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Our Team

Our Team


Thomas Winterton is a lifelong resident and entrepreneur in the Uintah Basin, with experience as a small business owner, general contractor and project manager spanning a wide range of activities, is a key strength with Intermountain Economic Consulting. With a focus on community engagement, Tom is a champion for economic development and business in the area.


Winterton served as President of the Roosevelt Rotary Club, Chairman of Duchesne County Republican Party, Utah Republican party State Central Committee member, Chairman of the Board of One Heart Bulgaria and has served on the advisory panel for Uintah Basin Applied Technology Center.


Brandon Fugal is the cofounder of Intermountain Economic Consulting and serves as Chairman and key advisor. The firm was created to leverage the experience of the principals in providing clients with location advisory and site selection services as well as public and private economic development consulting – with specific emphasis on the Uintah Basin and TriCounty Area.


Before merging with Colliers International, Brandon was co-founder and owner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors, where his leadership was critical to the firm being recognized for 14 years in a row as the number one office internationally for the Coldwell Banker Commercial brand (out of 220 offices), and where he was recognized as the #1 agent globally for many years. Currently, Colliers International is the number one commercial real estate firm in the Intermountain West.


Brandon has developed a sterling reputation as a trusted advisor and business infrastructure expert on a national, regional and localized basis. Recognized as an authority in business, he has been interviewed and featured in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Money Magazine, Real Estate Forum, Commercial Property News, Real Estate Executive Magazine and Utah Business. Brandon was also featured nationally as one of Real Estate Forum’s Top 40 under Forty and a Top National Dealmaker.


Fugal currently serves on the Governor’s Economic Council as well as other boards and appointments focused on economic development efforts.


Jim Morse brings over 40 years of experience in economic development, commercial real estate development, project management and a close relationship with tribal leaders - having served on the board of American Indian Services and championing Native American philanthropic efforts for nearly 3 decades.


Over the past nearly 5 years, Jim has been focused on economic development and community efforts in the Uintah Basin, tirelessly working around the clock with key influencers. Morse began investing in and developing real estate after serving in the United States Air Force and earning a degree in construction management.


In addition to his economic and business development activities, Jim has established non-profit treatment centers and charitable organizations dedicated to serving the community.


Phone: 801-947-8300

JD’s business card should simply read “Entrepreneur - Inventor – Philosopher.” From his first business venture at the age of six to Vice President at a $2B international IT company, JD has been “takin’ care of business” for a half century. As the co-founder of KeyLabs, Altiris, LAC and other tech companies, JD built the IT industry’s largest independent testing facility, pioneered the concept of behavioral testing, and was the first commercial adopter of P2P computing on the Internet.


In addition to his business success, with his broad-based experience JD is a licensed real estate professional who is currently transacting significant business in the Uintah Basin, focused on all areas of real estate - from agricultural and recreational property development to commercial real estate sales and leasing, tenant representation, and property management. JD owns nearly 2,000 acres in the Basin and is actively involved engaged in the community.

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