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Owner and Chairman
Larry H. Miller Group of Companies
Gail Miller is owner of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies and Chair of the Board of Directors of Larry H. Miller Management Corporation.
Gail and her late husband, Larry, started their business with a single Toyota dealership in 1979. The Larry H. Miller Group of Companies has grown to include more than 60 car dealerships throughout the West, the Utah Jazz, the Salt Lake City Stars, the Salt Lake Bees, theatre complexes, and a variety of other automotive, financial, and real estate companies. Today, the privately-owned Larry H. Miller Group of Companies employs more than 10,000 people.
Gail and Larry created a strong legacy of giving back to the communities in which they do business. Gail presides over the Larry H. Miller Education Foundation and the Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation, which support a wide range of charitable, educational, and humanitarian causes.
Gail gives freely of her time and is actively involved in many other business, civic, and educational endeavors. She serves on the National Advisory Council at the University of Utah and the President’s Leadership Council at Brigham Young University. Gail also serves as the chair of Intermountain Healthcare’s Board of Trustees, on the Shelter the Homeless Board, and the Zions Bank Advisory Board.
Gail has been recognized with many public honors including Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Utah and Salt Lake Community College, an honorary Doctor of Humanities from Weber State University, and the Salt Lake Chamber’s highest award “A Giant in Our City.” She is also the recipient of the internationally-recognized ATHENA Award.
In 2012, Gail married Kim Wilson. Kim is a senior attorney with one of Salt Lake City’s oldest law firms, Snow, Christensen and Martineau, which has been in business since a decade before statehood was granted to Utah. He is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Mormon Historic Sites Foundation and serves on the boards of a number of other civic organizations and causes.
Gail and Kim enjoy traveling, serving others and spending time with their large family. They make their home in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Board of Directors
Larry H. Miller Group of Companies
Greg Miller has served in various leadership positions within the Miller organization for more than thirty years, including as CEO from 2008 to 2015. In addition to his role as a member of the board of directors, he is also a trustee for the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. His leadership style is visionary and innovative, and one of his primary goals is to enrich the lives of others. To that end, Greg and his wife Heidi established two foundations, the Do Good as You Go Foundation and the Sherry Black Education Foundation.
Greg serves on several community and professional boards, including the Utah Highway Patrol’s Honorary Colonel Association and the National Basketball Association’s Board of Governors.
When not working, Greg enjoys adventure travel and spending time with his family. Greg recently lead a 2,000-kilometer expedition across the icecap of Greenland in early 2018.
Greg is the curator of the Land Cruiser Heritage Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah, which displays over 70 models of Toyota Land Cruisers as well as Land Cruiser memorabilia.
Greg and his wife Heidi live in Salt Lake City and are the proud parents of six children and six grandchildren.
Board of Directors
Larry H. Miller Group of Companies
Steve Miller serves as vice chairman of the board of directors for the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. He has worked for the Group for over 25 years in various positions, including: president of Miller Sports Properties (now LHMSE), president of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, general manager of Larry H. Miller Fleet Lease, general manager of Larry H. Miller Subaru, and director of New and Used Car Operations for Miller Automotive Operations.
During his tenure at Miller Sports Properties, he facilitated $15 million in improvements to Vivint Smart Home Arena and played an integral role in the recently completed $125 million arena renovation project as chair of the Arena Renovation Committee. Steve was instrumental in building the Tour of Utah pro cycling race, dubbed “America’s Toughest Stage Race,” to its current standing as one of the largest bike races in America. The event contributes over $20 million in direct economic impact to the state of Utah each summer in August.
As director of New and Used Car Operations, Steve oversaw the development and implementation of vehicle inventory management technologies for (then) 41 dealerships located throughout seven western states.
Steve is actively engaged in civic and community affairs and enjoys serving as chair of the Futures/Strategic Planning Committee for the Utah Sports Commission. He sits on the board of the Utah High School Cycling League as well as the board of trustees for the Waterford School in Sandy, Utah, where two of his children attend.
He is involved in the Miller family’s philanthropic efforts as well as helping to design, create, and implement new corporate and family governance guidelines including transitioning the company to a board of directors model.
Steve is an avid outdoorsman, loves to travel, and enjoys spending his spare time at the Miller family ranch in Idaho where he is overseeing a significant wildlife habitat restoration project.
Steve earned a Bachelor of Arts in Consumer Studies and Family Economics from the University of Utah and recently completed the Families in Business course at the Harvard Business School where he also began the three-year Owner/President Management course this past May.
Steve and his wife Jen have four children and make their home in Sandy, Utah.
Board of Directors
Larry H. Miller Group of Companies
Bryan Miller serves as the Executive Director of Culture for the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. Bryan began working for the Group at the age of 16. He has worked as a lot technician, a car salesperson, at Megaplex Theatres, and at Miller Motorsports Park in sales, marketing, and operational roles. In 2013, he established Miller Inspiration in order to “preserve and perpetuate the Miller spirit.” He currently serves on the boards of the Larry H. Miller Group and the Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation.
Bryan is a speaker, author, trainer and certified professional coach. His first book, Behind the Drive: 99 Inspiring Stories from the Life of an American Entrepreneur, about his father, Larry H. Miller, was published in 2015.
Bryan graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and another in Asian Studies.
In 2014, Bryan and his wife Heather Dawn founded 100% of Humanity, a charitable organization whose purpose is to realize the vision of “a world that works for everyone” by solving problems related to wellness, freedom, self-sufficiency, and environmental sustainability. Bryan and Heather Dawn also have a foundation supporting environmental initiatives including Rally for Rivers, Pachamama Alliance, and scholarships for indigenous Amazonians. They also support microlending in developing countries thru Kiva.
The Millers enjoy learning, reading, motorcycling, walking, adventuring, playing games, and raising their six children.
Larry H. Miller Group of Companies
Clark Whitworth is CEO of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, where he leads a team of veteran executives and more than 11,000 employees in continuing the Group’s growth, strengthening its high-performance culture, and advancing its mission: to enrich lives. Reflecting more than 30 years of escalating leadership positions, Whitworth’s proven ability to discern opportunity, optimize resource and guide strategy is well-suited to his office with the diverse Miller organization, which under his stewardship has built capital and liquidity, streamlined operations and improved revenues and profitability.
Before his March 2015 appointment as CEO, Whitworth served for 21 years as CFO of several of the Group’s primary revenue-generating business lines, including finance, insurance and automotive. As a result of initiatives taken during his tenure, operating margins saw significant gains, 45 dealerships were added, annual vehicle sales increased six-fold to more than 100,000 units, and the Millers emerged as the nation’s tenth-largest auto retailer. Whitworth has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in financing and has served for decades as a constant and trusted advisor to Group ownership. His 22 years of daily work with founder Larry H. Miller earned Whitworth unrivaled institutional knowledge and honed his entrepreneurial acumen.
After earning his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Utah State University, Whitworth began his career by auditing bank clients for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (today KPMG) and later for Deloitte & Touche. His introduction to the auto industry came when he was hired as controller for a large Utah dealership, for which he established a reinsurance entity and managed two acquisitions. It was at this time that Whitworth became acquainted with Mr. Miller, who in 1987 invited him to assess an intricate acquisition opportunity, a trial engagement that set the course of Whitworth’s career.
Whitworth is regarded by his peers as an inclusive leader of insight, integrity, loyalty, and consistency. He is also a sough-out expert on a wide array of complex business subjects and has taught turnarounds at the MBA level as a University of Utah adjunct professor. As the father of five and the grandfather to ten, Whitworth is enthusiastically committed to the welfare and development of young people, supporting Scouting in a variety of capacities and serving on the boards of youth-oriented Voices for Virtue and Larry H. Miller Charities.
Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment
Steve Starks joined the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies in February 2007 and became president of Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment in March 2015. In this capacity, he is also the president of the NBA’s Utah Jazz and is responsible for the NBA’s G League Salt Lake City Stars, MiLB’s Triple-A Salt Lake Bees, Vivint Smart Home Arena, Megaplex Theatres, the Tour of Utah professional cycling race, and the radio stations comprising The Zone Sports Network.
Since joining the organization in 2007, Starks has contributed in a variety of leadership roles. He was executive vice president of Larry H. Miller Management Corporation, where he led mergers and acquisitions. Starks also oversaw Total Care Auto Powered by Land Car from 2009-2014 and Saxton Horne Communications from 2011-2015.
Prior to joining the Larry H. Miller Group, Starks worked for Governor Jon Huntsman where he helped manage the governor’s transition team, and then he led a public-private partnership aimed at improving the efficiency of state government. Starks is very active in the community and currently serves as vice chair of the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors. He will chair the board in 2018.
Starks graduated from Weber State University with a bachelor’s degree in 2003. He also completed a study abroad at Cambridge University in England and an executive education program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Miller Automotive Operations
Dean Fitzpatrick joined the LHM Group in 1988. In 2012, he was named president of Miller Automotive Operations. In this capacity, he manages a staff of dedicated employees and oversees automotive operations in seven states for more than 60 dealerships representing 20 automotive brands.
From 1997 to 2010, he was general manager of LHM Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Sandy. From 2006 to 2009, Dean served as general manager of LHM Subaru Sandy and assumed oversight of LHM Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Bountiful. In 2010, he was promoted to regional performance manager for Provo, Utah, when the Group acquired three Brent Brown dealerships. He was later named general manager of all three stores in addition to assuming responsibilities for LHM Collision Center Orem and LHM Used Car Supermarket Orem.
Dean earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Utah. He currently serves on several boards related to the automotive industry.
As president, Bryant Henrie directs the companies’ efforts to capitalize on market opportunities and further leverage their relationship with the LHM Group. Since joining Prestige in May 2009, he has led the company’s successful return to its core credit target in originations and the renewed growth of its loan portfolio, as well as the establishment of several key financing facilities that will help ensure the firm’s stability for years to come. Prestige provides consumer-financing solutions to customers via automobile dealerships in 46 states. The company has repeatedly been recognized as one of Utah’s Top Workplaces by the Salt Lake Tribune.
Bryant began in dealership sales after receiving his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern Utah State College. He later joined the LHM Group in 1987 as a dealership finance manager and advanced rapidly through the roles of used car manager, sales manager and general manager.
He served for several years on the board of trustees of LHM Charities and remains actively involved in causes that strengthen local communities.
Marriott School of Management and Wheatley Fellow
Brigham Young University
Steve Albrecht is a professor emeritus of the Marriott School of Management at BYU. A certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, and certified fraud examiner, Steve came to BYU after teaching at Stanford and the University of Illinois. Steve received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University and his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin. While a professor, Steve has been highly involved in the business world, including consulting with over 100 companies, being an expert witness in 38 major fraud cases including Enron, Adelphia, Cendant, and Tyco and serving on ten different corporate boards of directors.
Steve has had many leadership positions in academia and the profession, including being associate dean of the Marriott School, director of the School of Accountancy at BYU, president of the American Accounting Association (the organization of accounting professors in the U.S.), president of the 80,000-member Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and a Trustee for the two top accounting rule-making bodies in the U.S. Steve is the author or co-author of over 25 books and monographs and over 125 academic and professional articles, most of which are on fraud, integrity, money management, corporate governance, boards of directors, and financial and managerial accounting.
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
At Home Group Inc.
Lewis L. (Lee) Bird III serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer for At Home Group Inc., a national retailer operating more than 140 stores across the U.S., and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol HOME. Before joining the Company, Mr. Bird held a variety of leadership positions, most recently serving as Managing Director/Consumer Practice Leader of The Gores Group, a global private equity firm. Prior to this, Mr. Bird served as Group President of Nike Affiliates for Nike Inc., Chief Operating Officer of Gap and Chief Financial Officer of Old Navy. Before his consumer/retail career, he held various strategic and financial leaderships roles at Gateway, Inc., Honeywell/AlliedSignal, Inc., and Ford Motor Company. He started his career as an Assistant Vice President & Commercial Loan Officer for BayBanks, Inc.
Mr. Bird received his MBA from Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and his bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College, where he was an All-American in swimming. Lee is currently on the National Advisory Committee for the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University and is a member of the Ownership Advisory Group of the NHL Dallas Stars.
DH Consulting & Investment, LLC
Dennis Haslam rejoins the Larry H. Miller Management Corporation as a member of its board of directors. He served previously as president of the Utah Jazz from 1997-2007, as well as president of Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment, where he led the senior management team responsible for overseeing the Utah Jazz, Salt Lake Bees, Delta Center (now Vivint Smart Home Arena), KJZZ-TV, All-Star Catering, Fanzz Sports stores and LHM Advertising (now Saxton Horne Communications). He also had oversight of operations at Jordan Commons and the Megaplex Theatres.
Dennis was previously with the law firm of Winder & Haslam, which he co-founded in 1983. His expertise is in sports and entertainment law and commercial transactions. A past chair of the Utah Bar Foundation and past president of the Utah State Bar, Dennis has also served on the Utah Judicial Council and the Utah Sports Authority—builder of several 2002 Olympic Winter Games venues. He has also served on the board of governors of the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.
Dennis is owner of DH Consulting & Investments, LLC, a company which provides business and sports management consulting services. He and his wife, Deborah, founded Grace Carter Design which developed designer galoshes for women and men. They were awarded the Travel and Leisure Magazine“Best Travel Accessory Design Award for 2012.”
A native of Salt Lake City, Dennis graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelors of arts in history in 1973 and received his juris doctor from the University of Utah College of Law in 1976.
Chief Administrative Officer and SVP,
The Honorable Michael Montelongo, a career soldier, public official, and corporate executive, is president and chief executive officer of GRC Advisory Services, LLC and most recently was chief administrative officer and senior vice president for Sodexo, Inc. He is also a senior advisor at leadershipForward, a premier leadership performance firm serving Fortune 500 and small business clients. A governance and audit committee financial expert and NACD Board Leadership Fellow, Montelongo serves on public, private, and nonprofit company boards including Herbalife Ltd, Exostar LLC, Aerospace Corporation, and Leadership Roundtable.
He is a former Bush White House appointee who served as the 19th assistant secretary for financial management and chief financial officer of the US Air Force. A public policy expert, Montelongo is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Before joining the Bush administration, Montelongo was an executive with a global management consulting firm, a regional telecommunications company, and completed a career in the U.S. Army, a Congressional Fellowship in the U.S. Senate, and service as an assistant professor teaching economics and political science at West Point.
Active in civic leadership, Montelongo volunteers for organizations that expand opportunities for young people, support community health and wellness, assist veterans, and promote national service. The first in his extended family to attend college, Montelongo earned his bachelor’s degree in science from West Point and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.
Chairman and CEO,
Beryl Raff is chairman and chief executive officer at Helzberg Diamonds, a Berkshire Hathaway company. Ms. Raff graduated from Boston University with a bachelor of business administration degree and earned her MBA from Drexel University. She is widely recognized throughout the retail industry as a strategic leader and strong multi-store/channel retail executive.
Previously, Beryl served as J.C. Penney’s executive vice president, general merchandise manager for the Fine Jewelry Division. During her service at J.C. Penney, she was the first general manager ever to receive the J.C. Penney Chairman’s Award, the company’s highest tribute to managerial excellence – an honor she received multiple times during her service there. Before joining the J.C. Penney organization, Beryl served as chairman and CEO of Zale Corporation.
Beryl began her career with R. H. Macy & Company in 1975. During her 19 years with the Macy organization, she moved steadily upward, holding positions as buyer, merchandise manager and store manager. In 1983, she became divisional merchandise manager for costume and bridge jewelry, and then held positions as vice president and divisional merchandise manager for fine jewelry, group vice president for costume, bridge and fine jewelry, and finally senior vice president and general merchandise manager for Macy’s East bridge and fine jewelry and lingerie.
In 1999, the Women’s Jewelry Association named her to its Lifetime Hall of Fame and, in 2002, the American ORT Jewelry Industry presented her with their Community Achievement Award. Beryl is the 1999 and 2006 recipient of the UJA – Federation of NY – Diamond, Jewelry and Watch Division’s “Leadership Award of Excellence.” She was inducted into National Jeweler’s Retailer Hall of Fame in the Majors category in 2009. In 2013, she was honored as a Women Who Mean Business by The Kansas City Business Journal and with the American Gem Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her impeccable service and outstanding contributions to the jewelry industry throughout her career.
Beryl serves on the boards of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies as a member of the HR & Compensation Committee and the Nominating & Governance Committee; Michaels Stores, as a member of the Compensation Committee, on the Audit Committee of Helen of Troy, and as a member of the Compensation Committee. She served on the board of Group 1 Automotive, Inc. for eight years. While there, Beryl was a member of the Compensation Committee and chairman of the Governance/Nomination Committee. She served for 10 years on the Board of Jo-Ann Stores Inc., four of which she served as Chairman of the Compensation Committee until the company was taken private. Beryl has also served on the National Board of Make-A-Wish Foundation and was a member of the Compensation Committee. Beryl formerly served on the Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (Heartland Chapter). Her industry affiliations include Past Chairman of The Jewelers Vigilance Committee as well as membership on Jewelers’ Circular Keystone the Advisory Board and formerly Jewelers of America.
Beryl is also a member of the International Women’s Forum, Women Corporate Directors and in 2013 was inducted into Women Who Mean Business, a Kansas City organization sponsored by The Kansas City Business Journal.
Chairman, CEO and President,
State Auto Insurance Companies
Bob Restrepo has a broad and deep background in the property casualty insurance industry, encompassing both national and regional companies. His varied experience includes senior executive roles at Aetna, Travelers, Hanover, Main Street America Group, and most recently with State Auto Insurance Group in Columbus, Ohio.
After graduating from Yale University with a degree in English in 1972, Bob joined Aetna Life and Casualty Company. He left the company in 1996 as senior vice president of personal lines, when the division was acquired by Travelers, where he remained until 1998 as CEO, Personal Lines. From 1998 to 2004, Bob served Allmerica Financial Corporation, departing as the president and CEO of the property and casualty group. He then joined the Main Street America Group as senior vice president of insurance operations, where he remained until joining the State Auto Insurance Companies in February 2006.
Bob recently retired from State Auto Companies, where he served as chairman, CEO, and president since 2006. In addition to serving on the board of directors for the LHM Group of Companies, Bob also serves on the boards of Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited, Majesco, RLI Corp., and Genworth Financial. In Columbus, he also serves as chairman of Columbus State Community College and on the board of ProMusica.
Bob previously served as chairman of the American Insurance Association (AIA) and the Property and Casualty Insurance Industry Association (PCI). In addition, Bob has served on the board of Columbus Partnership, Columbus Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Central Ohio, Columbus College of Art and Design (past chair), and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He and his wife, Mary Frances, served as co-chairs of the 2011 campaign of the United Way of Central Ohio.
Bob and Mary Frances have three daughters and live in Columbus.
President and CEO
Mary Lee Schneider is the President and Chief Executive Officer of SG360°, a $300 million provider of print and direct marketing solutions based in Wheeling, Illinois. SG360° is owned by the New York-based private equity firm ICV Partners. Prior to SG360°, Mary Lee was president and CEO of Follett Corporation, a $2.7 billion privately held family-owned company headquartered in Westchester, Illinois.
Prior to her election as president and CEO of Follett in November of 2012, Mary Lee served as president, digital solutions, and chief technology officer for Chicago-based RR Donnelley. During her 20-year career at RR Donnelley, Mary Lee had responsibility for building, managing, and growing technology-enabled businesses, as well as for setting overall research and development strategy and investment direction. She started her career in publishing in New York working for Conde Nast Publications, Time Inc., and McGraw Hill.
Mary Lee serves on the Chicago Public Library Foundation Board, the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies Board of Directors as well as the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls Leader Council. She is also on the Board of Trustees of Penn State University. She is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, The Chicago Network, and the National Association of Corporate Directors. In addition to 14 years on the Follett Board of Directors, her previous corporate board experience includes the board of advisors for Shure Inc., the board of directors for Intermatic Corp., and various board committees for VSP Global.
In addition to 14 years on the Follett Board of Directors, her previous corporate board experience includes the board of advisors for Shure Inc., the board of directors for Intermatic Corp., and various board committees for VSP Global.
Mary Lee has a B.A. from Penn State University, an M.S. from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and an MBA and an M.S. from Northwestern University.
Mary Lee, her husband Ed, and son Adam live in the city of Chicago.