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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.

NameResidenceOccupationDesignation
Dr. Pam Miller (chair)PriceFormer Professor, College of Eastern UtahMuseum Professional
Dave Jones (vice chair)Salt Lake CityPrincipal, Pathway Associates LLCAt-Large
Marie BarlowFruit HeightsCommunity RepresentativeAt-Large
Gretchen DietrichSalt Lake CityExecutive Director, Utah Museum of Fine ArtsMuseum Professional
Mike WinderWest Walley CityVP Community Development, Zions BankAt-Large
Shane GosdisSalt Lake CitySenior Associate, Vantus Law GroupAt-Large
Kurt GrahamSalt Lake CityDirector, LDS Church History MuseumMuseum Professional
Donna Law Cedar CityDirector of Development, Southern Utah UniversityAt-Large
Mike NelsonBoulderManager, Anasazi State Park MuseumMuseum Professional
Bill SandersLaytonPioneer Histories Manager, Heritage Museum of LaytonMuseum Professional

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 David Wicai at dwicai@utah.gov or 801.236.7547.


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.

NameResidenceOccupationDesignation
Ken Verdoia (Chair)Cottonwood HeightsDirector of Production, KUEDMedia Arts
Johann Jacobs (Vice Chair)Salt Lake CityFormer Executive Director, Ballet WestDance
Shanan BallamWellsvilleWriterLiterary
Blair BuswellAlpineSculptorSculpture
Caleb ChapmanAmerican ForkPresident, Chapman MusicMusic
Caitlin GochnourOgdenMember, Ogden City CouncilAt-Large
Tom AlderSalt Lake CityOwner, Alderwood Fine Art GalleryVisual Arts
Pierre LangueSalt Lake CityArchitectArchitecture
Philipp Malzl MapletonTeacher, Early Light AcademyAt-Large
R. Scott PhillipsCedar CityExecutive Director, Utah Shakespeare FestivalTheater
Clive RomneySalt Lake CityDirector, Utah Pioneer Heritage ArtsFolk Arts
John T. NielsenSalt Lake CityAttorneyAt-Large
Elizabeth WeilerWoods CrossCommunity RepresentativeAt-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 David Wicai at dwicai@utah.gov or 801.236.7547.