Mr. Donald J. Salazar
Donald J. Salazar, president and CEO of an Ogden-based design-build construction company, Creative Times Inc., joined WSU's Board of Trustees in 2017.
In his leadership role, Salazar oversees all management activities, which include business planning, accounting, bonding, finance, marketing, resource allocation, contract negation and on-site job performance. He has successfully performed on contracts ranging from $200,000 to $34 million.
In an effort to guide other business owners to success, Salazar has been active in many organizations on national and local levels. He currently serves as chair of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. With 4.3 million members, the chamber is the largest Hispanic business organization in the nation. He also serves as an advisory board member of the Utah Hispanic Chamber and Zions Bank, and he previously served as chair of the Ogden Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He is also a past president of the Northern Utah Public Employees Association.
At Weber State University, Salazar serves on the National Advisory Council and is a past member of the Arts and Humanities Advisory Council (AHA!). He has served on many other boards throughout the community in the sectors of health, finance, environment and legislation.
Salazar has been recognized with multiple awards, including the Small Business Administration’s Contractor of the Year award in 2005.
Salazar graduated from Business Transformation Program at Dartmouth University’s Tuck School of Business and has a Master of Arts degree in organizational management.