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Who are the Founders Committee & Sponsors

The mission of the Center for Entrepreneurship is to teach the skills of entrepreneurial leadership to all students at Utah State University. These skills include creativity, innovation, problem solving, perseverance, business model creation, resourcefulness, team building, funding, marketing, value creation, and exceptional service. These leadership skills are taught through state-of-the-art courses and world-class co-curricular activities such as lectures, workshops, competitions, mentoring, and internships. Our students learn that the skills of entrepreneurial leadership are the keys to building successful organizations, growing the economy, and excelling in a career. 

Founders Committee

  • Cameron Cuch, Director & Faculty, Bingham Entrepreneur Center, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
  • Rhett Hunt, Accounting Faculty, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
  • Kent Bunderson, Executive Director, Uintah Impact Mitigation Special Service District
  • Joel Brown, Executive Director, Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Jim Marshall, CEO, Uintah Basin Health Care
  • Tyler Rasmussen, Marketing Manager, Strata Networks
  • Kirk Bostick, Manager, Spectra
  • Yankton Johnson, Manager, Moon Lake Electric
  • Sylvia Wilkins, Executive Director, Uintah County Economic Development
  • Irene Hansen, Executive Director, Duchesne County Economic Development
  • Valentina Sireech, CEO, Ute Tribal Enterprises
  • Rafael Vargas, CEO, R&R Oilfield Services
  • Jared Jackson, Mining Manager, Simplot
  • Eric Jones, Principal, Edward Jones Investments
  • Mark Holmes, Director, Small Business Development Center
  • Michael Hawley, Principal, Jones & DeMille Engineering
  • JR Bird, Roosevelt City Mayor and owner of Carquest Auto Parts & Paragon Oilfield Products
  • Seth Lyman, Director, USU Bingham Research Center
  • Duane Bernards, Division Manager, CED Consolidated Electrical Distributors (Expected in 2020)
  • Pam Juliano, Director Government Affairs, Rio Grande Pacific (Expected in 2020)
  • Uintah Basin Technical College Rep (Expected in 2020) likely Wes Porter, Director of Business & Industry

Mission Statement

The mission of our Founders Committee & Sponsors is to help Utah State University students from all departments create successful and sustainable businesses.

How to Join our Founders Committee & Sponsors

If you’re interested in providing mentoring and networking opportunities for our students and are passionate about entrepreneurship, we invite you to become a member of the Founders Board. Members make an annual contribution of $500-$1,000 which supports student scholarships, programs and competitions sponsored by The Bingham Center for Entrepreneurship.

How Founders Participate

There are a variety of ways for founders to get involved. Some include:

  • Speaking in classes as a guest lecturer
  • Serving as a competition judge
  • Mentoring students in the Entrepreneurship Club
  • Providing internship opportunities
  • Attending networking events
  • Offering input and feedback on our program
  • Participating in the SEED program
Board Guidelines

More Information

Please contact the center director, Cameron Cuch, at cameron.cuch@usu.edu for more information on becoming a Founders Board member.

Cameron Cuch

Director and Huntsman Faculty
Cameron.cuch@usu.edu
435-722-1702

Maygen Simm

Huntsman Academic Advisor
maygen.simm@usu.edu
435-722-1708

Rhett Hunt

Huntsman Faculty
Rhett.hunt@usu.edu
435-722-1767