loader from loading.io

Governor Spencer J Cox

Moral & Ethical Leadership

Release Date: 12/10/2020

Elder Craig C. Christensen show art Elder Craig C. Christensen

Moral & Ethical Leadership

Elder Craig C. Christensen was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 5, 2002. At the time of his call he was serving as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy in the Utah South Area. Elder Christensen was named President of the Utah Area on August1, 2018. He previously served as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy from 2012 to 2018, with supervisory responsibilities in various areas of the Church. As a General Authority, Elder Christensen served as President of the Mexico South Area from 2003 to 2007 while living in...

info_outline
Justin Su'a show art Justin Su'a

Moral & Ethical Leadership

Justin is currently the Head of Mental Performance for the Tampa Bay Rays. They just finished the season American League Champions and lost to the Dodgers in the World Series.    In addition to working In Major League Baseball, Justin’s clients perform in the NFL, WWE, PGA, MLB, NCAA, the U.S. Army and Google.   He is the author of two books: "Parent Pep Talks: The 10 Must Have Mental Skills Your Child Must Have to Succeed in Sports, School, and Life"​ and, "Mentally Tough Teens: Developing the Winning Mindset".    Justin hosts a daily podcast called, "Increase...

info_outline
Michael Dunn show art Michael Dunn

Moral & Ethical Leadership

Michael Dunn is the Managing Director of BYU Broadcasting in Provo, Utah, where he oversees the nationwide operations of the BYUtv and BYUradio networks. He previously served as the General Manager of KUED Channel 7 (PBS) in Salt Lake City. Prior to his public television experience he founded and operated Dunn Communications, Inc, a Salt Lake City advertising agency and film production company for 16 years. Among his peer distinctions are a gold and silver medal from the New York Film Festival and four CLIOs--an award considered the “Oscar” of the advertising industry. He also garnered two...

info_outline
Neal Harmon show art Neal Harmon

Moral & Ethical Leadership

Neal Harmon is CEO and Cofounder at VidAngel. Prior to VidAngel, Neal served as Co-founder, COO and Board Member at Orabrush as well as co-founder at Harmon Brothers, a marketing services company responsible for a variety of viral ads, for clients such as PooPourri and Squatty Potty. As CEO of VidAngel, Neal has led the company through a variety of challenges and successes, including major lawsuits from hollywood studios, bankruptcy, the development of VidAngel Studios, the creation of Dry Bar Comedy and distribution and growth of The Chosen. Neal is proficient in 10 computer programming...

info_outline
Donny Osmond show art Donny Osmond

Moral & Ethical Leadership

Donny Osmond has been a singer, actor, triple-threat television series host (talk show, game show, variety show), best-selling author (his autobiography entered the UK bestseller chart at #1), commercial spokesman, motivational speaker, and even a racecar driver. Throughout his illustrious career, Donny has earned 33 gold records; selling over 100 million albums becoming a worldwide music legend. He has made history by celebrating almost 6 decades in show business with the release of his 61st album, One Night Only: a live album accompanied by a DVD of his sold out UK tour in January, 2017. The...

info_outline
Brad Wilcox show art Brad Wilcox

Moral & Ethical Leadership

Brother Bradley R. (Brad) Wilcox was sustained as the second counselor in the Young Men General Presidency on April 4, 2020. Brad is a professor in the Department of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University. He is the author of the book, The Continuous Atonement, and the BYU devotional, “His Grace is Sufficient.” Brad grew up in Provo, Utah except for childhood years spent in Ethiopia, Africa. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile and later returned to that country to preside over the Chile Santiago East Mission from 2003-2006. He and...

info_outline
Dr. Amos C. Brown show art Dr. Amos C. Brown

Moral & Ethical Leadership

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Dr. Brown has been Pastor of San Francisco’s Third Baptist Church since 1976. As a scholar, theologian, preacher and social activist, he has maintained a marriage of piety and political action in his ministry. He became equipped for his distinct leadership through his training at Morehouse College, and earned degrees of Master of Divinity degree from Crozer Theological Seminary and the Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary. Before becoming pastor at Third Baptist, he served as pastor of Saint Paul’s Baptist Church in West Chester,...

info_outline
Noelle Pikus Pace show art Noelle Pikus Pace

Moral & Ethical Leadership

Find information about Noelle's course at   Noelle Pikus Pace graduated from Mountain View High School in Orem, Utah in 2001. In high school she competed in soccer, basketball, softball, track and field, bobsled and skeleton. She went on to run track and field at Utah Valley University and graduated in 2005 1st team All- American with a bachelor’s degree in community health. During that time, she also broke the UVU high jump record, was the NJCAA National Discus Champion and became the first American woman to ever win the Overall World Cup Title in skeleton. She was favored to win the...

info_outline
Governor Spencer J Cox show art Governor Spencer J Cox

Moral & Ethical Leadership

Spencer J. Cox is Utah’s 8th Lieutenant Governor and soon to be 18th Governor of Utah. He was born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah in Sanpete County and grew up just six miles north in the small town of Fairview. As a young boy, he worked on the family farm milking cows, moving irrigation pipe, plowing fields and hauling hay. After graduating from North Sanpete High School, he moved to Mexico for two years as a volunteer for his church. Upon returning, he attended Snow College and completed his associate’s degree. During that time, he also married his high school sweetheart, Abby, who also graduated...

info_outline
Colonel Frederick D. Thaden show art Colonel Frederick D. Thaden

Moral & Ethical Leadership

Colonel Frederick D. Thaden is the ROTC Commander for Detachment 855 at Brigham Young and Utah Valley Universities.  Colonel Thaden was previously the Director of the Talent Management Innovation Cell for Headquarters U.S. Air Force at the Pentagon in Washington D.C.  Colonel Thaden was commissioned in 1991 as a graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Brigham Young University. The colonel's assignments include duties as a behavioral scientist, social actions chief, manning division chief, squadron commander, vice commander, installation commander, and wing commander. He is...

info_outline
 
More Episodes

Spencer J. Cox is Utah’s 8th Lieutenant Governor and soon to be 18th Governor of Utah. He was born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah in Sanpete County and grew up just six miles north in the small town of Fairview. As a young boy, he worked on the family farm milking cows, moving irrigation pipe, plowing fields and hauling hay. After graduating from North Sanpete High School, he moved to Mexico for two years as a volunteer for his church. Upon returning, he attended Snow College and completed his associate’s degree. During that time, he also married his high school sweetheart, Abby, who also graduated from Snow College. He and Abby continued their education at Utah State University where Spencer graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science and Abby obtained her degree in special education. Though accepted to several law schools, including Harvard, Spencer ultimately decided to attend Washington and Lee Law School in Virginia. 

Upon receiving his Juris Doctor, Spencer and Abby moved their small family back across the country to Salt Lake City where he practiced law with Fabian & Clendenin (now Fabian Vancott). Several years later, He and Abby missed their bucolic lifestyle and decided to return to Sanpete County where they could raise their children on the farm and give back to the community they deeply cherished. Once back in Fairview, Spencer joined the family telecom business, CentraCom, where he served as Vice President and General Counsel. 

It was at this time that Spencer’s career in public service began. He was first appointed to fill a vacancy on the city council and was later elected as mayor of Fairview. In 2008, he was elected as a Sanpete County Commissioner and served for four years before being elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During his tenure as a state legislator, Spencer sponsored and co-sponsored bills that championed STEM education, same-day voter registration, and water pollution, to name a few. After serving just nine months as a state representative, Spencer was selected by Governor Gary Herbert to succeed Greg Bell as Lt. Governor. He was confirmed unanimously by the Utah Senate and sworn in on October 16, 2013. Governor Herbert and Lt. Governor Cox were reelected to another term in 2016. 

Lt. Governor Cox is by statute the chief election officer of the state and liaison between the governor and the legislature. He travels extensively throughout the state as he leads some of the state’s most innovative policy initiatives. He is committed to transforming education, increasing voter participation, supporting rural communities, utilizing modern technologies and empowering the homeless and impoverished. He currently sits on nearly 30 boards and commissions dealing with issues such as mental health, suicide prevention, women’s leadership, multicultural involvement and more. 

Lt. Governor Cox and his wife have four children and still reside in Fairview. In his limited spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family in Utah’s amazing backcountry, working on the family farm, tweeting about the Utah Jazz and playing bass with his brother in a local rock band.