Miller Inspiration’s mission is to Preserve and Perpetuate the Miller Spirit throughout the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies.

 

Robert_Bell_smROBERT BELL

Vice President

Robert is an entrepreneur with a passion for technology, effectiveness, sustainability and education. He sees himself as a general opportunist who believes in making the world a better place for our children and growing our economy in sustainable ways. Robert earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA focused in entrepreneurship, both from the University of Utah.

Robert started his career as an engineer in the energy field, working in the exploration and production side of the oil and gas industry. Robert had the chance to travel the world and manage multi-million dollar drilling and fracking projects, but ultimately left oil and gas because he believes in peak oil theory and wanted to be part of the growing green movement. In his pursuit to be part of a sustainable future, Robert took a position with a company that designs and implements energy efficiency programs for utilities, while pursuing his MBA.

Robert is also the co-founder and chairman of the board of Sustainable Startups, a non-profit in Utah dedicated to fostering Salt Lake’s sustainable development through entrepreneurship. The non-profit provides a location for businesses to grow, get support and participate in a shared economy. Sustainable Startups also provides education events for the public and is developing an entrepreneurship program for underprivileged children in partnership with Salt Lake City Corp.

In addition to his duties at Miller Inspiration, Robert serves as Metro Director for the Clean Tech Open, the nation’s largest cleantech accelerator program; the director of operations and sustainability for the University of Utah’s Foundry entrepreneur accelerator program; and the vice president of a local figure skating club.

When he isn’t busy supporting entrepreneurs and helping build sustainable businesses, Robert spends time his with his wife, Tamara, and soon to be 3-year-old daughter, Cadence. Tamara is a professional figure skating coach and Cadence is a precocious little girl who has a wonderfully active imagination.

 

Andrew_Johnson_smANDREW JOHNSON

VP of Marketing

Andrew Johnson has been with the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies since 2009. He began his LHM tenure overseeing the marketing/sales functions at Miller Motorsports Park before having his responsibilities expanded to include Tour of Utah and Miller Inspiration.

Andrew was born and raised just outside of London, England. He started his university education in England, and had an opportunity to participate in a study abroad program here in the United States, resulting in a B.S. in finance and an MBA from the University of Utah.

Prior to joining the group, Andrew spent 20+ years leading and building marketing/sales functions in a variety of industries and for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.

In his free time, Andrew enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, biking and spending time outdoors.

 

Jack_Sanford_smJACK SANFORD

Marketing/Creative

Over the course of his 20+ years in the advertising and communications field, Jack Sanford has written, directed and produced hundreds of campaigns for a diverse range of clients; from healthcare and high tech to sofas and sedans.

In addition to working at several advertising agencies as a copywriter, designer and creative director, Jack has taught design and marketing courses on the college level, and has guest lectured on advertising and marketing at dozens of high schools, colleges and universities.

Before joining the Larry H. Miller Group in 2008, Jack was a founding partner of Grizzly Gulch Advertising. He graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor of arts degree in Mass Communication and Advertising. In his current role with the LHM Group, Jack serves in an executive creative capacity; concepting, writing, designing and producing communication and promotional pieces for the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies and Miller Inspiration.

An avid road cyclist and fly fisherman, Jack enjoys just about any activity that involves being outside, especially if it includes spending time with his family.