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October 12, 2012

TAB Bank Chief Credit Officer GARY HARDING has been named to serve on the Board of Directors for the Commercial Finance Association (CFA). Harding has served as the chief credit officer for TAB Bank since March 2010.  In his current role, Harding oversees all underwriting, credit analysis, and credit administration functions of the bank.  Harding previously worked for TAB from 2000 to 2004 as vice president of portfolio operations.  Prior to returning to TAB to assume the position of CCO, Harding served as senior vice president of credit and risk management at Proficio Bank. 

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless hired LASHEL SHAW as an associate lawyer in the firm. Shaw joins Parr Brown full-time after completing a term as a summer associate with the firm. She also worked as an extern for then Magistrate Judge David Nuffer and as a law clerk for the Honorable Clark Waddoups, both of the Federal District of Utah. She received her Juris Doctor magna cum laude from the Notre Dame School of Law.

The Utah Chapter of Women in Insurance & Financial Services (Utah WIFS) welcomed four new board members. SHEILA LEEDS, REBECCA YATES, and ADELAIDE MAUDSLEY have joined the chapter’s board to assist with growing the chapter, bringing speakers and opportunities to the members, seeking sponsorships, and contributing to its success. MANDY AGUIRRE, the recruiting director for Intermountain Financial Group, has been voted in as the president-elect, transitioning from the vice president of programs position; DEBBIE ENGEBRETSEN, a financial services professional and also with Intermountain Financial Group, will continue her term as vice president of finance; BONNIE EVENSEN, a registered representative with Guardian Life Insurance Company, will continue as the vice president of administration; and AMBER DIXON, marketing director for Intermountain Financial Group, will continue her term as president of the chapter.

Marketing Director of MHTN Architects MICHAEL T. BUELL, FSMPS, CPSM earned the designation of “SMPS Fellow.”  The Fellows of the Society for Marketing Professional Services represent the highest level of experience and leadership in marketing within the design and building industry. The Fellows serve as a resource at the chapter, regional, and national levels, providing insight, ideas, programs, and mentoring for the benefit of the members and the Society. In addition, these individuals teach, write, and speak on marketing issues outside of SMPS, working to advance the profession of marketing professional services throughout the architectural/engineering/construction industry. 

SKYLER RUBEL, AIA, has been promoted to co-director of K-12 Educational Design at MHTN Architects, Inc. As co-director, Rubel will share his knowledge of design and construction gained from more than 34 years of architectural experience with Utah school districts to enable successful educational projects for Utah’s children.

DAVID DAINING, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB has been named director of healthcare at MHTN Architects, Inc. Daining is nationally recognized for bringing innovation and strategic vision to healthcare planning and design projects. The focus of his 27-year career is to assist clients in enhancing the health care experience and creating comforting and compelling spaces that are highly functional and effective. Daining is responsible for team leadership, marketing healthcare services, healthcare master planning and design coordination.

MultiLing promoted TODD RAPIER to executive vice president of worldwide sales and hired a new European sales manager, PETER FISCHER, to expand the company’s reach on the continent. Rapier is responsible for helping enterprises translate into more than 80 languages, while managing sales teams across the company’s seven offices in the United States, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea and Peru.

The Utah Association of Realtors has named LORI CHAPMAN, associate broker with Coldwell Banker Premier in St. George, as the 2012 Realtor of the Year. The honor was presented at the UAR’s recent annual convention in St. George. The Realtor of the Year award is a decades-old tradition of the Utah Association of Realtors that honors Realtors who commit themselves to serving and improving the real estate profession. Chapman has been a Realtor for 30 years. She specializes in second homes, resort real estate and new construction. She currently serves as president of the Utah Association of Realtors and previously was president-elect, vice president and treasurer.

ASHA PAREKH, director of the Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center at the YWCA, won this year’s Family Violence Prevention Award. Parekh joined the YWCA staff in 2001 as director of the domestic violence shelter, became the director of the Salt Lake Area Safe at Home Coalition (managed by the YWCA) in 2004, then in 2007 became the director of Utah’s first family justice center. She is past chair of the Utah Domestic Violence Council and the Salt Lake Area Domestic Violence Council.  She has co-authored journal articles in the domestic violence field, and is frequently asked to share her expertise through speaking engagements, presentations, and interviews.

ERIC BOONE, PE joined the Salt Lake City operations office of PSI as a senior geotechnical engineer. Boone is a graduate of the University of Nevada—Reno with a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering. He has more than 26 years of industry experience.

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