Rodney F Savage

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Rodney F. Savage (1948- )

was born in Richfield, Utah , to Lynn and Virginia Savage and graduated from Richfield High School, where he was a champion wrestler. He continued his education at Souther Utah State College (now Souther Utah University), where he double majored in accounting and business management and minored in economics. Rod graduated with honors, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, which recognizes outstanding accounting graduates, honored him with the Key Award.

Upon graduating, Rod was recruited by the prestigious Arthur Anderson & Company accounting firm in Los Angeles. After joining the company, Rod was sent to Northwestern University in Chicago for specific tax training. Now, Rod is the president and chairman of the board of Savage, Esplin, & Radmall, PC, and the director and Audit Committee chairman of Heritage Bank.

Rod has been a member of numerous boards, including the National Congressional Business Advisory Board, of which he served as director, SUU Accounting Advisory Board, National Committee on Governmental Accounting, and SUU St. George Center Advisory Board. He is an instructor for the Utah State University Tax School for Continuing Education and director of Dixie Applied Technology College.

A recipient of the Distinguished Citizen award for Dixie College, Rod has been a member of Dixie College Foundation since 1977 and currently serves as its vice president and director. In the early 1980’s, Rod was instrumental in helping Dixie College acquire the property that is now home to Hansen Stadium. He later facilitated the construction of the current St. George LDS Institute of Religion and the college’s acquisition of the former Institute building.

Mentoring young men while serving the Boy Scouts of America for almost fifty years, Rod has helped 22 young men earn Eagle Scout Awards. As for himself, Rod has received the Distinguished Scoutmaster and Silver Beaver awards. For fun, Rod enjoys running marathons and enters a race each time he advances into a new age division.