WHY GO GLOBAL?

World Trade Center Utah leads Utah’s international business development and elevates Utah’s global status to promote prosperity and build economic resilience.

1
Empower Utah businesses to expand international sales to increase revenue and create jobs.
2
Attract foreign investment and facilitate international partnerships to fuel innovation and business development.
3
Mobilize Team Utah’s international engagement to elevate Utah's global status.

WTC Utah is part of an international ecosystem of global connections and integrated trade and investment services. We believe that doing business around the world should be as easy as doing business across the street.

300
+
World Trade Centers around the world
90
Countries represented through WTC operations
ONE
Global Network

WTC Utah Team

Miles Hansen
President, CEO, & Chief Export Officer
David Carlebach
Chief Administrative Officer & Managing Director International Programs
Aaron Starks
Chief Revenue Officer & Managing Director Global Business Services
Julia Breinholt-Pappas
Director Marketing & Communications
Shawn Christensen
Director, Business Outreach and Community Engagement, Southern Utah
Dustin Daugherty
Director, Market Entry & Network Development
Peter Jay
Director, Business Outreach and Community Engagement, Central Utah
Stephen LeFevre
Director, Strategic & Foreign Affairs
Jim Porter
Director, Business Outreach and Community Engagement, Northern Utah
Courtney Rae
Director of Strategic Partnerships | International Program Manager
Nicole Sherwood
Director of Grants & Operations | STEP Project Director
Troy Keller
International Trade & Commercial Policy Advisor
Peter Given
Manager, Market Research & Analytics
Rayanne Matlock
Event Manager 
Charlotte Serage
Manager, Inside Sales & Special Projects
Wing Hoe Yee
Manager, WTC Utah @ UVU
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1968
The World Trade Center Association Is Founded
2006
WTC Utah is Founded
2007
WTC Utah organizes its first governor-led trade missions to Canada and India
2012
The World Trade Center Center building at City Creek is established
2019
WTC Utah hosts 30+ foreign delegates
2020
WTC doubled its STEP Grant award to help more than 100 Utah businesses succeed internationally
2021
WTC Utah launches its Global Business Services department
2021
WTC Utah expands into Orem by opening an office at UVU

Executive Committee

Jon Huntsman Jr.
Chair
Huntsman Foundation
Natalie Gochnour
Co-Chair
Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
Lew Cramer
Vice Chair
Colliers International
Scott Anderson
Executive Committee
Zions Bank
Miles Hansen
Executive Committee
World Trade Center Utah
Dan Hemmert
Executive Committee
Utah Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity
Rich Lambert
Treasurer
Wells Fargo
Missy Larsen
Executive Committee
DoTerra
Derek Miller
Executive Committee
Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce

Board Members

Stuart Adams
Public
Utah Senate
Mike Alexander
Executive
PMD Beauty
Abdulrahman Alnasri
Ambassador
MENA Group
Jacob Anderegg
Public
Utah Senate
J. Michael Bailey
Executive
Parsons Behle & Latimer
David Bauman
Executive
CB Richard Ellis Inc
Jonathan Bench
Executive
Harris Bricken
Brad Bonham
Envoy
Walker Edison Furniture Company
Cody Broderick
Executive
inWhatLanguage, LLC
Joseph Brubaker
Executive
Kirton McConkie
Noah Bryson
Envoy
Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc
Joseph Cannon
Ambassador
Young Living Essential Oils
Beth Colosimo
Public
Salt Lake Community College
Amanda Covington
Ambassador
Larry H. Miller Group
Kelvyn Cullimore
Public
BioUtah
Shelby Daiek
Public
Utah Export Assistance Center
Paul Devine
Envoy
OOCL
Adam Fife
Envoy
Cencore
Jason Fowler
Envoy
Freightlink Air and Sea International
Theresa Foxley
Public
Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDC Utah)
Charlie Freedman
Envoy
Malouf Mattress
Christian Gardner
Envoy
Gardner Company
Jevon Gibb
Ambassador
Salt Lake County Economic Development
Ron Gibson
Executive
Utah Farm Bureau Federation
Geoff Green
Executive
Rio Tinto Kennecott
Ron Gunnell
Ambassador
Truth Alone Triumphs, Global Enterprises, LLC
Marc Harrison
Ambassador
Intermountain Healthcare
Tim Hawkes
Public
Utah House of Representatives
David Hewett
Executive
Osborne Inc.
Scott Holmes
Ambassador
TETON Sports
Deneece Huflatin
Public
Salt Lake Community College
William James
Executive
BKD
Vincent Jelani
Executive
Crux Holdings
Jonathan Johnson
Envoy
Overstock.com
Ben Kolendar
Ambassador
Salt Lake City Office of the Mayor
Sid Krommenhoek
Envoy
Album VC
Mel Lavitt
Osborne
Needham & Company
David McMillan
Ambassador
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Erin Mendenhall
Ambassador
Salt Lake City Office of the Mayor
Rachelle Morris
Ambassador
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Robert O'brien
Public
American Global Strategies
Darin Parker
Executive
PMI Foods
Shannon Peterson
Public
Utah State University
Derrick Porter
Envoy
Beauty Industry Group Inc
Gary Porter
Executive
Deseret Management Corporation
Steve Price
Executive
Price Realty Group
Mike Rice
Executive
Lockton Companies Utah
Edward Rowe
Ambassador
Stirling Foundation
David Rudd
Executive
Husch Blackwell
Dalyon Ruesch
Envoy
Vitalpax
Pete Sattaya
Executive
Key Private Bank Salt Lake City
Chase Saxton
Executive
Develop Bright
Khosrow Semnani
Ambassador
S.K. Hart Management, LC
Tyson Smith
Executive
Reading Horizons
Nicole Stirling
Ambassador
Stirling Foundation
Marla Trollan
Public
US Small Business Administration
Jared Van Orden
Executive
GPS Capital
Kip Wadsworth
Envoy
Wadsworth Development Group
Craig Wagstaff
Envoy
Dominion Energy Inc
Don Willie
Public
St. George Chamber of Commerce
Maile Wilson
Public
Cedar City
Brad Wilson
Public
Utah House of Representatives
Jonathon Wood
Public
BYU Global Business Center
Thomas Wright
Envoy
Summit Sotheby's International Realty

Ambassador Members

Envoy Members