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Edward M. Esber Jr.

SALT LAKE CITY — Edward M. Esber Jr. has been appointed to the Utah 1033 Foundation board of directors and will serve as chairman of the newly formed board of trustees.

The foundation, established in 2011, is a tax-exempt nonprofit that honors Utah’s fallen officers by providing immediate financial support to their families and presenting college scholarships to the children of active Utah law enforcement officers.

“We are excited to welcome Ed to the leadership of our Utah 1033 Foundation family,” Tore Steen, founder and chairman of the foundation, said in a statement. “His love for law enforcement runs deep, and his fundraising assistance will help us extend our aid to the law enforcement community and better accomplish our mission.”

Esber is a personal computer industry pioneer with more than 40 years of experience working for IBM and Texas Instruments. He also served as CEO of Ashton Tate and chief operations officer of Creative Labs. He has served on more than 40 public, private and nonprofit boards, and is currently on the board of Utah Capital Investment Corp.

A transplant to Utah, Esber lives with his family in Park City where he has served on the board of advisers for the Summit County Sherriff’s Office for several years.