January 25, 2013

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January 25, 2013

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) selected MATT HOGAN as the new deputy regional director for the Mountain-Prairie Region, which is headquartered in Denver. As well, WILL MEEKS was selected as the new assistant regional director for Refuges in the Mountain-Prairie Region. The Mountain-Prairie Region includes Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas.

JOYCE GAUFIN, acting executive director of Great Basin Public Health Leadership Institute, a division of HealthInsight, was elected president-elect during the 140th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) recently held in San Francisco. Gaufin will assume the role of President of the organization in November 2013. She will become the first APHA President from Utah and the Intermountain West/Rocky Mountain States when she takes office in November 2013. She began her career at the Utah Department of Health in 1973, where she retired as a management and leadership consultant.

CHAD CURTIS was named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Mountain America Credit Union. Curtis, who was recently named one of the innovative leaders in Utah Business magazine’s “Forty under 40,” was senior vice president of finance at Mountain America for nine years. He previously worked for Grant Thornton LLP, providing auditing services. Curtis received his master’s degree in business administration and bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Utah and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Strong & Hanni named JEREMY G. KNIGHT and SADÉ A. TURNER shareholders of the firm. Knight represents clients in general litigation, transportation, automobile, premises liability, construction and government liability cases.  He earned a B.S. from the University of Utah in 1999 and his J.D. from the McGeorge School of Law in 2005. He became a member of the Utah State Bar in 2005 and the Utah Idaho State Bar in 2011. Sadé Turner represents clients in transportation, premises, construction, insurance defense and commercial litigation. She earned a B.A. in Political Science from the College of in 2002 and a J.D. from the University of Utah in 2006. She became a member of the Utah State Bar in 2006 and the Idaho State Bar in 2010.

EcoScraps named RON ROSS as the company’s chief financial officer and chief operating officer. The company also announced that AMY YODER, the business unit head of Arysta LifeScience North America and an industry expert, joined its board of directors. Ross, most recently vice president of finance and principal accounting officer at Skullcandy Inc., was a key player in the company’s rise from a Utah-based startup to one of the world’s leading headphone makers and helped oversee the company’s initial public stock offering in 2011. In Yoder’s current position she is responsible for the company’s crop protection businesses in the United States, Canada and Australasia. Before joining Arysta LifeScience in 2010, she held a number of positions in the agrichemical industry including senior advisor to Atlas Advisors, president of the United Industries division of Spectrum Brands, vice president and general manager for Biolab of Chemtura, vice president of the turf and specialty division of Nufarm, and president of the UAPTimberland division of United Agri Products, among others.

DAN RAPP joined Vivint Solar as chief technology officer. As CTO, Rapp will oversee Vivint Solar’s technology strategy and software development, including the creation and implementation of advanced data reporting and an enhanced customer interface. Rapp has an extensive background in software development, including data communication software, distributed systems, cryptographic software, search engines, machine learning algorithms, and network analysis. He has led teams, managed software projects, and overseen organizational changes.

BRUCE BRYAN, Utah regional president of Chartway Federal Credit Union, was appointed to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah board of directors. Bryan served as president and CEO of HeritageWest Credit Union until it merged with Chartway in January 2010. He now serves as the Utah regional president of Chartway, overseeing not only HeritageWest, but SouthWest Community and Utah Central Credit Unions as well. Chartway is dedicated to helping the communities served by its credit unions.

Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City promoted BLAKE SARLO to the position of director of sales and marketing of the iconic downtown hotel. Sarlo’s professional background includes a wealth of marketing experience, extensive sales acumen and a strong knowledge of catering, food and beverage management.

B Vogue Salon & Spa signed GINA GRIFFITH, an experienced hair stylist, to the B Vogue team. Griffith brings more than 27 years of experience to St. George, having recently moved from Salt Lake City when her husband transferred here with his company.

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