Stacee Yardley McIff was born and raised in Panguitch, Utah, where she grew up working in the family-owned insurance business and developed a love for free enterprise and entrepreneurship. She also developed a passion for politics, supporting her grandfather who served in local and state elected positions. Stacee currently serves as Department Chair of Business at Snow College.
Stacee had some unique high school experiences which started her on a path to leadership and civic involvement. As a high school junior, Stacee served as a U.S. Senate page in Washington, D.C. Moving on to study business and marketing at Southern Utah University, Stacee continued to enjoy unique experiences. During her freshman year, she served as an intern to Senator Jake Garn, which set the stage for her subsequent time at SUU. Taking on leadership roles in College Republicans and PBL (Professional Business Leaders) clubs led Stacee to become involved in student government. After serving as a student senator for one year, Stacee was elected student body president. During her senior year of college, Stacee served as Student Regent for the state of Utah. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from SUU with a Bachelor of Science composite degree in Business Education/Business Information Systems, with a Marketing emphasis.
After graduation, Stacee took a job with Alpha Phi International Fraternity as an educational leadership consultant. Traveling around the country to various college campuses to troubleshoot needs gave her an excellent background in organizational behavior, human resource management, marketing, and recruitment.
After teaching high school for a couple of years, Stacee earned a Master of Science degree in Business Information Systems, with an emphasis in Management Information Systems, from Utah State University. In 2006, Stacee began teaching in the Snow College Business Department. She currently serves on the state FBLA-PBL Board of Directors, as well as the National Awards Program committee at the national level. Additionally, Stacee has volunteered with numerous civic and non-profit organizations in leadership, mentoring, and educational roles. She continues to be involved with politics at the state and local levels.
Stacee and her husband, Mark, have two daughters and live in Richfield.