Sophia Hawes-Tingey


Board Chair

Having the distinction and honor of being the first transgender person to appear on a public ballot in Utah, in addition to being the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Transgender Inclusion Project, Sophia Hawes-Tingey is also the Legislative Liaison for the Utah Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the Co-Chair of the Business and Labor Committee of the Women’s State Legislative Council of Utah, a member of the Board of Directors for the Utah Stonewall Democrats, the Vice Chair of the Community Council of Midvale City , and co-founder of People Empowered, LLC. You can visit Sophia’s webpage at or follow her on Facebook and Twitter. Sophia’s favorite ice cream is fudge-nut brownie.


Leverett Woodruff