The Utah Cultural Trust

The Utah Cultural Trust (UCT) was formed to engage the community in Utah through arts and education with a focus on diversity and inclusion through technology, the arts and leadership building. We have been working in Salt Lake City for the past year on building partnerships in the community around diversity and inclusion with organizations like the Utah African American Chamber, the Utah Hispanic Chamber, the Utah Asian American Chamber, the Salt Lake City Mayor’s office and other community based organizations.

We address pre-K to 30+ through programs in Utah connecting our diverse communities to events and activities that broaden their scope through the vast resources currently available. Utah is far more diverse than some people might know and we have created an organization that is becoming the umbrella for diverse community based organizations in Utah.

The Utah Cultural Trust is not a community service project, we are empowering young people in Utah by engaging them through leadership, mentorship and community resources. We have eight large events planned in 2019 and we would like to introduce our organization, our leadership team and ways we are engaging the diverse community in Utah.


TIFFANY ENTE - Founder & Executive Director

Originally from Northern California, Tiffany relocated to New York City to attend the New School. She worked for HSBC, RBC Capital Markets and was a founder of Truth Revolutions Records, Musiq Haus Management and co-founded Tin Hinan US. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Utah Cultural Trust, which was founded in 2018 and is based in Salt Lake City, UT. She leads clinics at the Brubeck Institute at the University of the Pacific and spends much of her spare time finding new ways to partner with others in the communities she serves.


CAMERON WILLIAMS - Executive Board President. Director of Diversity Engagement, Principal Sales Architect, DOMO

CJ DRISDOM - Executive Board Vice President. Founder of Changing Lanes Entertainment Group and Lakehouse Studios LLC

JOI PODGORNY - Executive Board Treasurer. Founder of the Good People Collective. UCT 501c4 Coordinator.

LIA SUMMERS - Executive Board Secretary. Project Manager at Western Governors University. Former Senior Advisor for Arts & Culture for the Salt Lake City Mayor’s office.

ANDIE PEDERSEN - UCT Board of Directors. Vivint, Inc. Designer and Philanthropist.

MARINA JAMES - UCT Board of Directors. DOMO, Philanthropist.

JOHN BARLOW - UCT Board of Directors. Owner, Vida Tequila.

YONN SAMUELS - UCT Board of Directors. Development Director, Adobe Systems

JOHN GENNA - UCT Board of Directors. Development Director, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Real Salt Lake.

JAMES JACKSON, III – UCT Advisory Board. Assistant Vice President of Community Development at Zion’s Bank. President and Founder of the Black Chamber of Commerce.

BRANDI MAULL - UCT Advisory Board/ Volunteer Chair. Senior Scientist, 6th Wave Innovations Corp.