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Focus is Vital to Top Achievements in Business and Life, Says Noelle Pikus Pace at UTC Annual Members Meeting

“Sometimes you have to go with the circumstances, but it is important to hold a strong focus on the goals that matter most,” says Noelle Pikus Pace, Silver Medal winner in the Skeleton race at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. “When I’m in the race, I don’t hear anything at all—the crowd, the noises—I am focused only on my ultimate goal. In skeleton racing, where you look is where you go.” Pace shared her keynote remarks with leading executives this week at the Utah Technology Council’s (UTC) (http://www.utahtech.org/) Annual Members Meeting in Salt Lake City’s Little America Hotel.

Pace was born and raised and still lives in Utah with her husband and two children and is one of the most decorated U.S. skeleton athletes in history. She is a two-time Olympian who came out of retirement after an injury in the 2006 Olympics to win the Silver Medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

At the event, UTC President and CEO Richard R. Nelson ratified UTC’s officers and Executive Committee for 2014 and announced four incoming UTC Board members as follows:

UTC Officers:

  • Chet Linton, School Improvement Network – Chair
  • Mark Sunday, Oracle – Vice Chair
  • Jeff Jones – Corporate Secretary
  • Lee Imlay – Treasurer

Executive Committee:

Chet Linton, Chair

Mark Sunday, Vice Chair

Amy Rees Anderson

David Bradford

Vance Checketts

Cheryl Snapp Conner

Gary Crocker

Keyvan Esfarjani

Jonathan Johnson

Richard Nelson

Eric Olafson

Todd Wolfenbarger

Jeff Jones, Corporate Secretary

Lee Imlay, Treasurer

At the event UTC also presented the following 2014 awards:

“We are enthused to support the continuing growth of Utah’s technology community with increasingly strong programs in support of our technology and clean tech ventures ranging from start-ups to global enterprise ventures,” Nelson said, noting 134 percent growth in the association over 2013.

For more information on UTC initiatives and to become a UTC member please visit http://www.utahtech.org/.

About the Utah Technology Council

The UTAH TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL is the state’s premier professional association for over 4,700 high tech, clean tech and life science companies. At its core, UTC exists to help Utah technology businesses become more relevant and competitive by creating VALUABLE CONNECTIONS with members and others who offer peer experience and advice, by addressing the serious TALENT SHORTAGE faced by member companies and by assisting members to gain ACCESS TO FUNDING. Members join UTC to share insights with industry peers, counsel with government and academic leaders and receive help from professional service providers and funding resources. www.utahtech.org.

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