Environment & Air Quality Working Group

Upcoming Meetings

Environment & Air Quality Working Group meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.




Scott Baird - Co-Chair

Scott Baird is the CEO and executive director at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. He previously served as an operational excellence consultant at the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget. He holds a JD in Law, an MPA from Syracuse University, and a B.S. in marriage, family, human development from Brigham Young University.

Kerry Kelly - Co-Chair

Kerry Kelly is an assistant professor at the University of Utah. Previously, she served as a research associate and associate director for the University of Utah. She holds an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sarah Wright - Utah Clean Energy

As founder and executive director of Utah Clean Energy, Sarah Wright has a proven record of accomplishment in the promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency within the State of Utah. Sarah holds a B.S. in geology from Bradley University and an M.S. in public health from the University of Utah.

Scott Williams - HEAL Utah

Scott Williams is the executive director of HEAL Utah. Most recently, he was the chief medical officer for the Mountain Division of the Hospital Corporation of America. He supported physicians at 10 HCA hospitals in Utah, Idaho, and Alaska. Williams received a B.A. degree in american literature from the University of Utah. He went on to medical school and completed a residency in pediatrics. Afterwards, he finished a master’s of public health.

Todd Stevens - RenewableTech Ventures

Todd Stevens is the managing director at RenewableTech Ventures. He was formerly the co-owner of Salt Lake Legal. Stevens holds an MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor’s in accounting and management from the University of Utah.

Kerry Case - University of Utah

Kerry provides senior administrative leadership for strategic planning and implementation of institutional sustainability efforts at the University of Utah. She oversees the work of the Global Change and Sustainability Center (GCSC), Sustainability Office, and efforts to incorporate sustainability into the academic curriculum. She previously served as the assistant provost for integrative learning at Westminster. She earned a master’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Oregon in 2003 and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Colorado in 1998.

Thom Carter - Utah Clean Air Partnership

Thom Carter is the executive director of the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR). He works diligently to bring partners together for collective impact in addressing Utah’s air quality challenges. Carter’s career has centered around policy, politics, and fundraising, as well as professional sports management. He holds a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University.

Candice Hasenyager - Utah Division of Water Resources

Candice Hasenyager is the assistant director of the planning branch at the Utah Division of Water Resources. Formerly, she worked as an engineering manager. Hasenyager holds both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Utah State University.

Glade Sowards - Utah Division of Air Quality

Glade Sowards is an environmental scientist at the Utah Division of Air Quality. He was formerly the state energy program manager at the Utah Geological Survey. He holds an M.S. in Forestry from Michigan Technological University and a B.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies from Grinnell College. 

Bryson Garbett - Garbett Homes

Bryson Garbett is president and CEO at Gabrett Homes, which has built more than 3,500 homes and apartments in over 25 communities in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Missouri, and Mexico over the past 30 years. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, OPM 27, Executive Education. He is the principal founder and trustee of Foundation Escalera. 

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