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The Utah Foundation is fortunate to have a highly qualified, excellent research team. Each of the staff members below may be reached at the phone numbers and email addresses shown.
Peter Reichard, President
Peter Reichard has nearly two decades of experience in the public policy field. He is a previous president of the Governmental Research Association (GRA), the national organization of governmental research professionals. Earlier in his career Reichard was a journalist, working as an editor at a major daily in the 1990s and as managing editor of a business weekly. He holds degrees from Loyola University (B.A.) and Fordham University (M.A.).
Phone: (801) 355-1400 ext. 1
Shawn Teigen, Vice-President and Research Director
Shawn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Utah. Shawn worked as a housing policy analyst with Community Action Partnership of Utah and has worked for Utah’s chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. During much of his career, Shawn provided consulting services to early-stage businesses in addition to executing an extensive research effort to found an organization focused on foreign investment-related economic development. He serves on the board of directors of several public-sector, private-sector and non-profit organizations, including having served as chairperson of the Salt Lake City Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board. Shawn has always been active in volunteering, including having spent two years in Kazakhstan with the U.S. Peace Corps.
Phone: (801) 355-1400, ext. 3
Christopher Collard, Research Analyst
Christopher has been with the Utah Foundation for the past five years. After completing a B.A. from Brigham Young University and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Utah he elected to dedicate his time to the exploration of Utah economic data. Christopher enjoys helping others understand the significance of data via static and interactive graphics. He is fluent in Arabic and Portuguese, loves to study the night sky, read obscenely large books, and anything to do with mountains.
Phone: (801) 355-1400, ext. 6
Meg Luther, Outreach Coordinator
Megan Keating Luther has spend the past decade in event management and fund-raising, having worked in both the nonprofit sector and the hotel industry. Her recent experience includes event management positions at Boston University and Partners HealthCare in Somerville, Mass. She also has worked as a realtor. She holds a BA in Art History and Communications from Merrimack College. She holds a professional fundraising certificate from Boston University and is a certified meeting professional (Convention Industry Council).
Phone: (801) 355-1400, ext. 4
Kyle Legge, Research Intern
Kyle is completing his Master’s of Public Administration at the University of Utah. He Majored in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology and implements behavioral science into constructing relationships and facilitating cooperation. Through experience with Promise SSL and teaming with local nonprofits he hopes to illuminate the importance of quality child care. He is also invested in maintaining the environment and natural beauty of Utah, which he appreciates by hiking, biking and making music.
Yeseul Nam, Research Intern
Yeseul Nam is a graduate student of the Social Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Utah. Her primary research interest is how majorities maintain their power by controlling minorities and how we construct a more harmonious society by supporting underserved groups. Also, she is interested in examining cultural differences between Americans and East Asians.
Claire Zollinger, Research Intern
Claire is a senior at Brigham Young University studying International Relations. She hopes to use her degree to help refugees and those who have been affected by conflict throughout the world, whether through public policy, humanitarian aid or by any other means. Claire enjoys traveling, yoga and all things Italian.
Board of Trustees
The Utah Foundation’s staff is supervised by a volunteer Board of Trustees from Utah’s business, academic, and government community. Click here to see the Board of Trustees list.