David Utrilla studied international business and economics in Peru and in the USA. In 1995 he founded U.S. Translation Company and serves currently as its CEO. He and his company have been given multiple awards including Utah’s Best of State, listed six times in the Inc. 500/5000 for fastest growing companies in America, Mountain West Capital Network’s top 100 fastest growing companies in Utah, and the Small Business Person of the Year by the SBA. In 2014 he received the Weber State University Distinguished Alumnus Award, the 2015 Utah Valley University Atlas Award, the 2016 Quixote Award by the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the 2018 International Person of the Year Award at the Governor’s Utah Global Forum. David also serves on the Board of trustees of the Utah Symphony and Opera, is a Board Member of the World Trade Association of Utah, is the President of the Utah Consular Corps, is on the Weber State University President’s National Advisory Council, is the Chair of the Advisory Board for the School of Business and Economics at WSU, is Advisory Council Member of the Master of International Affairs and Global Enterprise program at the University of Utah, is the Chair of the Utah Council for Citizen and Diplomacy, is an Advisory Committee Member of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, is the Chair of the Global Community Advisory Board at Utah Valley University, and is an Advisory Board Member of Key Bank. In 2009 he was appointed by the President of Peru as the Honorary Consul of Peru in Utah and he currently holds this position.
James T. BurtonVice President
James T. Burton was appointed by Joachim Gauck, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, and recognized by the United States Department of State as the German Honorary Consul on January 29, 2015. Mr. Burton is a shareholder at Kirton McConkie where he practices in the firm’s intellectual property litigation group. Mr. Burton is a member of Rotary Club 24 in Salt Lake City. Mr. Burton and his wife, Ashley, have five boys. Mr. Burton holds a B.A. from Utah State University, a J.D. from Florida State University College of Law, and an LL.M. from The George Washington University Law School.
Baldomero LagoSecretary & Treasurer
Baldomero was recognized by the State Department as an Honorary Consul to Spain in March 22, 2001. He currently serves as Vice President for Global Engagement at Utah Valley University. He has dedicated his professional career as a professor of language pedagogy and has presented his teaching philosophy and research in Europe, the Americas and Asia. A native of Spain, Dr. Lago received his undergraduate and post graduate degrees in the US and returned to his home country to complete his doctoral degree in instructional technology. He is the chief editor of the Journal of Learning Styles, a member of the Board of Trustees at the Extremadura Business School in Spain and participates actively in many scientific committees of international organizations. He enjoys travelling and spending time with his family.