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Juggling Jobs No Big Deal for New UGA Board Member Brian Hulse
(This is the second of two articles about the two new UGA board members. He will be introduced to the UGA membership at the UGA Annual Meeting, Wednesday, October 30, at Alpine Country Club).
Brian Hulse, the current president of Oakridge Country Club, added another side job to juggle when he was elected to the UGA Board of Directors last month, but juggling big deals is no big deal to him. He earned both his Masters of Business Degree and his Juris Doctorate Degree at the University of Utah in the same year, 1994, which made him a ‘Triple Ute’, having earned his BA in Finance with a minor in Spanish in 1991.
Every day he is juggling big deals as the managing partner of the Salt Lake City office of Snell and Wilmer, a Southwestern regional law firm of over 430 lawyers with nine offices located around the western United States and even one in Mexico. Two of the clients are MGM Resorts and the Trump Organization. His legal practice focuses on condominium, hotel and resort development as well as commercial, office, and retail leasing.
Brian is an avid golfer and plays on the Oakridge 8-Man team with a seven handicap. He plays in all weather (but lightning) and his motto is “there is no such thing as foul weather, only inadequate clothing,” and because he has adequate clothing he is often the only player on the course.
He has been an ‘active’ volunteer with the Utah Section PGA at the Utah Open during its stay at Oakridge and is also on the board of the Sahara Cares Foundation which helps children and families affected by autism.
Brian was born and raised in Bountiful and graduated from Bountiful High School in 1984 where he was studentbody vice-president and a three-year letterman in golf and soccer. He served on the Centerville City Planning Commission from 1997 through 2005, including two years as its chair.
Brian and his wife, Kristen, who is also a U of U graduate (1992 Summa Cum Laude in Electrical Engineering) have three daughters.
“Brian will be a great addition to the UGA board,” said Rick Mears, head professional at Oakridge CC. Oakridge has not had a representative on the UGA Board since Ed Dornan back in the 90s.
“I’m looking forward to serving on the UGA Board and I am inspired by the good it does for Utah golfers and the impact for good that golf has on our communities.”