Steve Klass, P³ Utah Executive Director has led business sustainability education and networking activities in Utah since 2006 as founding president of the Net Impact Utah professional chapter. He began serving as executive director of the P³ Utah organization in October 2012 when the board was formed. Mr. Klass is one of Utah’s most experienced community service capacity builders, having served as Deputy State Planning Coordinator, SCORE start-up counselor, nonprofit board development consultant, socially responsible business plan judge and leader on nonprofit boards. He has operated a management consulting practice, Klass Strategies, since 1993, focusing on strategic planning, fund raising and project management for small nonprofit organizations. His professional work began in program planning and budget analysis for public health, environmental quality and community and economic development programs for the state of Utah. He has an MPA and an HBA in organizational communication from the University of Utah.
Kayla Schmenk, Summer Research Intern, has key responsibilities analyzing benefit corporation reporting tools and identifying model sustainability training programs as well as ongoing identification of leading sustainability efforts in Utah companies. She is majoring in a major in Environmental and Sustainability Studies at the University and is serving in a reserve unit of the Utah Army National Guard. She has strong experience in community supported agriculture and has worked for Live and Thrive and Utahns Against Hunger.