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Kristen Cox

Moral & Ethical Leadership

Release Date: 04/27/2021

Congressman Blake Moore show art Congressman Blake Moore

Moral & Ethical Leadership

Born and raised in Ogden, Congressman Moore learned hard work and responsibility from his dad and optimism and service from his mom. Blake obtained a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University. He graduated from the University of Utah after serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Seoul, South Korea, and signing a scholarship to play as the quarterback at Utah State University.

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Michelle Kaufusi show art Michelle Kaufusi

Moral & Ethical Leadership

Michelle Kaufusi is a Provo girl through and through: born and raised, graduated from Brigham Young University and ultimately making history as its first female mayor. The sixth of seven children, Michelle was raised not only by a single mother working hard as a graveyard shift nurse, but also by many neighbors, family and friends who pitched in to help. Provo quite literally helped raise Michelle. In gratitude, Michelle has continually found ways to give back to her “village” by helping to raise Provo in return. Always actively involved in community service, Michelle served on many boards...

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Jane Clayson Johnson & Mark Johnson show art Jane Clayson Johnson & Mark Johnson

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JANE CLAYSON JOHNSON Jane Clayson Johnson is a popular speaker and best-selling author of two books. Here latest book, Silent Souls Weeping, is a candid look inside the core-shaking world of clinical depression. She spent 3 years interviewing scores of Latter-day Saints and documenting their experiences in an effort to open a dialogue, a new level of honesty, authenticity, and hope for those who suffer with diseases of the mind. Jane is an award-winning broadcast journalist widely known for her work over the last decade at NPR. Before that, Jane worked at CBS News, hosting the network morning...

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Kristen Cox show art Kristen Cox

Moral & Ethical Leadership

Kristen Cox is the world's leading authority on how to apply the Theory of Constraints to governments and non profits. She is perhaps best known for her work as the former Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) for the State of Utah where she orchestrated a 35 percent improvement across Utah's $20B executive branch.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Kristen Cox is the world's leading authority on how to apply the Theory of Constraints to governments and non profits.  She is perhaps best known for her work as the former Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) for the State of Utah where she orchestrated a 35 percent improvement across Utah's $20B executive branch.

Prior to her role at GOMB, Kris led Utah's Department of Workforce Services (DWS) through the 2008/2009 economic recession where she was able to absorb a 60 percent increase in caseload (with her existing staff), become one of the top 10 in quality in the country, while giving $30M back to the state.

Kris is currently the Executive Director of the new Initiative on Government Improvement and an instructor at The University of Utah's Eccles School of Business.  

She is the co-author of two books, Stop Decorating the Fish and The World of Decorating the Fish along with Dr. Yishai Ashlag.  

In addition, Kristen sits on advisory boards, is a keynote speaker, consultant, trainer, and co-founder of The Fulcrum--her private, online, TOC training community.

She has worked for three governors, was a special appointee with the Department of Education in the Bush adminstration, ran for Lt. Governor for the State of Maryland with then Governor Ehrlich, and has run a non-profit.

In November 2018, Kris was selected as a Salt Lake Chamber Pathfinder Award recipient and was also honored as the Lifetime Achievement Gold Stevie Award winner for government and non-profit organizations. In 2016 Kris was selected as one of Governing Magazine’s public officials of the year. She has also been honored by the Utah Community Foundation as an Enlightened 50 (2016), Utah Business Magazine as one of the 30 Women to Watch (2012) and the Days of 47 with the Pioneers of Progress Award for Business and Enterprise (2012).

Kris received her Bachelor of Science in Educational Psychology from Brigham Young University. She served an LDS mission in Brazil and treasures any opportunity to speak Portuguese. Kris is an avid reader and loves being active. Kris and her family love the outdoors, especially hiking Utah’s mountains and trails. Her greatest outdoor adventures have been skydiving, paragliding, snow and water skiing, and hiking the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim.

Kris is married with two sons (one married, one in high school), and lives in the Salt Lake City area.