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May 11, 2012

NICK ANNISON joined Needle as its vice president of sales over the Western United States. Annison is an experienced enterprise sales executive with a proven track record that combines great relationships and a breadth of experience in the ecommerce and digital marketing space. Most recently, Annison was an enterprise account executive managing strategic accounts at Adobe Systems in the Digital Marketing Business Unit. In this role he specialized in selling solutions such as the Omniture web analytics and conversion suites of products as well as consulting and engineering services. Annison spent five years at Omniture and an additional two years at Adobe after its acquisition of Omniture.

Richter7 hired MARK BANGERTER as a senior experiential designer. Prior to Richter7, Bangerter worked as an art director for multiple companies and gained over seven years of experience in the art direction industry. As a Brigham Young University graduate, Bangerter received his BA in advertising. After completing his undergraduate studies, he obtained a master’s degree in art direction from one of the nation’s leading advertising graduate programs at the Virginia Commonwealth University Adcenter. Bangerter will work to create innovative art designs for all of Richter7’s clients.

The Buckner Company hired FRANK LANCASTER as vice president and corporate controller.  Lancaster joins the insurance firm as a seasoned accounting professional who has spent most of his career in the insurance industry. Since January, 2012, The Buckner Company has increased their employee count by ten percent.  

Grow America, Inc. appointed BERKELEY GEDDES, CEO of Grow America Insight, and RICHARD SWART, director of Strategic Programs, to key roles in the professional and regulatory associations focused on facilitating a vibrant, credible and growing global crowdfunding community. Geddes has been elected chair of the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) Executive Committee and Governance Board, which represents the voice of the crowdfunding industry and will provide advocacy, research and education forinvestors and entrepreneurs. Swart has been named to the organizing committee of CfPA and also will serve as a member of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CfIRA) leadership group, which is focused exclusively on channeling industry expertise to support the Securities and ExchangeCommission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and other affected governmental and quasi-governmental entities, including state regulators, in the establishment of crowdfunding regulation, standards and best practices.

Intermountain Financial Group hired SHAWN BASSETT and NICK BURGESS as financial services professionals. Bassett earned his Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Utah, and his Master’s Degree in Health Systems Administration from Georgetown University. Bassett’s focus includes life, disability income, and long term care insurance. Burgess graduated from the University of Utah with a major in Marketing and a minor in Business. He has worked in an administrative role with the Burgess Group, a family firm that deals with assisting both domestic and international individuals in wealth creation, succession planning, estate preservation and charitable giving, for five years before joining Mass Mutual. Burgess’ focus is implementing insurance strategies for estate, succession, and retirement solutions for successful individuals, families, and business owners.

Intermountain Healthcare’s CHARLES SORENSON, MD, president and CEO, and BRENT JAMES, MD, chief quality officer, have been named among Modern Healthcare’s “50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare.” Dr. Sorenson and Dr. James were both on the list last year. According to the magazine, this year’s ranking reflects a change in the healthcare industry. A number of the names that have regularly been on the list in the past are gone or have moved down in the rankings, particularly those with ties to the federal government. The ranking began with 2,700 nominations, which were narrowed to a final ballot of 100 physician executives who received the most nominations.

Fluid hired RYAN ANDERSON as creative director, and CHASE OBORN as business development manager. Anderson has been in the advertising industry for 17 years. He previously worked at Richter7 before coming to Fluid. Oborn was previously an account manager for Thomas Arts.

Jones Waldo elected KATHLEEN MCDONALD as its newest shareholder. The firm also elected four new members to its board of directors including PAUL M. HARMAN, BRUCE E. BABCOCK, TIMOTHY B. ANDERSON and LEWIS M. FRANCIS. McDonald, who has been with Jones Waldo since 2006, is actively engaged in both the firm and the community. She was recently elected as the co-chair of the Jones Waldo Women Lawyers Group and she is involved with Tracy Aviary, the Bennion Center and Women Lawyers of Utah. Her primary focus is litigation and has experience in environmental law, construction, appeals, arbitration and mediation, eminent domain, insurance/tort and legal ethics and professional responsibility.

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