Randy W. Wilkinson
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Randy W. Wilkinson (1944-)
was born in Cedar City, Utah, and is the oldest of five children of Kay and Lail Wilkinson. He grew up in St. George where he graduated from Dixie High School. After attending Dixie College for one year he served a two-year mission to Scotland for his church. After he returned he married his high school sweetheart, Linda Kae Nelson. He graduated from Dixie College and then pursued his education at Brigham Young University, where he received a Bachelor’s of Art Degree and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
After receiving his MBA, he returned to St. George, where he began managing his father’s electrical contracting company. He currently is an owner and CEO of Wilkinson Electric, Inc., and Ace Mechanical Contractors, Inc. He is the managing member of Dixie Sun Ventures, a real estate holding company. Randy served 10 years on the St. George City Council, two years on the Planning Commission, and three years as a member of the St. George Water and Power Board. He was a director of the St. George Chamber of Commerce, served 16 years on the Dixie College Board of Trustees (the final six as chairman), was Rotary Club President, a director on the Tuacahn Board, and was a founder and committee member of the Dixie Rotary Bowl.
He currently serves as president of the Dixie College Foundation and as a director of The Village Bank. Early in his career, he was selected by the St. George Chamber of Commerce as Outstanding Young Businessman. He received the Scouting District Award of Merit and Second Miler Award and the Distinguished Republican Award, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Dixie State College. He has been active in his church, where he served as a bishop, stake president and mission president of the Scotland Edinburgh Mission. Randy and Linda are the parents of six children, three boys and three girls, and have over 20 grandchildren.