UTOPIA FIBER’S EXECUTIVE TEAM
ROGER TIMMERMAN, Executive Director
Roger has been serving as UTOPIA Fiber’s Executive Director since 2016 and has been a technology management professional in telecommunications and information technology for over 15 years. Roger has been designing and building networks throughout his career in various roles including Vice President of Engineering for Vivint Wireless, CTO for UTOPIA Fiber, Network Engineer for iProvo, and Network Product Manager for Brigham Young University. Roger earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Information Technology from Brigham Young University.
LAURIE HARVEY, Chief Financial Officer
Laurie has been with UTOPIA/UIA since January of 2019. Prior to joining the Agency, she was an Assistant City Manager for Midvale City, one of the Agency’s member cities. She was employed by Midvale City for twenty years. Laurie also has served in the Utah Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget, and has over ten years of experience in Public Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Public Finance Officer. She holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Utah.
AARON LEACH, Chief Technology Officer
Aaron has been with UTOPIA/UIA since June of 2017 and has been in technical operations, engineering management, and information technology for over 17 years. He started as our Chief Operating Officer and recently transitioned into our Chief Technology Officer. Aaron earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Phoenix and Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology Management from Capella University.
KIMBERLY MCKINLEY, Chief Marketing Officer
Kim McKinley joined UTOPIA Fiber in 2010. In her role as CMO, she oversees the Marketing, Sales, Order Fulfillment and the Customer Service departments. Before coming to UTOPIA Fiber, she worked in the Hospitality Marketing industry on the east coast. Kim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.
JOSHUA CHANDLER, General Counsel
Josh serves as General Counsel for UTOPIA Fiber and advises on a broad range of legal matters. Before joining UTOPIA Fiber in 2018, Josh worked as a Senior Civil Attorney for Sandy City, where he advised several departments within the City. Josh also worked as a civil litigator with one of the largest and fastest growing law firms in Utah where he successfully represented a wide variety of clients in litigation before trial and appellate courts in Utah and Texas. Josh graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University with degrees in political science and Russian before graduating cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark Law School.
JEFF ERWIN, Chief Operating Officer
Jeff joined the UTOPIA Fiber team in June of 2021 as our Chief Operating Officer. Since 2013 he has been a director and manager for a number of tech and software companies across the country including Vaxess Technologies, Vivint Smart Home, Lucid Software, and Smart Interests. He recently returned to Salt Lake City after living in the UK for several years. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Iowa and a Master’s degree in Management from Harvard University.