Working for workplace religious diversity, equity & inclusion


Utah InterFaith@Work, Keynote – King Husein

30 Nov, 2022

On Veterans Day (11/11/22), the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation in partnership with Utah Valley University hosted a half-day conference for companies on the “Silicon Slopes” of Utah at the UVU Campus at Thanksgiving Point.

Topics addressed included:

  • – How including faith and belief reinforces other diversity initiatives
  • – How to start and grow a faith-or-belief employee resource group (ERG)
  • – How faith and spirituality, when accommodated in the workplace, provide resiliency, health, and wellbeing to employees
  • – How corporate chaplains are providing the same level of spiritual care in corporate workplaces as they do in the military
  • – Corporate General Counsel Panel
  • – Contribution of freedom of religion or belief for all to the US economy

The event ends with lunch* and an optional tour of Tom Holdman’s glass studio.

Keynote Speakers

  • King Husein, Chairman and CEO of Span Construction and Engineering, which has the exclusive contract to build all Costco stores worldwide

  • Astrid S. Tuminez, President of the Utah Valley University
  • Dr. Brian Grim, President of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation, and the world’s leading expert on the socio-economic value of religious freedom for all
  • Jefferson “Jeff” S. Burton, Maj. General, US Army (ret.), Vice President, Zions Bank, and member of the Utah House of Representatives

Panel Speakers

  • Archana Thiagarajan, Adobe, Senior Director Experience Design
  • Fr. Greg McBrayer, Chief Flight Controller and Company Chaplain, American Airlines
  • Chaplain Kimberly Moses, Captain, U.S. Navy, ret., ChaplainCare Learning Officer, former executive director of the Navy Chaplaincy School
  • C. Todd Linton, Director, Military Relations and Chaplains Services Division, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
  • Michael Isom, Adobe, Senior Business Operations Management
  • Adam Smith-Cairns, ServiceNow, Product Marketing Manager, and Co-chair, Interfaith Belonging Group
  • Kristine Ouzts, Strategic Planning Consultant for start-ups focusing on revenue generation, market segmentation, and financing needs
  • Keagan Case, People Analytics @ Qualtrics
  • Matt Evans, Sr. Director, Digital Transformation at Salesforce, and Global Vice President of Salesforce’s Faithforce
  • Robert Burton, UVU Civic Education Initiative

If your company has an office in Utah, get your tickets today before they sell out!

* Please contact organizers with any dietary needs.