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Make-A-Wish® Utah Names New Board Chair


January 28, 2015

Make-A-Wish® Utah (MAWU) is excited to announce that current board member Skip Wilson, has been appointed as its new Chairman of the board. This position plays a major role in helping the organization grant wishes for children facing life-threatening illnesses.

“Having personally witnessed the life-changing impact these wishes have on children and these families, I am profoundly honored to have been named the chairman of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah,” said Skip Wilson. “I have a deep appreciation for our mission, and look forward to working with our extraordinary leadership team and our generous supporters to strengthen our ability to deliver special experiences to brave young fighters.”   

Wilson is an alumnus of Utah State University and the CBA/BAI Graduate School of Retail Bank Management, and has spent the past 13 years making his mark on the financial industry as a senior level professional. Most recently, he served as the first vice president for a leading financial firm, and is currently the regional president for HeritageWest and SouthWest Community Credit Unions. Wilson has extensive experience working with nonprofit and charitable organizations, and enjoys being actively engaged in the community.   

“We are looking forward to an exciting future with Skip,” said Jared Perry, CEO of Make-A-Wish Utah. “His dedication and passion for our mission will help foster the community of hope and caring that we strive for, as we aim to grant the heartfelt wishes of every eligible child right here in Utah.”   

Wilson is replacing former Board Chair Joye Griffin, Executive Director, Griffin Enterprises, whose enthusiasm and vision helped guide MAWU to new heights over the last year. For inquiries regarding Wilson’s appointment, please contact the MAWU office.

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Murray, UT  84107

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Murray, UT 84107
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