2017 Summer Conference Speaker Bios

Fred Adams
Founder and Executive Producer Emeritus
Utah Shakespeare Festival

Fred Adams has spent fifty-five years of the Festival as founder, producing director, and executive producer; today major responsibility is as Festival director of the Festival Capital Campaign raising funds and awareness for the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts; the goal for the campaign is nearly $40 million, and the fruits of this campaign will be enjoyed by the Festival’s guests and artists this current summer.

Mike Green
Iron Forge Media

Mike Green is the Principal of Iron Forge Media and consulting firm based out of Utah. With over 20 years marketing and sales experience, Mike brings a unique focus to strategic marketing and execution. His focus on “teaching them how to fish” is the foundation of his many long-time clients. Over the years, Mike has helped a wide range of companies in differing markets achieve extraordinary results. Mike’s understanding of digital marketing combined with years of traditional marketing experience translate into key strategies for his clients.

Jennings Imel
Executive Director, Western Region
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Jennings Imel is the Executive Director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Western Regional Office. The office is responsible for legislative and political grassroots activities in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Hawaii in support of the U.S. Chamber’s national public policy goals.

Jennings received a master’s degree in international affairs from The George Washington University and bachelor’s degrees in political science and German from the University of California, Riverside.

Kordell Norton
Certified Speaking Professional

For years he has worked with Chamber and Association executives to help them grow their membership.  He has worked with individual chambers, state chamber of commerce executive groups in half of the U.S. and ACCE, Canadian Chamber Executives.

His entertaining and humorous presentations are packed with insights on how to grow any organization.  His highly interactive style is motivational for any audience or group.

David Park, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP 
Vice Dean
Rocky Vista University of College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Park, DO, is an AOBFP/ABFM dual board certified osteopathic family physician and a graduate of the NYCOM class of 1998. He completed his postgraduate training in New York at the dually accredited Mt. Sinai Family Practice Residency Program at Jamaica Hospital. Upon completion of the residency, Dr. Park was recruited as residency faculty and has since pursued academic medicine as a career. Dr. Park has held many leadership roles including medical school department chair of primary care, family medicine residency program director, and currently a Vice Dean of RVUCOM working on the development of the prospective Southern Utah campus. Dr. Park also enjoys working as an emergency department physician at Mesa View Hospital on weekends.

Maile Wilson 
Cedar City

Maile Wilson was born and raised in Cedar City, Utah.  In November of 2013, she was elected as the first female and youngest Mayor in the history of Cedar City.  Her grandfather Loren Whetten also previously held the Mayoral position.  Currently Mayor Wilson, in addition to her many duties as mayor, is working for the law firm of Jones Waldo in their southern Utah offices in Cedar City and St. George.