Titan Awards 2022
Come meet the award winning businesses in Utah's south valley
Sally Dietlein co-founded Hale Centre Theatre in 1985 with her husband, Mark, and Ruth and Nathan Hale. Sally has written six full-scale musicals - all of which have been produced at Hale Centre Theathre as well as other theaters htroughout the country. Under her artistic direction, HCT has become one of the highest attended regional theaters in the nation with almost 600,000 patrons annually.
Mark is the olden grandson of Ruth and Nathan Hale - the third generation to carry the legacy of excellent family theater which his grandparents began in Southern California in 1947. In 1955, Mark's parents - Allan and Sandra Dietlein - joined in the rapidly booming theater business and Mark was by birth thrust onto live stage, cleaning the theater , selling concessions, stage managing and doing anything else necessary. You might rightfully say that theater is in his blood. In addition to his many musical and comedic stage credits, Mark has also been involved in film and voice over work. Mark graduated from Mark and Sally were warded Utah's Pioneer of Progress Award for the Arts. Sally and Mark are parents of 4 children and many grandchildren. They reside in Bountiful Utah.
Cydni Tetro is CEO of Brandless, an innovator of experience, a growth leader, technologist, STEm advocate, author, and speaker. She recently raised $118M, the largest fundraiser led by a women in Silicon Slopes. Brandless is a mission-driven omnichannel commerce platform that is growing through technology and the acquisition of mission-driven brands. She was also the founder and CEO of 3DplusMe, a 3D printing personalization platform, where you could become an Ironman action figure. She spent 5 years at Disney in Imagineering leading technology commercialization and building technology businesses inside Disney, including with Theme Parks, ESPN and ABC. She is founder and President of the Women Tech Council. She holds a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's in computer science from BYU.
Steve Starks is the Chief Executive Office and member of the Board of Directors of the Larry H. Miller Company. Prior to this role, Starks was the president of the Utah Jazz and Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment. During his time with the organization, he has helped develop the organization's growth strategy, led mergers and acquisitions, and oversaw the award-winning renovation of Vivint Arena. Starts is active in the community. He serves as the governor's Olympic and Paralympic Advisor and is the chair of EDCUtah. Starks is a past chair of the Salt Lake Chamber Baord of Directors and also served on the Weber State University Board of Trustees. He was recognized as Utah Business Magazine's 2021 CEO of the Year and a 2013 Top Forty Under Forty. He was also named a Top Forty Under 40 Sports Executives by Sports Business Journal in 2018. Starks is a graduate of Weber State University.
2022 Small Business of the Year Award
Abacus Accounting & Bookkeeping started in 1998 as a one person firm and has grown to 7 employees, supporting over 170 companies.
Abacus helps small to medium-sized business owners make better business decisions by providing customized bookeeping services, invoicing, collections, paying bills, payroll, sales tax, reconciliations, preparing financial statements, budgeting and forecasting and valuable tax strategies.
Over the last 3 eyars they have grown over 35% each year solely from referalls from current clients.
Chairman and CEO, Merit Medical
Former Senior Vice President, WCF
Founder and General Partner, Leavitt Partners
REAL Salt Lake Goalkeeper, #18
Director, Kem C, Gardner Policy Institute; Associate Dean,
David Eccles School of Business
Governor Gary R. Herbert
Utah Governor 2009-2021
Best Selling Author & Philanthropist
EVP Corporate Affairs & Miller Family Philanthropy,
Larry H. Miller Group of Companies
Persident and CEO, Mountain America Credit Union
Chairman, Gardner Company
First Lady of Utah
Chairman, president & CEO, Dominion Energy
Rabbi Benny Zippel
Chabad Lubavitch of Utah
News Co-Anchor, KSL
President & CEO, WCF Insurance
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Second Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints
President & CEO, SelectHealth
Head Coach, University of Utah Basketball Team
CEO, Larry H. Miller Group
U.S National Soccer Team, REAL Salt Lake Captain
Jesselie B. Anderson
President, Utah State Senate
Dell Loy Hansen
CEO, Wasatch Property management and Owner of REAL Salt
Mayor, Sandy City
Dr. Cynthia Bioteau
President & CEO, Salt Lake Community College
Head Coach, Brigham Young University Football
President, Salt Lake Chamber
President, Dan Jones & Associates
Larry and Jim Olson
Owners, Les Olson Company
Head Coach, Utah Jazz
Jon Huntsman Sr.
Founder, Huntsman Chemical Corporation
President & CEO, United Way of Utah
Owner, Larry H. Miller Group
CEO, University of Utah Healthcare
A. Scott Anderson
President & CEO, Zions Bank
Bob and Randy Harmon
Owners, Harmon Grocery
David S. Layton
Owner, Layton Construction