Board of Trustees


John Pestana, Chairman
John Pestana was the co-founder of Omniture, a software company based in Orem, Utah. John helped build and grow Omniture to become a company of more than 1,200 employees. Omniture went from a student-run business to a worldwide, publicly traded company in 2006. In November 2009, Omniture 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. Off to the races again, John currently owns and operates several new companies, including ObservePoint, a software service company and ExactRail, a model railroad manufacturer, as well as manages an active real-estate portfolio of housing complexes in Utah and Idaho. Of all his accomplishments John is most proud to be married to his lovely wife, Heidi, and to be the father of three wonderful children.
Ty Brewer, Trustee
D. Ty Brewer is a partner and director of Brasher’s Auto Auctions, a third generation family business that employs over 1,000 people in the western United States. For more than 10 years, Ty has overseen I.T. development for the auctions, helping create and leverage technologies and establish strategies to enhance their auction services. In 2006, Ty co-founded and was the president of Auction Pipeline, Inc., the nation’s premier platform for auto dealers to source inventory online from independently owned auctions from across the country. Ty holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Kellie, love life, cherish liberty and hope to help provide the brightest of futures for their 5 sons and most recently born daughter.
Connor Boyack, President
Connor Boyack founded Libertas Institute in 2011 and serves as its president. He is also prsident of The Association for Teaching Kids Economics. Connor is the author of 13 books along with hundreds of columns and articles championing personal freedom and free markets. A California native and Brigham Young University graduate, Connor currently resides in Lehi, Utah, with his wife and two children.
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