You’ll hear from business leaders about how they’ve made remote work an integral part of their companies. You’ll also hear from representatives from the Department of Workforce Services, Utah State University and GoUtah about programs to help your organization succeed in your remote and/or rural endeavors. Get your questions answered and help equip your organization to take advantage of the growing trend toward remote work. Learn more about remote work initiatives intended to help businesses meet hiring demands while improving the economic situation in Rural Utah.
About David Busk
David Busk is the Economic Service Area Director for the Utah Department of Workforce Services Workforce Development Division. David has the responsibility to oversee the department’s employment center operations in ten counties throughout Central and Southwest Utah. The Workforce Development Division fuels Utah’s economy by supporting the workforce with training, education, and other resources. One of the division’s goals is to align the skills and knowledge of our citizens with the needs of our local employers. Prior to his current role with DWS, David served in United States Air Force, after 21 years he retired and returned to his home state of Utah. While in the Air Force, he served and lead at various levels of responsibility within the Aviation Maintenance career field. His last military assignment and one of his most rewarding was serving as First Sergeant, where he was responsible for the care, supervision, and daily management of over 350 aircraft maintenance personnel and their families. David is married to Pam and they reside in Cedar City, Utah. Together they have four children and seven grandchildren.
About Ginger Chin
Ginger Chin serves as the vice president of public policy and government affairs at the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce in Salt Lake City, Utah. At the Chamber, she coordinates with critical stakeholders on emerging policy issues and works with local and federal lawmakers on getting bills through the legislative process. She works to build strong relationships with members, the community, and elected officials.
Prior to her role at the Salt Lake Chamber, she served as the managing director for urban and rural business services for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. As managing director, Chinn directed a strategic growth plan for Utah’s industry cluster program and manages GOED’s rural programs. Additionally, Chinn oversaw GOED’s business services including Utah’s Business Resource Centers and the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC).
Chin was previously the vice president of external engagement & economic development at the Davis Technical College (DTC). In this role, she directed several areas including Custom Fit training and operations at the Davis and Morgan County Business Resource Centers.
Chinn has served on many organizational boards including the Utah Advanced Materials Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI), Davis Education Foundation, and the Lakeview Hospital Board. She served as an honorary commander under Major General Stacey Hawkins at Hill Air Force Base.
Chin graduated from Boise State University earning a degree in social sciences. She also earned a master’s degree from Colorado State University in organizational leadership.
About Dominic Bria PsyD
Dominic Bria, Psy.D. has been leading teams for various organizations, both public and private, for over 25 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from University of Utah and an MBA with a graduate certificate in marketing from Westminster College. In 2015, he began work at the Shingo Institute within the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. During his tenure there, he earned Shingo Alumni status, a Six Sigma green belt certification, and finished a doctoral degree in industrial and organizational psychology. He also led the institute’s marketing and communications through its most successful years. Since leaving the Shingo Institute, Dr. Bria has worked independently as an organizational and management consultant, led communications for the Healthy Relationships Utah program at USU Extension, and is now the program manager for USU’s Remote Online Initiative (ROI).
About James Dixon
James Dixon has lived in Lehi, Utah for 30 years. He and his wife Lisa raised their 5 sons there. They have 9 grandchildren.
James has been a small business owner and consultant to the retail and wholesale jewelry trades for 35 years. He understands the functional needs and challenges of day-to-day business ownership and operations. Further, he recognizes the issues facing businesses, non-profits, property owners, and citizens in dealing with government. He is passionate about making critical connections, building relationships, solving problems, and bridging the gap between business organizations and the government.
James is the Associate Director for the Center for Rural Development with the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (Go Utah). He helps manage and administer several rural grants and incentive programs. James earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Brigham Young University.