2024 Distinguished Utahn Gala Honoring Derek Miller

May 17, 12:00 – 2:30 AM

The Salt Lake Chapter of the BYU Management Society is proud to honor Derek Miller as this year's Distinguished Utahn. Please join us for a fun-filled evening with inspiring presentations, entertainment, dinner and the warmth of good company. Sponsorship levels on registration page. Individual ticket for $80. Send questions to: https://byums.byu.edu/contact-us-salt-lake-chapter/

About this event

We are thrilled to invite you to our 31st Annual Distinguished Utahn Gala!

Event Details:

Date: May 16th (Thursday)

Time: 6pm - 8:30pm

Venue: Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City

About Derek Miller

Derek Miller is the president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance. The Chamber is the state’s largest and longest serving business association that “Stands as the voice of business.” In this role, Derek leads the business community in advocating and leading Utah’s continued economic prosperity.

Previously, Derek served as the president and CEO of the World Trade Center Utah, helping to “Promote international business across the state.” He also served as Chief of Staff for Governor Herbert and as Managing Director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development for Governor Huntsman.

Recognizing his leadership, Governor Herbert lauded Derek as, “an architect of economic opportunity and innovation,” and “instrumental in transforming Utah into one of the most competitive and fastest growing economies in the country.”

Derek began his career in Washington, D.C. as a management consultant with Arthur Andersen and as legal counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives.

He is a graduate of the J. Reuben Clark Law School and holds a Master of Public Administration from the Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young University.



Friday, May 17, 2024
12:00 AM – 2:30 AM UTC


  • Pimmie Lopez

    Utah Legacy Productions




    Past President

  • Michael Poulter

    BMO Private Bank

    Distinguished Utahn Co-Chair

  • Steven Roberts

    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

    Scholarship Chair

  • Eric Dahl


    Digital Communications Chair

  • Paul Jolley

    BYU Pathway Worldwide Missionary / Semi-retired

    Young Professionals Chair

  • Derek Bradley

    Larson & Company Certified Public Accountants


  • Daryl Acumen

    Adobe, Inc.

    Sr. Solutions Consultant

  • Cindy Jorgensen

    Precept Family Services


  • Treavor Peterson

    Brigham Young University. MBA Program

    Managing Director, MBA programs

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