UTA BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Carlton Christensen - Board Chair
Representing Salt Lake County
Trustee Christensen comes to UTA after serving five years as the Director of Regional Transportation, Housing and Economic Development for Salt Lake County. Prior to joining the County, Trustee Christensen worked as a Community Development Representative for Zions Bank. Previously he worked for 18 years in finance and accounting for both the bank and for a property management development company. He has an extensive track record of public service including sixteen years spent on the Salt Lake City Council. Mr. Christensen has also been the Chair of the Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency and Salt Lake City Council, President of the Utah League of Cities & Towns, the President of the Associates Board for the Museum of Natural History of Utah, an ex officio member of the Salt Lake City Airport Board and Chair of the Wasatch Front Economic Development District. Mr. Christensen previously served on the Board of Shelter the Homeless and as a member of the Great Salt Lake Advisory Council. Trustee Christensen joined the Utah Transit Authority on November 1, 2018.
Representing Davis, Weber & Box Elder Counties
Trustee Holbrook brings a wealth of experience to UTA. She began her career in the financial sector, established a real estate firm in 2002 and in 2010 went to work for Zion’s Bank as the Director of the Business Resource Center in Salt Lake City. Trustee Holbrook would go on to become the Public Sector Solutions Manager for Waste Management of Utah. Trustee Holbrook was first elected to the Bountiful City Council in 2007 and has served on several boards including the Bountiful Power Commission, Planning Commission and the Utility Facility Review Board. She is the outgoing President of the Utah League of Cities and Towns; having served there since 2011. Trustee Holbrook joined the Utah Transit Authority on November 1, 2018.
Representing Utah & Tooele Counties
Before being appointed to the Board at UTA, Kent Millington was Director of Technology Commercialization at Utah Valley University, where his work involved finding, reviewing, and nurturing new technologies developed by students and faculty at UVU. He has worked in the development and deployment of intellectual property for most of the past 25 years. During 2007, he was president and CEO of AccessData Corp., a leading digital forensics software company, and was a member of the Board of that company for several years. He was Entrepreneur in Residence at Utah Valley State College in Orem, Utah from 2004-2007. He has over 35 years of experience in management and new ventures. From 1997-2004, Kent played a key role in the development of Verio, one of the world’s largest Internet companies. He previously worked for EG&G as Director of Business Development at a large national laboratory, where he was responsible for assessing dozens of technologies and managing the technology transfer functions. He served as a member of the Utah State Transportation Commission from 2005 to 2018 and was Chair of the Commission the last three years. Dr. Millington has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Science and Technology of China, China’s leading scientific university, and for the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland.
Kent has a B.A. degree in History and Political Science from the University of Utah, an MBA from Brigham Young University, completed his PhD requirements at the University of Texas at Arlington, and was awarded a Doctorate of Business Administration from California Coast University.