Dustin M. Haggett
Social Entrepreneur in Salt Lake City, Utah
Dustin M. Haggett is Founder and Board Director of Impact Hub Salt Lake. Impact Hub provides Utah’s entrepreneurs, investors, and freelance professionals a dedicated space to connect and co-create ventures that benefit the community and world at large. Impact Hub was founded in London in 2005 and is part of a larger, global community of more than 20,000 change makers spanning six continents who collaborate on enterprising ideas for a better world.
Dustin believes creating needed infrastructure for a high level of collaboration will provide a catalyst for finding solutions to some of the largest social, and environmental issues we face today. Through his work at Impact Hub Dustin has rallied support around a multitude of issue-based ventures working in: financial inclusion, human trafficking, mobility, healthcare, education and more. Dustin is an advocate for finding solutions to local air quality issues and has led numerous initiatives including hosting the Governor of Utah and leading executives on a fact-finding mission to learn from the Pro-Aire campaign in Mexico City. He also co-produced a Sustainability Roadmap commissioned by the Mayor of Park City to assist in guiding long-term energy policy for the community.
In addition to Dustin’s role at Impact Hub, He serves as Board Director and Vice President at Warrior Rising, a start-up accelerator for US Veterans; serves on the real estate development team at Summit Powder Mountain, building an innovation zone and a next-gen alpine town; develops partnerships and programming at Summit Institute; and is Founder at Veterans Stand United, an organization that connects former-military volunteers with human-rights NGOs around the world.
Dustin studied Sustainable Management at the Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco. He holds undergraduate degrees in Finance and Economics. Outside of his business endeavors Dustin served in the U.S. Army as a reservist for eight years, and is a combat veteran of the Iraq War.