Ethics Day Schedule

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Robert Workman

Founder of Goal Zero

"The Only Things That Matter"

Hurst Center Dumke Legacy Hall
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Lecture

Vernon M. & MaRee Buehler Leadership Lecture
Hosted by the Goddard School of Business
and the Richard Richards Institute of Ethics

Robert Workman began his career at Provo Craft as a single retail store in Provo and expanded it over the years to become a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of craft and hobby products. On a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Workman and his wife came up with two ideas: To create new ways of supplying reliable, portable energy; and creating a non-profit organization that would help individuals provide for their families. These two ideas led to the creation of GOAL ZERO and the non-profit TIFIE Humanitarian.

 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Purchase tickets  for the Ethics Day Banquet here.

Keynote:

Gail Miller

Owner and Chairman of the Board of LHM Group of Companies


Gail Miller is the owner of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies and serves as chairman of the organization's advisory board. She is actively engaged in the vaious operations of the company, including the administration of the Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation. She is the chair of the board of trustees of Salt Lake Community College, serves on the National Advisory Council at the University of Utah and sits on the board of trustees for Intermountain Healthcare. She holds an honorary alumna award from Brigham Young University and is a member of the President's Leadership Council. Gail is the recipient of two honorary degrees--a Doctor of Humanities from Weber State University and a Doctor of Humane Letters from Salt Lake Community College. In 2009, she was named the Salt Lake Tribune's Most Influential Sports Figure in Utah. In 2012, the Intermountain Healthcare Research and Medical Foundation honored Miller with the Legacy of Life Award, and the Salt Lake Chamber bestowed the Athena Award in recognition of her lifetime achievements in both business and the community. 

Gail is a native of Salt Lake City and worked for Mountain States Telephone Company until 1970, when she and her husband Larry moved their small family to Colorado to puruse fast pitch softball and a new business career in the automotive fled.

In 1979, they returned to Salt Lake City to launch their own business with the purchase of Toyota of Murray, renaming it Larry H. Miller Toyota. From its inception as a single dealership operation, Larry and Gail grew their business into one of the largest privately-owned companies in the nation. Since Larry's passing in 2009, Gail continues to be involved in all areas of the company. 

The Larry H. Miller Group of Companies encompasses more than 80 businesses and properties that span 43 states. These businesses fall within two primary areas: Automotive and and sports/entertainment.

Automotive companies include 55 dealerships in seven Western states. Total Care Auto, which provides vehicle service contracts to consumers, and Prestige Financial Services, Inc., which provides consumers with financing solutions. In addition, there are several other related businesses supporting the work of these companies. 

Sports and entertainment  businesses include the NBA Utah Jazz, MiLB Triple-A Salt Lake Bees, the world-renowned Miller Motorsports Park, Fanzz sports retail apparel stores, Energy Solutions Arena, which seats over 19,000, KJazz-TV and radio station 1280 The Zone, Megaplex movie theaters throughout the state of Utah and many other related businesses.
 
Gail and her husband, Kim Wilson, enjoy spending time with their familiy, which combined includes nine children, 32 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to focusing on family and the Miller business, Gail also finds fulfillment in providing civic, church, community and philanthropic service.