Mr. Hough began his career in broadcasting and advertising (where he was awarded the prestigious International CLIO awards for broadcast advertising). He was a radio and TV host and was an Editor/Anchor for KSL Radio news. Hough was the publisher of Utah Business Magazine and later of Woodland Publishing which created trade paperback publications sold through major bookstores. As founder and president of Bonneville Satellite Corporation and its successor, Keystone Communications, Hough pioneered the use of satellites for broadcast communication for sports, news, and entertainment programming.
Mr. Hough is also the President-Emeritus, Senior Advisor, and Co-Founder of Nutraceutical Corporation, a nutritional supplement manufacturing and distribution company. Prior to Nutraceutical Corporation, Hough was Partner of Clarte’ Capital, LLC, a business merger and acquisition management and capital firm.
Mr. Hough is very active in civic and charitable endeavors and currently is the President of the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America which serves 77,000 youth and 36,000 adult Scouts and Scouters. He is a Founding Board Member of Lifting Generations. Mr. Hough served his church for two years as a missionary in Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and the San Blas Islands. He continues to be active in his religious faith as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a Rotarian, he chaired the international committee.
Mr. Hough graduated from Ricks College in Journalism and graduated from the Marriot School of Management at Brigham Young University. He attended an Executive Management Program at Harvard University for Broadcast Professionals. In 2018, Hough will receive a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership, with a dual emphasis in Global Leadership and Servant Leadership at Gonzaga University. He reads, writes, and speaks Spanish.
He is an avid hiker, aquatic sportsman, snow skier, and Ironman tri-athlete; loves reading, Mesoamerican archaeology, and travel. He is married to Debra Francom Hough, they have ten children and twenty grandchildren.