The new members of AUR’s Board of Trustees bring a wealth of national and international experience in education, finance, business, politics, culture, and enterprise. They are committed to strengthening the academic quality, community diversity, and cultural integration that makes AUR a unique place to study. 

“I am delighted to welcome such a strong group of new board members, and I look forward to serving with them for the advancement of this great institution,” said Chairman of the Board, Robert Krapf, “the experience, skills, and acumen that these new Board members bring will make a strong contribution to the continued successes of this institution and the experiences of our students and the alumni who call it their alma mater.”  

The new board members began their three-year terms with AUR effective July 1st, 2021. 

The new board members are: 

  • Mr. Terry Grant 
    Retired President, KeyBank Utah, USA. 
    With over 35 years of experience in international finance, Mr. Grant serves on the Board of Trustees of Westminster College and on the non-profit Boards of Living Planet Aquarium and Intermountain Healthcare Foundation. 

  • Mr. Mark Holland 
    CEO and Chairman, Ascend Staffing, Utah, USA. 
    Mr. Holland is past Vice-Chair of the Utah State University Board of Trustees (2011-2018) and has served as a Board Member for the Children's Center, Single Mom's Foundation, Ballet West and is a past president of the Utah Staffing Association. 

  • Ms. Anne Luzzatto 
    Ms. Luzzatto served as a member of President Obama’s President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. She was among the founders of the Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children under the auspices of the International Rescue Committee and, more recently, chaired the board of the Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ. 

  • Mr. Joe Torsella 
    American politician and former diplomat 
    Mr. Torsella has served as Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, US Ambassador to the United Nations for Management and Reform, Deputy Mayor of Philadelphia, and founding President and CEO of the National Constitution Center. He has also served as a trustee or advisor to many civic and non-profit organizations, including the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Holocaust Awareness Museum; Historic Philadelphia, Inc.; the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation; the Springside School; and the Knight Foundation. 

In addition, elected in February 2021 

  • Mr. David Utrilla 
    CEO, U.S. Translation Company. 
    Mr. Utrilla, a native of Peru, serves as Honorary Consul to Peru in Utah and also serves on a range of civic and non-profit boards including the Utah Symphony and Opera, the World Trade Association of Utah, the Weber State University President's National Advisory Council, and the advisory council of the Master of International Affairs and Global Enterprise program at the University of Utah. 

Also re-elected to additional three-year terms, the following board members 

  • Esther BarazzonePresident Emerita, Chatham University 

  • Elizabeth DibbleChief Operating Officer of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

  • Thomas DuesterbergSenior Fellow at the Hudson Institute. 

  • Linda KurfessFormer US Government Bond trader. 

  • Gianni LinariPresident & CEO of Spiti S.r.l. 

  • Thomas McCarthyFormer CFO of Cigna Corporation. 

  • Alfredo J. MolinaPresident and CEO of Black Starr & Frost Jewelers. 

  • Matthew RipsomAUR alumnus and business consultant.