After 30 years of service for Intermountain Healthcare, Lynn J. Ames is resigning from his current role as chair and member of the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation Board.

Ames, who was also a board member of Salt Lake Valley Hospitals, will begin serving as a mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints later this year. He and his wife Becky will serve in Missouri.

“Lynn is a tremendous leader and friend to Intermountain. Our Foundation underwent dramatic realignment a few years ago. Lynn was critical to that reset, and has continued to represent the model board leader,” said David Flood, chief development officer and president, Intermountain Foundation. “His departure leaves a sizable hole in our leadership fabric, but his influence has set a sustained growth trajectory and pace that would be impossible to imagine without him. Lynn has impacted many lives through his work with IRMF, and this next chapter for him and Becky only amplifies his goodness among many more. He will be missed.”

Ames, a CPA, studied at the University of Utah. During his career, he worked for companies including Deloitte, Ballard Medical Products, and Ernst & Young. Ames served clients in almost all industries, providing tax consulting services to many companies. He had significant experience serving corporate clients, including many of Utah’s largest public companies. In 2016, Lynn retired from Ernst & Young and joined Knox Capital Group, a financial planning firm which later merged its wealth management practice with CAPTRUST.

Reflecting her time working with Ames at Intermountain, Meredyth Armitage said, “Lynn has been an invaluable partner to me in my first six months as Foundation Executive Director of the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation. His deep understanding of the evolution of Intermountain Healthcare over the decades has been the perfect foundation for him to lead with confidence and belief in the mission. The respect and admiration that the clinical staff, administrators, and his board colleagues feel for him is palpable. I suspect many who follow in his footsteps will pause at certain decision points and ask themselves ‘What would Lynn do?’ While the time has been much too short, I am grateful to have worked with him.”