Gaylord K. Swim, Founder (1948-2005)
Gaylord K. Swim was founder and President of Pillar Capital Advisors (PCA), attended Pomona College before transferring to Brigham Young University, where he received both a BS degree in Business Management/Finance and an MA in Political Science. In 1984 he opened and managed an office of Dominick & Dominick, a member of the New York Stock Exchange. He resigned his position with Dominick in 1989 to dedicate his professional time to fee-based investment management. Mr. Swim was a former chairman of EFI Electronics and served on the boards of a private school and a number of other nonprofit organizations. He was a portfolio manager, analyst, and member of the PCA Investment Committee.
Stanford D. Swim, Chairman
Stanford D. Swim is the president of GFC Foundation, a Utah-based private foundation. Prior to taking his current post as a Trustee of the Sutherland Institute, he was senior analyst for Probity Advisors, a registered investment advisor in Dallas, Texas. He worked for several years in the technology industry as a software engineer and database developer. He serves on the board of directors of the National Council for Adoption. Stan received an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a BS in computer science from Utah Valley State College. He and his wife, Michelle, live with their two sons and a daughter in Provo, Utah.
Paul T. Mero, Trustee
Paul T. Mero is president of Sutherland Institute, a conservative public policy think tank in Utah. Prior to his service at Sutherland, Paul was the executive vice president of The Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society in Rockford, Illinois. Paul also worked in the United States Congress serving two conservative House members from 1987 to 1997. He has co-authored a book, with Allan C. Carlson, The Natural Family: A Manifesto. His latest book is Exceptional Utah: Leading America in Faith, Family and Freedom. Paul is a graduate of Brigham Young University in Public Policy. Paul and his wife, Sally, have six children and eight grandchildren.
Brent Andrewsen, Trustee
Brent A. Andrewsen is a member of Kirton McConkie’s Business, Tax and Estate Planning Sections. His practice includes estate planning, probate and trust administration, gift taxation, tax-exempt organizations, charitable trusts and planned giving. Brent also has advised clients with respect to business matters and has assisted in forming various business entities and transactions. He is a frequent speaker on issues regarding tax-exempt organizations, planned giving, estate planning, and related topics. In addition to his professional work, he has sat on the boards of various charitable organizations over the years.
Brent McKinley, Trustee
Brent McKinley is director of business development at ExeVision, LC. Brent has a broad background in various corporate, entrepreneurial and startup opportunities. After graduating from BYU, he pursued a career in product marketing, working early on for WordPerfect and Novell before joining the likes of Vinca, Legato and Xlear. Prior to working at ExeVision, Brent served as the director of sales and business development for CreditBack after having founded Sweetliving, LLC. Brent enjoys serving on various boards that focus on sound policy, family and faith issues.
Mark Stoddard, Trustee
Mark Stoddard is currently the President and CEO of Central Valley Medical Center in Nephi, Utah and is Chairman of the Rural Health Group, Chairman of the Rural Health Foundation and President of Rural Health Management Corporation. Mark graduated from Snow College in 1978 with an Associate of Science degree in Business Management, followed by a Bachelor of Science from Utah State University and a Master of Business Administration from Brigham Young University. In 1988, Mark became the Snow College Alumni President, a post he held until 1992. He served on the Snow College Board of Trustees from 1989-2001, and has been the Snow College Foundation Chairman since 2002.
Jan M. Zogmaister, Trustee
Jan Macfarlane Zogmaister is the owner and president of National Battery Sales, based in Ogden. She and her husband have worked together the last 20 years as owners of the company, which is a small business with locations in Ogden and Logan. Jan is currently serving as a Weber County Commissioner. She believes that communities are strengthened when citizens, business and government work together. Jan enjoys public service and has had the opportunity to serve in many community and business capacities. As well as being very civic-minded, she has also served in various political grassroots positions, and she devotes time to serving in her church. She and her husband are the parents of five daughters and 19 grandchildren.