Distinguished Utahn Gala Honoring Steve Young

May 25, 2023, 11:30 PM – May 26, 2023, 2:00 AM

The Salt Lake Chapter of the BYU Management Society is proud to honor Steve Young as this year's Distinguished Utahn. Please join us for a fun-filled evening with inspiring presentations, special entertainment, elaborate dinner and the warmth of wonderful company. Details of three sponsor levels available on registration page. Individual ticket available for $80.

About this event

A native of Salt Lake City and great-great-great grandson of Brigham Young, Steve learned to and loves to ski the Utah slopes with his father, Grit. Steve returned in 1980 to play quarterback at BYU and pursue his first college degree before embarking on his professional football career. While playing professionally, Steve returned in the off-seasons and earned his law degree in 1994. Following his Pro Football Hall of Fame career, Steve has founded multiple businesses in Utah, while living and serving in the community. He currently has ownership interest in Utah based companies Beauty Industry Group, PCF Insurance, Better Being, Entrata and Dentive. He is a founding partner of the highly successful private equity firm HGGC. Steve continues to maintain a home in Provo.

Steve has been a Celebrity Ambassador with Children’s Miracle Network for almost 40 years, and also Chairman of the Board for his Forever Young Foundation, lifting under- served communities and children all over the world. Steve co-authored the New York Times best-selling book, QB: My Life Behind the Spiral and has just written and published his latest book The Law of Love.

Steve Young was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2005, and his No. 8 was retired by San Francisco 49ers organization. Young retired as the highest-rated signal-caller in NFL history and was the league’s MVP in 1992 and 1994. In all, Young won three Super Bowl titles, two as a back-up and one as a starter, when he was MVP and threw a record six touch downs in Super Bowl XXIX.

As a collegian, Steve Young was a consensus All-American and a Heisman Trophy runner-up. In 2003, he was inducted into the Academic All-America Hall of Fame. Young is currently an NFL Analyst with ESPN



May 25 – 26, 2023
11:30 PM – 2:00 AM UTC




    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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