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Board of Trustees

Nelson Cannon


Nelson Cannon
Board President

Nelson Cannon grew up in Salt Lake but has lived most of his life in the Midwest before returning home in 2013. He started his career as an economist before moving on to numerous management positions in investment and commercial banking, insurance, and risk management. He currently works as a Financial Advisor at Cannon Capital Management. Nelson and his wife Shirin have four children and eleven grandchildren.


Carolyn Cox
Vice Chair

Carolyn is an Attorney At Law for Moreton & Co and works directly with the employee benefit team to ensure clients are well educated on and compliant with state and federal benefits laws and regulations. Carolyn regularly performs Healthcare reform analysis, answers employee benefit and compliance questions, and completes a comprehensive compliance review. She also holds seminars/webinars on employee benefit issues and provides client alerts when new ACA information comes available, as well as quarterly newsletters.

Prior to joining Moreton & Company in 2010, Carolyn practiced law in the employment and benefits area for over 20 years. She assists benefit managers in understanding and complying with the technical and ever-changing laws and regulations in the benefits arena.


Richard Kirkham
Board Treasurer

Richard is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and received a B.S. Degree in Accounting from the University of Utah. Richard retired in 2013 from Jacobsen Construction Company as its Chief Financial Officer, a position he held for 25 years. Prior to that Richard was the Controller of Rocky Mountain Contractors for 11 years and worked for the CPA firm of Coopers and Lybrand for 5 years.Richard has been married for over 40 years to his wife Elaine. Richard is an avid reader and has been very active in sports his life. He enjoys cycling, squash, pickleball, golf and hiking.


Jeffrey Barlow
Board Member

Jeffrey Barlow is a Strategic Partner with Schooley Mitchell as an independent telecom and merchant services consultant that provides an unbiased approach towards fine tuning overall business performance.

Jeffery is also a youth hockey coach for 8 to 16 year old boys and girls, and has been for well over 9 years. He has also held various Boy Scout leadership roles and cares for Children, Education and the Environment


Debbie Hardy
Board Member

Debbie has worked for Intermountain Healthcare for over 17 years as a member of Intermountain’s Community Benefit Department. As manager of community giving for Intermountain, Debbie has worked to develop funding relationships with nonprofit agencies throughout Utah as a representative of corporate donations and foundation grants. She enjoys getting to know each agency, their staff and the great work they accomplish in service to others – it is the most rewarding part of what she does every day! Debbie is a commissioner for UServeUtah, the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism and serves on the community engagement committee of the Commission and serves as a board member for Family Counseling Center. She is a member and past chair of the Donors’ Forum of Utah, a group of business, family and individual representatives who assist charitable nonprofits in helping people and improving communities with social, education, humanitarian and cultural needs. She is also the current past cochair for Utah Philanthropy Day, an event held each year to honor volunteers and philanthropists throughout the State of Utah. Prior to her work with Intermountain, Debbie worked for the LDS Church, the University of Utah, and in radio. She grew up in Colorado, attended LDS Business College and Brigham Young University. She and her husband, Lowell, have ten children and enjoy attending sporting events and golfing together.


Becky McSpadden
Board Member

Becky is a Senior Vice President at Zions Bank

Blake Anderson


Blake Anderson