Covey Center Founders

Center Mission: The greatest need in the world today is for leadership. We develop principle-centered leaders of character and competence, who elevate all society.

Center Vision: Become the most influential source of principle-centered leadership in the world.

Founders Organization Mission

We are a global network of leaders committed to enabling The Stephen R. Covey Leadership Center at Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business to achieve its mission and vision.

Become a Founder

If you’re interested in providing a framework of principled-centered leadership to our students, through classroom or social interactions, mentoring and coaching, we invite you to become a Founder of the Covey Center. Founders make an initial contribution (see recognitions levels) and pledge $5,000 annually which supports student scholarships, programs and competitions sponsored by the Covey Leadership Center. Any three year pledge of $100,000 or more qualifies for “Founder for Life” with no ongoing sustaining contribution donations required.

Donation Recognition Levels

  1. Ambassador: $1,000,000+
  2. Titanium: $500,000 - $999,999
  3. Diamond: $250,000 - $499,999
  4. Platinum: $100,000 - $249,999
  5. Gold: $50,000 - $99,999
  6. Silver: $25,000 - $49,999
  7. Bronze: $10,000 - $24,999

How Founders Participate

There are a variety of ways for founders to get involved. Some of them include:

  • Speaking in classes as a guest lecturer
  • Serving as a competition judge
  • Mentoring students in the Covey Leadership Fellows Club
  • Providing internship opportunities
  • Attending networking events
  • Offering input and feedback on our program
  • Accompanying or establishing connections with our International Leadership Experiences

Please contact the Center's Executive Director, Bret Crane, at bret.crane@usu.edu for more information on becoming a Founders Board member.

Founder's Contribution

Founders Conference

Once a year, the Founders and their spouses gather together on campus or in alternative locations throughout the world for educational programs with guest speakers. During the conference, Founders have the opportunity to network through social activities, such as dinners, golf, tours, and sporting events. At this conference, students also have the opportunity to interact with the Founders personally, discussing various aspects of leadership and their personal development.

Founders Members

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Colleen Covey Brown
Colleen Covey Brown

Colleen Covey Brown

Educator & Presenter, BYU-Provo

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Craig Christensen
Craig Christensen

Craig Christensen

Founder & CEO, kraftworx

HSB: Alumni Directory
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Maria Cole
Maria Cole

Maria Cole

Author, Educator, BYU-Provo, BYU-Hawaii, University of Utah, LDS Business College

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Greg Cole
Greg Cole

Greg Cole

Managing Partner, AIM Ventura Capital Fund

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Kevin R. Cope
Kevin R.  Cope

Kevin R. Cope

CEO, Acumen Learning

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Stephen M.R. Covey
Stephen M.R. Covey

Stephen M.R. Covey

CoFounder, CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice

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Sean Covey
Sean Covey

Sean Covey

President, FranklinCovey Education

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David M.R. Covey
David M.R. Covey

David M.R. Covey

Keynote Speaker, Author, CEO, SMCOVEY, ThomasLeland

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Joshua Covey
Joshua Covey

Joshua Covey

Vice President, Education Division, FranklinCovey

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Boyd Craig
Stephen R. Covey Endowed Professor of Leadership and Vice Chairman of the Stephen R. Covey Leadership Center
Boyd Craig

Boyd Craig

Stephen R. Covey Endowed Professor of Leadership and Vice Chairman of the Stephen R. Covey Leadership Center

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Blake Dursteler
Blake Dursteler

Blake Dursteler

Director and Board Member, C.L. Fred & Leora Mae Evans Family Charitable Foundation

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Cynthia Covey Haller
Cynthia Covey Haller

Cynthia Covey Haller

Co-Author, Live Life in Crescendo

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David Jenkins
David Jenkins

David Jenkins

Former President and CEO, Conservice

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Scott Lamb
Scott Lamb

Scott Lamb

Board Member, Pennant Group

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Greg Link
Greg Link

Greg Link

Co-Founder, CoveyLink

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Roger McOmber
Roger McOmber

Roger McOmber

Managing Partner, McOmber Capital

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Stephen Mongie
Stephen Mongie

Stephen Mongie

Founder & Managing Partner, Links Consulting Group

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Matthew M. Montague
Matthew M.  Montague

Matthew M. Montague

Regional Vice President, Hartford Funds

HSB: Covey Founder
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Shawn Moon
Shawn Moon

Shawn Moon

CEO, Zerorez Franchising Systems, Inc.

HSB: Covey Founder
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David Roskelley
David Roskelley

David Roskelley

Founding Partner, R&R Environmental, Inc.

HSB: Covey Founder
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Catherine Covey Sagers
Catherine Covey Sagers

Catherine Covey Sagers

Book Reviewer, FranklinCovey

HSB: Covey Founder
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Steven R. Shallenberger
Steven R.  Shallenberger

Steven R. Shallenberger

President, Becoming Your Best Global Leadership

HSB: Covey Founder
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Michael K. Simpson
Michael K. Simpson

Michael K. Simpson

CEO, Simpson Executive Coaching

HSB: Covey Founder
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Ken Thompson
Ken Thompson

Ken Thompson

Principal, AlignOrg Solutions

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Eduardo Zanatta
Eduardo Zanatta

Eduardo Zanatta

Vice President, DaVita