Executive Board

Executive Board

Executive Board 2014

Michael Jensen
Phone: (801) 807-1000
Email: Email

Michael Jensen has served as Chief Executive Officer of Davis Hospital and Medical Center since December 2001. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Brigham Young University in 1989. He continued his education at the University of Iowa and obtained his M.B.A., as well as an M.A. in Hospital and Health Administration in 1992. Prior to becoming CEO of Davis Hospital, Mr. Jensen served as Chief Operating Officer of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Tenet HealthSystem, in Palm Beach, Floida.

At the present time, Mr. Jensen is very active in several community service activities; i.e.: Board of Directors, Chair, Davis Applied Technology College, Advisory Board Chairman, Dumke College of Health Professions, Weber State University Board of Directors and Legislative Affairs Committee Member, Davis Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board, May 1988 to present, Utah Hospital Association, Chair of Political Action Committee. BSD Trapper Trail Council Board Member.

Member of: Charter Organization Representative, Explorer Post Adult Leader and Merit Badge Counselor, Boy Scouts of America, Indio, CA., – September 1992 to November 1994; Boca Raton, FL. – December 1994 to December 2001; Kaysville, UT. – January 2002 to present.

Mike’s Chamber Testimonial
There are a few basic core elements that make a community home. On that list is certainly a vibrant economy to support business and sustain a viable family income.

The Davis Chamber of Commerce provides a unique opportunity for concerned business leaders to unite behind, advocate for, and promote the prosperity of our community.

We not only work in this community, but we live here and are raising our families here and their future and opportunity depends on the foundation we lay for them.

Mike Jensen
CEO of Davis Hospital and Medical Center

Vice Chair
Phone: (801) 324-2977

Susan Davis is currently the Director of Account Management and Community Relations for Questar Gas, a natural gas utility serving Utah and southwest Wyoming.

Susan has held positions in the community and natural gas industry including:

Board Member and past Chair of the Utilization Technology Development Corporation – current
Board Member of the Energy Solutions Center – current
Member of the Salt Shakers leadership group of the SL Area Chamber of Commerce – current
Falcon and Past Honorary Commander of the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill AFB
Board member and President of the South Davis Area Chamber of Commerce – 1994 through 1997
Susan received a B.S. in Business Marketing, Cum Laude from the University of Utah, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Utah.

She loves to snow ski in Utah and vacation in Hawaii. She is married with two sons, and a dog she shares with her son and grandsons.

Susan’s Chamber Testimonial
Questar Gas provides natural gas service to most of Utah. We are proud of our record of safe, reliable, affordable natural gas service. In order to continue to provide excellent service to communities, we need the goodwill and cooperation of the business community, elected officials and citizens.

The Davis Chamber provides an excellent way to reach out to our stakeholders because many of them are involved in the Chamber.

The Legislative Affairs committee is a great way to reach out to our elected officials with the strength of the chamber behind it. Indeed, our elected officials attend the meetings of this committee. The Mayor’s luncheon is a great way to meet the Mayors of the communities that are part of the Davis Chamber.

Fellow business leaders are our customers in their businesses and homes. Working with them in the Chamber builds valuable relationships. These are relationships I wouldn’t have the opportunity to build in any other way.

In addition to the business advantages, it is fun!

Susan Davis
Dir., Account and Community Relations
Questar Gas Company


After receiving a degree in Human Resources from BYU, Michael worked for five years as a Human Resources specialist for Amoco Corporation with stops in Oklahoma, Georgia and Texas. In 1994 he left Amoco and returned to BYU to pursue a Masters degree in Business Administration. After completing his MBA he went to work, again in Human Resources, for a much smaller Utah based company. After two years he transitioned into line management and became a Product Director with the same company. In this role he managed all operational aspects of an 80 person department including engineering, design, scheduling, purchasing and manufacturing.

Eventually Michael decided it was time to pursue his goal of business ownership and purchased a small struggling manufacturing company. He succeeded in turning the business around and making it a successful enterprise. After seven years of owning and operating the company he decided to take his career in a different direction and sold the company. Before purchasing the manufacturing company he had been intrigued by the prospects of becoming a financial advisor. After selling the company he again looked into this field and ultimately decided it offered a perfect fit for what he wanted for the rest of his career; an entrepreneurial atmosphere where he could utilize his expertise in business and finance and yet have a major focus on dealing with and helping individuals.

Michael was born in Ogden and raised in Farmington. He is an alumnus of Davis High School where his children are or will be fourth generation Darts. He has been married since 1988 to his wife whom he met on a study abroad program in Europe. They have four children and live in Kaysville. He has held many volunteer positions within his church the Chamber, and the community. He is an original member of the board of directors of “Hope for Widows”, a non-profit organization created to help widowed women, especially younger widows, to cope with the loss of their husbands. Michael enjoys reading, gardening, golfing and travel. He has travelled extensively in Europe, East Asia, Russia and Israel.

Past Chair
Phone: (801) 451-0288

Chantel S. Chase is Vice President and Manager of the Women’s Financial Group at Zions Bank. She has worked in the banking industry since 1999. She originally started as a teller and has risen up through the ranks, holding various key positions in private banking, at the branch level and most recently as Davis County area president. Recently, Chantel was part of a team of prominent bankers at Zions Bank who were recognized in New York City for the third time by American Banker Magazine for their Top Banking Team award. In 2012 she was recognized at the Davis Chamber’s annual gala with the Chamber Advocate award.

Chantel is also an active member of the Zions Bank Women’s Business Forum, which is a pilot program dedicated to providing opportunities for women to expand their networks, skills and knowledge by working with and leveraging the existing centers of influence within the Zions Bank organization.

Chantel is an active member of the community and she currently serves as past chairman of both the Davis Chamber of Commerce Executive Board and their Board of Governors. She has previously served on the Davis Reads Advisory Board, the Davis County Commissioners Gala Committee, the Women in Business Board of Directors, Davis County’s Children’s Justice Center Advisory and Friends Board. Chantel has been featured by the Standard Examiner in the Hers section and has also acted as a facilitator for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.

Chantel is married to Doug Chase, and is the proud mother of two very awesome boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, vacationing anywhere there is sunshine, reading, hiking and bicycling. She lives by the advice of Sir Winston Churchill who said, “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”

Executive Board
Phone: (801) 295-2361

Executive Board
Phone: (801) 395-3482

Dr. Bruce Davis serves as the Vice Provost and Dean of Continuing Education at Weber State University. His responsibilities include the WSU Davis Campus, WSU Online, Career and Technical Education, Global Engagement, and the Division of Continuing Education. Bruce also teaches courses in leadership, entrepreneurship, and business management at the WSU Davis Campus.

Bruce is actively involved in the community, where he serves on the boards of McKay Dee Hospital, the Davis Arts Council, the Davis Chamber of Commerce, the Utah Certified Development Company, and the Northern Utah Academy for Math, Engineering, and Science school board.

Bruce and his wife Valerie are the parents of seven children and have 13 grandchildren. They have lived in Layton for 30 years and both been very active in school, church, and community service.

Executive Board
Phone: (801) 237-6281

Transportation Committee Chair

Executive Board
Phone: (801) 614-1671

Shelly Nettesheim is the Marketing and Community Relations Director for Apple Tree (Kaysville), Apple Village (Layton), and Gardens (Ogden) Assisted Living facilities. For the last five years, Shelly has been dedicated to raising the community’s awareness of senior citizen issues. She feels fortunate to serve the needs of the “Greatest Generation” and enjoys the wisdom she gains from them.

For several years, Shelly has been very involved with local and national organizations. She is a current member of American Diabetes Association (ADA), Utah Alzheimer’s Association, Utah Assisted Living Association (UALA), and Davis and Odgen/Weber Chambers. She has served as both a fundraiser chair and corporate recruiter for the ADA and the Alzheimer’s Association. Shelly served as conference chair and board member for UALA. She is past chair for the Davis Chamber Women in Business and currently serves as the Athena Coordinator.

Shelly has her B.S. in Marketing from the University of Utah and an A.S. in Business Management from Salt Lake Community College. Her work experience includes employment in the software, mining, and soft drink industries. Shelly also enjoyed owning and operating a children’s consignment store in rural Colorado.

She is the seventh of eleven children and spent most of her childhood helping her family farm in the West Desert of Utah. All eleven children reside in Utah and remain very close. Shelly, her mom, and her sisters recently returned from their annual “Sister Trip” to South Dakota and visited both the Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monuments.

Shelly is married with four children and one grandchild. Her oldest daughter attends BYU Law School and her oldest son attends Weber State University. Shelly’s youngest children are still enjoying grade school.

She likes spending time with her family and discovering the Northern Utah area.

Shelly’s Chamber Testimonial
The businesses I represent have benefitted greatly because of my association with the Davis Chamber. Apple Tree, Apple Village, and Gardens Assisted Living Facilities provide a service to our customers that is very personal and intimate. Developing relationships with other Chamber members ahead of time helps to open the doors of communication and makes it easier to talk about when the need arises for our services.

Shelly Nettesheim
Marketing and Community Relations Director for Apple Tree (Kaysville), Apple Village (Layton), and Gardens (Ogden) Assisted Living facilities

Phone: (801) 774-8200

Barbara has over 25 years experience in the tourism/hospitality industry. She is currently serving as President/CEO of the Davis Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, the 501(c)6 destination marketing organization responsible for promoting the Davis County area as a meetings/convention and tourism destination. She previously held positions as: Executive Director of the Ogden Eccles Conference Center/Peery’s Egyptian Theatre, Director of Sales and Marketing for GES Exposition Services in SLC, Director of Convention Services for the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Program Coordinator for Utah State University Conference & Institute Division. In the past, she has also been a partner in two small businesses, one in Davis County and the other in Salt Lake County.

She currently serves on many boards and committees including: Davis Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors, Chamber Legislative Affairs Committee, Top of Utah Military Affairs Executive Committee, Utah Tourism Industry Coalition Executive Committee, Friends of Antelope Island Board, Friends of Utah State Parks Board, Zions Bank Davis Advisory Board, and the McKay-Dee Hospital Board. Barbara currently serves as Chair of the annual Antelope Island Stampede Festival and Chair of the annual Salute to Our Nations Defenders Picnic Committee. She is also a past president of the Utah Association of Destination Marketing Organization and the 388th Fighter Wing Falcons Organization.

Barbara has called Utah home for over 40 years and in her free time enjoys time with her family, horseback riding, golfing, skiing, and reading. She is married with two children.

Phone: (801) 593-2209

Angie Osguthorpe is a native of Missouri but has resided in Utah for the past 20 years. She brings experience from the fields of Marketing, Advertising and Sales. Her educational background consists of Marketing and Business Logistics degrees from the University of Missouri and an MBA from BYU. She has worked for companies such as Franklin Covey, Kaplan Educational Centers, Out of Bounds Creative, and The Standard-Examiner, among others. She also teaches Marketing and Marketing Research at the University of Phoenix.

Angie is involved in many civic and academic organizations and enjoys volunteering and participating in athletic events. She lives in Ogden with her three wonderful children.

Executive Board
Phone: (801) 776-5241

Gary is a founding partner in the firm Adams & Petersen CPA’s LLC in the Clearfield/Layton area. He has been in public accounting for 23 years and enjoys the connection that accounting has to every aspect of our lives. The firm is a full service accounting firm for individuals and businesses from start up to very large corporations. The firm has a very comfortable but professional atmosphere designed to allow employees to thrive and clients to receive excellent service.

Gary has experience with a large Salt Lake firm and a small Ogden firm prior to becoming a founding partner of the firm Adams and Petersen CPA’s LLC in 2001. He was educated at Weber State University and continues a relationship with the accounting school and currently has two children that are students at WSU.

Gary has special expertise as a Certified Public Accountant in entity selection, taxation, high net worth individuals, and estate planning. He also has expertise in specific industries such as construction, manufacturing, retail, not-for-profit, restaurants, real estate sales and development, governmental grants and municipalities, and a wide variety of the professional services industry including legal, and many aspects of the medical including general practice, dental, anesthesiologist, physical therapists etc.

In addition to taxation, Gary has professional expertise is the financial reporting and compliance area as well. He oversees all compilation, review, and audit, financial reporting in the firm and has a strong background in that area. He has experience with auditing, reviews, and compilations for small to large entities over $100 million annually. Included in that expertise is determining proper internal control structure and consulting regarding management effectiveness and efficiency analysis.

He values the relationships of other professionals in the legal, finance, banking and insurance industries that become team members as they work together to accomplish the goals of their mutual clients.

He is very involved in the community and believes everyone should “give back” to the community in an appropriate manner and at some point in their lives. Gary is a Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Davis Chamber of Commerce. While serving in the chamber he has been involved in everything from Legacy Highway to Hill AFB spending, creating UBIDS a liaison program for government contracting, creating Davis Cable 17, a PEG cable channel owned by the Davis Chamber, and recent past chairman of the Transportation Committee.

Gary was recently reelected for another four year term to the West Point City council after already serving ten years. As a Councilman he has enjoyed shaping the future of a fast growing community and solving issues related to West Point’s growing pains. He is also the Chairman of the Board of the North Davis Fire District Control Board, a special district that provides fire protection and ambulance service to the communities of Clearfield and West Point. He serves on the board of a nonprofit organization called Smiles for a Lifetime that provides orthodontics to underprivileged individuals and he has been appointed by the Davis County Commissioners to the Tourism Tax Advisory Board and is currently the Chairman of that board.

Gary’s hobbies are spending time with his wife Carolyn and four kids and new granddaughter, and to spend time gardening and to occasionally spend a few minutes cycling on the quiet rural roads of West Point. He recently completed the LOTOJA bike race for the fourth time. It is a bicycle race that goes from Logan Utah to Jackson Wyoming climbing almost 10,000 feet and covering 206 miles in one day.

Gary’s Chamber Testimonial
As a Partner in a CPA firm it is difficult to find time to spend out of the office. So when I do it, it needs to be quality time spent. That’s why I’m a member of the Davis Chamber and involved on committees and boards. It is valuable to meet new people and organizations and to learn more about what effects our community, especially the business community. The Chamber is an enabling force that allows me to make a difference in effecting the future of Davis County.

Lastly, I personally have benefitted by learning from those I have connected with and from opportunities to lead committees, boards, and special functions. The Davis Chamber has helped mold me into the person that I am today.

Gary Petersen
Adams & Petersen CPA’s LLC

Executive Board
Phone: (801) 614-5600

Nathan Rich obtained a Masters Degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Utah and a Masters Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Utah State University. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Utah.

Nathan been employed in various mining operations throughout the Western United States and Alaska. He worked as an environmental engineer and project manager for Bingham Environmental from 1994 to 1999.

He was hired by Wasatch Integrated Waste Management District in 1999 and has served as Executive Director since 2001. He has overseen the installation of pollution control upgrades at the District’s waste to energy facility, the completion of a joint landfill gas to energy project with the U.S. Air Force, construction and operation of a green waste recycling program, and household hazardous waste and recycle drop off facilities.

Nathan’s Chamber Testimonial
I became involved in the Davis Chamber Legislative Affairs Committee as a way to access and participate in our State legislative process. Over time I found myself drawn into the larger Chamber community through the outstanding relationships that were naturally formed with committee members. I now find the connections and relationships to the broader community which have come from active participation in the Chamber to be invaluable to me personally and to my organization.

Nathan Rich
Executive Director of Wasatch Integrated Waste

Davis County Commissioner
Phone: (801) 593-2200

Smith, born and raised in southern California, came to Northern Utah in 1976 for a career move in banking. He has worked in Davis County for nearly a decade and presently resides in Farmington. Professionally, Mr. Smith has been in the banking industry for over 35 years and served as President of two separate banking institutions. Most recently, Smith has been Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for Bank of the West.

Jim has been an integral part of many community and civic organizations including the Weber/Davis Chambers of Commerce, board member of the Ogden Rotary Club, board member of the Davis Entrepreneurial Center and past chairman of the Northern Utah Certified Development Company. He now serves as the Davis County Commissioner.

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