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EXECUTIVE FOCUS: KEM C. GARDNER, PRESIDENT AND GENERAL PARTNER, THE BOYER CO.

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Vital Statistics

Age: 47

Where Born: Afton, Wyo.

Family: Wife, Carolyn Barnes, and children Kimberly, Christian, Matthew, Andrew, Susan and Julianne.

Education: Davis High School; University of Utah: bachelor of arts, 1967, and law degree, 1970.

Primary products: Full-service real estate firm developing and managing commericial officies, shopping centers, medical facilities, hotels and residential lots.

Primary markets: The Boyer Co. has developed more than 5 million square feet in Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Wyoming and Texas.

Number of employees: 46

Annual sales: projects under construction total $125 million and are in excess of 1 million square feet.

Personality Profile

First "real" job: Working at "Big Vern's service station.

Management style: participative as a producer, facilitator and mentor.

Strategy for success: A good sense of relevance and timing.

A memorable failure: The governor's campaign of 1984.

Heroes: My dad; Marvin J. Ashton; H. Roger Boyer and Jay Dee Harris.

Leisure time and hobbies: Toys in Midway and Bloomington.

Favorite book and movie: Favorite authors: Neal A. Maxwell; E.L. Doctorow; John LeCarre and Barbara Tuchman. Movie: "Dr. Zhivago."