Honored Citizens

Jack and Holly Zenger

Jack and Holly Zenger moved to Midway in 1997 and quickly became involved in the community. Holly was born and raised in Brigham City and Tremonton area. Jack was born in Salt Lake City, raised in Provo and together they lived in the Bay Area of California prior to coming to Midway.

Holly attended both BYU and University of Utah. She and two friends started a Creche Display (nativity scenes) in Palo Alto which gained national recognition. Sunset Magazine cited it as one of the places to go during the Holiday Season. Holly’s collection of nativity scenes is one of the largest and most diverse private collections. In 1997 she organized a display in their home to which more than 4,000 people came. Due to parking challenges, the exhibit was moved to Provo for a few years and then back to Midway. She repeated that exhibition in their home in 2017, twenty years after the first exhibit.

Her creches have been displayed in BYU products, book, The Christmas Creche, and many displays. She compiled a book on how to organize a Creche display and has assisted communities and religious groups in the US to create exhibits.
For her work she was awarded the Governor’s Award for Community Service and was also awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree from Utah Valley University for Public Affairs. She was a founding Board Member, and is a current Board member, of Friends of the Creche, a national organization promoting the study, creation and collection of nativity scenes worldwide.

Holly is a lover of music: Girl’s Camp, Hand bells, Song Fests, Choirs … any kind of music!

Jack is nationally recognized as an expert in the field of leadership development. He was inducted into the Human Resources Development Hall of Fame, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Talent Development. He is the author or co-author of 13 books. He has twice received the Thought Leadership Award from the industry association of leadership development providers. Jack is also a regular columnist for the Harvard Business Review and Forbes magazine.
His career has spanned academic, corporate and entrepreneurial pursuits and he is currently the CEO of the international firm Zenger-Folkman.

Jack graduated in psychology from BYU, earned a MBA from UCLA and a Doctorate in Business from USC.

Jack served for eight years as a Trustee and Board Chairman at UVU, and ten years as a Regent for the State of Utah over all of higher education. He was elected President of the Midway Boosters in 2001 and served for 3 years during the Olympic Games period. He is a Board member of the Midway Heritage Foundation that has published histories of Midway.

Jack and Holly have served additional terms on the Booster Board, the last ending in 2017.

Together they are parents of a combined family of ten children, adding many spouses, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.