The Utah System of Technical Colleges consists of eight Technical Colleges governed by a Board of Trustees who represent businesses, industry, trades and apprenticeships from every region of the state. The work of the Trustees is overseen by Utah's Commissioner of Technical Education.
Trustees are appointed by the Governor, confirmed by the Utah State Senate and serve four year terms.
Board meetings are held at least quarterly and are open to the public.
Mr. Moore retired in 2014 from Barnes Aerospace, a manufacturer of high-temperature aerospace metal fabrications serving both the commercial and military markets. Mr. Moore held the position of General Manager with P&L responsibility over two divisions located in Ogden, Utah and Lansing, Michigan.
As general Manager, Mr. Moore helped to create an Operational Excellence culture among 500 employees where improving the lives of employees, customers, shareholders and communities was their "True North." During his tenure the Ogden Division was awarded the following: Globally recognized 'Shingo Prize" for operational excellence, Utah Manufacturing Association 'Utah Manufacturer of the Year', Barnes Group, Inc. 'Corporate Manager of the Year' ; and UMA 'Continuous Improvement Manufacturer of the Year.
In Addition to serving on the USTC Board of Trustees, Mr. Moore is honored to have had the opportunity to serve on several educational, industrial, and community Boards: Board Chairman, Ogden/Weber Technical College, Utah Baord of Regents, Utah Board of Education, Ogden/Weber Economic Development Corporation & Chamber of Commerce, Industry Advisor Chair, Clearfield Job Corps, Chair, Weber County Production Managers.
Mr. Moore is passionate about Technical Education in Utah where the focus is on educating and preparing individuals with the required experience and skills to supply the needs of Utah's employers.
Aaron Osmond was born and raised in Provo, Utah. He is the oldest grandchild of the famous Osmond Family of Utah. He served a two-year missio for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Rome, Italy and received a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. He is currently a candidate of the Executive MBA program at Brigham Young University (guaduating in May of 2021). He and his wife Nancy are the proud parents of five children and one grandchild. The family lives in South Jordan, Utah.
Aaron is currently working as an Education and Workforce Industry Specialist for Amazon Web Services as part of their Global Public Sector divison. In this role he travels the world advocating the importance of enabling workforce readiness with government leaders around the world. Prior to Amazon, Aaron served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Certiport division of Pearson from 2012 to 2020, where lead a global career and technical education CTE business offering in K12 and HE. From 1991 to 2012, Aaron built his career in key leadership roles in the IT education industry at companies such as WordPerfect, Novell, and Microsoft. During this time, Aaron also served for five years as CEO of Wealth Rock, a large financial education company based in Utah.
From March 2011 until December 2015, Aaron served as a Utah State Senator representing District 10 (South Jordan, Herriman, and West Jordan). During his term he served on the Public Education Appropriations Committee, the Higher Education Appropriations Commitee, and served as Chair of the Public Education Standing Commitee and then as chair of the Economic Development & Workforce Committee.
Prior to Aaron's appointment to the new Utah Board of Higher Education, Aaron most recently served as the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Utah System of Technical Colleges. Aaron is a passionate advocate of the importance of access of technical education programs for students in both our public and higher education systems in the state of Utah.
Aaron enjoys traveling the world to explore the great cultures of the world, he loves reading great biographies of historical leaders, and will take advantage of any opportunity to go a long run outdoors to relax and reset.
Mr. Arthur E. Newell was born in Orem, Utah. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Brigham Young University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Utah; he is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.
Mr. Newell has been a banker and community leader for over 30 years. Over that time, he has helped all sizes of businesses succeed. He is involved in numerous community organizations uncluding Past Chair and current board member of the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce, Past Chair and board member of Mountainland Technical College, Past Chair and current board member of the Alpine School District Foundation, Utah Valley University Community Advisory Board, UVU Business Advisory Board, and the Riverwoods Shopping Center Advisory Board.
Mr. Newell is committed to supporting and advocating our educational institutions and is currently the Committee Chair of the Business-Education Committee of the Chamber. He is passionate about building business and education partnerships to enhance both the preparedness and quality of potential employees, as well as ways that the business community can support our educational institutions throughout the State.
He enjoys singing and is a member of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. He and his wife live in Highland and are the parents of 3 children. He enjoys mountain and road biking, skiing, golfing, traveling, reading, gardening, but mostly just being with his family.
Mr. Brett A. Barton holds an Electronics Engineering Technology Degree and a current Utah State Master Electrical License. He also holds an extensive list of certifications in instrumentation/programmable logic control technologies, radiation safety, quality, and management.
Mr. Barton has over 20 years of experience in managing manufacturing operations and facilities for the production of medical devices and pharmaceutical solutions. Currently, he is the Senior Director of Manufacturing Operations at Fresenius Medical Care in Ogden, Utah. Previously, he was the Director of Device Operations, Director of Fiber Operations, Manager of Fiber Manufacturing, and an Electronic Software Engineer.
Before his current job at Fresenius Medical Care, he worked as the Vice President/General Manager for Coates Electrical & Instrumentation Inc., and an Instrument Technician at Great Salt Lake Minerals Corporation in Ogden. Utah. Mr. Barton represents the Life Sciences sector and is looking forward to being part of Technical Education in a field he enjoys.
Mr. Barton and his wife Angie have been longtime residents of Utah currently residing in West Haven. They have been married for over 32 years. They have raised two daughers, Ashley and Keirsten; and are the proud grandparents of a grandchild.
Charles Hansen was born and raised in Tooele County, Utah. He served a two-year mssion for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Charles earned a bachelor's degree from Cal-State Bakersfield and a master's degree with emphasis on human resources from the University of Phoenix. He and his wife Melissa are the happy parents of 5 wonderful children and currently live in Grantsville, Utah.
Charles is currently working as the Human Resources Director for Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing in Tooele, Utah. His responsibilities are not only with the 300 local employees but also being an active part of the greater HR and manufacturing community within the Daimler Trucks North America family.
From 2009 to 2018 Charles served on the Tooele Technical College Board of Directors in many different roles and responsibilities. Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing and Tooele Technical College have a great working relationship.
Charles has been working within manufacturing regarding technical processes for most of his career. Technical education is an essential ingredient in the recipe of success.
Jera L. Bailey has been a registered nurse in the State of Utah for over 18 years. She graduated from Ricks College in 2000 and has been full-time in the workforce ever since. She has been fortunate to have opportunities to continue her education through Brigham Young University Idaho and Weber State University.
She has worked in various hospital clinical departments, including administration professional outreach, residential treatment facilities, clinic management and operations, and skilled and rehabilitation administration.
Ms. Bailey has a deep dedication to the success and vitality of the healthcare industry. This includes a love of patient care, improvement of foundational elements of the profession, and preservation of those valuable individuals and institutions who will provide essential health services. Working with educational, technical and clinical institutions to develop training and mentoring programs for our future practitioners is a very important part of the successful perpetuation of quality in the healthcare industry. She is very committed to using her skills and experience to support the industry she loves.
Ms. Bailey and her husband Treve live in Erda, Utah.
Mr. Stacey K. Bettridge was the owner and co-president of Ken Bettridge Distributing, Inc., a large wholesale petroleum distributor with retail stores and a fleet of delivery trucks in Cedar City with locations throughout Southern Utah. He and his brother sold the business in June of 2019, and both are currently working for the new owners Parkland Petroleum USA (Rhinenart Oil).
He has been an active member of the Utah Trucking Association for more than twenty years, in leadership roles for the last sixteen years and currently as President of the State Trucking Association.
Mr. Bettridge was the co-founder of the Southern Utah Trucking Association Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Tournament. During 2019, they raised $100,000.00 for scholarships primarily for truck drivers and diesel mechanics, and over the years the association has given funds to students in all fields.
Mr. Bettridge is involved in youth sports activities, and Cedar City and St. George Chambers of Commerce. He is honored to have the opportunity to serve as a Board member of the Utah System of Technical Colleges.
He enjoys golfing, snowmobile, trucks, and trucking. He and his wife Jill ride Harleys. They are the proud parents of eight children and three grandchildren.
Stephen W. Wade was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended the University of Utah and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Following graduation he did post graduate work in Business. While attending the University he became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He also served two years as an LDS missionary in Australia.
Stephen married Marcia Chalk of Mesa, Arizona. They have four sons, one daughter, and twenty grandchildren. Their family lived many years in Salt Lake City but in1993 St. George became their home.
Stephen has been a new car automobile dealer since 1973. In 1981 he was elected President of the Utah Automobile Dealers Association and served as Utah’s representative for the National Automobile Dealers Association . In 2011 he was elected the National Chairman, representing America’s new car and truck dealers. In January 2013 he was inducted into the Utah Automobile Dealers Hall of Fame.
He has owned multiple franchises in Utah and California and has served on numerous factory committees, boards. Currently, his franchises include Toyota, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Nissan, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram, Honda, Mazda and Mercedes Benz, Sprinter in Utah.
While living in Salt Lake City, Stephen served as chairman of the American Cancer Society for Salt Lake County and the state of Utah. He chaired special events of Utah’s Federation for Drug Free Youth and was an Alumni Board member for the University of Utah.
Active in the St. George community, he served eleven years as a trustee of Dixie State College, (now known as Dixie State University); seven of those years as its Chairman. In 2007 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities. Stephen received an Outstanding Businessman Award from the St. George Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Select Health Board of Trustees, from 2006 to 2012. In 2014 he was voted one of Southern Utah’s most influential men. In 2016 was selected as a “Significant Sig” from Sigma Chi Fraternity. Currently he is serving as trustee and state representative for Dixie Applied Technology College.
Susan Johnson is the President of Futura Industries Corporation, a Clearfield, Utah based aluminum extrusion and fabrication business. Prior to joining Futura, Ms. Johnson served as President and Chief Operation Officer of Daw Technologies and President of Savage Manufacturing Corporation. A native of El Paso, Texas, Ms. Johnson received a Bachelor of Sciences degree in engineering from the California Polytechnic State University and has done Graduate Studies at the University of Santa Clara and University California, Irvine. Active in community affairs, she is currently serving, or has served on educational, corporate advisory and boards of directors, including: