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Ryan Hunter - Board Chair

Ryan is an experienced business development officer with significant experience in nonprofit organizations, business planning, commercial lending, banking and sales. For 12 years, Ryan worked in business development with Bank of American Fork, now Altabank. His knowledge of banking regulations and focus on customer relationships forged a solid customer base for this growing institution. Due to his success and network of community relationships, Ryan was recruited by Sirq Construction in 2019 to lead their business development efforts in Utah.

 Ryan has a strong track record of volunteer/nonprofit community involvement. He served as an executive board member/ president of the American  Fork Chamber of Commerce for 11 years, board member/president of Renaissance Academy for ten years and currently serves on the American Fork City Planning Commission.

Cam Hughes - Board Treasurer

Cam is a passionate, serial entrepreneur. In 2002 he started an import business that was the foundation for Blade HQ--the largest pocketknife retailer in the world. Cam served as the CEO of Blade HQ for fifteen years. During his tenure, Blade HQ made several successful acquisitions and launched numerous offshoot companies on its path to becoming a market leader. In July of 2017 Cam assembled an executive team and officially stepped away from his day-to-day role.

He continues to serve on the Blade HQ board and assist with business operations and strategies. Cam’s areas of strength include: operational and logistical efficiency assessment, growth and scale planning, as well as the ability to create and implement bullet proof company infrastructure and leadership teams.

Lance Anderson - Board Secretary

Lance has a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University. He is an operations executive with experience in the technology industry. Currently he works with LeoPlatform as business development officer with responsibility for marketing and growth planning. Previously, he served as the Chief Operating Officer for Security Technologies Inc.

Jennifer Lambert - Board Member

For over 15 years, Jennifer has worked in governmental affairs and corporate communications. Her government work experience includes time with U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, the Utah House of Representatives. In the private sector, she has worked as a legislative consultant and corporate communications manager. Since 2018 she has worked with doTerra International LLC as their Global Communications Manager, and most recently, as their marketing communications manager for healthcare initiatives.

Emily Haleck - Board Member

Emily is a public relations professional with nearly 20 years'​ experience in agency, corporate and private-practice public relations. She has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Brigham Young University and an MBA in marketing from the University of Utah. Currently, she works as the director of public relations at tech startup Yoodlize, where she uses her goal-driven, detail-oriented work ethic to drive sales and increase engagement through content strategy and development.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the board at board@renacademy.org.

The board is currently looking to fill a recent opening. If you are interested, please contact the email listed above.

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Board of Directors

Ryan Hunter - Board Chair

Ryan is an experienced business development officer with significant experience in nonprofit organizations, business planning, commercial lending, banking and sales. For 12 years, Ryan worked in business development with Bank of American Fork, now Altabank. His knowledge of banking regulations and focus on customer relationships forged a solid customer base for this growing institution. Due to his success and network of community relationships, Ryan was recruited by Sirq Construction in 2019 to lead their business development efforts in Utah.

 Ryan has a strong track record of volunteer/nonprofit community involvement. He served as an executive board member/ president of the American  Fork Chamber of Commerce for 11 years, board member/president of Renaissance Academy for ten years and currently serves on the American Fork City Planning Commission.

Cam Hughes - Board Treasurer

Cam is a passionate, serial entrepreneur. In 2002 he started an import business that was the foundation for Blade HQ--the largest pocketknife retailer in the world. Cam served as the CEO of Blade HQ for fifteen years. During his tenure, Blade HQ made several successful acquisitions and launched numerous offshoot companies on its path to becoming a market leader. In July of 2017 Cam assembled an executive team and officially stepped away from his day-to-day role.

He continues to serve on the Blade HQ board and assist with business operations and strategies. Cam’s areas of strength include: operational and logistical efficiency assessment, growth and scale planning, as well as the ability to create and implement bullet proof company infrastructure and leadership teams.

Lance Anderson - Board Secretary

Lance has a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University. He is an operations executive with experience in the technology industry. Currently he works with LeoPlatform as business development officer with responsibility for marketing and growth planning. Previously, he served as the Chief Operating Officer for Security Technologies Inc.

Jennifer Lambert - Board Member

For over 15 years, Jennifer has worked in governmental affairs and corporate communications. Her government work experience includes time with U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, the Utah House of Representatives. In the private sector, she has worked as a legislative consultant and corporate communications manager. Since 2018 she has worked with doTerra International LLC as their Global Communications Manager, and most recently, as their marketing communications manager for healthcare initiatives.

Emily Haleck - Board Member

Emily is a public relations professional with nearly 20 years'​ experience in agency, corporate and private-practice public relations. She has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Brigham Young University and an MBA in marketing from the University of Utah. Currently, she works as the director of public relations at tech startup Yoodlize, where she uses her goal-driven, detail-oriented work ethic to drive sales and increase engagement through content strategy and development.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the board at board@renacademy.org.

The board is currently looking to fill a recent opening. If you are interested, please contact the email listed above.

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