Two of the people elected to the Deseret News board of directors at Wednesday's annual meeting were members of the previous board.
L. Glen Snarr, the new chairman, has served 18 years as a director and Robert H. Bischoff has served 19 years. Six new members also were elected, replacing the LDS Church general authorities who stepped down. Following are brief biographical sketches of the eight directors:L. Glen Snarr - For 14 years, Snarr was chairman and chief executive officer of EvansGroup, a Salt Lake-based advertising and public relations agency. Snarr led Evans during a period in which it expanded into eight cities, becoming one of the nation's 50 largest agencies. He retired as chair-man but continues as vice chairman.
Prior to joining Evans, Snarr was a reporter, city editor and executive news editor of the Deseret News. During his 18-year service on the board, he has also served on the newspaper's executive committee.
In 1982, the Utah Advertising Federation awarded Snarr its Silver Medal for "outstanding contributions to advertising and social concerns." He served on the national board of directors of the American Association of Advertising Agencies and as chairman of its Western region. He has served on the boards of the Hotel Utah, the Utah State Historical Society and Wasatch Academy.
Snarr has worked as a writer and lobbyist in Washington, D.C., and has contributed numerous articles to national magazines.
Robert H. Bischoff - A veteran Utah banker, Bischoff retired as chairman of Key Bancshares of Utah and Key Bank of Utah and as a director of KeyCorp. He serves on the boards of Town and Country Life Insurance Co. and C B Enterprises Inc., where he is chairman.
Bischoff graduated from Ogden High School and Weber State College and attended the University of Utah and the University of Idaho. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was cited for actions at Okinawa, Iwo Jima, Leyte Gulf, Morotai and Luzon.
A past president of the Utah Bankers Association, he received the UBA's Distinguished Banker Award. He is an honorary colonel in the Utah National Guard and a recipient of its Minuteman Award.
Joseph A. Cannon - Cannon played a leading role in the purchase of Geneva Steel from USX Corp. and the reopening of the plant in 1987.
Prior to assuming leadership of Geneva, he was a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of the law firm Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, specializing in environmental law. From 1981-85 he was a ranking official in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Cannon earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Brigham Young University and a law degree with honors at BYU's J. Reuben Clark School of Law. He was named the BYU Young Alumni Achievement award winner in 1985 and Entrepreneur of the Year in 1987 by Utah Business Digest. The Utah Manufacturers Association named him Businessman of the Year in 1988.
He was inducted into the Utah Business Hall of Fame in 1991 and received the Gift of Life Award from the Utah Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation in 1993.
Cannon is co-chairman of the Governor's Commission on Centennial Values and serves on numerous boards and committees. He also is publisher of Utah Business magazine.
His grandfather, Joseph J. Cannon, and great-grandfather, George Q. Cannon, were both editors of the Deseret News. His grand-mother, Ramona W. Cannon, for many years wrote a column for the Deseret News under the pen name Mary Marker.
Ellis R. Ivory - A graduate of the University of Utah, Ivory is CEO of Utah's largest home-building company. He has served as president of the Great Salt Lake Council, Boy Scouts of America, and is chairman of the Utah Division of the American Cancer Society.
Ivory has served as vice president of the board of governors of the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, president of the Salt Lake Board of Realtors and as Republican National Committeeman for Utah.
Ardeth G. Kapp - Kapp is the former president of the LDS Church's Young Women organization, responsible for the program and leadership training for more than 400,000 girls and 60,000 adult leaders.
Kapp holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and a master's degree in curriculum development from Brigham Young University.
She has been a teacher in the Davis County schools, an instructor at Mountain States Telephone Co., and an instructor at BYU in the College of Education. She has written several books and published many articles in educational brochures, study guides and religious magazines.
Kapp has served on the board of trustees of the Church Educational System and on the boards of Deseret Book Co. and Deseret Gym. She also has served on the National Women's Leadership Task Force (against pornography).
Dale A. Kimball - Kimball is a partner in the Salt Lake law firm Kimball, Parr, Waddoups, Brown & Gee. A graduate of Brigham Young University in political science, magna cum laude, he received a law degree in 1967 from the University of Utah College of Law, where he finished second in his class, Order of the Coif, and was case note editor of the Utah Law Review.
Kimball is chairman of the Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee; Master of the Bench, American Inns of Court; member of the Utah Federal District Court, Mediation/Arbitration Panels; a trustee of Pioneer Memorial Theater; member of the American Bar Association's Litigation and Natural Resources Sections and member of the Utah State Bar, Banking & Finance, Energy and Natural Resources and Litigation Sections.
H.E. "Bud" Scruggs - Scruggs is chairman and CEO of Leucadia Film Corp., an affiliate of Leucadia National Corp. Leucadia Film is a Salt Lake-based company that produces G and PG rated movies. Founded in 1989, the company is currently producing its 11th film.
Scruggs is a former assistant professor of political science at Brigham Young University and was chief of staff to former Utah Gov. Norm Bangerter.
He is a former CEO of Public Affairs Advisory Group, a political consulting firm, and he managed the re-election campaigns of former Sen. Jake Garn, R-Utah, in 1986 and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, in 1988.
From 1984-85 he was counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Sub-Committee on the Constitution.
R.J. Snow - Snow is a graduate in history of the University of Utah. Snow also earned master's degrees in political science and history from the U. and a doctorate in political science from Northwestern University.
His post-doctoral work includes the Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration, University of Oregon; and the Institute for Educational Management, Harvard University.
Snow's previous positions include vice president for Student and University Relations at the U.; director of the U.'s Robert H. Hinck-ley Institute of Politics; associate professor of Political Science at the U.; associate director of the University of California Study Center, University of Bordeaux, France; assistant professor of political science, University of California at Santa Barbara.
He is a former president and director of The Jacobsen Company.