Leadership Team

Deseret Management Corporation

  • Keith B. McMullin, CEO/President

    Keith B. McMullin
    Keith Brigham McMullin is president and chief executive officer of Deseret Management Corporation. Prior to joining Deseret Management Corporation, Mr. McMullin served on the corporation’s board of directors. He was a general authority and member of the Presiding Bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1995 to 2012.  Prior to this, he served as managing director of the  Church’s Welfare Services activities. Mr. McMullin had earlier been with Ford Motor Company and several small businesses.  Mr. McMullin is a graduate of the University of Utah.

  • Sheri Dew

    Sheri Dew
    Sheri Dew is executive vice president of Deseret Management Corporation and the CEO of Deseret Book Company.  She served in the General Presidency of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1997-2002 and was a White House delegate to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations. Ms. Dew serves on the National Advisory Council of BYU’s Marriott School of Management.  She is a best-selling author, public speaker and recognized leader.  Ms. Dew is the author of the official biographies of Gordon B. Hinckley and Ezra Taft Benson as well as a number of other best-selling titles including, No Doubt About It, Women and the Priesthood, and Amazed by Grace. Ms. Dew is a graduate of Brigham Young University.

Kirby Brown, VP and Chief Financial Officer

    Kirby Brown
    Kirby Brown is chief financial officer of Deseret Management Corporation and president, CEO and chief investment officer of Beneficial Life Insurance Company.  Mr. Brown’s investment management experience extends over 25 years, including 13 years in various senior positions with ING Groep N.V. (ING), a Dutch multinational banking and investment management company.  He is an officer of several not-for-profit organizations.  He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.  Mr. Brown is a graduate of Brigham Young University.


Bonneville International Corporation

  • Darrell Brown

    Darrell K. Brown
    Darrell K. Brown is president of Bonneville International Corporation that operates KSLTelevision in Salt Lake City and radio stations in Los Angeles, Seattle, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City.  Mr. Brown previously served as president of McGraw-Hill Broadcasting Company with a career spanning 28 years in sales, management, general manager and vice president roles for ABC and Azteca America television stations in San Diego, CA and Denver, CO.  Additionally, Mr. Brown has served as chairman of the ABC Television Affiliates Association and as an executive board member of Minneapolis based Internet Broadcasting Systems.  He has served on various non-profit executive boards in San Diego, Denver and Salt Lake City, including the Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Boy Scouts of America and Primary Children's Hospital. Mr. Brown is a graduate of Brigham Young University.


Deseret News Publishing Company

  • Doug Wilks

    Doug Wilks
    Doug Wilks is editor and head content officer of the Deseret News. Prior to joining the Deseret News and KSL as managing editor of the multiplatform newsroom in 2012, Mr. Wilks worked in various editing and leadership capacities in the team-structured newsroom of The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, California, then part of the New York Times Regional Media Group. He also worked as city editor for the Marin Independent Journal, formerly with Gannett, and managing editor and city editor of the Napa Valley Register, then a Scripps League Newspapers publication. Mr. Wilks studied journalism at Brigham Young University and has been actively involved in Constructive and Solutions-based journalism, speaking internationally most recently as part of the International Newsroom Summit in Hamburg, Germany and the First Annual Constructive Journalism Conference in Zwolle, Netherlands.


Deseret Digital Media, Inc.

  • Chris Lee

    Chris Lee
    Chris Lee is president of Deseret Digital Media, Inc.  He previously served as general manager of DeseretNews.com and publisher of the Deseret News. Mr. Lee also oversees Deseret Digital Media’s flagship property KSL.com, one of the outstanding broadcast media properties in the United States.  He serves on the boards of the Local Media Association and the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, as well as volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America.  Mr. Lee is a graduate of Harvard Business School.


Deseret Book Company

  • Jeff Simpson

    Jeff Simpson
    Jeff Simpson is president of Deseret Book Company.  Prior to his assignment at Deseret Book Company, he was the president and CEO of Bonneville International.  Mr. Simpson’s diverse media background began at Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Television.  He then built Excel Entertainment Group, which became a successful independent media distributor. The Excel Entertainment Group was acquired by Deseret Book Company at which time Mr. Simpson became Deseret Book’s executive vice president and COO.  He has served on the board of directors of the National Association of Broadcasters, the United Way and other local community organizations.  Mr. Simpson is a graduate of Brigham Young University.


Bonneville Communications

  • Brandon Burton

    Brandon Burton
    Brandon Burton is president of Bonneville Communications.  Bonneville Communications creates compelling media experiences that inspire individuals.  During his tenure at Bonneville Communications, he has focused his efforts on account strategy, helping clients to bridge the gap between their objectives and the needs of their audience.  He has also developed cross channel marketing strategies for a variety of national cause-oriented organizations.  Mr. Burton is a graduate of Brigham Young University.


Beneficial Life Insurance Company

Kirby Brown, VP and Chief Financial Officer

    Kirby Brown
    Kirby Brown is president, CEO and chief investment officer of Beneficial Life Insurance Company.  See information about Kirby Brown above.


Temple Square Hospitality, Inc.

  • Brent Shingleton

    Brent Shingleton
    Brent Shingleton is president of Temple Square Hospitality Corporation that provides hospitality services to over 600,000 guests per year in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and Lion House.   Prior to coming to Temple Square Hospitality, Mr. Shingleton was a facility manager for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the Salt Lake Convention Visitors Bureau.  Mr. Shingleton is a graduate of the University of Utah.


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation

  • Roland A. Radack, VP Community Relations

    Roland A. Radack
    Roland Radack is the executive director of  Deseret Management Corporation’s charitable arm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation, and is vice president of Community Relations. He formerly served as vice president and treasurer of Bonneville International Corporation.   He currently serves on the Finance Committee of Utah Nonprofits Association and the board of directors of the Great Salt Lake Council - Boy Scouts of America.  He is also a member of the Donors Forum and the Salt Lake Rotary Club.  Mr. Radack is a graduate of the University of Utah.