Raymond L. Hixson, chairman and chief executive officer of Bonneville Pacific Corp., an independent power development company, has been named entrepreneur of 1988 by the MountainWest Venture Group. He will be honored during a luncheon April 20 in the Marriott Hotel.

Hixson founded Bonneville Pacific in 1980 as Hixson & Co. and since that time has developed small power plants and has been a power wholesaler to utilities. Bonneville Pacific is a publicly-held company that ended the fiscal 1988 year (April 30) with revenues of $23.4 million.His other activities include being a director of Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort and a member of the Utah Constitutional Revision Commission. He previously served on the Utah Transit Authority board of directors, was a University of Utah vice president and was a member of the board of trustees of the Western Regional Council, a business and trade group for Western states.