Promise Partnership Regional Council | Promise Partnership Utah

The Promise Partnership Regional Council is the leadership board for the Promise Partnership. Coming from a variety of sectors, they are all committed to changing inequitable systems so those most impacted, thrive.

PPRC Members:


Ari Bruening
Chief Executive Officer, Envision Utah

Michelle Crawford
Circles Salt Lake

Bill Crim
President/CEO, United Way of Salt Lake

Jose Enriquez
CEO/Founder, Latinos in Action

Corey Fairholm
Utah PTA

Moe Hickey
Executive Director, Voices for Utah Children

James Jackson
Founder & Executive Director, Utah Black Chamber

Tim Jackson
CEO, United Way of Northern Utah

Liesl Jacobson
Salt Lake City Public Library

Julie Johnson
Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Northern Utah

John Koranicki
Operations Director, Friends of the Children

LeAnn Wood
Education Commisioner, Utah PTA

Civic Partners

Andrew Gruber
Executive Director, Wasatch Front Regional Council

Marcus Stevenson
Mayor, Midvale City

Marci Houseman
Member, Sandy City Council

Ann Millner
Senator, Utah State Legislature

Mark Shepherd
Mayor, Clearfield City

Jeff Silvestrini
Mayor, Millcreek City

Cherie Wood
Mayor, City of South Salt Lake


James Jackson
Founder and Executive Director, Utah Black Chamber

Crystal Low
Executive Vice President, Business Payments and Technology, Zions Bank

Brian McCallion
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

John Milliken
President, Milcom, Inc.

Gavin Ogami
Director of Engineering & Digital Transformation, Edwards Lifesciences

Art Turner
Vice President/General Manager, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Preschool–12 Education

Martin Bates
Interim Superintendent, Salt Lake City School District/ Salt Lake Education Foundation

Nanette Barnes
Director of Preschool Services, Granite School District

Lexi Cunningham
USSA Executive Director, USBA Associate Executive Director, Utah School Boards Association

Sydnee Dickson
State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Utah State Board of Education

Jill Gildea
Superintendent, Park City School District

Chelsea Malouf
Director of Language Arts and Alternative Language Services, Salt Lake City School District/ Salt Lake Education Foundation

Rich Nye
Superintendent, Ogden School District

Luke Rasmussen
Superintendent, Ogden School District

Rick Robins
Superintendent, Canyons School District

Logan Toone
Assistant Superintendent, Davis County School District 

Higher Education Partners

Darin Brush
President/CEO, Davis Applied Technology College

Richard Gonzalez
Assistant Commissioner for Access, Utah System of Higher Education

Dr. Brenda Kowalewski
Associate Provost, High Impact Programs & Faculty Excellence, Weber State University

Deneece Huftalin
President, Salt Lake Community College

Shawn Newell
Utah System of Higher Education

Taylor Randall
President, University of Utah

David Woolstenhulme
Commissioner, Utah System of Higher Education

State Government

José Borjón
Head Consul of Mexico in Salt Lake City

Tracy Gruber
Executive Director of Utah Department of Human Services, Utah Department of Workforce Services




Kristin Andrus
Community Member

Jay Francis
President/CEO, South Valley Chamber

Kathie Miller
Founder, The Mark & Kathie Miller Foundation

Mark Miller
Founder, The Mark & Kathie Miller Foundation

Andrea Nelson
Senior Grants Program Officer, Daniels Fund

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