Featured Speakers

GOVERNOR GARY R. HERBERT

Governor of Utah

Governor Gary Richard Herbert has led Utah’s recovery from the Great Recession to a position of national economic prominence. His unwavering focus on economic development includes attracting businesses and investment to the state while helping homegrown businesses flourish…

JAVIER PALOMAREZ

President and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)

Javier Palomarez is the President and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), America’s largest Hispanic business association. The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of more than 4.2 million Hispanic owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $668 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and operates through a network of 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide…

ANA NAVARRO

GOP Strategist and Political Contributor to CNN, ABC News, and Telemundo

Ana Navarro is a well-known Republican strategist and a political analyst for CNN and CNN en Español. She is also a political contributor on ABC’s The View. The Miami New Times named her a “Republican power-consultant,” and the Tampa Bay Times called her “a sought-after voice in Republican politics and an adviser for any presidential hopeful,” saying, “with confidants Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio she is poised to play a big role in the GOP response to immigration reform and Hispanic outreach.”

KIRK JOWERS

Vice President of Corporate Relations and European Markets for doTERRA International

Kirk Jowers currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, Utah Governor Herbert’s Advisory Team, Utah Attorney General Reyes’ Advisory Committee, and Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz’s Kitchen Cabinet…

THERESA FOXLEY

President & CEO at EDCUtah

Foxley assumes the President/CEO role at EDCUtah after most recently serving as the Deputy Director of Corporate Recruitment and Business Services at the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). During her tenure, Foxley worked with dozens of companies on expansion and relocation projects, including Goldman Sachs, Vista Outdoors, Procter & Gamble, Solar City and Stadler Rail…

SUNNY SANYAL

Chief Executive Officer Varex Imaging

Sunny Sanyal serves as chief executive officer of Varex Imaging Corporation. Prior to the separation of Varex from Varian Medical Systems, Sunny served as senior vice president and president of Varian’s Imaging Components business, which included the X-ray Products and the Security and Inspection Products business…

SHELBY L. PETERSON

Acting Director of the Utah Export Assistance Center

Shelby L. Peterson is the Acting Director of the Utah Export Assistance Center, a field office for the U.S. Commercial Service, under the U.S. Department of Commerce.  Ms. Peterson has been in Utah for just for just about four years and counsels and guides Utah Companies through the export process from beginning to end.  Such counsel includes how to find and develop international sales, comply with applicable laws and regulations, fulfill documentation requirements and overcome trade barriers…

Antonia Zierer

Executive Director of Invest in Bavaria’s West Coast Office

Antonia Zierer, Executive Director of Invest in Bavaria’s West Coast office in San Francisco, is helping US scale-ups enter Europe’s largest market Germany. She has a broad background in international business promotion and economic development…

Randa Hudome

President of Fahmy Hudome International (FHI)

Randa Fahmy is an internationally recognized expert in global government affairs, energy policy and national security She has more than 30 years of legal and public policy experience, including service in the executive and legislative branches of the United States Government…

Chris Lo

Director, Los Angeles Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)

As Director, Los Angeles of the HKTDC, Chris is responsible for facilitating enterprises and traders in the United States to invest, trade and do business in Asia, particularly in China, through partnership with Hong Kong business community. His portfolio covers the HKTDC’s trade programmes and operations in the West Coast of the United States…

MARK GARFIELD

Senior Vice President, Zions Bank International Banking

In 2005, Mark Garfield joined Zions Bank to oversee its International Banking Division. He has expertise in trade finance, foreign exchange, international payment systems and correspondent banking…

Elizabeth Fuchs

Regional Vice President Global Banking International Group Wells Fargo & Company

Elizabeth Fuchs is a regional vice president for Wells Fargo’s Middle Market Banking Global Advisory, based out of Los Angeles, California. She oversees a team of commercial global banking professionals who provide a full range of international, cross-border, and commercial services to middle-market companies throughout the West, Mountain and Southwest Divisions…

Chris Fletcher

Member of Board of Directors for the Utah World Trade Center

Chris has been with Deloitte Tax for over 23 years and has experience in serving U.S. and foreign multi-national companies with U.S. and global tax planning. His specialization includes cross-border structuring, foreign tax credit planning, foreign tax reduction, global financing, intellectual property planning, and transfer pricing…

Yi Xin Soh

International Treasury Solutions Officer for Global Transaction Services

Yi-Xin Soh is an International Treasury Solutions Officer for Global Transaction Services with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Based in San Francisco, she works with multinational corporations to deliver treasury, liquidity and other working capital solutions to clients across the Global Commercial Banking segment…