November 2019 Meeting Recap

On November 14, 2019 the Utah Chapter sponsored a half-day seminar featuring four interesting and diverse speakers and topics. It was the first of its kind for the Chaper and drew 60 participants from the Utah finance community.

Jonathan Keyser of Keyser Co, spoke about his personal journey toward selfless service in a very ruthless industry, commercial real estate. He just completed his second book, You Don't have to be Ruthless to Win, which hit the #1 spot on the Wall Street Journal book list.

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We then welcomed Dan Griffiths of Tanner, whose presentation tied beautifully into Jonathan’s. He discussed the Influence of Leadership and Management. He engaged the audience numerous times as he challenged them with decisions related to whether strength in leadership vs. management was more important.

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Our third speaker, George Mateyo of Key Bank, helped attendees grasp the complexities of the frequently talked about "coming recession".  He tied historical data to today's economy providing his perspective on what business and investors can expect over the next few years. One interesting fact George shared with the attendees was what has happened to the markets following prior presidential impeachments.

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The day concluded with Thom Carter of UCAIR, who spoke on a topic near and dear to Salt Lake Valley residents, air quality.  He leads an organization whose mission is to educate local citizens, government, and business on what they can do to improve the air we breathe every day.

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