Meet the members of the Sandy Rotary Club
2016-17 Past President
Kevin Hoopes, CPA, CLU, ChFC has been assisting clients in with Tax, Insurance, Finance, Investment, and Estate Planning for more than 30 years. During this time, he has also taught educational courses throughout the insurance industry training other agents in specialized fields.
Through his vast experience in these fields, he can improve the quality of your life or business.
He works with many different insurance companies - allowing for a wide variety of products and services to be offered to you.
- Life Insurance
- Long Term Care Insurance
- Medicare Products
- Income Tax Planning
- Retirement Planning
2014-15 Past President
Brenda Suta is Vice President of Small Business at Workers Compensation Fund in the marketing department. She oversees the customer servicing segment of the company and the development of products that emphasize servicing over 13,000 small policyholders. Brenda enjoys the opportunity to work with a variety of people from policyholders to assisting with community events. Brenda is past president of the Sandy Rotary Club and is on the Guadalupe School Board. Previously she worked in California for the State Compensation Insurance Fund where she held such positions as Broker Relations Manager, Claims Manager, and Sales Representative. Brenda received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California University, in Fresno, and is currently studying for an advanced insurance designation. When Brenda is not at work or volunteering her time, you can find her hiking one of Utah’s scenic trails.
2015-16 Past President
Chris assists in the operation and management of a family real estate development, management and investment company; Terramerica Corporation, located in Salt Lake City. Terramerica is a real estate brokerage established to manage and lease the Horman’s retail and office property as well as oversee the development and investment activities of the Horman Family. Prior to joining Terramerica, Chris worked many years for the Utah Jazz and the Larry H. Miller Sports and Entertainment Group. Chris graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Economics.
Currently, he serves as the President of the Sandy Rotary Club, he serves on the Golf Tournament Committee for the Sandy Boys and Girls Club and is also a board member of the College of Social and Behavioral Science Advancement Board for the University of Utah.
He was raised in Sandy and attended Alta High School. He has known his wife Katherine since they were children and are now the proud parents of three kids. Chris loves to travel, ski, and play golf. He is a big fan of the University of Utah and the Utah Jazz.
2012-13 Past President
Sandy Rotary Member since 2010
Diana is a Mortgage Loan Officer for Academy Mortgage Corporation. She has worked in the mortgage industry for over 35 years and has originated loans for the past 23. Diana loves helping her clients realize the dream of home ownership. She enjoys working with people and loves to serve. Diana has been married to Don for 42 years and she enjoys being a mother to their 4 sons and 7 grandchildren. Diana loves to travel, camp, read and cook but most of all she loves to spend time spoiling her Grandchildren. She loves to serve and volunteer and help those less fortunate. Being a Rotarian is something she really loves to do.
She grew up in Sandy and even though not currently living in Sandy, she will always call Sandy “home”.
You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
2015-16 & 2016-2017 Membership Committee Chair
Ken presently works for the Utah Department of Public Safety in the Division of Emergency Management as a Community Support Liaison with the Be Ready Utah program. Previously he served as the 2-1-1 Outreach and Disaster Coordinator for United Way of Salt Lake, and also served for ten years as the Emergency Management Coordinator for Sandy City.
He is a past-president of the Utah Emergency Management Association (UEMA), and has served on the board of directors of the Utah Association of Contingency Planners (UACP). He also worked with the Western Community Policing Institute (WCPI) as a course instructor for their Creating Vigilant, Prepared, and Resilient Communities program.
He is a Charter Member of the Sandy Rotary Club since it was organized in 1986, and has served as past-president of the club as well as in other positions.
Ken served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps, and is a Vietnam veteran. He and his wife Marsha are the proud parents of 4 children and 17 grandchildren. His favorite activity is hiking the Zion Narrows and just being outdoors!
2018-19 Club Secretary
Sandy Rotary Club Member since 2016
David is a retired information technology professional with 36+ years’ in customer liaison, computer software analysis, design, development, installation, maintenance, and deskside technical support.
He graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, taught released-time seminary in the Church Education System of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) for two years, and got a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at Utah State University (USU) in 1974.
He worked for Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS) and Planned Marketing Associates in Ohio and Texas before working at LDS Church headquarters in Salt Lake City, UT for 33+ years, retiring in 2011.
David married “Tisha” Sorensen from Dietrich, ID in 1969. They have 11 children and 36 grandchildren. They have resided in Sandy, UT since 1979, enjoy traveling and developing investment properties, served a full-time LDS mission from January 2014 to June 2015 in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT and continue to do family history research and temple work. David enjoys running, hiking, and camping. Tisha is a former nurse, a master herbalist, consultant, counselor, and talented problem solver.
Duncan Wright has worked for Wells Fargo Bank since he graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Finance in August of 1985. He was a Branch Manager of several branches prior to working in his current position as a Relationship Manager in the Wells Fargo Business Banking Group. He has worked in his current position for 20 years. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Sandy Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the Chamber Finance Committee. He has served as the Sandy Rotary Club President and currently serves as the Club Treasurer. He is also a member of the Sandy Honorary Colonels.
Holly is the Director of Marketing for Chick-fil-A Draper and Chick-fil-A South Towne Marketplace. Holly has been in the Marketing field for 20 years having served as the Assistant Marketing Manager at South Towne Mall, as the Marketing Director of Valley Fair Mall during its redevelopment, then as the Events and Sponsorships Director for ChamberWest and ChamberEast.
Holly is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Management through Western Governor’s University. She is a graduate of the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication. She also has an Associate of Science degree in Public Relations along with many certificates of completion including Travel and Tourism, Marketing from International Shopping Centers, Youth Director and Drama Director from Lifeway Christian Resources, Marriott Certified Hotel Specialist and a certified Cruise Specialist with Carnival, Disney, Royal Caribbean, and Princess Cruise Lines to name a few.
Holly has been very active in the community for decades including previous service on the Women in Business Board for both ChamberWest and Sandy Chamber of Commerce, co-chairing the Taste of Sandy as well as serving on the board of Hospitality West. She is currently a public speaker at Women’s Retreats, involved in the PTA at her children’s schools, and actively involved in leadership at her church through singing on their Praise Team and leading in their AWANA children’s program.
Holly enjoys being with her family, traveling, watching movies, game nights, dining anywhere with patio seating, and simply getting to know people in an intimate setting especially if it involves a porch swing.
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