Rick B. Larsen
President & CEO
Vice President, Government Affairs
Chief Growth Officer
Vice President, Strategy & Communications
Chief Development Officer
William C. Duncan
Constitutional Law & Religious Freedom Fellow
Christine Cooke Fairbanks
Education Policy Fellow
W. Brad Wilcox
Media and Production Manager
Policy Outreach Manager
Board of Directors
Gaylord K. Swim
Gaylord K. Swim attended Pomona College before transferring to Brigham Young University, where he received a B.S. in business management and an M.A. in political science. He went on to found and lead Pillar Capital Advisors, later managing an office of Dominick & Dominick, then dedicating his professional time to investment management.
Gaylord’s success in business was exceeded only by his commitment to liberty. He and his wife, Laurie, set an example of mutual devotion to faith, family and freedom. In 1995, he founded Sutherland Institute as a resource to the state Legislature and a certain trumpet of conservative principles. Gaylord chose to name the Institute not after himself, but after someone else – someone he admired – Utah’s only Supreme Court justice, George Sutherland.
Regardless of the endeavor, his goals were always the same: foster faith, develop character, teach principles, promote accountability, build the community, and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.
Brent Andrewsen is a partner at one of Utah’s top regional law firms where he serves as a trusted advisor to his clients, both individuals and organizations, in all aspects of charitable planning, wealth management, and business planning. His practice focuses on nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, assisting them with their board governance, qualification and maintenance of exempt status, and legal audits when necessary. Additionally, Brent offers clients sophisticated estate planning and tax-efficient strategies to manage their wealth and reduce their potential tax liabilities.
Brent often assists clients in a general counsel role, advising on a variety of legal needs, including tax planning, integration of estate plans, and charitable wishes. He counsels clients on business matters and helps them form various business entities and transactions.
Prior to joining his current law firm, Brent was a shareholder and previous chairman at the Salt Lake based law firm of Kirton McConkie.
A homemaker, wife and mother, Rachel Brough is passionate about strengthening families and communities. Rachel has found great fulfillment building bridges in the interfaith community. As a founding member of the West Springfield Police and Faith Community Group, she assisted in creating a partnership between civic and religious groups to combine resources to address issues such as homelessness, youth mental health, and substance abuse. A believer in education, Rachel has utilized the good in private, public, and home schooling to meet the ever-changing needs of her children. She serves on the board of directors for the Institute for Family Studies, ECHO (Ecumenical Community Helping Others), and the GFC Foundation.
Rachel received a B.A. in political science from Brigham Young University and studied interior design at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. As Utah natives, Rachel and her husband reside in the Washington, D.C., area, where her husband serves in the United States Army. She and her husband have two children.
Hal assisted in founding Soltis Investment Advisors. He currently serves as the chairman of the Board of Managers and chair of the Private Alternative Investment Committee. Hal served as president and CEO for the firm July 2013-2017. Prior to this, he served as executive vice president, chief financial officer, chief investment officer, and chief compliance officer for the firm since its formation in 1993. Hal received a B.A. in international relations from Brigham Young University and an MBA from BYU’s Marriott School of Management. Hal has served on various boards, including the Zion Natural History Association, BYU Alumni, National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) Government Affairs Committee, Challenger Schools, and BYU Management Society of St. George. Hal serves as an adjunct instructor in the Finance Department at Utah Tech University, teaching portfolio management. He and his wife, Julie, have six children and 22 grandchildren.
Brad Harr is the founder of Injury Smart Law, serving personal injury clients in Utah, Nevada and Arizona. He received his juris doctorate from the Cecil C. Humphries School of Law, in Tennessee, and a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Utah. Now living in St. George, Harr and his family are active in their community; they have sponsored and participated in 156 events in the last year, including the St. George Marathon, Washington Cotton Days, Santa Clara Swiss Days, St. George’s Fourth of July Celebration, and many other charitable events. Harr believes that making a difference in the community means rolling up your sleeves and going to work. He has served on leadership boards including the Southern Utah Bar Association, Leadership Dixie, Scott Matheson Inns of Court, Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Professionalism, and Boy Scout events of all levels. Brad is married to his best friend, Marta, and is an active father to their five sons and four daughters.
Howard M. Headlee
Mr. Howard M. Headlee was appointed president and CEO of the Utah Bankers Association, April 1997. He has been recognized as one of Utah’s 100 most influential people.
Mr. Headlee founded one of the state’s largest charter public schools and in 2012, he was appointed by Utah Governor Gary Herbert to serve on the Utah State Charter School Board where he served as Chairman until he retired in 2016. He now serves on the advisory board for the Center for the School of the Future.
Headlee also served as Chairman and founder of Utah Center for Neighborhood Stabilization. He has also served as Chairman of the Legislative Policy Committee for the Utah Partnership for Education and Economic Development and Chairman of Artistic Resource for Teachers and Students (A.R.T.S. Inc.).
Mr. Headlee received his Bachelor of Science from the Brigham Young University School of Accountancy and earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Utah. Howard is a member of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and he and his wife Tana have six children and live in Sandy, Utah.
Director, Larry H. Miller Group of Companies; Governor, National Basketball Association
Greg Miller is an American businessman, philanthropist and adventurer. His passions for off-road vehicles and the great outdoors are paired in Salt Lake City’s Land Cruiser Heritage Museum. Greg led an expedition that was the first instance of a single vehicle driving on all seven continents. Long before Greg was crossing continents in Land Cruisers, he was sweeping the lot at his family’s Toyota store. In the decades that followed, Greg’s responsibilities increased, and in 2008, he become CEO of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. By the end of Greg’s tenure in 2015, the Group was better honed and prepared for future success. Miller serves on the Utah Office of Tourism Board of Directors and is a member of Solamere Capital’s Executive Partner Group. Greg and his wife, Heidi, support communities through the Sherry Black Education Foundation. They reside in Salt Lake City, have six children and are grandparents to seven.
John Sperry is the entrepreneurial force behind InMoment. He founded the company in 2002 and served as CEO until 2017, when he took on the new role of Chief Scientist and Chairman of the Board. In 2010, John joined the ranks of the V100 as one of the top entrepreneurs to lead a new venture to success. That same year, he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young for the Utah Region. Under John’s leadership, the company has enjoyed strong growth, claiming a spot on the Inc. 500/5000 for five consecutive years. John’s abundant energy and passion is focused toward continual innovation. His philosophy, which highlights the importance of valuing each employee, client, and consumer individually, is core to everything he creates—from companies to new technology. Before founding InMoment, John headed up the design and implementation of enterprise technology solutions for leading insurance, financial services, and automotive brands. He also served as senior vice president at SunGard, a billion-dollar company that provides mission-critical software and services to the financial services industry.