Richard E. Turley Jr.
Managing Director of Public Affairs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
He is the recipient of the 2017 Genealogy/History Achievement Award from the American Library Association; the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Conference of Intermountain Archivists; the 2015 Honorary Lifetime Member Award from the Utah State Historical Society; the 2013 Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association for distinguished contributions to public history; the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Utah Board of State History; the 2010 Smith-Petitt Foundation Best Documentary Book in Utah History Award; the 2010 Steven F. Christensen Award for Best Documentary Book on Mormon History; the 2009 Best Book Award from the Mormon History Association; the 2008 Co-Founders Best Book Award from Westerners International; and the Historic Preservation Medal from the Daughters of the American Revolution in 2004. Mr. Turley worked as a lawyer before spending the next thirty years as a professional historian.
Ronald W. Walker