Alumni in the News

Richard S. Swart - B.S., Bus., ‘04; M.S., Bus. Info. Sys., ‘04; P.D., Edu., ‘07

The Enterprise

Grow America Inc., an Ogden company with a mission to support, encourage and strengthen entrepreneurs
in local economies, has appointed two of its leaders, Berkeley Geddes, CEO of Grow America Insight, and
Richard Swart, director of strategic programs, to key roles in the professional and regulatory associations
focused on facilitating a vibrant, credible and growing global Crowdfunding Professional Association
(CfPA) executive committee and governance board, which represents the voice of the crowdfunding
industry and will provide advocacy, research and education for investors and entrepreneurs. Swart has been
named to organizing committee of CfPA and also will serve as a member of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CfIRA) leadership group, which is focused exclusively on channeling industry
expertise to support the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
and other affected governmental and quasi-governmental entities, including state regulators, in the
establishment of crowd-funding regulation, standards and best practices.