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Hi I'm Allen Alexander

I'm a husband, father and businessman. I enjoy training and riding horses. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife, Denise, and I, are the parents of nine incredible children and have been blessed with nineteen delightful grandchildren. We live in Utah on a few acres with our two dogs, five horses, and roughly 97,000 honey bees. We love horseback riding, hiking, boating, skiing, and activities that bring our family closer together. I am the Chairman and CEO of a supply-chain solutions company where I have received great joy helping good people succeed for 37 years. With over 3,500 employees, I have had the opportunity to travel to many places, visiting our people and operations in 43 states, 5 Canadian provinces and locations throughout the world. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a master's degree in Organizational Communications and Management Development.

Why I am a Mormon

My greatest source of joy is my wife and family. In 1976 Denise and I were married in the Salt Lake Temple. She is the love of my life and I am so grateful to know that we will be married throughout eternity and that we can be with our family forever. Because of the Church and the Gospel of Jesus Christ I am a better husband and father. The Church has provided a moral foundation for our children and grandchildren. I know that God is our Heavenly Father and that He wants to be involved in our lives. I know that He answers our sincere prayers and that we can receive strength and guidance. My life has been blessed as I study and ponder the scriptures each day. I read in the Bible the accounts of the apostles and prophets concerning their testimony of the divinity of Jesus and I believe their words. My life has been changed for the better by studying and pondering the Book of Mormon. It illuminates my soul and and has provided a witness to me that Jesus is the Son of God, that He atoned for the sins of all people, and that He was resurrected from the grave. I know that just as God has spoken to prophets throughout the ages and after centuries of darkness, he spoke to Joseph Smith and restored the power and authority in our time. I know that we are guided by a living prophet, Thomas S. Monson, and modern day apostles who teach us God's will. I was baptized a member of the Church when I was eight years old. My life has been full and blessed. And through the trials of life, my faith in Christ and the teachings of the Church have helped me want to be happy and optimistic. I love the Church. And that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I believe that all people are children of God and that we are all brothers and sisters. I try to live my faith by treating all people with kindness and respect, the way that Jesus taught. I believe that the greatest indicator of a Christian is how we treat other people. I have been very blessed and I feel an obligation to help and serve others. I have actively served in the community and charitable organizations for many years, including two times as a scoutmaster. I sit on a number of charitable boards and currently serve as Board Chair of United Way of Salt Lake and Chair the School Readiness Board for the state of Utah. My wife and I are passionate about helping low income, at-risk children and their families have a better life. I have served in the Church all of my life. When I was nineteen I served a two-year mission to Southern California. This experience changed my life as I had the opportunity to genuinely love people more than I loved myself and to see the peace and happiness that comes when one accepts the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Over the years I have worked with young people in the Church and enjoy teaching, participating in service activities and outdoor adventures.