Robert Grow

Robert Grow is the president and chief executive officer of Envision Utah. He holds degrees in engineering and law from the University of Utah and the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University and has had a diverse career, including practicing law, leading and supporting regional visioning processes, being president of a large manufacturing company, and chairing a national trade association. He was the primary architect of Envision Utah’s grass roots, bottom up, stakeholder driven, values based approach. For his role in helping shape the strategy for the Salt Lake region’s future transportation system, Robert received the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Distinguished Service Award in October 2003.
Over the last couple decades, Grow has developed an expertise in facilitating regional stakeholders in creating multi-generational visions for major metropolitan areas of the United States and has worked with more than 80 metropolitan regions. Robert led the visioning teams for San Diego; Laie, Hawaii; and the 175,000-acre Superstition Vistas property in Arizona and played a significant role in the Traverse City, Michigan and Southern Louisiana visioning processes. In addition, he led the Utah-based team of O’Melveny & Myers LLP dealing with the full spectrum of legal issues relating to environment, planning, entitlement, infrastructure, and development for Kennecott Land Company’s 93,000-acre land holding on Salt Lake’s West Bench plan, as well as the 4,000-acre Daybreak Community, Kennecott Land’s first model sustainable community.