Advisory Board

Dean England

CO-Chairman of C.R. England, Inc.

Meet Mr. England:

C.R. England, Inc is North America’s largest refrigerated transportation carrier with operations throughout the United States and Mexico.  It is one of the top private employers in Utah.

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Established in 1920 in Plain City, Utah, C.R. England, Inc. has grown from a simple one-man Utah-based trucking company to more 7,500 drivers and employees. The company’s umbrella comprises over 30 different business units and serves virtually every top brand sold at large grocery retailers nationwide. It is a leader in moving freight via road and rail intermodal.

C.R. England, Inc. is a privately held family company; today operated by third and fourth generation members of the England family, grandchildren of founder Chester England.

Dean has grown up in the transportation industry and true to family tradition, has worked at every level of the company. At an early age, he traveled with his father Gene on cross-country long hauls. He has worked for the company as a freight handler, truck washer, maintenance manager, terminal manager, operations manager, director of operations, chief operating officer, chief executive officer and most recently president, prior to assuming his current duties in April 2013.

Dean graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in finance and continues to be a strong advocate of the University’s academic and athletic programs. He has also served on various industry and community boards including the board of directors of the Utah Motor Transport Association and the Truckload Carrier Association (Refrigerated Division), the alumni board for the University of Utah College of Business, as a board member for the University of Utah Fundraising Committee, as an advisory board member for Wheeler Machinery and the Hope Lodge Board for the American Cancer Society. He is also active in his support of Intermountain Donor Services, National Kidney Foundation, and other community causes.

Mr. England and his wife Kim are the parents of 6 sons and 16 grandchildren and make their home in Salt Lake City, Utah.

James Mayfield, Ph.D.

Co-Founder CHOICE Humanitarian; Professor Emeritus, Public Administration & Middle East Studies, University of Utah.

Meet Mr. Mayfield:

Jim has been a senior management consultant for private companies, NGOs, andInternational donor organizations, including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.N. Development Program(UNDP), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and UNICEF.

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Jim is a Professor Emeritus of Public Administration and Middle East Studies at the University of Utah, where he served as a full professor for 35 years. He is a former member of the Civil Service Commission in Salt Lake City and Past Chair of the Section on International and Comparative Administration (SICA) of the American Society for Public Administration, Washington DC.

He has conducted research and management training in 18 countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Dr. Mayfield is the author of five published books including Go To the People (forward written by Muhammad Yunus & widely used by Peace Corps), The Time Has Come, and One Can Make a Difference.

In 2013, he launched the Nepal Self Developing District Program – an initiative supported by the Nepali government to end extreme poverty in a designated area that will help Nepal to become the first developing country in the world to end extreme poverty and which can be replicated worldwide.

With 40 years of experience in village development, Dr. Mayfield continues to define and shape CHOICE’s approach to poverty alleviation, specifically the CHOICE Humanitarian Model of Leadership Development, in self-developing villages and districts based on a rural networking and empowerment strategy.

(Mission and military) Jim and his wife, Rosalind, live in Murray, Utah. They are the parents of 10 children

Stephen W. Wade

Utah Businessman and Community Philanthropist

Meet Mr. Wade:

Stephen has been a new car automobile dealer since 1973, and currently owns and operates Toyota, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Nissan, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram, Honda, Mazada, Mercedes Benz, and Sprinter Utah franchises.

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Stephen serves as Chairman of Stephen Wade Auto Center St. George and Brent Brown Toyota Orem, Utah. In 1981, he served as the president of the Utah Automobile Dealers Association and as Utah’s representative to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). In 2011, he served as Chairman of NADA, and in 2013 he was inducted into the Utah Automobile Dealers Hall of Fame.

He has been active in Utah community and business affairs including:

  • State Chairman of the American Cancer Society of Utah and Chairman of the American Cancer Society for Salt Lake County, Utah.
  • Chair of Utah’s Federation for Drug Free Youth.
  • University of Utah Alumni Association Board Member.
  • Chairman of Dixie State College (now Dixie State University) Board of Trustees for seven years and Board member for eleven years and recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities.
  • Founder of Sun Trust Bank and owner of Southern Utah TV Station KCSG.
  • Recipient of the Outstanding Businessman Award of the St. George Chamber of Commerce.
  • Member of the SelectHealth Health Insurance Board of Trustees (2006-2012).
  • Voted one of Southern Utah’s most influential men in 2014.
  • Currently serves as a trustee and state representative for Dixie Applied Technology College.
  • Served in the Utah National Guard from 1969 to 1975.
  • Represented his church in Australia for 24 months.

Stephen W. Wade was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Political Science and did post-graduate work in business.

Stephen and his wife Marcia currently reside in St. George, Utah. They are the parents of four sons and one daughter, and the grandparents of twenty grandchildren.

Richard I. Winwood


Meet Mr. Winwood:

Dick co-founded what is now Franklin Covey Inc. founded WinAir and was owner and Chairman of Keystone Aviation LLC (dba Million Air Salt Lake City).

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Richard “Dick” Winwood is a native of Portland, Oregon, where he received his elementary, secondary, and university education.  After his service as a U.S. Navy fleet communication specialist, Dick had a career in the computer services industry working for General Electric Company, Computer Sciences Corporation, Automatic Data Processing, and International Paper Company.

In 1983, he co-founded what is now Franklin Covey Inc.  Dick served as the Chief Operating Officer until 1991. He was the author of the Franklin Time Management Seminar, the Time Effective Meetings Seminar, and was the principal designer of the Franklin day planner.  He has written several books on personal and organizational productivity.

In 1999, Dick founded WinAir Airlines Inc., a B737 based regional airline headquartered in Long Beach, California.  He was owner and Chairman of Keystone Aviation LLC (dba Million Air Salt Lake City) – an aircraft sales and services company headquartered at the Salt Lake International Airport.

He was also on the board of directors for CHOICE Humanitarian and, and is now a member of the President’s Leadership Council at Brigham Young University. In April of 2001, Dick received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Southern Virginia University.

Dick has been a guest lecturer at Weber State College, Brigham Young University – Marriott School of Management, Utah Valley University, Southern Virginia University, BYU Hawaii, Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia), and the University of Manchester (England).

Dick and his wife, Judy, moved to Utah in 1988 and currently live in Holladay City.  They have four children and 14 grandchildren.