UVEF Names New 2010 Leadership

The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum announced the appointment of John Pilmer as 2010 UVEF Board Chair, and Cydni Tetro and Karl Israelsen as new board members.
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Jan. 28, 2010 - PRLog -- OREM, UT – The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) today announced the appointment of John Pilmer as 2010 UVEF Board Chair. UVEF also named Cydni Tetro and Karl Israelsen as new board members.

John Pilmer is the founder and president of PilmerPR (http://www.pilmerpr.com), an Orem-based public relations firm. He succeeds Roger Andrus, Executive Director of UtahAngels and Business Development Corporation of Provo, as UVEF Chair.

“This is an exciting place and time to be an entrepreneur,” Pilmer said. “Organizations like Forbes and Inc. recognize Utah as a leader in aspiring businesses. As the economy turns around, investors and lenders are ready to put their money into promising ventures, and they look to Utah for compelling startups and exceptional entrepreneurs. UVEF is ready to make the most of this unique opportunity.”

Recent additions to the 2010 UVEF board include Cydni Tetro and Karl Israelsen. Tetro is Chief Marketing Officer at FamilyLink. She founded Rocky Mountain Voices to help innovators, entrepreneurs, and technologies based in the Rocky Mountains gain better visibility through new media. vSpring Capital recognized her as one of the top 100 Venture Entrepreneurs for the past six years. Karl Israelsen is a managing partner and lawyer with Carman Lehnhof Israelsen, a firm specializing in business transactions for entrepreneurs, companies and investors.

Also serving on the UVEF board are Roger Andrus; Steven A. Roy, USTAR Technology Outreach and Innovation; Shauna Theobald, The Technology Center at Novell; Bryant Armstrong, Squire & Company; Brock Blake, FundingUniverse ; Matt Bowman, Novell ; Steve Grizzell, InnoVentures Capital Partners ; Kyle Bowen Love, UtahAngels ; Les Pardew, Alpine Studios; John Richards, Centers for Entrepreneurship & E-Business, BYU; Cary Snowden, Square Compass; and Michelle Olsen, Commission for Economic Development in Orem.

UVEF membership is still $195/year for the fifth year as part of its 2010 Entrepreneur Stimulus.

To learn more about UVEF’s 2010 agenda, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwzyjakuxDw

UVEF is a volunteer non-profit support group linking entrepreneurs to Money, Markets, and Mentors. Founded in 1989, UVEF empowers current and future business leaders to thrive in today’s competitive market. We provide real-world, practical education and valuable resources on how to access needed capital, attract new customers and tap into industry experts. For information on upcoming meetings, speakers and exclusive membership benefits visit http://www.uvef.net.

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