’s “40 under 40” and serves on the executive committee of the Women’s Leadership Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to elevating the stature of women’s leadership in Utah.
Virginia has been actively involved in the Social Equity Initiative and also recently joined the Community Response Fund Committee. She has been a great asset to both committees with her participation and lens for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Virginia is a dog lover, mountain bike enthusiast, and art historian who works at the University of Utah in the Honors College. Their research and teaching involves questions of art, popular culture, and social justice, which are interests that align well with the mission and goals of the Community Foundation.
Virginia also has experience in grant writing and development, as well as organization management via their work with USA Cycling. In addition to working at the University of Utah, Virginia also coaches mountain biking.
Millicent Tracey is an accomplished financial services product strategy executive, advisor, and board member with over 19 years of experience leading payments strategy. She has strong expertise in financial services technology, product management, and launching successful teams and programs that support strategic growth initiatives and create a competitive advantage.
While serving as Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo’s Payment APIs, Millicent launched Wells Fargo’s inaugural API Gateway in 2016. This channel allows wholesale customers and fintech partners to embed banking services into their digital environments. As one of the first banks to launch an ACH API, she influenced NACHA (National Automated Clearing House Association) to establish the Wells Fargo’s ACH API as the standard for all APIs within the banking industry. During her tenure, she scaled the Wells Fargo API Gateway to provide over 15 API services, processing 1.5 billion transactions in 2019 alone. In 2018, Wells Fargo was awarded Barlow Research Associates, INC’s Overall Most Innovative Award for the Wells Fargo Gateway APIs. Millicent also launched an innovative solution for the American Red Cross to electronically pay hurricane disaster victims in real-time. In addition, she owns the patent for Predicting & Making Payments via Preferred Payment Methods.
Primarily focused on customer-centric product management, in 2007, Millicent launched and led the Wells Fargo Customer Advisory Council program for eight years, meeting with over 700 business customers of all sizes and using their feedback to drive Wells Fargo’s payments product strategy and roadmap. Millicent was recognized inthe 2010 Wells Fargo Annual Report for efforts around listening to customers and launching the Wells Fargo Advisory Council program. Leveraging her background in payment solutions for customers and customer-driven product management, in 2014, she launched Wells Fargo’s inaugural Global Treasury Management Consulting team, increasing international sales revenue by 26% in the team’s first two years.
Millicent is currently a Board Member for Park Place Payments, an early-stage start-up that offers small businesses client-focused payments solutions using a female-only sales force. As a Board Member, she influences the organization’s scaling and expansion strategy. She is also a Board Advisor to BlytzPay, an early-stage start-up providing businesses with a platform to invoice and collect payments via text message. At BlytzPay, Millicent creates governance for their product development lifecycle and influences their product’s go- to-market strategy. She also continues to influence the API product strategy for NACHA, including leading the development of Phixius, a platform for securely exchanging payment-related information that leverages both APIs and blockchain to improve verification and trust in payment data.
Millicent is on the Development Committee of the Park City Community Foundation, assisting with various fund- raising initiatives as well as the innovation of their donor recognition program. She is also a member of the Mountain Town Music Board of Directors, chairing their Community Outreach committee and a member of theirFinance Committee.
Millicent earned a JD at Mitchell Hamline School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science & Law from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has completed two years of the Harvard Business School YPO Executive Leadership Program and the Disruptive Strategy Program. She is a wife and mother to two daughters, who is also an avid skier, mountain biker, hiker, film lover, and CrossFitter.
Peter Vitulli is operating partner at MTS Health Investors. Mr. Vitulli has over 35 years of experience within the consumer products and healthcare industries in both large corporations and entrepreneurial-stage companies. He served as President and CEO of DNA Diagnostics Center, the world’s largest provider of private DNA tests. Peter has served as President and CEO of Sciona, Inc., a pioneering personal genetics company offering customized health and wellness solutions and as President and CEO for Amerifit Nutrition, Inc., a nutritional supplement company focused on women’s health. Earlier in his career, Mr. Vitulli managed start-up enterprises for various investor groups and was a general manager of the $1 billion North American Gatorade business for the former Quaker Oats Company. He holds an MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a BA from College of the Holy Cross.
Peter and his wife Lauren live full time in Park City.