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

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.

Joseph Kerry, Trustee

headshot photo Joe KerryJoseph Kerry is currently the managing partner at littlecloud, a strategic social media marketing company that helps media talent and business grow their brand. He also is the host of the Joe Kerry Radio Show broadcast from Salt Lake City and heard across the country.

Joseph is a New York Times and USA Today No. 1 best-selling author, having co-authored Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government with Glenn Beck.

He spent nearly 10 years working with Beck as his chief of staff and president of Glenn’s nonprofit, Mercury One. He worked in Washington, D.C., on President George H.W. Bush’s Council on Competitiveness and in New York City working with CNN, Fox News and The Blaze.

Prior to entering the media world, Joseph was a practicing attorney in the Philadelphia area and was one of the youngest attorneys to be admitted to the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, an organization reserved for individuals obtaining a verdict or settlement in excess of $1 million. He was also recognized as a “Rising Star Super Lawyer” and “Super Lawyer.”

Joe is married with three children and lives near Philadelphia.

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 on 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.

Hal G. Anderson, Trustee

img_8979-hal-andersonHal Anderson became president and chief executive officer of Soltis Investment Advisors in July 2013. Prior to this, Hal served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief investment officer for the firm, starting in 1993. In addition to executive and operational responsibilities, Hal served as the firm’s chief compliance officer.

Hal serves as a general partner for the Wingate Private Equity Fund, LP. His professional career has included positions with General Motors Acceptance Corporation Executive Office and Michigan National Corporation. He has also provided management consulting for a select group of Utah-based companies.

Hal received a B.A. in international relations from Brigham Young University and an MBA from BYU’s Marriott School of Management. Hal served as a United States Army Reserve officer for eight years. He has served on the BYU Marriott School of Management Alumni Board, and as president of the BYU Management Society St. George Chapter.

Hal currently serves as a member of the Zion National Park Foundation Board. He has been appointed to the National Association of Plan Advisors’ Government Affairs Committee, working to interface with government agencies and Congress regarding policy decisions relating to the retirement industry. Hal serves as an adjunct instructor in the finance department at Dixie State University, teaching portfolio management. Hal and his wife, Julie, have six children and 12 grandchildren.

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