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DANA RUSSELL was appointed chief financial officer (CFO) at Allegiance. Russell will be responsible for all operational functions at Allegiance, including human resources, facilities, sales operations, finance and accounting. Russell brings a proven combination of strong strategic, financial and management skills to Allegiance. Russell was formerly the senior vice president and chief financial officer at Novell, a global publicly traded software company.
NEIL MORRIS, one of WIN Home Inspection’s top Strategic-Partners, with a location in Sandy, was honored at WIN’s annual conference, held in Phoenix, Arizona. Morris was honored with an Elite Club SVO (Single Vehicle Operator) Award, along with only two other S-P’s, having performed over 525 inspections in 2012.
LifeMap Assurance Company added APRIL MARVIN to its Account Management team. She will support the company’s efforts to grow its business by leading the Account Management team and working with multiple teams across LifeMap to establish and maintain relationships with employer groups and brokers.
Molina Healthcare, Inc. named CHAD WESTOVER president of its subsidiary, Molina Healthcare of Utah. Former president of Molina Healthcare of Utah, PAUL MUENCH, was recently promoted to corporate vice president of claims for Molina Healthcare. As the new president, Westover is responsible for the health plan operations in Utah, as well as the implementation and execution of various strategic initiatives. He is also responsible for the plan’s financial efficiency, regulatory compliance and NCQA excellence. He previously held executive-level positions for nearly a decade at Anthem/WellPoint, most recently as vice president of state-sponsored business.
Wasatch Advisors, Inc. added JB TAYLOR as a portfolio manager on the firm’s flagship Wasatch Small Cap Growth Fund (WAAEX). Taylor will join long-time lead portfolio manager Jeff Cardon on the Wasatch Small Cap Growth Fund, effective January 31, 2013. Taylor is a 17-year veteran Wasatch investment manager and will continue to be the lead portfolio manager on one of the firm’s other small cap strategies, the Wasatch Core Growth Fund (WGROX), which he has managed for over 12 years.
Colvin Engineering Associates, a local leader in energy efficient mechanical is pleased to announce its new president, STEPHEN CONNOR, P.E., and vice presidents ROGER HAMLET, P.E. and BRET CHRISTIANSEN. Founder TOM COLVIN remains as a full-time senior consultant. The same faces that have provided superior service and high performance design continue to lead the company.
BRYANT J. MCCONKIE, shareholder, joined RQ&N’s Litigation Section. Prior to joining Ray Quinney & Nebeker, McConkie was a shareholder at another firm in Salt Lake City. McConkie’s practice focuses on family law and divorce. He is also committed to the development and improvement of family law and in 2010 co-founded the Utah Journal of Family Law. McConkie currently serves as an editor-in-chief of the Journal.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced the selection of CLINT RILEY as the new assistant regional director for Migratory Birds and State Programs for the Mountain-Prairie Region, which is headquartered in Denver. The Mountain-Prairie Region includes Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas. Riley previously led the Pennsylvania Ecological Services Field Office of the Service’s Northeast Region. In that position, Riley was responsible for projects ranging from endangered species protections to private lands conservation through Partners for Fish and Wildlife projects.
Westminster College named SHEILA RAPPAZZO YORKIN as its executive director of integrated marketing communications. Yorkin will lead the college’s Office of Communication beginning March 2013. Yorkin joins Westminster after four years as director of marketing and communications at the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, where she strategically positioned the state of Utah as a business and relocation destination.
Ray Quinney & Nebeker elected MATTHEW M. CANNON and MARIA E. HECKEL shareholders of the firm. Cannon is a member of the Firm’s Litigation Section. His practice focuses on prosecuting and defending commercial litigation matters, including antitrust and trade regulation law, intellectual property law, and general litigation. Heckel is a member of the Firm’s Litigation Section. She practices general commercial litigation before trial and appellate courts and in administrative proceedings.