Former Mayor of Ogden Utah and president of a real estate holding and management company. During his time as mayor the city of 82,000 they recruited over $1.2 billion of investment, revitalized more than 130 acres of the downtown and built nearly 1 million square feet of new office space, revitalized many neighborhoods and reduced crime by 33% in a ten year span. They also recruited over 8,000 jobs to their community, successfully changing it from an old railroad town to the capital of outdoor recreation.
He also led an effort to revitalize blighted neighborhoods and reduce crime. These efforts resulted in a wholesale change in the town with crime dropping more than 33% over a ten year period. His last year in office his city led the country in job growth.