Conference Presenters

UASSP Secretary Conference 2019 Presenters 


Amanda Covington 

Amanda Covington is Executive Vice President, Communications & Government Affairs, for the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. She recently served as Senior President, Communications and Government Relations for Vista Outdoor Inc. Covington has more than 20 years of experience leading corporate communications and government relations strategies impacting financial communications, crisis communications, domestic and international media/public relations, corporate branding and advertising, digital media, employee relations, public policy and legislation, industry associations, and community relations. 

She earned an Honors bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Utah. Covington enjoys spending her free time wake surfing, snow skiing and traveling with her husband and two teenage boys.


Melinda Colton

Melinda Colton has spent the past 26 years working in public relations in higher and public education. She was named Director Communications for Park City School District in August 2017.
She most recently served as Director of Public Relations for Utah Valley University, Utah’s largest four-year university.

As an experienced communications professional, she is skilled at developing strategic and crisis communications plans, implementing branding and public relations campaigns, and messaging with diverse publics.  She has developed a reputation with the news media because of her integrity and responsiveness.  She is also adept at customer service training, conducting and passing bond campaigns, utilizing social media, and writing policies.


Maddie Wilson, Entertainer

‚ÄčMaddie Wilson’s soulful country-crossover style wins new fans wherever she performs, whether a high-energy live concert or a one-of-a-kind music video. After just a song or two, you’ll understand why the Nashville Songwriters Association International recently named Maddie “one to watch.”


Assistant Principal Conference 2019 Presenters

Heidi Alderlegal issues 
Kris Packer, working with transgender population in the school: supporting and understanding transgender identities
Donovan A. Bergstrom
Luke Rasmussen
Brett Peterson
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Mid-Winter Conference 2020 Presenters 


Kenneth Williams, Presenter