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Technology Education, Tech Start Ups, and Growth Companies in Utah, & Recent Legislative Development
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LES Salt Lake City Chapter Meeting

4/23/2015
When: Thursday, April 23, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Workman Nydegger
60 East South Temple, Suite 1000
Salt Lake City, Utah  84111
United States

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DATE & TIME
Thursday, April 23, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

TITLE
Technology Education, Tech Start Ups, and Growth Companies in Utah, and Recent Legislative Developments

SPEAKER
Rich Nelson, President & CEO, Utah Technology Council

LOCATION
Workman Nydegger
60 East South Temple, Suite 1000
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

ONLINE REGISTRATION
LES Member:  $20
Non-Member:  $30
LES Student: $10

Online Registration Deadline: April 22, 12 PM MDT

CANCELLATION POLICY
No refunds after April 22
Substitutions are permitted

SPEAKER BIO
Richard Nelson, President & CEO, UTC
Richard R. Nelson is President and CEO of the Utah Technology Council (since 1999). Under his leadership, the Council's industry-driven agenda has created the $300M Utah Fund of Funds, helped pass USTAR and the Engineering Initiative, raised rigor in high school requirements, and merged the life science and high-tech organizations.

Named one of the "100 Most Influential People" (Utah Business) and one of the "25 People Who Most Influenced Business in Utah" (Connect), he served as Chairman/CEO (2007-2009) of Technology Councils of North American (TECNA) representing 20,000 technology-related companies and championed the exclusive alignment with TechAmerica. Current boards include: Governor's Economic Development Board (2001-2009), Utah Fund of Funds Board, national PKD Foundation Board, College of Engineering Industry Advisory Board (UofU), World Trade Center Utah, Salt Lake Chamber, EDCUtah, Junior Achievement, Kevin and Debra Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (BYU) and others.

Honors include "CEO of the Year" from Utah's technology industry and the "Distinguished Service Award" from the UofU College of Engineering. He has an MBA (marketing & finance) from Northwestern University and a BS degree (finance) from Brigham Young University. Mr. Nelson had a life-changing kidney transplant and loves working and living in Utah with his spouse Karen, four sons and daughter.