Since 1911, the United States has celebrated Women’s History Month – an annual month declared worldwide that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
This year the Salt Lake Chamber is honoring the extraordinary accomplishments, determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come.
Throughout the month of March, the Salt Lake Chamber will highlight women making a difference in Utah business and the local community.
The second feature of the month is: Theresa Foxley, CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah.
Foxley assumes the President/CEO role at EDCUtah after most recently serving as the Deputy Director of Corporate Recruitment and Business Services at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) where she oversaw all of the business development functions of incentives, government contracting, bonding and business resources. During her tenure, Foxley worked with dozens of companies on expansion and relocation projects, including Goldman Sachs, Vista Outdoors, Procter & Gamble, Solar City and Stadler Rail.
Prior to her time at GOED, Foxley served as a business and finance attorney with the Salt Lake office of Ballard Spahr, a law firm with 14 offices nationwide. At Ballard Spahr, she represented a diverse set of clients on corporate and financial matters including mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Foxley has also served as corporate counsel to a venture-funded company during its acquisition by, and integration with, a larger publicly traded company.