Leadership

The elected leadership team has overall responsibility for planning the annual conference and quarterly training luncheons. Feel free to reach out to any of them if you are in a bind and need advice or PIO assistance in a crisis.

Elections generally happen in September each year and the results are announced at the end of the PIO Conference.

Christina Judd

President

Public Relations Director
Salt Lake City Police Department

Tina Brown

Vice President

Public Information Officer
Salt Lake County Emergency Management

Sgt. Spencer Cannon

Officer at large

Public Information Officer
Utah County Sheriff’s Office

Jess Gomez

Officer at large

Director of Media Relations
Intermountain Healthcare

Nile Easton

Officer at large

Communications Director
Unified Fire Authority

Ben Horsley

Past president

Communications Director
Granite School District

Joe Dougherty

Secretary

Director of Public Affairs
Utah Department of Public Safety


Former presidents:

Ben Horsley, Granite School District, 2019
Roxeanne Vainuku, West Valley City Police, 2018
Wade Mathews, Be Ready Utah/Utah DEM, 2017
Justin Hoyal, Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office, 2016
Steve Sautter, Salt Lake County Emergency Management, 2015
Susan Thomas, Division of Emergency Management, 2014
Joe Dougherty, Division of Emergency Management, 2013
Tammy Kikuchi, Department of Natural Resources, 2011-12
Brian Hyer, Department of Public Safety, 2010-11
Dwayne Baird, Salt Lake City Police, 2003
Paula Ernstrom, DPS, Emergency Services, 2001-03
Shawn Winder, Park City Fire Department, 2001
Chris Kramer, Department of Public Safety, 2000-01
Phil Kirk, Park City Police, 1997-2000


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