Appointed in 2023.
Amanda Covington is the 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 on 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
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.