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"Bishop Burton has a long and distinguished history of leadership and service, both here in Utah and around the world," said Governor Herbert.  "He has consistently demonstrated a willingness to use his wisdom and vast experience for the betterment of individuals and communities.  His service on the Board of Directors will be a great benefit to UTA and to our whole state."
 
Burton was recently released from his calling as the Presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a position he held for 16 years.  He previously served as a counselor in the Presiding Bishopric and a budget officer in the LDS Church.  He was also formerly employed by Kennecott Utah Copper and the Utah Tax Commission.
 
The UTA Board of Directors is comprised of 15 individuals.  The Governor makes one appointment to the Board.  The Governor's appointment serves for a term of four years and does not require confirmation from the Utah State Senate.

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