UBW advisors are professionals in the business community who donate a week of their time to the program. Many advisors are managers, vice presidents, company officers, and business owners. Their goal is to help students grasp business principles and apply them throughout the week.

MEET THE UBW ADVISORS

Aaron Allen Aaron Allen
Chief Technical Officer – Mountain Alarm
6268 S 2275 E
Ogden, UT 84403
801.698.8307
aallen@mountainalarm.com

For the past 12 years, Aaron Allen has had the privilege of serving as chief technical and ethics officer for Fire Protection Service Corporation (FPS) and its affiliated brands: Mountain Alarm, Link Interactive, CopperState Fire Protection, and Kenco Security & Technology. FPS and its national brands are located in Ogden, Utah, with regional offices throughout Montana, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho. Aaron leads teams that specialize in information technology infrastructure and security, systems development and integrations, and corporate ethics. He graduated from Utah Business Week in 1994, Weber State University in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in information systems and technology, and Brigham Young University in 2004 with a master's degree in information systems management. Aaron lives in South Ogden with his wife Crystal, three boys (Bryson, Jace, and Jet), and one daughter (Breklyn). In his free time, he enjoys vacationing and spending time with his family, golfing, hiking, running, beach exploring, and collecting and playing board games. In 2015, Aaron survived a head-on car accident and learned that friends, colleagues, organizations, and communities have powerful impacts on supporting and shaping an individual's life. He loves UBW and the opportunity to give back to the next generation of leaders.

  Mike Favero
Manager – Dominion Energy 
PO Box 45433 
Salt Lake City, UT 84145 
801.324.3146 
mike.favero@dominionenergy.com

Mike's bio is coming soon! 

Bryan McCleary Bryan McCleary
Engineering Manager – Boeing
1215 N 2200 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
801.537.6469
bryan.g.mccleary@boeing.com

Bryan works at Boeing’s Salt Lake fabrication facility where he is the engineering manager for the design and liaison engineering teams. Bryan and his team are responsible for the design of the flight deck structures for Boeing’s commercial airplanes. In addition to his current position as engineering manager, Bryan has worked as a design lead, program manager, and a liaison engineer. Bryan received his BS in mechanical engineering from Utah State University. He began his career in 1987 with McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, which merged with Boeing in 1997.

Brian Morris
VP of Direct Distribution – WCF Insurance
100 W Towne Ridge Pkwy
Sandy, UT 84070
385.351.8388
bmorris@wcf.com

Brian is the vice president of direct distribution at WCF Insurance and oversees direct sales, business retention, and development. Brian has worked for WCF since 1994, having previously worked in the claims/special investigations department. He graduated from the University of Utah with a BS is sociology-economics in 1994 and, in 2003, graduated with a master of public administration (MPA) from the University of Utah. Brian has both the certified fraud examiner (CFE) and certified fraud specialist (CFS) designations. He currently serves on the board of directors for United Cerebral Palsy of Utah and the UVU Wolverine Club. His hobbies include mountain biking, golfing, and hiking.

Mandy Pace Mandy Pace
Accounting Payment Processing Specialist – Progrexion 
199 Farm Cir 
Farmington, UT 84025 
801.882.5519 
mpace@progrexion.com

Mandy has been with Progrexion for four years. She attained this job through connections she met at Utah Business Week. Her responsibilities include the processing of credit card payments and daily batch processing. This also includes the review of output for errors and problems, and the correction of those problems. Previously, Mandy worked at Mountain America Credit Union for over 22 years both training in branches and in her last position as a membership development officer in branch administration. She was responsible for growing the membership of 60+ branches covering Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, and New Mexico. She lives in Farmington, Utah, with her husband Darin and their seven children. Her children range in age from 22 years old down to 6 years old. Mandy enjoys Diet Coke and spending time with her immediate and extended family.

Tony Rasmussen Tony Rasmussen
VP Public Relations/Financial Education – Mountain America Credit Union
9800 S Monroe St
Sandy, UT 84070
801.325.6460
trasmussen@macu.com

Tony Rasmussen has worked in financial services for over 25 years and is part of the leadership team at Mountain America Credit Union. Prior to accepting his current position in public and financial education, Tony worked in digital and mobile banking, payments, card and ATM services, call center, and business services. Over the years, Tony has been invited to speak at a number of industry-related conferences and to other business and community groups on topics ranging from customer service to innovation and technology. Tony's other interests include film, music, and fitness. Tony is the father of four children. He and his wife make their home in South Jordan, Utah. Tony also attended Utah Business Week as a high school student.

Laura Stireman
Director Agency Relations – WCF Insurance
100 W Towne Ridge Pkwy
Sandy, UT 84070
385.351.8271
lstireman@wcf.com

Laura Stireman is the director for the agency relations department at WCF Insurance. As director of the agency relations department, Laura oversees the agency relationship functions of WCF’s appointed agency community in the Intermountain West. Laura enjoys the opportunity to work with a variety of people—from assisting agents in placing accounts to developing new training strategies. Laura has been with WCF for 20 years. When Laura is not at work, you can find her on the beach with her family.

Devin Stone Devin Stone
Agency Relations Executive – WCF Insurance
100 W Towne Ridge Pkwy
Sandy, UT 84070
385.351.8368
dstone@wcf.com
 

Devin graduated from Utah Valley University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in international business. After graduating, Devin moved to Vancouver, Canada, for a year to get some international work experience. In Canada, he worked for BC Hydro in the customer care department. Since moving back to Utah in 2013, Devin has worked for WCF Insurance as a marketing service rep before taking on his current role of working with insurance agency partners as an agency relations executive. In 2018, Devin earned his MBA from UVU. Outside of work, Devin really enjoys golf, snowboarding, and going to concerts.

2018 UBW advisors