Thursday, April 22, 2021

April Event - Legislative Update - Presenter Bios

 Senator Curtis S. Bramble

Senator Curt Bramble was raised in Chicago. He attended the University of Notre Dame before transferring to Brigham Young University for their top-ranking accounting program. At BYU, Senator Bramble earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Accounting.  After graduating, he founded Bramble & Company CPAs in 1986 and, in 2001, merged with Gilbert & Stewart CPAs in Provo, Utah. Curt is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Senator Curt Bramble began his service in the Utah State Senate in 2001. He represents the 16th Senate District serving Utah and Wasatch Counties. He initially served on the Business, Labor and Economic Development, and Revenue and Taxation Standing Committees, and on the Health and Human Services Joint Appropriation Committee. In 2004, Bramble became the Majority Leader of the Utah Senate for the 57th Utah Legislature and the Co-Chair of the Retirement and Independent Entities Joint Appropriation Committee. He also served on the Executive Offices and Criminal Justice, and Higher Education Joint Appropriations committees and Chaired the Retirement and Independent Entities Standing Committee. He also served on the Revenue and Taxation Committee and the Senate Business and Labor Committee.

Senator Bramble married his best friend Susan in 1978. They stay very busy not only serving their community, but raising 6 wonderful children and 6 even more wonderful grandchildren! He and his family are actively involved in scouting, hot air ballooning, scuba diving, motorcycle touring, running, backpacking, fishing, and hunting. They also enjoy family time together at Lake Powell.

 Heather Anderson

Heather Anderson has worked for the Utah Association of Special Districts as a lobbyist since 2012.  Her role with UASD expanded to Government Affairs Director in 2018, allowing her to help districts by offering public information, community outreach and media consulting and training.  

Ms. Anderson worked in the Washington D.C. area from 2016-2018 as the Programs Director for the National Crime Prevention Council.  From 2012-2016, Heather loved working for the Central Utah Water Conservancy District on water related issues and conservation education as Public Information Manager.  

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Psychology from Utah State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude, and second in her class, earning a Masters Degree from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business.

Heather is passionate about her family, the mountains and substance abuse prevention.  Heather has spoken to schools, churches, businesses, and community organizations across the nation about substance abuse prevention for over a decade. Heather won the Power of Prevention Award for the state of Utah. She has worked extensively with the Utah Council for Crime Prevention as an executive board member and is a spokesperson for D.A.R.E. Heather serves on the National Crime Prevention Association and the National McGruff Board. She was also appointed by the attorney general to serve on the Methamphetamine State Task Force. She served as the Honorary Membership Chair for the State of Utah PTA 2009-2011. She has been on the workgroup for Parents Empowered, USAAV and is a proud member of Rotary International.

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