President’s Message – 2017 Annual Report
Utah’s tech industry continues its meteoric growth, having recently achieved national recognition as a “Super Sector.”
Thanks to the total commitment and sacrifice of leaders like you, Utah’s tech industry continues its meteoric growth, having recently achieved national recognition as a “Super Sector.” Your vision and determination have helped us accelerate innovation like never before, and drive our state to become the hottest tech spot in the country. I have been privileged to be engaged in Utah’s remarkable dynamism working closely with state legislators, governors and other key decision makers over the years to ignite Utah’s capital investment and bolster talent development at all K-20 levels. Looking back, I am proud of our accomplishments.
As CEO of UTC for 17+ years, it has been my honor to work closely with hundreds of trustees and thousands of our members. I have loved championing the cause of our world-class tech CEOs and their teams! Through Executive Forums and by unifying the voice of the industry, we continue to reach new milestones and build relationships with our amazing members.
As I prepare to embark on the next phase of my career, I’m excited for the Executive Committee and Board to hire the next CEO who will be capable of creating UTC 3.0 with your help! I definitely appreciate your stellar support and confidence. When I look back, I’m awed by what we’ve achieved together!
RICHARD R. NELSON
President and CEO