Gary L. Crocker
Chairman of the Board
Gary L. Crocker
is a self-made man, a nationally recognized entrepreneur, and a man with a deep conviction to serve mankind.
He is President of Crocker Ventures, LLC, a venture investment firm focusing on healthcare and medical technologies.
He is the current Chairman of the Board for Merrimack Pharmaceuticals and the former Chairman of the Board for ARUP Laboratories in Research Park and past President and CEO of Research Medical, Inc., which he founded in 1983.
firm for six consecutive years as one of "America's Best 200 Small Companies.
He was one of the original investors in Theratech, Inc., and served as Vice President for Business Development for Sorenson Research.
was awarded Utah's "High Technology Entrepreneur of the Year" in 1994 and "Utah's Entrepreneur of the Year" in 1999.
Gary has served as the Chairman of the Board for Utah Youth Village for twelve years, leading the Village to unprecedented growth in its ability to serve Utah's abused, neglected, and troubled children.
dedication to the Village's program for troubled families, Families First, led to a major gift which is enabling the Village to serve hundreds of struggling low-income families.
wife Ann, made a major gift to Utah Youth Village
's Alpine Academy Education Center, providing a spacious and inspiring place for young girls to learn academically and grow socially.
Gary is the Vice Chairman for the University of Utah Board of Trustees.
The Crockers recently contributed a major gift toward the renovation of Ft. Douglas, underwriting the renovation of a home on the Officers Circle which will eventually house 12 outstanding math and science students.
Gary is also a member of the President's Leadership Council at Brigham Young University, in which he played a pivotal role both as a major donor and as a volunteer leader in their recent capital campaign.
He also served as President of the Board for the Utah Opera Company, where he introduced their highly successful Med Night.
He is a former trustee of the Deseret Foundation's Heart-Lung Research Institute.
Gary earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree from Harvard College, where he garnered magna cum laude honors in economics.
wife, Ann, have seven children and were honored with the Next Generation Spirit of Giving Award at the Utah 2001 Philanthropy Day.