UTA BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Carlton Christensen - Board Chair
Representing Salt Lake County
Carlton Christensen is chair of the board of the Utah Transit Authority (UTA), a position he has held since 2018. Prior to his tenure at UTA, he was the Director of Regional Transportation, Housing and Economic Development for Salt Lake County. He was also a Community Development Representative for Zions Bank. He has an extensive background in finance and accounting, with nearly two decades of experience in the banking and property management development industries. Mr. Christensen is committed to public service and spent sixteen years on the Salt Lake City Council. He has been the chair of the Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency, Salt Lake City Council, and Wasatch Front Economic Development District; president of the Utah League of Cities & Towns and the Associates Board for the Museum of Natural History of Utah; is an ex officio member of the Salt Lake City Airport Board; and served on the board of Shelter the Homeless and as a member of the Great Salt Lake Advisory Council. Mr. Christensen currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Utah Foundation, and on the Board of Governors for both the Salt Lake Chamber and ChamberWest, representing UTA. As a community member, Mr. Christensen serves as a trustee for the Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District as well as a board member for Friends of the Salt Lake City Cemetery, the latter of which is dedicated to the restoration and maintenance of an important historical site in Utah.
Representing Davis, Weber & Box Elder Counties
Trustee Holbrook brings a wealth of experience to UTA. She began her career in the financial sector, established a real estate firm in 2002 and in 2010 went to work for Zion’s Bank as the Director of the Business Resource Center in Salt Lake City. Trustee Holbrook would go on to become the Public Sector Solutions Manager for Waste Management of Utah. Trustee Holbrook was first elected to the Bountiful City Council in 2007 and has served on several boards including the Bountiful Power Commission, Planning Commission and the Utility Facility Review Board. She is the outgoing President of the Utah League of Cities and Towns; having served there since 2011. Trustee Holbrook joined the Utah Transit Authority on November 1, 2018.
Representing Tooele & Utah Counties
Trustee Acerson comes to UTA having already served in several UTA board and oversight positions. He began his career with 15 years in the software industry working with WordPerfect and Novell Corp. Trustee Acerson has an extensive track record of public service including serving Lindon City as both City Councilmember and most recently as Mayor. He chaired the Utah Governor’s Coalition on Y2K, served as president of the Utah Jazz 100 Club, and worked with the Salt Lake Olympics and Special Olympics. Trustee Acerson has also taught leadership development courses as an adjunct professor at Utah Valley University for the past ten years. Trustee Acerson joined the Utah Transit Authority on December 2, 2020.