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Office of Museum Services Advisory Board Members

The Advisory Board for the Office of Museum Services is composed of 11 members, each appointed to a four-year term by the Governor. A minimum of at least six members must be qualified, trained and experienced museum professionals. The remaining five seats are appointed from the community at large. Nominations may be submitted HERE.

Name Residence Occupation Designation
Dr. Pam Miller (chair) Price Former Professor, College of Eastern Utah Museum Professional
Dave Jones (vice chair) Salt Lake City Principal, Pathway Associates LLC At-Large
Marie Barlow Fruit Heights Community Representative At-Large
Gretchen Dietrich Salt Lake City Executive Director, Utah Museum of Fine Arts Museum Professional
Maria Farrington Salt Lake City Executive Director, Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum Museum Professional
Shane Gosdis Salt Lake City Senior Associate, Vantus Law Group At-Large
Kurt Graham Salt Lake City Director, LDS Church History Museum Museum Professional
Donna Law Cedar City Director of Development, Southern Utah University At-Large
Mike Nelson Boulder Manager, Anasazi State Park Museum Museum Professional
Bill Sanders Layton Pioneer Histories Manager, Heritage Museum of Layton Museum Professional
Mike Winder West Valley City Mayor, West Valley City At-Large

Meeting Schedule

The Board of Directors meets quarterly. Public notice of meetings can be found on the Utah Public Meetings Notice site. For more information, contact Leah Piccolo at 801.236.7555.

Utah Arts Council Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Utah Arts Council is a policy-making board composed of 13 members, each appointed to a four-year term by the Governor and ratified by the Utah Senate. Nine seats are dedicated to representatives of the following disciplines: architecture, dance, folk arts, media, music, theatre, sculpture, literature and visual arts. Four seats are appointed from the community at large. Nominations may be submitted HERE.

Name Residence Occupation Designation
John T. Nielsen (chair) Salt Lake City Attorney At-Large
Tom Alder Salt Lake City Owner, Alderwood Fine Art Visual Arts
Shanan Ballam Wellsville Writer Literary
Blair Buswell Alpine Sculptor Sculpture
Caleb Chapman American Fork President, Chapman Music Music
Caitlin Gochnour Ogden Member, Ogden City Council At-Large
Johann Jacobs Salt Lake City Former Executive Director, Ballet West Dance
Pierre Langue Salt Lake City Architect Architecture
Phillipp Malzl Mapleton Teacher, Early Light Academy At-Large
R. Scott Phillips Cedar City Executive Director, Utah Shakespeare Festival Theater
Clive Romney Salt Lake City Director, Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts Folk Arts
Ken Verdoia Cottonwood Heights Director of Production, KUED Media Arts
Elizabeth Weiler Woods Cross Community Representative At-Large

 Meeting Schedule

The Board of Directors meets bimonthly. Public notice of meetings can be found on the Utah Public Meetings Notice site. For more information, contact Leah Piccolo at 801.236.7555.