Don Salazar

Don Salazar headshot

Don Salazar

Chairman of the Board

President & CEO

Creative Times Inc.

Don Salazar, President & CEO

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

Donald J Salazar is a lifelong resident of the Ogden Area.  He is President and CEO of Creative Times, Inc. (CTI), a design-build construction company based in Ogden, Utah.  Don is responsible for the General Management and Administration of Creative Times. He oversees all management activities including business planning, accounting, bonding, finance, marketing, resource allocation, contract negotiation, and on-site job performance.  Don has successfully performed on both governmental and public sector contracts ranging from $200,000 to $34 million dollars.

Don earned a Masters Degree in Organizational Management and is a Business Transformation graduate from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University.

Don is the past chair of the Ogden Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of the Utah Hispanic Chamber, past President of Northern Utah Public Employees Association, governor-appointed State Council on Workforce Services, Weber State University National Advisory Board, Weber State University Arts and Humanities Board Member.  He serves on the IHC McKay Dee Hospital Board of Trustees, IHC McKay Dee Hospital Outreach Committee Board Member, a member of the Utah Hispanic Legislative Task Force, and a member of the Nature Conservancy Board of Trustees. Don presently is the Chair Elect for the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, located in Washington DC, with a membership of 3.2 million members, which is the largest Hispanic business organization in the U.S.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

  • Fort Carson Physical Fitness Facility, Colorado Springs, CO - $32.7 million
  • Fort Bliss Fire and Military Police Station, Fort Bliss, TX - $13.9 million
  • Fort Riley Training Support Center, Fort Riley, KS - $9.1 million
  • UAS Field Training Complex, Holloman AFB, NM - $18.7 million
  • Building 415 Addition at Kirtland AFB, NM - $4.3 million
  • 3-Bay Fire Station at Hill AFB, Utah - $3.2 million
  • USARC Browning Reserve Center Remodel, Ogden, UT - $8.2 million
  • ICBM Propellant Analysis Complex, Hill AFB, UT - $8.6 million
  • Design-Build MACC, Hill AFB, UT – NTE $60 million
  • Design-Build MACC, Dyess AFB, TX – NTE $50 million
  • Road and Bridge Maintenance IDIQ for the US Forest Service, UT
  • Roofing IDIQ at Fort Carson, CO - $20 million
  • Roofing IDIQ at Dyess AFB, TX

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Creative Times, Inc. Business Achievement Community Service from the Office of Hispanic Affairs
  • Contractor of the Year, presented by the SBA, 2005
  • 2010 Quixote Award for the Business Owner of the Year
  • Recognition Award for 2009 for education, Commitment, and Improvement to the Lives of the Young People in Our Community, presented by the Ogden Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • 2009 Achievement of Safety Excellence, Platinum Award Winner, presented by the Utah Chapter
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Zion’s Bank Hispanic Business Award of Excellence, presented to CTI Construction, May 2007
  • 2003 Minority Business of the Year, presented by the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Women’s Business Center
  • Special Community Service Recognition Award, Presented to Don Salazar and Creative Times, Inc., presented by the Ogden Weber Applied Technology College
  • Executive Committee member of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce based in Washington, DC

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Business Management

 

EDUCATION

  • Master of Arts in Organizational Management
  • Business Transformation Program Graduate, The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University

TRAINING

  • Public Relations
  • Preventing Training Liability
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Policy and Procedures
  • Performance Management Roles & Responsibilities
  • Community Services
  • Performance Management

 

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