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O.C. Tanner’s new Executive Vice President of Sales is BETH THORNTON. Thornton will be relocating to company headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah from Atlanta, Georgia to assume her new role and will be responsible for developing, encouraging and inspiring O.C. Tanner’s sales team of 100 representatives. Thornton brings to the table exceptional leadership skills and years of industry experience. For nearly 19 years, Thornton has advised Fortune 100 companies and executives on how to encourage great work through strategic recognition.
Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers appointed THOMAS CALLANAN as a regional director, a volunteer position within DVIC. Callanan, a retired insurance executive was former president, CEO and board member of Advantage Workers Compensation Insurance Company from 2005 through 2011. For 10 years prior, he was senior vice president and chief business officer with the Workers Compensation Fund in Utah. Callanan’s current community activities include memberships on the National Advisory Board of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and the boards of Valley Mental Health and Catholic Community Services.
Bankruptcy attorney JESSICA PETERSON has been selected to head Durham Jones & Pinegar’s Women Lawyers Group. Peterson is a six-year associate with the firm. She practices in the areas of bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, and litigation. She received her J.D. from the University of Utah and is licensed to practice law in Utah, Nevada, California and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. She is the first associate at the firm to be nominated by her female peers to lead the group, whose focus is to advance the practice of female attorneys while contributing positively to the community, especially as it relates to causes for women.
FFKR Architects named three new Principal Architects to help lead the firm into its fourth decade. GRETA ANDERSON became a licensed architect in 2004. She graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies in 1995 and a Master of Architecture in 1997. Anderson has been with FFKR since 2005. STEVE GOODWIN became a licensed architect in 2000. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of University Studies in 1991 and a Master of Architecture in 1994. Goodwin has been with FFKR since 1997. MARIANNE WANDER became a licensed architect in 1997. She graduated from the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn. with a Bachelor of Arts in Government Studies and from the University of Utah with a Master of Architecture in 1993. Wander has been with FFKR for 14 years.
PSI employee TYLER BERNIUS, PE earned his Professional Engineer designation. Bernius is a graduate of Seattle University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is a Staff Engineer in PSI’s Salt Lake City operations office and has been with the company since 2006.
America First Credit Union hired BETTE TAYLOR as a business development representative. Taylor brings more than 20 years of financial services experience and is a member of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce. Previously, she worked for U.S. Bank. DENNIS BUTT is a loan officer for America First’s commercial real estate operation in Davis County. Butt has worked in the financial services industry for 43 years with various institutions, mortgage, and title insurance companies. KEN DOUTRE is an America First commercial loan specialist for Weber County business members. Doutre has 13 years of business lending experience from serving companies in Weber and Davis Counties. LANE SWENSON is a commercial lending officer for Utah County business members. Swenson has more than 20 years of commercial lending experience, previously having worked for Comdata Bank as chief lending officer.