Salt Lake City, UT (February 18, 2020) - The Utah Chapter of NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) recently elected new officers, as well as two new board members.
Deborah Bayle was elected president of the chapter, the first woman to serve in that role since the chapter’s inception in 2004. Bayle has been a member of the NACD Utah Board since 2015, having served as Program Committee chair. She has served on more than 25 boards of directors and currently serves as a director of People’s Utah Bancorp, the only publicly traded community bank headquartered in Utah, where she is the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee chair and a member of the Compensation Committee. She serves as chair of the Deborah S. Bayle Scholarship for Youth Program, which provides four-year college scholarships to at-risk youth. She also serves on the board and executive committee of the United Way Retirees Association and the advisory board of the Kem Gardner Policy Institute, as a trustee of the Mark and Kathie Miller Foundation, and as a member of the Women United Executive Council for United Way of Salt Lake.
Other officers elected to serve the NACD Utah Chapter include Robert C. Gross, chair; Val W. Oveson, vice president; and James Livingston, treasurer. Board members elected to serve as committee chairs are Robert Gross, Audit chair; Craig Omer, Sponsorship chair; Lynne Ward, Membership Engagement chair; and Jeff Wilks, Program chair.
Two new members have been elected to the NACD Utah Chapter Board of Directors; Ashley Dreier, executive vice president and chief information and technology officer of HealthEquity Inc.; and Leslie Goldman, general partner and co-founder of The Artemis Fund.
Dreier has been in her current role at HealthEquity since 2013. Prior to joining HealthEquity, she served as vice president of Technology and Product Development at Krames StayWell, Director of Product Development at General Electric Co., director of Software Project Management and director of Information Systems at Wolters Kluwer, and senior financial analyst at The Boeing Co. Dreier currently serves as a director of Extra Space Storage, a leading self-storage public company, and as an advisory board member of Women Tech Council.
Goldman founded The Artemis Fund, a venture fund focusing on high growth, tech-enabled, seed, and Series A stage companies founded and led by women. Prior to her work at The Artemis Fund, she served as managing director with Major, Lindsey & Africa’s In-house Practice Group. Before joining MLA, Goldman spent 25 years as a practicing attorney, most recently as vice president and general counsel of Fisher HealthCare, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific. Goldman currently serves on the board of the Houston Angel Network, on the board of advisors of Deep Isolation, on the advisory board of SmartGurlz, and as a board observer for U-Nest. She also serves on the Yale Club of Houston, the planning committee of the NACD Texas TriCities Chapter, the Launch Syndicate in Silicon Valley, and PandoLabs in Park City, as a strategic advisor to the Rebel Fund, and on the Investment Committee of the Blue Ivy Ventures Funds III and IV. She splits her time between Park City and Houston.
About NACD – NACD elevates board performance by providing board members with practical insights through world-class education, leading-edge research, and an ever-growing network of directors.
NACD empowers more than 21,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD helps boards strengthen investor trust and public confidence by ensuring that today's directors are well prepared for tomorrow's challenges.
World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and governance stakeholders, NACD has been setting the standard for responsible board leadership for more than 40 years.
The NACD Utah Chapter was organized in 2004 and currently provides services to 250 members. The chapter offers programs that provide directors peer-to-peer networking opportunities, while focusing on topics that provide awareness of and education on the most critical issues facing directors of public, private, and nonprofit corporations today. Visit our website at Utah.NACDonline.org.
For more information, please contact:
Deborah Bayle, President
Robert Gross, Chair
Heather May, Executive Director