Board Members

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 B.S. degree in Business Management/Finance and an M.A. 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 and Interim President

stan-swim160Stanford D. Swim is the president of GFC Foundation, a Utah-based private foundation. Prior to taking his current post, he was senior analyst for Probity Advisors, a registered investment advisor in Dallas, Texas. He worked in the technology industry as a software engineer and database developer. He serves on the boards of the State Policy Network and The Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society, and was board chairman of the National Council for Adoption for four years. Stan received an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a B.S. in computer science from Utah Valley State College. He and his wife, Michelle, live with their children in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

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. Mr. Andrewsen 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.

Steven Densley, Trustee

densley170Steven T. Densley, Jr. is an attorney who is licensed to practice law in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. He graduated with University Honors from Brigham Young University with a combined Bachelors and Masters degree in Public Policy and Political Science. He received his law degree from Brigham Young University where he was a member of the Law Review and the National Moot Court team. He is a past member of Utah’s Privatization Policy Board. He has authored various changes to the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure and Utah Code and has published articles in the Journal of Law and Family Studies, the Utah Bar Journal and Meridian Magazine. He has been recognized in SuperLawyers Magazine as one of the Mountain States Rising Stars and has been listed numerous times in Utah Business Magazine as being among the Utah Legal Elite. He has worked for the British Parliament, the Adam Smith Institute in London, the U.S. House Of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Provo City Council, and has assisted the Hudson Institute, in Washington, D.C., on a tort reform project. He has worked on numerous political campaigns at all levels of government and has served as the state chair of the College Republicans and the chair of the Utah County Teen Age Republicans. In 1988, he was the youngest delegate in the nation to the Republican National Convention. He has appeared on CNN, C-Span, NPR, BBC Radio, KUTV, KTVX, KSL Radio, KTKK Radio, and Swiss TV.

Brent McKinley, Trustee

mckinley170Brent McKinley is currently the Director of Business Development at ExeVision, LC in Orem, Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications in 1987. Mr. McKinley has served on the Board of Trustees for the GFC Foundation since 2003.

Mark Stoddard, Trustee

stoddard170Mark 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.  Regent Stoddard 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. Since then, Mark has had a desire to give back to the institution that gave him so much. In 1988, Stoddard 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 as Chairman of the Snow College Foundation from 2002-2007.

Jan M. Zogmaister, Trustee

jan170Jan Macfarlane Zogmaister is currently President and CEO of National Battery Sales in West Haven, Utah- a family owned and operated business serving a three state area since 1966.  Jan has recently completed two terms as Weber County Commissioner. While serving, she started The Second Chance program which provides opportunities for single women with children to overcome barriers to obtain housing when they exit corrections.  Jan is an advocate for the homeless.  She served as chair of the Local Homeless Coordinating Council where she worked to find solutions that would help those in need while encouraging self-sufficiency.  She is currently serving on the board of the United Way of Northern Utah and the executive board of the Trapper Trails Council of the Boy Scouts.  Wherever she serves she has seen success through collaboration.  She works to bring people and organizations together to accomplish common goals.

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