FACTSHEET | May 5, 2015

Richard Folkerson

Utah Ambassador

Richard Folkerson, Utah Ambassador
Richard Folkerson
Richard Folkerson, Utah Ambassador
Photo By: Courtesy Photo
VIRIN: 150503-A-WX746-034

Name:  Richard L. Folkerson Jr.

Hometown: Bountiful

E-mail Address: rickf@sieutah.org​

Business Position:  VP of Marketing Business Name and Address: Ken Garff Automotive Group 

Civilian Education:  BA – University of Utah Degree in Economics  

Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies:  University of Utah Crimson Club Board; Boy Scouts of America – Great Salt Lake Council; Utah State Governor’s office Commission For Literacy Board; Junior Achievement Board Member,  

Name of Spouse and Children: Wife- Jennifer, Children- Richard and Jacob  

Army Reserve Ambassador Rick Folkerson received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics at the University of Utah and his Automotive Management degree from the General Motors Dealer Academy. He works as Vice President of Marketing for the Ken Garff Automotive Group. The Ken Garff Automotive Group owns and operates dealerships in Utah, Iowa, Indiana, Texas, Nevada, and California. Ambassador Folerkson oversees the Community initiatives including the Ken Garff Keys to Success and Ken Garff Road to Success programs, encouraging students to perform academically while receiving incentives. There are 250,000 students participating in his program. Ambassador Folkerson works closely promoting the Army and helping high school students see the value of the Army Reserve and building their education.