Rod Morley

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Rod Morley is the founder and chairman of the Life Hope Foundation, an organization that helps individuals and families in crisis. He is also the founder and president of Axiom Home Loans. He is also a racecar driver.

Morley swept floors at a grocery store at the age of 12 and became the assistant manager at the age of 16. He founded a residential painting company at age 18, and after college, he managed a consulting team for several years at Covey Leadership Center. He has had an entrepreneurial spirit since his teens.

Morley has held leadership positions in his field. In 2000, he was appointed by Governor Michael O. Leavitt to serve with the Mortgage Regulatory Commission for the State of Utah where he served as both vice chairman and chairman. He also previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees on the Utah Association of Realtors.

Morley's vision for Life Hope began after he spent eight months creating a strategy for a village bank in West Africa as part of a micro-enterprise initiative. While he was in Mali to implement the strategy, he trained and mentored country officials and village leaders to help them establish a lending system that could make home ownership viable within their fragile economy. This humanitarian project left a bank for the community that is still operating today and has a loan re-payment rate of 94 percent.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in organizational psychology and business management. The BYU Marriott School of Management presented him with their distinguished Service Award.

He began his part-time auto-racing career in 2003. As a road racer he has grabbed fourteen checkered flags, eight track records, and a second place finish in the Sports Car Club of America National Championships.

He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.