Board of Trustees


John Pestana, Chairman
John Pestana was the co-founder of Omniture, a software company that grew to more than 1,200 employees. Omniture went from a student-run business to a worldwide, publicly traded company, and was sold to software giant Adobe. A distinguished entrepreneur, John has been honored with awards such as the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and the Entrepreneur of the Decade by the BYU Marriott School Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology. John currently owns and operates several companies and manages an active real-estate portfolio of housing complexes in Utah and Idaho. John and his wife, Heidi, are parents of three children and live in Provo.
Jonathan Johnson, Trustee
Jonathan Johnson is an executive of Overstock, Inc., having served as its president, acting CEO, and chairman of the board at various times. Jonathan now serves on the Overstock board and as president of Medici Ventures, Overstock’s wholly-owned subsidiary that manages and oversees the company’s portfolio companies building solutions leveraging and servicing blockchain technologies. A BYU law graduate and former gubernatorial candidate, Jonathan and his wife, Courtney, are parents of five sons.
Jeffrey Harmon, Trustee
Jeffrey Harmon is co-founder of Harmon Brothers, one of the world’s fastest growing creative ad agencies. They have helped transform small and medium-sized businesses into hundred million to billion-dollar brands through effective advertising and storytelling. From Squatty Potty, Purple, Chatbooks, and Poopourri, to dozens of other video projects, Jeffrey’s videos have over one billion views on social media. He is also co-founder of VidAngel, a filtering service that allows families to skip or mute objectionable content in TV shows and movies. Jeffrey and his wife, Anniele, are parents to four girls and live in Lehi.
D. Ty Brewer, Trustee
Ty Brewer was a partner of Brasher’s Auto Auctions, a third generation family business that sold to ADESA, Inc. in 2016. Ty continues working with ADESA as VP of Auction Business Solutions. Ty also co-founded and was the president of Auction Pipeline, Inc., the premier platform from which auto dealers source their inventory online from independently owned auto auctions. Ty holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Kellie, live in Holladay with their seven children.
Connor Boyack, President
Connor Boyack founded Libertas Institute in 2011 and serves as its president. He is also president of The Association for Teaching Kids Economics. Connor is the author of over a dozen books and hundreds of columns and articles, and his work regularly receives national attention. A California native and Brigham Young University graduate, Connor lives in Lehi with his wife and two children.
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