MEET
THE TEAM

That's Expanding Ownership in Utah.

OUR MISSION

The more individuals control and own property, the more free and prosperous a society becomes.This is what moves society forward. It allows billions to climb out of poverty, it advances science and discovery, and it improves quality of life for everyone.
Yet free markets are consistently under attack by corruptible politicians ever willing to expand the size and scope of government, which requires more of its citizens’ property, along with big businesses that seek to give themselves government crafted advantages. This expanding state and system of “crony capitalism”, have given the true system of free markets and limited government a bad rap, increasingly losing public support.
We are changing that.

MEET OUR TEAM

Executive Members

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Trent Staggs

PRESIDENT

Trent Staggs is a director for an asset acquisition group and also an elected official in the state of Utah. He has held roles on Executive Management teams across multiple industries, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Utah and received an MBA from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.

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Matt Nicosia

DIRECTOR

Mr. Nicosia is Chairman and CEO of Vivakor Inc., which focuses on acquiring technologies applied to natural resource assets. He has also been a director and co-founder of Quantum Sphere, Inc., a producer of nanomaterials and related technologies. Mr. Nicosia received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

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Rich Linder

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR

Rich serves as the Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Xenter MD. Prior to founding Xenter, Rich co-founded Connexions Medical, a privately owned company specializing in the development and manufacture of medical devices for Orthopaedic Surgery in tendon reconstruction and tendon to bone anchoring.

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Chris Harelson

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Chris is the Executive Director of Prosperity Council. He is the former Executive Director of the Hazlitt Policy Center and has 7+ years of experience in the non-profit and policy space. He has worked in various capacities on several campaigns in Utah and nationally.