Candice Backus Pierucci

Development Director

Prior to working at Sutherland Institute, Candice worked as the Director of Community Relations for United States Congressman Chris Stewart, developing and implementing community outreach initiatives and quarterly service projects to better meet the needs of Rep. Stewart’s constituents. Candice has served as a Flight Leader and Board Member of Utah Honor Flight, working closely with Utah’s veterans. Candice has worked with the Utah Women & Leadership Project and has published several reports on the status of Utah women in politics, non-profits, education, and business.

Candice received her Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Utah Valley University and is currently working on her Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis in Communication at the University of Utah. She enjoys traveling, baking, and all things Disney.