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Christian Gardner Elected New Trustee at U

Christian K. Gardner, president of the Gardner Company, newest member of the University of Utah Board of Trustees.

July 16, 2014 – The Utah State Senate voted today to confirm Christian K. Gardner as trustee of the University of Utah Board of Trustees. Gardner’s appointment was proposed by Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert to replace Clark Ivory and fill the remainder of his term, which expires June 30, 2015.

Gardner is president and CEO of The Gardner Company, a full service real estate company specializing in the development of corporate office, retail, industrial and medical buildings. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and holds a master of science in real estate development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“We are pleased to have Christian join the U of U’s Board of Trustees,” said Michele Mattsson, chair of the governing board. “He brings valuable experience in business, management and finance, as well as having a longstanding connection to the U.”

Gardner is active in many community and charitable causes including the Board of Directors of the United Way, and a member of United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society, the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the board of the Pioneer Theatre Company, and a member of the National Advisory Board of the David S. Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.