Debra Hoyt, Questar Corporation
She’s actively involved and promotes the Questar Women’s Professional Network designed to educate, train and prepare women to advance into management and leadership positions. The culture of supporting and advancing women from within applies to Debra herself and in 2012 she celebrates her 20th year with Questar. In addition to corporate giving, she oversees the company’s political involvement program and Questar’s Employee PAC and lends support to the Questar Professional Development Network. She’s an officer of the company’s Foundations which provide scholarships to colleges and universities within Questar’s service area as well as funding of education programs for arts organizations in Utah.
She is a board member of American Cancer Society-Utah, serving on the scholarship and annual gala committees in addition to coordinating Questar to become a host site for a ground-breaking cancer study in 2012. She recently completed a term as chair of the Donors’ Forum and is a member of Salt Lake Rotary, serving as Welcome Committee chair.
Debra assists a myriad of nonprofits, many focused on women’s issues, and is an active member of Utah Nonprofits Association and Utah Society of Fund-Raisers. She’s incoming chair for Utah Philanthropy Day, which celebrates philanthropy and volunteering in Utah, and will serve as chair in 2013.
She’s actively involved in the Chamber and is vice-chair for the Women & Business Conference / Athena Luncheon and will chair in 2013. She is vice-chair of the Business Women’s Forum to benefit the Business Women’s Center and will chair in 2013. She is set to attend Leadership Utah in 2012 and led the planning and coordination for Questar to host the August Business After Hours event at the company’s new headquarters.
As Ron Jibson prepares to lead the Salt Lake Chamber as Chairman of the Board in 2013, Debra will be a key partner in coordinating activities, schedules and communication between the two organizations.
Dr. Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., University of Utah Health Science
After spending much of her professional life in the eastern and southern United States, Vivian S. Lee now calls Utah home—and she couldn’t be happier about it.
Since arriving in the summer of 2011, she and her husband, Benedict Kingsbury, have come to know and enjoy meeting the people of Utah, found out why our state boasts “the greatest snow on Earth,” and appreciate the many amenities found here.
As the head of the University’s Health Sciences, she’s proud to lead one of the country’s foremost academic health systems and world-renown medical teaching and research centers. But her concerns run deeper, and as U.S. health care faces unprecedented challenges and changes, she wants to ensure that Utahns have the best and most cost efficient health care available.
To accomplish this she has launched two signature initiatives: to leverage the School of Medicine’s world-class human genetics program to become a leading center in personalized health care and to establish University of Utah Health Care as a model for maintaining financial stability while giving each patient an exceptional experience in the University’s health care system.
A graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe College, Dr. Lee was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University, where she received a doctorate in medical engineering. Returning to Harvard Medical School, she earned her M.D. with honors. She completed her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Duke, where she also served as Chief Resident and trained as a fellow in Body and Cardiovascular MRI and Thoracic Imaging at NYU.
Prior to coming to Utah, she served as the inaugural Vice Dean for Science, Senior Vice-President and Chief Scientific Officer of New York University Medical Center.
Dr. Susan Madsen, Utah Valley University
Dr. Susan R. Madsen is the power behind the “Utah Women and Education Project.” For the past three years, she has led a research team and over 100 colleagues, students, advisory committee members, and community volunteers to assist in conducting research and leading change in the state. She has been working with the Utah System of Higher Education, Utah State Office of Education, Governor’s Office, and others to figure out how to get more Utah women to attend college and then graduate.
There is nothing small about Susan’s community involvement in Utah County and the state. Her commitment and work with service and engaged learning led to her selection in past years as Utah Valley University’s “Civic Engaged Scholar of the Year” and “Outstanding Civic Engagement Award” by Utah Campus Compact.
For many years, Susan has been heavily involved in researching the lifetime development of prominent women leaders. She has personally interviewed a host of women university presidents, governors, and international leaders and has had two books and numerous articles published on her results. Now, she’s doing related leadership research and consulting in the United Arab Emirates and China.
Susan has also published nearly 60 articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, writes invited chapters for books, and is interviewed often as an expert for newspaper and magazine articles. She speaks and presents often in local, national and international settings. In fact, in the past year she has presented in sessions at the United Nations in New York and Geneva on women, leadership and education.
Susan started her career as a junior high speech and debate teacher. Today, Susan is the Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University. She is also an independent leadership and change consultant.
Molly Mazzolini, Infinite Scale
Much like the business she runs, Molly Mazzolini makes the space around her come to life.
As partner and brand integration director at Infinite Scale, Molly oversees the branding and promotion for some of the world’s most prestigious and demanding sports organizations. After enhancing our state’s appearance with her work on the iconic branded environment of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Molly helped launch Infinite Scale, setting up shop in downtown Salt Lake City. Today, her portfolio reads like a sports fan’s bucket list including Daytona National Speedway, the NHL All-Star Game and even the Super Bowl.
On a local scale, Molly helped brand the University of Utah Athletics Department, as well as design and plan the Brigham Young University Legacy Hall.
Molly also speaks at various engagements across the country for the American Institute of Architects, the Public Relations Student Society of America and the Society for Environmental Graphic Design.
Molly serves on the Executive Board of Governors as Communication Chair of the Salt Lake Chamber. As the Chamber prepared to celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2012, Molly donated her firm’s unique talents to rebrand Utah’s largest and longest-standing business association, giving it a sleek, professional look. Infinite Scale is also responsible for the latest Downtown Alliance logo, the updated Downtown Rising logo and is currently working new parking signage to be used throughout downtown.