Mission

The Utah State University Foundation and USU’s Office of Advancement are leading advocates, advisors, and investors who create exceptional gift, engagement, and stewardship experiences for our Aggie Family. Through the power of philanthropy, we promote equity, diversity, and unity; enhance university programs and student experiences; and elevate USU’s mission of learning, discovery, and engagement.

Vision

USU Elevated Through Philanthropy and Engagement

Values

Aspire to excellence in our work and results
Growth centered on innovative strategies and a coaching environment
Genuine respect of others and commitment to diversity and inclusion
Integrity and transparency in everything we do
Exceptional gift and engagement experiences
Strength through unity and collaboration

Board of Directors

Marshall Crawford

Marshall Crawford

Senior Advisor
U. S. Treasury International Affairs
Office of Technical Assistance
Denver, Colorado

Chair, Executive Committee

Jeannine Bennett

Jeannine Bennett (Vice Chair)

Attorney
Jeannine Bennett P.C. (retired)
Salt Lake City, Utah

Executive Committee
Governance Committee

Wafaa Alrashid

Primary Care Physician
Wafaa Alrashid M.D., Inc.
Pasadena, California

Marketing Committee

Shari Badger

Shari Badger

President and CEO
Lee’s Marketplace
Logan, Utah

Finance Committee
Marketing Committee

Scott Bills

Scott Bills

Senior Vice President
Wealth Management Advisor
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Greenwood Village, Colorado

Chair, Development Committee

Kent Bracken

Kent Bracken

IT Project Management Consultant
Evanston, Illinois

Development Committee
Finance Committee

Brian Broadbent

Brian Broadbent*

Managing Director
Private Wealth Management
Goldman Sachs
Salt Lake City, Utah

Chair, Finance Committee

Jody Burnett

Jody K. Burnett

Snow, Christensen & Martineau (retired)
Salt Lake City, Utah

Governance Committee
Marketing Committee

Laurel Cannon Alder

Past President, USU Alumni Association
Grants Manager
Utah Division of Arts and Museums
Salt Lake City, Utah

Development Committee
Marketing Committee

John Ferry

John Y. Ferry

Vice Chair, USU Board of Trustees
President, JY Ferry and Son, Inc.
Corrine, Utah

 

Mehdi Heravi

Political Science Professor (retired) and Author
Bethesda, Maryland

Development Committee

Burns Israelsen

Burns Israelsen

Patent Attorney
Maschoff Brennan
Salt Lake City, Utah

Finance Committee
Governance Committee

Ronald Jibson

Ronald Jibson

President and CEO
Dominion Energy (retired)
Salt Lake City, Utah

Development Committee
Finance Committee

Sylvia Jones

Sylvia Jones

Marketing Relationship Manager Wells Fargo
Macon, Georgia

Executive Committee
Marketing Committee

Jason Keller

Jason Keller

Managing Director
Oaktree Capital Management
Pacific Palisades, California

Finance Committee
Investment Committee

Travis Lish

Travis Lish*

President and CEO
Stokes Capital Partners and Management
Sandy, Utah

Executive Committee
Development Committee

John Loffredo

Portfolio Manager and
Senior Managing Director
MacKay Shields, LLC
Princeton, New Jersey

Finance Committee
Investment Committee

Sizanne Pierce-Moore

Suzanne Pierce-Moore

Partner
Gratitude Railroad
Park City, Utah

Chair, Marketing Committee
Development Committee

Craig Thorley

Chief Executive Officer
Mahogany Energy and Uranimetrics
Kaysville, Utah

Governance Committee

Kerry Wahlen

Kerry Wahlen

President and CEO
Goldenwest Credit Union
Ogden, Utah

Chair, Governance Committee
Finance Committee

Tom Willis

Tom Willis

Chief Executive Officer
Conestoga Energy Partners LLC
Liberal, Kansas

Development Committee
Finance Committee

Executive Officers

Matthew White

Vice President, Advancement
President, USU Foundation
Logan, Utah

David T. Cowley

Treasurer, USU Foundation
Logan, Utah