Alumni in the News

Senator Wayne Larry Niederhauser – B.S., Accounting, 1984; M.S., Accounting, 1985

The Enterprise
The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce has announced it will honor Dell Loy Hansen, Jesselie Anderson and Sen. Wayne Niederhauser with Titan Awards during a ceremony Oct. 17 at the Little America Hotel. Each year, the chamber honors individuals and businesses that are recognized in the community as leaders, innovators and philanthropists. Honorees have provided economic growth and jobs while also investing in the community through donations to education, the arts and other community projects and services. Hansen is the founder and chief executive officer of the Wasatch Group. Hansen has been involved in all aspects of commercial and multi-family real estate development, construction, acquisition, sales, leasing, financing and entitlement for the company. Anderson has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Children’s Center, the Governor Mansion Foundation, Hansen Planetarium, Westminster College’s Board of Trustees and chair of the Salt Lake Community College Board of Trustees, and is currently on the Legacy of Life Committee of the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation, Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service at Weber State University and University Hospital Board of Trustees. She is also currently serving as co-chair of Education First. Niederhauser first elected to the Utah State Senate in 2006, is in his second term representing Senate District 9, which covers most of Sandy, a portion of Cottonwood Heights and all of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Niederhauser has been affiliated with Visit Salt Lake and Envision Utah, and has been named American Legislative Exchange Council 2009 “Legislator of the Year” and is a graduate of 2008 CSG Henry Toll Fellows Program.