2024 Convocation Speaker

During convocation, we will have the pleasure of hearing from Ruth Todd.

Ruth Todd
Ruth Todd

Ruth Todd is a lifelong communicator who began her professional journey at Brigham Young University. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, she spent nearly 25 years as an award-winning news reporter, anchoring the news for NBC, ABC, and CBS affiliates in Phoenix, Washington, D.C., and Salt Lake City.

After returning to BYU to teach in the School of Communications for several years, she transitioned to her next career chapter in global communications. Initially serving as a spokesperson and media manager for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she later became SVP and Chief Reputation Officer for a global health and wellness company. Alongside her professional pursuits, she also returned to BYU to earn an MBA from the Marriott School of Business. She recently assumed the role of EVP and Chief Content Officer for Bonneville International, overseeing content strategy for KSL TV and Radio in Utah, and Bonneville’s 22 radio stations nationwide.

Ruth is passionate about the power of communications and the importance of connecting as people, families, and communities. Throughout her career, she has been actively involved in her community, serving on numerous executive and advisory boards. Her engagements include roles with The United Way, American Cancer Society, BYU Executive Alumni Board, BYU Cougar Club Board, Utah Valley Business Editorial Board, and the Wheatley Institute. Currently, she serves on the boards of Primary Children’s Hospital, Thanksgiving Point, and the Center for Latter-day Arts. Additionally, she contributes as a host for the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and serves on the General Young Women Advisory Council.

Ruth and her husband, attorney Bryan Todd, reside in Salt Lake City. They are the parents of five children, and soon to be twelve grandchildren.