It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 20th annual Women’s Forum in Kanab.
I love this year’s theme, “Courage to Be You” and am excited to have you join us for a wonderful day together.What a great opportunity we have to gather as women to be entertained, uplifted, and educated not only by our keynote speaker and workshop presenters, but also by one another.The world can be a better place because of your presence-your smile and your kindness truly can make a difference and”how wonderful it is that nobody wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” (Anne Frank)
So smile! Smile today and tomorrow and be ready to witness the effect it has on those around you.
Maya Angelou said, ” People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Introducing the 2019
Gail Miller is an American businesswoman, the widow of Larry H. Miller, chairwoman of the Larry H. Miller Group Companies and Salt Lake Community College. Gail is the Owner of the Utah Jazz.
Gail Miller might seem as though she has it easy—now. But she has experienced challenges in nearly every aspect of her life: financial struggles, family trials, and personal loss. Through it all, she has had courage to move forward and remain grounded in her faith.
Gail encourages others to find their own path—with the help of the Lord. Her candid stories and personal insights about faith, hard work, grief, and many more topics are both fascinating and inspiring.
Gail and her late husband, Larry, started their business with a single Toyota dealership in 1979. The Larry H. Miller Group of Companies has grown to include more than 60 car dealerships throughout the West, the Utah Jazz, the Salt Lake City Stars, the Salt Lake Bees, theater complexes, and a variety of other automotive, financial, and real estate companies. Today, the privately-owned Larry H. Miller Group of Companies employs more than 10,000 people. Gail and Larry created a strong legacy of giving back to the communities in which they do business. Gail presides over the Larry H. Miller Education Foundation and the Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation, which support a wide range of charitable, educational, and humanitarian causes. Gail gives freely of her time and is actively involved in many other business, civic, and educational endeavors. She serves on the National Advisory Council at the University of Utah and the President’s Leadership Council at Brigham Young University. Gail also serves as the chair of Intermountain Healthcare’s Board of Trustees, on the Shelter the Homeless Board, and the Zions Bank Advisory Board. Gail has been recognized with many public honors including Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Utah and Salt Lake Community College, an honorary Doctor of Humanities from Weber State University, and the Salt Lake Chamber’s highest award “A Giant in Our City.” She is also the recipient of the internationally-recognized ATHENA Award. In 2012, Gail married Kim Wilson. Kim is a senior attorney with one of Salt Lake City’s oldest law firms, Snow, Christensen and Martineau, which has been in business since a decade before statehood was granted to Utah. He is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Mormon Historic Sites Foundation and serves on the boards of a number of other civic organizations and causes. Gail and Kim enjoy traveling, serving others and spending time with their large family. They make their home in Salt Lake City, Utah.