Navigating COVID-19 Series

The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation generously underwrote this lecture series so it can be offered free of charge to all interested business participants.

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Experts from the Marriner S. Eccles Institute at the David Eccles School of Business provide actionable insights for businesses of every size throughout Utah.

This unprecedented forum is provided free of charge to business leaders through the generosity of the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.

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Results from the Health & Economic Recovery Outreach (HERO) Project
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Navigating COVID-19: How to Rebuild Your Business and Reactivate Our Community

A forum conducted every week in May to provide clear and actionable direction to help local businesses navigate the COVID-19 health and economic crisis.

[Originally aired on May 1, 2020]


Moderator: Mike Leavitt
Former Secretary, United States Health and Human Services; Former Utah State Governor; President and CEO, Leavitt Partners

Speaker: Natalie Gochnour, Associate Dean at the David Eccles School of Business; Director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah

Speaker: Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics

[Originally aired on May 5, 2020]

Moderated by: Natalie Gochnour, Associate Dean at the David Eccles School of Business; Director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah

Speakers:
Dejan Eskic, Research Associate, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, David Eccles School of Business
Linda Wardell, General Manager, City Creek Center
Brad Wilson, President, Destination Homes
Angela Eldredge, Vice President for Operations, Price Real Estate
Brandon Fugal, Chairman, Colliers International in Utah
David Layton, President and CEO, Layton Construction

[Originally aired on May 8, 2020]

Speakers:
Mike Leavitt, Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Former Utah Governor
Jesse Graham, George S. Eccles Professor of Business Ethics at the David Eccles School of Business
Andrea Thomas, Assistant Dean and Marketing Professor at the David Eccles School of Business
David Neeleman, Founder & CEO of Jet Blue, Azul, and Breeze Airlines
Chid Liberty, CEO & Founder, Liberty & Justice

[Originally aired on May 15, 2020]

Moderator: Mike Leavitt, Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Former Utah Governor

Speakers:

Sydnee Dickson, Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Dickson addresses questions such as:

  • How are Utah’s schools planning for students to return in the fall? How are you making the decision?
  • What are the long-term implications to students of not being in school?
  • How did lack of internet and level of student engagement impact the success of online learning?
  • How did the CR/NC grading system impact learning outcomes?

Mark Harlan, Athletics Director for the University of Utah

Harlan addresses questions such as:

  • How will we be able to attend athletic events when the University of Utah brings students back to campus?
  • What is the status of recreational sports camps and how does this inform local recreational sports.
  • Do you have any advice for parents and sports-related businesses to help them open up and allow kids to engage in sports?
  • How will the experience look different for student athletes and fans? Does crowd size make a difference?

Erica Hansen, Community Relations Manager at Hogle Zoo

Hansen will address questions such as:

  • How did Hogle Zoo adjust its practices to manage large groups since it reopened on May 2?
  • Are there