The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing business association, has named Steve Starks, president of the Utah Jazz and Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment, as the new Chairman of its Board of Governors. Starks has served as the Board’s vice chair alongside current chair, Wilford Clyde, chairman and CEO of Clyde Companies.
“We are excited to have Steve as this year’s Chairman of the Board. His dedication to our state, overall love of the community, and breadth of business knowledge will ultimately help us further the Chamber’s mission,” said Derek B. Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance. “We look forward to the leadership Steve will provide the Chamber this upcoming year.”
“The Salt Lake Chamber is one of our community’s leading organizations and I’m grateful to follow a long line of tremendous leaders, who have made a significant difference in our community,” said Starks. “I look forward to working with Derek and the Chamber Board of Governors in helping preserve and grow Utah’s incredible economy.”
Starks joined the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies in February 2007 and became president of Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment in March 2015. In this capacity, he oversees the operation of the Utah Jazz; NBA’s G-League Salt Lake City Stars; MiLB’s Triple-A Salt Lake Bees; Vivint Smart Home Arena; Megaplex Theatres; the Tour of Utah professional cycling race; and the sports radio stations comprising The Zone Sports Network. Prior to joining the Larry H. Miller Group, Steve was the managing director for Utah Policy Partnership, a public-private venture that was created to improve operations of the Utah state government. He is a graduate of Weber State University.
Starks officially took over as Chairman of the Board on July 1, 2018.