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The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Salt Lake City Chapter, has named CELESTE GLEAVE, president/CEO of FYVE STAR, Inc., the Woman Business Owner of The Year for 2012. Gleave was recognized for her business success and many years of giving back to the community. Her most recent project is SHEROES, a start-up non-profit that recognizes women for their outstanding efforts and contributions to society. The NAWBO Woman Business Owner of the Year Award is presented annually to a woman who has demonstrated strong leadership skills in growing and managing a successful business that is more than three years old, while also demonstrating those skills in volunteer and civic activities.
The Board of Directors of TraskBritt announced that WARUNEE SRISIRI has joined the firm as an associate. Srisiri is a graduate of the Charleston School of Law in Charleston, South Carolina. She is a Registered Patent Attorney and holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Arizona as well as an MBA from the Citadel School of Business. Srisiri has six years of patent practice and more than 10 years of technical and business experience in the chemical industry. She has a solid technical and business background to both understand the technology and strategically develop global IP portfolios that protect and maximize client assets.
Gov. Gary R. Herbert selected the new adjutant general of the Utah National Guard, Brigadier General JEFFERSON S. BURTON, a 30-year military veteran and current assistant adjutant general. Burton will serve a six-year term overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Utah National Guard, which includes 7,000 airman and soldiers based in more than two dozen communities throughout the state. This includes recruiting, training and equipping personnel for service in Utah, in other areas of the country and around the world.
JEFFREY JACKSON has been hired by Henry Walker Homes to manage land acquisition and development for the homebuilder. He will assist in all aspects of land construction including planning and design for residential lots in the state. Jackson comes to Henry Walker Homes from the investment firm Vestus. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from Utah Valley University and a Masters of Real Estate Development from the University of Utah. He is a member of USA Triathlon and founder of the Christmas Clothing Drive.
Henry Walker Homes has named BENSON WHITNEY as vice president of Land Development for the homebuilder. He will be responsible for entitlements, due-diligence, cost analysis, planning, design and land construction for all residential lots in the Utah market. Whitney previously was vice president of Land Development for DR Horton Homes and Richmond American Homes. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He is a licensed professional engineer. He is professionally involved with the Utah Property Rights Coalition and the government affairs committee of the Salt Lake Home Builders Association.