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Keynote Speaker - Elaine S. Dalton

  • West Chapel - U of U Institute Building 1780 South Campus Drive Salt Lake City, UT, 84148 United States (map)

Elaine S. Dalton

Elaine Schwartz Dalton (born November 1, 1946) was the thirteenth president of the Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 2008 to 2013. From 2002 to 2008, Dalton was a counselor to Susan W. Tanner in the general presidency of the Young Women.

Elaine Schwartz was born in Ogden, Utah. She earned a degree in English from Brigham Young University. She married Stephen E. Dalton in the Salt Lake Temple on September 13, 1968 and they are the parents of six children.

At the October 2002 LDS Church general conference, Dalton, who had been serving on the Young Women General Board, was sustained by the church as the second counselor to Susan W. Tanner, the newly-called general president of the Young Women organization. On March 31, 2007, Dalton became Tanner's first counselor when former first counselor Julie B. Beck was released to become the general president of the church's Relief Society. When Tanner was released on April 5, 2008, Dalton succeeded her as the president of the organization. Dalton's counselors were Mary N. Cook and Ann M. Dibb.

In July 2013, Dalton was appointed as a member of the Board of Trustees of Utah Valley University.


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Live Band - The Walkens
Later Event: August 6
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