By Katie Kershman




Utah Climate Week was created by the Utah Climate Action Network to inspire events and conversations around climate change issues in Utah. It is a participant-led initiative where organizations host events and activities to highlight climate change issues and opportunities.

This year with Holland & Hart, Brendle Group cohosted Climate Change Legal Risks and Business Opportunities for Utah’s Top Business Sectors. The panel discussion included Brendle Group’s Judy Dorsey, Jim Holtkamp from Holland & Hart, and Jeff Davis from Barr Engineering with moderator Glen Beeby from ABC 4 News. Discussion focused on helping businesses understand the legal risks, adaptation strategies, and business model considerations associated with climate change.

Other events for the week included a film screening of “Decoding the Weather Machine,” a public forum on Utah’s Sustainable Communities in Action, The Three Tenors of Climate Change a discussion with esteemed climatologist Dr. Ben Santer, Milwaukee-based filmmaker Chip Duncan, and global health expert Dr. Hernando Garzon, among others.


About the Author – Katie manages Brendle Group’s marketing and business development activities, including branding, design, communications, and proposal development. With her strong writing and graphic design skills, she also supports our clients’ needs for content development, writing, and outreach support. Katie has a range of marketing experience from working on strategy and execution for nationwide media campaigns to organizing grassroots outreach efforts. Her expertise is in content management, social media management, Adobe Creative Suite, marketing strategy, customer relationship management systems, and search engine optimization. She has also managed multiple marketing budgets, facilitated radio and video commercial recordings, developed weekly, monthly, and quarterly newsletters, and coordinated with public relations for media outreach. She loves language and uses this passion to help inspire positive change.