Leadership - The Best of State ® Legacy Council

Bronson Sulser, Kentson Car Company (Chairperson)

Bronson Sulser

Bronson Sulser is the CEO and President of Kentson Car Company. His inspiration to create this company was launched 24 years ago with the objective of providing customers an ultimate car buying experience while instilling leadership, team culture and goal setting attributes among his associates. In addition to the car industry, Bronson spends time identifying market trends, stock screening, portfolio allocation and risk management. He has achieved and established honorable success as a self-made professional in stock trading and real estate.

Mary Crafts-Homer, MARY CRAFTS INC.

Mary Crafts-Homer

As the founder of Culinary Crafts, Utah’s largest off-premise caterer and recipient of 19 Best of State  awards, Mary is integral to making Utah a great place to celebrate. Mary has received numerous awards including the Silicon Slopes Hero Award, the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Pathfinder Award, UVU’s Kirk Englehardt Ethics Award, and Mary was named One of Utah’s Coolest Entrepreneurs by Business Q Magazine. Currently Mary is devoting herself to improving life for others through her scholarships, mentoring, keynotes, and podcasts, as she continues to guide Culinary Crafts to even greater levels of success.

Doug Clements, American Eagle Ready Mix

Doug Clements

Doug Clements is the president of American Eagle Ready Mix, which he started six years ago, and which has grown to 4 locations, 65 mixers, 15 power units and 105 employees. American Eagle delivers ready mix concrete to residential, commercial and DOT projects in the Salt Lake City and surrounding areas. His dream to be able to work with his kids every day and own his own company allows him to enjoy a great quality of life with his wife and 4 kids; RV trips, boating, motocross, snowmobiling, snow skiing, rodeos and taking pride in his yard.

Kevin Guest, USANA

Kevin Guest

Kevin Guest is the Chief Executive Officer of USANA Health Sciences, where he has overseen record company growth as well as new product development, strategic marketing, and USANA’s audio, video, and event productions worldwide. He is also a member of the board of directors for the Direct Selling Association, and a member of the CEO Council for the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations. Prior to joining USANA, Kevin was a managing partner at FMG, a video and events production company. Kevin earned a BA in Communications from Brigham Young University and is an accomplished musician, playing at venues like the Grand Ole Opry with rock and country superstars.

Kent Crawford, KUTV

Kent Crawford

Kent Crawford began his media career in 1980, and has had numerous sales management positions since that time. He has been in broadcast/internet sales management for more than 20 years. Kent is currently the General Manager at KUTV Ch. 2. Kent’s focus has always been to aid clients in achieving their marketing goals and objectives with the effective use of television and the internet. He has created numerous public service and commercial campaigns. Kent is a past board member of the Utah Advertising Federations. He is a graduate of the University of Utah. He resides in Salt Lake City with his wife and two children.

Ronald Gunnell, Health Benefits America (HBA)

Ronald Gunnell

Ron Gunnell co-founded Health Benefits America in 1986, which became one of the nation’s premier outsourcing benefit management solutions, providing services to companies such as General Motors, Bank of America, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Pizza Hut, FedEx, Chevron, and more. In 2014, Ron founded The BroadStreet Group with partners in the United States, Brazil, and India. He serves on a number of educational and arts boards across the state, and he is responsible for negotiating and securing all guest artists that perform with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. He is married to Kaye Ashby and has three daughters and two grandchildren.

Jason McGowan, Crumbl Cookies

Jason McGowan

Jason McGowan is the co-founder and CEO of Crumbl Cookies, America’s fastest growing gourmet cookie company. Prior to bringing friends and families together over a box of the best cookies in the world, Jason built We’re Related, an app that helped connect 120 million users to their families, founded a ring company called EMBR, and helped design and build Nintendo TVii. He thrives on working with brilliant people in creating simple, high-quality products and services that can improve the lives of others and impact society for the better. Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 children, competing in lawn game tournaments, golfing, and traveling.

Jeff Young, YESCO

Jeff Young

Jeffrey S. Young is Senior Vice President of Young Electric Sign Company. YESCO, as the company is known today, is a remarkable story of the American dream come true. Jeff’s grandfather, Thomas Young, founded the company in 1920 in Ogden. YESCO is a family-owned provider of a full spectrum of custom sign and lighting systems from simple wayfinding plaques to towering, spectacular displays. YESCO and its 1,400 employees serve customers in Utah and throughout the country and Canada. The founder enjoyed the saying, “The difficult we do immediately; the impossible may take a little longer.”

Beth Colosimo, MBA, Salt Lake Community College

Beth Colosimo

Beth Colosimo is an Executive Director at Salt Lake Community College. Beth manages a variety of programs that help entrepreneurs and small businesses get started and expand through a variety of training and education workshops, mentoring, and conferences. As director of the Small Business Development Center, Beth and her team counsel and mentor those looking to start their own companies. She also oversees a business incubator where start up companies work together in a shared space to learn about being entrepreneurs and how to grow their businesses.

Kris Cappaert-Primosic, Blue Iguana Mexican Restaurant

Kris Cappaert-Primosic

Kris Cappaert-Primosic is the owner of the award-winning Blue Iguana Mexican Restaurant brand. She and her devoted staff are happy to be celebrating more than 20 years in business, serving Utah’s most authentic Mexican cuisine. Since having purchased a partner’s interest in 2014, she has become the sole owner. Kris, along with her long-term faithful staff, have enjoyed substantial year over year revenue growth under her leadership.

Dan Young, PC Laptops

Dan Young

Dan “The Laptop Man” Young is the founder and CEO of PC Laptops. PC Laptops makes the best custom-configured computers and laptops all covered by a lifetime service guarantee. Dan considers himself a “video game junkie” and has been programming video games since he was 6 years old. After starting PC Laptops, he has also founded successful technology companies specializing in high-performance gaming, enterprise cloud security, and remote technical services. When he’s not visiting one of his stores and making friends with customers, Young is often mentoring young entrepreneurs.

Troy Olson, Les Olson Company

Troy Olson

Troy Olson began his days at the family business as a file clerk, and throughout his 38-year tenure at Les Olson Company, he has always loved and excelled in his work. As current president at Les Olson Company, he serves as a shareholder and member of the board of directors. He also currently serves on the Sharp Dealer Advisory Council for the United States and works with all the independent dealers in the Sharp family. Troy’s hobbies include golfing, fly fishing, and Ultra endurance running through the Wasatch Mountains. He is married to the love of his life, Mindy, and they have two children and three grandchildren.

Jacob Hoehne, ISSIMO Story Agency

Jacob Hoehne

Jacob Hoehne is the founder of ISSIMO Story Agency: inspiring audiences through film and telling the story of brands that are making the world a better place. He believes in the power of stories to change people’s hearts and minds, which in turn changes the world. His team has won 25 national awards for work with top mission-driven brands.

Melanie Robinson, Webb Audio Visual

Melanie Robinson

Melanie Robinson, a Utah native, received her MBA at Stanford University Graduate School of Business before returning to Utah to steer teams focused on innovation and technology. At WEBB, Melanie works with a team of technologists, creatives, producers, and builders to deliver world-class experiences in the event and AV world.