Transition Committee Co-Chairs
Task Force Co-Chairs
Jason Perry & Olga de la Cruz
John Netto & Trisha Beck
Karen Crompton, Rebecca Chavez-Houck, & Bill Crim
Joan Gallegos & Bill Applegarth
Patty Rich & Arlyn Bradshaw
Clark Ivory & Joe Hatch
Independent Elected Officials:
Jeremy Keel & Celina Milner
Zeke Dumke III & Deborah Bayle
Karen Hale & Thomas Love
Transportation and Sustainability:
Dale Cox & Josie Valdez
Maura Carabello is an original owner and the managing partner of The Exoro Group. A clear, strategic thinker with a diverse and solid policy background, Maura is often the lead partner for strategy and management of large scale efforts, advising major corporations, industry groups and government officials. She has significant experience in controversial issues, media relations, communications and high-profile event management. Her experience also includes managing U.S. Congressional campaigns, as well as dozens of local campaigns and state-wide/local ballot initiatives.
Over her career, Maura has consulted with many non-profits and she continues to assist several groups in their missions. Maura has been the Executive Director of the Children’s Friend Foundation, The Utah Statehood Centennial Commission, and The Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah. She has worked with The Trust for Public Lands and Inter-Aid International (a community development organization where she was based in Uganda, East Africa) and several other not-for-profit groups.
In 2001, the American Council of Young Political Leaders selected Maura as one of eight up-and-coming political leaders from over 300 nominees to serve as a United States delegate to Australia where she met with national and local politicians, business/community leaders and civic groups to study and discuss issues common to the international community. Maura later served as the escort on a similar trip to Japan. In 2005 she was given the Distinguished Alumni Award from this organization.
Russ Wall took ofﬁce in January 2006 and and is now serving his second term as Mayor of the city of Taylorsville. Prior to his election, Mayor Wall was a member of the Taylorsville City Council. Under Mayor Wall’s leadership, Taylorsville has maintained its AA+ bond rating, one of the highest bond ratings of any city in Utah, and was recognized by the Utah Taxpayers Association for having the lowest cost of government per-capita in the state.
Mayor Wall recently helped secure $4 million in funding from the state for design and engineering on a Bus Rapid Transit project from Murray’s Intermountain Medical Center to the Salt Lake Community College in Taylorsville. Mayor Wall also formed an economic development task force to assist with building the city’s business base.
Mayor Wall began Taylorsville’s Green Committee, a group that educates Taylorsville residents on sustainable practices such as energy conservation, recycling, and pollution prevention. Because of these efforts, Taylorsville recently earned a “Tree City, USA” designation which helped the city earn the Gold Level Healthy Community Award by the Utah Department of Health.
Michael Weinholtz, CEO of CHG Healthcare Services, has been a business and community leader in Salt Lake County for 15 years. As the largest and fastest-growing physician-staffing company in the United States, CHG has brought local and national prominence to Salt Lake County. The company is a constant fixture on local and national lists of fastest-growing and most-admired companies. CHG is the only Utah-based company to appear on Fortune Magazine’s 2012 list of the “100 Best Companies To Work For In America.” The company has achieved this distinction for three years in a row and currently ranks #9 on the Fortune list.
With over 25 years of executive, private-sector business experience, Weinholtz is a noted expert on workforce solutions, focusing on employee engagement and training, leadership development, and positive, effective, organizational cultures. He is also a community leader, serving on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Salt Lake, the Board of Governors of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Trustees of Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s school, and Equality Utah’s Business Council. Weinholtz lives with his wife, Donna and son, Chase in Salt Lake City.