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Published on Oct 5, 2012
During part of his undergraduate studies, Blake Dursteler worked for the Partners In Business and the Shingo Prize at Utah State University's Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. During the remainder of his undergraduate and graduate studies, he worked full time for the Biological and Irrigation Engineering Department at Utah State University, managing the business end of their research and grant projects throughout the world.
While as a student, Mr. Dursteler served as the elected student body senator for the Huntsman School of Business and as a city council member for Hyde Park City.
After graduation he worked for two regional accounting firms. One firm located in Logan, Utah, and one in Provo, Utah. He worked briefly as the CFO of Wasatch Acquisitions & Capital where he began his work in the field of bonds and with whom he is still affiliated as an investor. From there he worked as a senior analyst at Intermountain Health Care, in Salt Lake City, where he furthered his work in the area of tax-exempt bond financing.
After IHC, Mr. Dursteler was a founder and partner in a regional accounting firm, specializing in business management consultation and complex real estate and estate tax issues. In this capacity he traveled to various countries, working for clients in Armenia, Georgia, South Africa, Switzerland, Panama, Peru, Ecuador and England as well as throughout the United States. He then negotiated the sale of the tax practice portion of the business to another regional accounting firm.
After this time, Mr. Dursteler worked as a partner in many real estate development and business ventures throughout Utah and Arizona.
Currently, he is the director and a board member of the C.L. Fred & Leora Mae Evans Family Charitable Foundation, in Logan, Utah.