Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. announced earlier this month that Andrew Evans, CPA, has been hired as the new Chief Financial Officer for the organization.
Evans brings a wealth of professional experience to the position of CFO. He attended Salt Lake Community College for two years, then received Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Accounting from Westminster College, in Salt Lake. He later earned the title of Certified Public Accountant. His experience includes working as senior accountant for a trucking company - Central Refrigerated Services, auditor with the consulting firm - CBIZ and audit manager with Tanner LLC. He now brings this experience to UNHS.
Evans was born in Farmington, New Mexico and also spent part of his younger years living in Kingman, Arizona, before his family moved to Salt Lake City. He graduated from Granger High School in 1996. He later served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Venezuela. He and his wife, Blanca, have been married 17 years and have two children; a boy, 15 and a girl, 14. His parents still live in Salt Lake. He also has four sisters, one who lives in Phoenix and one in Kansas City and the other two still live in Salt Lake.
He said the work at UNHS is very similar to other work he’s done in the accounting field and he’s excited to be a part of the organization.
“I love UNHS,” Evans said. “The people are great. They’re down to earth and dedicated to their work here.”
When not working, Evans said he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, playing basketball and skiing. He’s not that big on camping. He calls the type of camping he enjoys ‘Glamping’ and explains that it is camping with all the comforts of home.
“I’ve always liked this area,” he explained. “I’ve been a desert rat since I was kid. I liked catching lizards and exploring abandoned mine shafts. I really like the Four Corners Area and all the scenery.”
We look forward to working with our new Chief Financial Officer, Andrew Evans. We wish him all the best in his new position and we know he’ll do a great job. When you see him around say hello and welcome him to the family.