Foxley & Pignanelli named Utah's
'Best of State'
The "Best of State Awards" organization - which recognizes outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah for excellence - announced their 2014 winners. Foxley & Pignanelli is the
winner of this new category.
"We are honored and excited that Best of State recognizes our professional success and community involvement. We are proud of of our contributions to the state. Moreover, we have great clients and solid friends who are an important part of this award," stated Doug Foxley, founder and managing partner of Foxley & Pignanelli.
The criteria used for Best of State judges evaluates individuals and organizations that excel in their endeavors, use innovative approaches, and contribute to a better quality of life in Utah. Best of State Awards highlights on their website: "By recognizing excellence in our community and sharing examples of success and triumph in so many worthy endeavors, we hope all will be inspired to reach a little higher, to try a little harder, and to work a little smarter for our dreams and goals."
"Best of State has done a remarkable job of highlighting Utahns who made a significant difference in a variety of activities. Our firm is privileged to be listed among them," stated Frank Pignanelli.
Foxley & Pignanelli was established in October 1997 and has represented a number of prominent international, national, and Utah based companies and organizations.
The senior principal of the firm, Douglas S. Foxley, is a practicing attorney and has been a major presence in Utah politics and legislative activities since 1982. Foxley is consistently retained as senior advisor to Utah's top political campaigns, including Jon Huntsman for governor (2004, 2008) Sen. Orrin Hatch (2012).
Frank R. Pignanelli served in Utah State Legislature for ten years, six as the Minority Leader of the Utah House of Representatives. Also a practicing attorney, Mr. Pignanelli was active in general litigation until 1993 when he was hired by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah to serve as Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Pignanelli is a weekly local columnist for the Deseret News.
Every fall semester, Doug Foxley and Frank Pignanelli teach an upper division class at the University of Utah Hinckley Institute Of Politics.
Aimee McConkie manages operations for several professional trade associations affiliated with the firm. She received a Master in Public Policy from Brigham Young University and is highly engaged on several community outreach initiatives.
Renaé Cowley and Steve Foxley are recent full-time additions to the Foxley & Pignanelli team. Renaé graduated from Utah State University, and has been a valued political consultant and fundraiser on several several local and statewide races across the Intermountain West. Steve is an attorney and graduate of the University of Southern California. He served as a Senate Page for U.S. Senator Bob Bennett, and worked on the 2006 re-election campaign for Senator Hatch.