Brief Bios of Participants and Spokespersons*

Brief Bios of MormonBriefing spokespersons available for interviews:  All are experienced and fully practicing Mormons. (Note: this is a partial list of MB spokespersons; contact us if you need other voices from other situations or professions.)
Lew and Barb Cramer  Lew is the founding CEO/President of the World Trade Center Utah.  Previously, he worked with U S WEST International in Washington DC developing major telecommunications projects in over thirty countries.  In the Reagan administration, he served as a White House Fellow, as a Deputy Assistant Commerce Secretary, and as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Trade.  In the first Bush administration, Mr. Cramer was the Director General of the U.S. Commercial Service. Barb is a musician and scholar who currently  sings in The Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  The Cramers are the parents of six children and thirteen grandchildren.
Sheri Dew  served as a councellor in the Relief Society General Presidency of the LDS Church for five years.  She is currently the President and CEO of Deseret Book Company and is the author of numerous best selling books including the biographies of LDS Church Presidents Gordon B. Hinckley and Ezra Taft Benson.
Linda and Richard Eyre  are New York Times #1 bestselling authors who are frequent guests on national talk shows and lecture throughout the world on parenting, life-balance, and prioritized goal setting. Richard is a Harvard MBA who was a candidate for Utah Governor and is a nationally ranked senior tennis player.  Linda is a teacher and musician who founded the international preschool organization “Joy Schools.”  The Eyres are the parents of nine children.
As President of RMS Military Productions, Sharlene Hawkes has traveled to forward operating bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, pulled 7.5 G’s in an F-16, and experienced an arrested landing and night ops on the USS Carl Vinson, an aircraft carrier. A former Miss America and award-winning ESPN sportscaster she was born in Paraguay, later living in Ecuador, Chile, Mexico, and Argentina and is the only foreign-born, bilingual Miss America. She is an accomplished musician and a published author. Sharlene and her husband, Bob, have four children

Gary Lawrence was invited to serve as a MB spokesperson based upon a 40-year career as a public opinion pollster, and a 2008 national study of America’s attitudes toward the Mormon Church as detailed in his book How Americans View Mormonism.  He received a  Ph.D. from Stanford University in a communication program that emphasized the study of attitudes – how they are formed, how they are measured, and how they are changed. 
Randall and Jann Paul are the parents of five children and hold degrees from Harvard Business School and the University of Chicago Divinity School.  They have founded the Foundation for Inter-religious Diplomacy, a peace building organization with the goal of building trust through forthright communication, mutual humanitarian cooperation and respectful contestation of religious differences.