Media Alert - UVEF Appoints John Pilmer as PR Chair

OREM, Utah – April 20, 2005 – The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) today announced the appointment of John Pilmer, APR, as Public Relations Chair on the UVEF board. Mr. Pilmer, president of PilmerPR (, brings more than 20 years of experience with Utah companies including Certiport,, INVISUS, NextPage, Smith Administrators and Novell, among others. Mr. Pilmer is one of only 4,300 active PR practitioners holding the distinguished APR accreditation for public relations professionals. He holds a BS in Marketing from BYU and an MBA from the University of Utah. Mr. Pilmer serves as chapter president for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
“We are pleased to add John’s extensive business experience to the collective expertise found on this year’s board,” stated John Richards, of BYU's Center for Entrepreneurship and UVEF Chairman. “This addition will assist UVEF in spreading the word about the exceptional resources available to entrepreneurs seeking success for emerging businesses.”

Also serving on this year’s board are Paul Allen – Infobase Ventures, Bryant Armstrong – Squire & Company, Karen Gudmundson – Power Innovations, Kyle Love – Cogito, Inc., Shauna Theobald – UVSC Small Business Development Center, Les Pardew – Alpine Studios, Steve Grizzell – UTFC Financing Solutions, Dr. Mark W. Lund – PowerStream, with Michelle Olsen serving as Secretary to the Board – on loan from the Commission for Economic Development in Orem (CEDO).

The UVEF is a non-profit support group working to share knowledge and experience. As a nonprofit organization founded in 1989, the UVEF promotes the development and growth of entrepreneurial ventures by: providing networking opportunities, promoting recognition of business accomplishments and contributions, sharing business experiences, and by encouraging free enterprise. Information on upcoming meetings, speakers, and membership can be found at 

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