Executive Director, Chris Conard, Named on Utah Businesses 40 under 40 List

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We’re thrilled to announce that our Executive Director, Chris Conard, has been named one of Utah Businesses 40 Under 40! The list is comprised of a group of 40 professionals under the age of 40 who are disrupting their respective industries.

“I witnessed first-hand the power that safe and healthy play has in building stronger relationships, empowering youth to get active, and to effectively teach values of resilience, grit, curiosity, empathy, and perseverance,” says Conard. “These are all traits that I strongly believe lead to success in adulthood, and I became passionate about cultivating these values in our nation’s kids.”

Read more about it here.

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