The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority is an 12-member board composed of state legislators, agency executives, local elected officials, and business leaders. The board meets monthly, with all meetings being open to the public.
- Promote the Public Interest
- Set the Standard
- Think Regionally
- Take the Long View
- Be Open and Transparent
- Act with Integrity
- Set a standard for forward-thinking development
- Create a valued legacy for decades to come
- Optimize the use of the property to provide significant economic and social returns to all Utah residents
- Reflect Utah values and the best innovations
- Help solve some of the existing problems in the region
- Provide an iconic Utah business center and gathering place
- Inspire and attract people from around the world
- Fulfill the directives outlined in State law
Jordan Teuscher - Co-Chair
Jordan Teuscher was elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 2020 and currently serves as the Chair of the House Ethics Committee, Vice-chair of the House Rules Committee, and Co-chair of the Blockchain and Digital Innovation Taskforce. He holds a bachelor’s degree and a J.D. from BYU. His career experience includes working as an attorney, the executive director of TLI, a public charity directing legal reform work in eastern Europe and Africa, and with the International Center for Law and Religion Studies. He currently works for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, negotiating complex real estate agreements. He was recently awarded as with the “20 under 40″ award from the Council of State Governments.
Lowry Snow - Co-Chair
Lowry Snow served in the Utah House of Representatives for ten years from 2012 to 2022. He is a past President of the Utah State Bar. He has served as a charter board member of the Southern Utah Community Legal Center; a non-profit organized and dedicated to the delivery of pro-bono legal services to the underprivileged in Southern Utah. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Utah State Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission and past Chair of the Washington County Economic Development Council. He was recently recognized by the Utah State Bar when he was awarded the Lifetime Service Award.
April Cooper - Governor Appointee
April Cooper was appointed to serve on the board by Governor Herbert. She is the CEO/president of Alpine Companies, which is consistently ranked as one of Utah’s fastest-growing companies with over $250 million in federal prime contracts awarded since 2016. April has experience in government property and loan servicing as well as disposition. She is adept in financing, audit, accounting, compliance, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
Ryan Starks - Governor Appointee
Ryan Starks was previously the managing director of growth and innovation in the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, overseeing business expansion programs and partnerships, rural economic development, international trade and diplomacy, and Utah’s targeted industries initiative. He helped stand up the Utah Immigration Assistance Center, the Utah Broadband Center, and the $69 million Utah Small Business Credit Initiative. He also serves as an honorary commander of the 419-fighter wing at Utah’s Hill Air Force Base.
Previously, he has worked for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in Washington, DC, as the executive director of the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce and economic development office in Wasatch County, and as the founding director of the Wasatch Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) — an innovative workforce partnership between students and industry. He also taught as an adjunct professor of management for 10 years in the BYU Marriott School of Business.
Starks earned a bachelor’s degree from Weber State University, where he served as student body president, and a Master of Public Administration degree from BYU. He later earned a certificate in economic development from the University of Oklahoma and recently completed the entrepreneurship and innovation program at Harvard University. Starks, his wife Amy, and their four children reside in South Jordan.
Lincoln Fillmore - Senate President Appointee
Senator Lincoln Fillmore is the current State Senator for Senate District 10 and President of Charter Solutions. He has spent his professional career working in education as a teacher, principal, and school business manager. Fillmore was born in Salt Lake County where he lived until he was a teenager. He holds a degree in mass communications from the University of Utah.
Jeff Stenquist - House Speaker Appointee
Jeff Stenquist represents House District 46 in the Utah State Legislature. He was born in Tremonton, Utah and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah. He served for seven years on the Draper City Council and has worked as a software engineer for the past 25 years. He currently is the Chair of the Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee.
Dawn Ramsey - SLCo Mayor Appointee
Mayor Dawn R. Ramsey took office in January 2018. She serves the city of South Jordan with a determined focus on public safety, economic development and access to opportunity. She currently serves as the president-elect of the Jordan Education Foundation, working to engage the community and local business leaders. She was born and raised in the Salt Lake Valley and has lived in Utah all her life. She is a sixth-generation Utahn and is proud of her pioneer heritage. She attended Salt Lake Community College, the University of Utah, and Brigham Young University.
Jim Russell - Governor Appointee
Jim Russell was appointed director of the Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM) in March 2017. He began his career with DFCM in 2005 as a capital improvement project manager. He has also held several other positions within DFCM over the years: capital development project manager, regional manager, construction program manager, and assistant director. He oversees a staff of highly skilled architects, engineers and construction professionals, as well as facilities managers, tradesmen, real estate managers, and building code officials. Jim started in the construction industry in 1979 and has experience in all aspects of commercial and industrial construction. Prior to his public service, Russell worked for 21 years as a contractor.
Jerry Stevenson - Senate President Appointee
Senator Jerry Stevenson is the current Utah State Senator for Senate District 21. He is a private business owner and a former Layton mayor. He has held positions on several boards and committees, including as a trustee for Weber State University, chair for Wasatch Integrated Energy, and chair of the UTA Rail Committee. He attended Utah State University.
Jenny Wilson - Board Member
Jenny Wilson serves as the Mayor of Salt Lake County, having previously served as a County Council Member for ten years. She took office as Mayor early in 2019 where she serves more than a million constituents. Mayor Wilson is a 5th generation Utahn, born and raised in Salt Lake City. She graduated from East High School, attended the University of Utah and went on to get her master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.
In 2005, Mayor Wilson was the first woman elected to the Salt Lake County Council. As a council member, she championed numerous policy initiatives, including ethics reform, criminal justice reform, open space preservation and government efficiency. She helped establish the Jordan River Commission, designed to improve and preserve the river and co-established the Salt Lake County opioid task-force. The task force helps coordinate and innovate efforts to fight the opioid epidemic.
Mayor Wilson has broad experience working in government and the private and non-profit sectors, including positions in administration, fundraising, government relations, and project management for organizations such as the Sundance organization, Voices for Utah Children, the University of Utah’s Moran Eye Center, and the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games. She also served as the chief of staff to Congressman Bill Orton in Washington DC in the 1990s.
Troy Walker - Board Member
Mayor Walker was elected as mayor of Draper City in January 2014. Prior to becoming the mayor, he served for six years on the Draper City Council. He is a member of several boards, including the Advisory Board for Utah Transit Authority (UTA), the Point of the Mountain Development Commission (POMDC), the Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (POMSLA), and the Pete Suazo Utah Athletic Commission (PSUAC). He has served as the liaison to the Draper Mayor’s Youth Council, Peer Court, Appeals Board, Economic Development team and as the director of the Draper Days event.
Geoffery Landward - Board Member
Geoffrey Landward was appointed Interim Commissioner of the Utah System of Higher Education in September 2023. He will serve in this capacity during the national search for a commissioner is conducted. He previously served as deputy commissioner and secretary to the Utah Board of Higher Education. In addition to over a decade of public policy work, he has extensive executive leadership experience and 20 years of legal expertise in administrative law, education law, and employment law. He is a graduate of the BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School.