Rick B. Larsen
President & CEO
Vice President, Government Affairs
Vice President, Policy
Vice President, Strategy & Communications
William C. Duncan
Religious Freedom Policy Fellow
Christine Cooke Fairbanks
Education Policy Fellow
Digital Media Manager
Strategic Partnerships 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 Holland & Hart. 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 Holland & Hart, Brent was a shareholder and previous chairman at Kirton McConkie.
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.
Chase Hale is the Principal of the American Fork campus of American Heritage School, an independent, faith-oriented K-12 school providing character-based education for thousands of students at three campuses. Prior to working with AHS, Chase was the Mid-Atlantic Regional Financial Controller for Mastec Network Solutions, a B2B project-management firm tasked with constructing AT&T’s cellular network. After receiving a bachelor’s and master’s in accounting from BYU, Chase began his professional career as a financial-statement auditor for Deloitte & Touche. Chase and his wife, Laura, are raising five children.
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.
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.
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.