Big League Utah Advisory Board
Big League Utah, a broad-based community coalition, believes Utah is the “Future of America’s Pastime.” Like baseball’s brightest stars, Utah is a 5-tool player for its growth, economy, location, sports culture, and quality of life. The coalition has targeted a shovel-ready site for a new MLB ballpark at the 100-acre Rocky Mountain Power District in Salt Lake City.
Amanda Covington is Chief Corporate Affairs Officer for the Larry H. Miller Company. She recently served as senior vice president of communications and government relations for Vista Outdoor Inc. Amanda has more than 20 years of experience leading corporate communications and government relations strategies impacting financial communications, crisis communications, domestic and international media/public relations, corporate branding and advertising, digital media, employee relations, public policy and legislation, industry associations, and community relations.
Prior to Vista Outdoor, Amanda served as vice president of corporate communications for ATK, an aerospace, defense and commercial products company. Before joining ATK, she was the assistant commissioner for public affairs at the Utah System of Higher Education. While there, she led communications and legislative relations strategies for the State Board of Regents. She also served as the deputy for communications and spokesperson for Utah Governor Olene S. Walker and the director of communications for the Utah Department of Transportation. She has a background in broadcast journalism, working for Utah’s NBC and ABC affiliates.
Amanda serves as chair of the Utah Board of Higher Education, is an executive board member for the Utah Women’s Leadership Institute, is on the advisory board for First Lady Abby Cox’s ShowUp Utah! Initiative and serves on the board of directors for the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce. Amanda also served as a trustee for Weber State University and Davis Technical College.
In 2023, the Salt Lake Chamber honored her as an Athena, and she was named as one of Utah Business Magazine’s “30 Women to Watch.”
She is a graduate of the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from the Honors College and a Master of Public Administration. Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.
Alex Dunn serves as Managing Partner for the Larry H. Miller Company (LHMCO). As part of the executive management team, Alex provides leadership throughout LHMCO’s portfolio of businesses and helps lead the organization’s growth and investment strategy.
Dunn most recently formed and served as the CEO of Executive Network Partnering Corporation (NYSE: ENPC), a special purpose acquisition entity, which led to the acquisition of Granite Ridge (NYSE: GRNT), a $1.2 billion non-operating oil and gas platform in October 2022. Dunn has also held key roles as the president of Vivint SmartHome (NYSE: VVNT), co-founder of Vivint Solar, deputy chief of staff to Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, entrepreneur in residence at General Catalyst Partners, and co-founder and CEO for Lavastorm.
Dunn earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Debbie, reside in Provo, Utah, and have six children and two grandchildren.
Ashley Havili is responsible for the overall brand and marketing strategies for LHM Sports + Entertainment, including LHM Megaplex Theatres, LHM Megaplex Entertainment, the Salt Lake Bees, and Big League Utah. She has more than 16 years of experience driving results and brand storytelling. She most recently was the director of branding, sponsorships, and events for Vivint. She oversaw the day-to-day relationship between the Utah Jazz and Vivint, bringing to life the naming rights partnership. Prior to joining Vivint, she was at Gap Inc. in San Francisco and Ralph Lauren in New York City.
As president of Larry H. Miller Real Estate, Brad oversees acquisition, development, construction, and management of properties owned and operated by the Larry H. Miller Company. He is also leading the way to an expanded vision for LHM Real Estate as a highly diversified, fully integrated real estate development and management firm.
This new, larger vision for LHM Real Estate positions the company to deliver a greater return on behalf of all stakeholders, including the surrounding communities where LHM Real Estate operates. And with Brad’s oversight of the acquisition and strategic management of both the nationally renowned master-planned community of Daybreak located in South Jordan, Utah, and Utah-based homebuilder Destination Homes, LHM Real Estate has established a promising new trajectory for itself.
Brad’s career highlights also include management of the award-winning renovation of Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City as well as 115 properties throughout the western United States. An active member of the community, Brad serves on the boards of Ivory-Boyer Real Estate Center, the Utah chapter of the Urban Land Institute and PGA of Utah.