Close

We use cookies to make interactions with our websites and services easy and meaningful. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Leadership

Along with over 1400 O.C. Tanner team members we see as industry trendsetters for the great work they do every day, we have a leadership team who have shaped the employee recognition business for much of their careers; creating the products, technologies and services that have defined an industry.

Alan Heyward

Managing Director

Russell Flint

Director Business Development

Michelle Noorbergen

Director Client Service & Operations

Richard Wilkins

Director Product & Marketing

Chris Frew

Sr. Manager Contracts & Compliance

Melissa Niemann

Manager People & Great Work


Global Leadership

Carolyn Tanner Irish Chair of the Board
Carolyn Tanner Irish Chair of the Board

It's through her example that Carolyn leads and carries on the legacy of her father, Obert C. Tanner. Like him, she believes in honest and transparent business practices, supporting employees and giving generously to charitable organizations and communities. When she's not looking after 1400+ employees, Carolyn is supporting foundations like the YWCA of Salt Lake City. She also served the Salt Lake community as the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah from 1996 to 2010.

Dave Petersen President & CEO
Dave Petersen President & CEO

Dave arrived at O.C. Tanner offering his services without a job interview or offer. If the company wasn't pleased after a month's work (without pay), he'd pack his things. Lucky for us, 30 years later he's proven his determination, dedication and capabilities time and time again, in literally every department of the company. Coupled with a bachelor's degree in international business from Brigham Young University an MBA from Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Management, make him a globally-minded leader for our global company.

Ty Brown Senior Vice President, International
Ty Brown Senior Vice President, International

Whether he is in Germany or Jamaica, Ty Brown travels anywhere for a great adventure. That dedication helps Appreciateology grow all over the globe. He listens, he experiments, and he builds consensus. He aims to meet needs of colleagues and clients alike by drawing on his background in operations, human resources, sales, manufacturing, and supply chain management. He also has a bachelor's degree in Accounting and an M.B.A.-both from Brigham Young University. This reservoir of experience has benefitted our company since Ty joined O.C. Tanner in 2003, helping our organisation deliver award fulfilment solutions to clients in 130 countries. He shares all of his professional accomplishments with his staff, but the adventures Ty cherishes most are those with his wife and their four children.

You May Also Like

Appreciation Changes Everything
Research White Papers
Take your knowledge to the next level. Check out our webinars.

Stay in the know

* Please make sure to fill out the required fields.