Spencer Cox

Governor Spencer Cox, Utah’s 18th governor, serves as honorary chair. A sixth generation Utahn, Governor Cox has a long track record of public service – serving in roles at the city, county and state level before being appointed as Utah’s lieutenant governor in 2013. He was sworn in as governor on Jan. 4, 2021. He and wife Abby have raised four children. He grew up on a farm in Fairview before attending Utah’s Snow College, Utah State University, and received a law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Erin Mendenhall

Mayor Erin J. Mendenhall, Salt Lake City’s 36th mayor, serves as honorary chair. She took office on Jan. 6, 2020. Mendenhall grew up in Salt Lake City. While attending the University of Utah she gained an interest in science and public policy, leading to a career focusing on improving Utah’s air quality and protecting its environment. Her activism led to an elected role on the city council in 2013. As mayor, she has focused on making the city environmentally and economically resilient, and taking advantage of the region’s historic period of economic opportunity.

Stuart Adams

Utah Senate President Stuart Adams, a lifelong resident of Davis County, serves as an honorary chair. He is a partner in the Adams Company – a real estate, construction and development company, recognized as a past Builder of the Year. He served nine years on the Layton City Council and four years in the Utah House of Representatives before his election to the senate. He is former chair of the Utah Transportation Commission and currently chairs the Military Installation Development Authority (MIDA). He and wife Susan have raised four children.

Mike Schultz

Utah House of Representatives Speaker Mike Schultz serves as honorary vice-chair. He was elected in 2015 to serve Utah’s 12th House District and was named speaker in November 2023. Schultz learned the value of hard work on family farms and in roofing homes. As a general contractor, he has owned and operated several small businesses. Schultz currently owns and operates a family ranch in Croydon, Utah. Mike and his wife, Melissa, are the proud parents of six children and three grandchildren and enjoys hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling.

Catherine Raney Norman

A four-time Olympic speed skater who competed in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010 and still holds U.S. records, Catherine Raney Norman is a well-respected athlete leader. She served for a decade on the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee’s Athletes’ Advisory Council where she rose to vice-chair and also serves as vice-chair for the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation. She has also worked in athletic and business roles at US Biathlon, U.S. Ski & Snowboard, University of Utah, USA Climbing and United States Association for Blind Athletes.

Steve Starks

Steve Starks, the chief executive officer of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, serves as the Olympic and Paralympic advisor to Utah Governor Spencer Cox. He was previously president of the Utah Jazz and Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment. Active in the community, he is chair of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) and a past chair of the Salt Lake Chamber.

Nubia Peña

Nubia Peña is director of the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs, whose mission is to promote an inclusive climate for Utah’s growing diverse community. She was appointed to the role in 2019.  Nubia also serves as Senior Advisor on Equity and Opportunity to Utah Governor Spencer Cox. A 2016 graduate of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, she has spent over 15 years working as a community organizer and advocate, gaining widespread respect.


Fraser Bullock

An impactful leader as chief operating officer and chief financial officer of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Fraser Bullock is highly regarded in the global community for his work in the Olympic Movement. In 1999, he set aside his business career to help lead the Games after a successful tenure with Bain & Company, Bain Capital, and other business enterprises. Since 2002, he served as a partner at Sorenson Capital  and in board roles for a host of global companies, as well as staying closely connected with Olympic and Paralympic sport.

Brett Hopkins

Brett Hopkins, the CEO of the Ken Garff Automotive Group, serves as chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Hopkins has a great depth of knowledge on large scale event budgeting, having served as chief financial officer for the 2002 Games, which returned a significant surplus that continues to benefit sport in Utah. Since the Games, his leadership at Ken Garff Automotive Group has led it to become a leader nationally. He holds a masters of business administration from Arizona State University.

Darren Hughes

A highly-respected international games advisor for over two decades, Darren Hughes serves as bid lead overseeing day-to-day engagement with the IOC and USOPC. Hughes broke into international sport at the 2002 Games as director, human resources planning/operations. Since then he has consulted with over 20 major international events or bids, including nearly every Olympics – summer and winter – since 2002. His broad scope of knowledge on international sport is an asset for the committee in developing its bid for 2030 and 2034.


Colin Hilton

Colin Hilton, President and CEO of the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation (UOLF), serves on the Executive Committee. He oversees the active and dynamic uses of Utah’s Olympic and Paralympic legacy venues, inspiring both sport and public uses for all ages and ability levels. Hilton served in leadership positions for the 1994 FIFA World Cup,1996 Atlanta Games, springboarding into a role managing the Park City Area Olympic venues in 2002. After a stint working as economic development director for Park City, he took on his role at Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation in 2006.

Jeff Robbins

One of the most respected sports commission leaders in America, Utah Sports Commission President & CEO Jeff Robbins serves on the executive committee. Robbins was co-founder of the sports commission, a public/private partnership. He has spearheaded efforts to bring over 1,000 national and international events to the state since 2000 – resulting in over $3 billion in economic and $2 billion in media impacts through Utah’s State of Sport brand. He also co-chaired efforts which saw Salt Lake City-Utah selected as America’s Choice for a future Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.