The Silicon Slopes St. George Chapter monthly lunch meetup will be a virtual town all meeting via Zoom on Friday, April 3rd at 12 PM MDT to discuss needs, questions, and updates regarding the COVID-19 situation in St. George.
You can RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/siliconslopesstgeorge/events/269775881/
St. George Area Chamber of Commerce
President and CEO
City of St. George
Cache Valley Bank
President, South Region
Rural Online Initiative (ROI)
Joshua Aikens is the Chief of Staff at Zonos, a leading provider of cross-border eCommerce technologies. Josh has called St. George home for 23 years and has four suntanned barefoot children to prove it. As founding chair of the Dixie Technical Association, now Silicon Slopes St. George Chapter, Josh has been a fixture in the growing tech scene in St. George for over 10 years. Josh has placed a high priority upon building a pipeline of talent to feed the growing tech and entrepreneurship sectors in St. George and will be found volunteering his time to that end.
An experienced and dynamic economic and community development professional with trusted working relationships in private sector businesses and public sector organizations at the local, state and federal level. Self-starter who operates with a sense of urgency and is comfortable working independently and with teams. Detail oriented with strong analytical skills and able to deliver a high quality product on tight timelines. Committed to delivering world-class strategic ideas, programs and initiatives that impact the organization and community.
My educational background is in finance, health insurance, and marketing. My career has been with Intermountain Healthcare in one capacity or another since August of 1990. In 1995, I came from Salt Lake City to St. George, Utah to initiate a presence for SelectHealth, the insurance division of Intermountain Healthcare, in southern Utah.
My key responsibilities have been in provider relations, provider contracting, marketing, broker relations, hospital planning and relations, and community and government relations. I currently direct the operations of SelectHealth in the southwest Utah region.
I enjoy working with people and together solving complex problems. This is part of what led me to run for St. George City Council in 2007. I enjoyed serving in that capacity and now enjoy serving as the Mayor of St. George since being elected in November of 2013.
I have a wonderful wife, five amazing children, and one grandson with another on the way!
Paul Hill is a faculty member at Utah State University Extension where effectively he is an INTRA-preneur, kicking off innovative projects that range from the National 4-H Council’s Computer Science Pathway program to reach 100,000 youth in 23 states (with $1.5M funding from Google) to Utah’s Rural Online Initiative, our nation’s first legislatively funded ($2.2M) rural workforce agency that provides education/training and services for online opportunities in remote employment, freelance work, and e-commerce. He is keenly and wholeheartedly invested in diversity and inclusion for STEM education as a 4-H volunteer in FIRST robotics youth programs. As a Business Partner to Washington County, he is responsible for economic development strategy and engagement. His most recent book, “We’ve Tried That Before: 500 Years of Extension Wisdom” has been adopted by Extension professionals across 43 states.