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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 on the Shelter the Homeless Board and the Board of Trustees of Intermountain Healthcare 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 is a member of the board of directors for the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, a privately owned, family business with operations across the United States. Industries include: automotive, insurance, finance, real estate, retail and professional sports.
Greg has served in various leadership positions within the company for more than 30 years. His leadership style is visionary and innovative, and one of his primary goals is to enrich the lives of others.
He also serves on several community and professional boards, including the National Basketball Association’s Board of Governors.
In April 2016, Greg announced the acquisition of his first dealership with the purchase of Bob Baker Toyota in San Diego, Calif. The dealership was renamed Greg Miller Toyota and operates under Greg’s new enterprise, Greg Miller Automotive San Diego, independent of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies.
When not working, Greg enjoys adventure travel, pursuing new opportunities, and spending time with his family.
Greg and his wife Heidi are the parents of six children (three sons and three daughters), and have four grandchildren. The Millers reside in Salt Lake City and San Diego.
Board of Directors
Larry H. Miller Group of Companies
Steve serves as vice chairman of the board of directors for the Larry H. Miller Management Corporation. He has worked for the Group for over 24 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 & 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 including the installation of a new state-of-the-art video board system. Steve is actively involved with the current 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. 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 is an executive committee member of the board of trustees for the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, and 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 three 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.
When not working, Steve heads for the outdoors. He is an avid outdoorsman, loves to travel and enjoys attending U2 concerts. Steve 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 plans to attend the Owner/President Management course beginning in May 2017.
Steve and his wife Jenny 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.
In 2014, Bryan and 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 graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and another in Asian Studies.
Bryan and his wife Heather Dawn 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 54 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 also 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 name 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.
Prestige Financial, Total Care Auto
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.
Total Care Auto provides service and coverage plans to consumers that insure, protect and maintain automobiles.
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.
Larry H. Miller Real Estate
Scott Bates joined the LHM Group in 2006 as associate general counsel. In December 2012, Scott was named president of Miller Family Real Estate, one of seven primary business units of the Group. His responsibilities include negotiating real estate transactions and analyzing the financial aspects of real estate assets and opportunities, managing the time and budget for construction projects, executing the designated maintenance plan for all LHM properties, overseeing the management of Jordan Commons, and maximizing the return on investment for the Miller family’s real estate assets.
In his Of Counsel capacity, Scott continues to advise executive management on legal matters for the organization, including real estate, contract, employment, general corporate and corporate finance law.
Prior to joining the Group, Scott practiced law as a civil litigator and prosecutor at the United States Attorney’s Office, as in-house counsel and director of real estate for Extra Space Storage, Inc., and served as a law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Dee Benson. He graduated with a bachelor of arts in political science and international relations and earned a juris doctor from the University of Utah. Prior to obtaining his law degree, he sold residential, agricultural and commercial real estate for eight years. His hobbies include skiing, running and biking.
Marriott School of Management and Wheatley Fellow
Brigham Young University
Dr. W. Steve Albrecht joined Brigham Young University in 1977 after teaching at Stanford and the University of Illinois. He has held a variety of positions at BYU, including associate dean of the Marriot School and director of the School of Accountancy. Albrecht has done extensive research on business fraud and ethics, which has resulted in the publication of more than 100 articles in professional and academic journals. He is also the author or co-author of more than 25 books and monographs.
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 129 stores across the U.S., 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 is owner of DH Consulting & Investments, LLC, a company which provides business and sports management consulting services. He rejoined the Larry H. Miller Management Corporation as a member of its board of directors in 2015. He previously served 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.
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,
Michael Montelongo, a career soldier, public official, and now corporate executive most recently served as chief administrative officer and senior vice president for Sodexo, Inc., the leading $9 billion quality of life services enterprise in North America. 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 National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow, Montelongo served a career in the US Army and is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Chairman and CEO,
Beryl Raff is chairman and CEO at Helzberg Diamonds, a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. She is widely recognized throughout the retail industry as a strategic leader and strong multi-store/channel retail executive. Prior to Helzberg Diamonds, Raff served as executive vice president, general merchandise manager for J.C. Penney’s Fine Jewelry Division and chairman and CEO of Zale Corporation. In 2002, the American ORT Jewelry Industry presented her with their Community Achievement Award, and in 1999, the Women’s Jewelry Association named Raff to its Lifetime Hall of Fame. She serves on the boards of Michaels Stores and the board of Helen of Troy. She previously served on the boards of Group 1 Automotive, Inc., Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. and Make-A-Wish Foundation. Raff earned her undergraduate degree in business at Boston University and her MBA at Drexel University where she was elected to The Drexel 100.
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 and Hanover. Prior to State Auto Insurance Companies, where he currently serves as chairman of the board, Restrepo was senior vice president of insurance operations at Main Street America Group.
President and CEO
Mary Lee Schneider most recently served as president and CEO of Follett Corporation, a $2.7 billion privately held company which delivers physical and digital learning materials, retail services, school content and management systems to more than 70,000 early childhood, primary and secondary schools. Prior to Follett, she served as president of digital solutions and chief technology officer for RR Donnelley, a Chicago-based Fortune 500 company that provides print, digital and supply chain services.