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Murray, UT 84107
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Adam Trupp

Adam Trupp has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Utah Association of Counties (UAC) since 2014. He began his work with UAC in 2006 as its General Counsel.  He graduated in 1992 from the University of Utah School of Law and worked for several years in private practice and as Attorney Guardian ad Litem in Utah’s Juvenile Court system. He spent 11 years working in the child welfare field as a lawyer and legislative advocate. He and his wife, Annie, have two children.

Brandy Grace
Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Brandy wears many hats and has a wide range of responsibilities including overseeing all member programs. She joined the UAC staff in 2016 bringing a significant amount of government experience. After graduating with a business management degree from Snow College she went to work as a deputy auditor, beginning a government career that spanned 22 years. She served as the Millard County Auditor for 16 of those 22 years.  She has three children and enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities.

Jill Brown

Jill Brown has been with UAC since 2005 when she was hired as their accountant.  Over the years she has advanced to her role as Chief Financial Officer.   She was a Dean’s List Academic All-American student athlete at the University of Utah where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 2001.  Jill has been married for 12 years and is the mother of 4 children.  She can be found spending what spare time she has with her husband and children at dance competitions and soccer games.

Lincoln Shurtz
Director of Government Affairs

Lincoln joined the Association of Counties staff in September of 2014 after spending 14 years as the Director of Government Affairs for the Utah League of Cities. Specializing in the appropriations process, economic development, local government issues, and transportation, Lincoln was recognized by the Salt Lake Tribune as “one of the top lobbyists in Utah”. After four years of active duty service in the US Army as a tank commander, Lincoln attended the University of Utah where he earned a degree in Political Science and a second degree in Economics. He lives in Holladay, Utah.

Elizabeth F. Klc
Operations and Planning Coordinator

Elizabeth is a member of the UAC Legislative Team and has worked directly with the Utah Behavioral Healthcare Committee of the Utah Association of Counties (UAC) since 2013. Prior to that, she earned a Master’s in Public Administration at Brigham Young University, graduating in 2013.  Ever the Utahn, Klc loves to ski in the winter and the summer. She met her husband in SLC and with their son, they are always looking for another adventure and to eat good food.  She argues that her son likes ramen better than mac n’ cheese and when he learns to put sentences together, they will prove it.

Bryan Rodgers
Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator

Bryan was raised in South Jordan and graduated from Bingham High School. In 2009 Bryan graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science. After graduation, Bryan was hired as the Southern Utah District Manager for the Associated General Contractors of Utah in St. George. Bryan, his wife Jessica and their three children genuinely enjoyed their time in beautiful Southern Utah for seven and a half years. Bryan was also nominated Chairman of Leadership Dixie, a notable leadership group in Washington County. Bryan performs legislative support for UAC and helps with various association needs. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration.


Mindy Deeter
Administrative Assistant

Mindy joined us in February 2018 bringing more than 10 years’ experience in office administration, project management, travel and event planning, and analytics.  Born and raised in Box Elder County, she has three children– two daughters and one avid baseball playing son. On most weekends   she can be found at a baseball field anywhere from Utah to Nevada, California and wherever else her son is playing. Her other interests include cooking, walking and running.  She has completed one marathon and 15 half marathons.

John Roake
Director of Communications and Outreach

Joining the UAC staff in 2018, John has a rich and extensive background in marketing and market communications and strategy. He was worked in both the for-profit and not-for profit arenas.  His experience includes working as a marketing strategy consultant for a well-respected consulting firm, working in marketing administration for such organizations as IASIS Healthcare, CMC, HCA and Ballet West.  He is also a certified sales trainer and a former instructor in public speaking and communications theory at Portland State University. He is a history buff and a certified SCUBA diver. He enjoys travel, hiking, reading and playing with his little granddaughter who he modestly claims is the cutest, smartest and most adorable grandchild in the universe.