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Staff Directory

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 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 he was a journalist, working as an editor at a major daily in the 1990s and as managing editor of a business weekly. Peter holds degrees from Loyola University (B.A.) and Fordham University (M.A.).

Phone: (801) 355-1400 ext. 1
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Shawn Teigen

Shawn Teigen, Vice-President and Research Director

Shawn has worked for the Utah Foundation for over a decade — researching a broad swath of public policy issues. He also teaches a public policy course at the University of Utah. Shawn has worked as a housing policy analyst, a consultant to early-stage businesses, and a founder of an organization focused on foreign investment-related economic development. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Utah. He serves as a board member for several public-sector, private-sector and non-profit organizations. 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
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Christopher Collard

Christopher Collard, Senior 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
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Meg Luther

Meg Luther, Outreach Coordinator

Meg 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
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Abigail Kraus, Research Intern

Abi is studying at the University of Utah, where she will be receiving a bachelor of science degree, with majors in sociology and criminology and a minor in political science. Her academic emphasis and research dedication is in social justice, and she plans to continue her education through a master’s degree program. Outside of schooling, much of her experience and insight has been gained through nine years of annual international volunteer service.

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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.