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BETH THORNTON was named O.C. Tanner’s new executive vice president of sales. Thornton will be responsible for developing, encouraging and inspiring O.C. Tanner’s sales team of 100 representatives.
BHB Consulting Engineers promoted ADAM NELSON to senior drafter. Nelson operates CAD systems to create accurate plans and detailed working drawings. He has been with BHB Engineers since 2007. The firm also named AMBER CRAIGHILL marketing manager.
Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers appointed THOMAS CALLANAN as regional director, a volunteer position within the organization. Callanan previously served as president, CEO and board member of Advantage Workers Compensation Insurance.
Bankruptcy attorney JESSICA PETERSON has been selected to lead Durham Jones & Pinegar’s Women Lawyers Group. Peterson is a six-year associate with the firm and practices in the areas of litigation, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.
FFKR Architects named three new principal architects: GRETA ANDERSON, STEVE GOODWIN and MARIANNE WANDER. Anderson became a licensed architect in 2004. Goodwin became a licensed architect in 2000. Wander became a licensed architect in 1997.
Physician Group of Utah named LAURA WALSH director of marketing. Walsh has more than 20 years experience in healthcare marketing, communications and public relations.
JOHN BOYD joined uGenius Technology as new vice president of sales. Boyd has more than 15 years of experience with several industry-leading technology firms, including iLumin, emWare, Venafi and Omniture.
Holland & Hart attorney LOIS BAAR was profiled in the inaugural edition of Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation. Baar practices in labor and employment issues.
Prince, Yeates & Geldzahler attorney JAMES W. MCCONKIE, III has been selected as the chairman of And Justice for All’s leadership committee. McConkie practices general civil and commercial litigation, with special emphasis in contract or business disputes, employment, trademark and unfair business practices matters.
University of Utah organic chemist PETER J. STANG won the 2013 Priestley Medal from the American Chemical Society. Stang has served as editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society since 2002.
Thanksgiving Point named ANDREW SMITH its Artist in Residence for 2012. Smith, a local artist known for his unique metal artwork, will be supported by both Thanksgiving Point and Adobe as he uses the combination of art and science to create an original kinetic art piece.
MultiLing appointed LYLE BALL chief operating officer. Ball will be responsible for more than 200 employees in seven country offices and more than 1,000 highly skilled contractors.
DALLAS ROBINSON, a business student at Utah Valley University’s Woodbury School of Business, was recently named one of nine 2012 Forbes All-Star Entrepreneurs. The accolade recognizes college entrepreneurs who have started a business with at least $100,000 in sales while still a full-time student. Robinson was recognized for Kisstixx, a lip balm that comes in complementary flavors.
RITA WRIGHT was appointed the art director and curator of the Springville Museum. Wright previously served as the curator of art and artifacts at the LDS Church History Museum.
JAMES TAYLOR was appointed director of Weber State University’s Office of Sponsored Projects and Technology Commercialization. In this position, Taylor hopes to apply student creativity and faculty knowledge to help businesses maximize their potential. In the entrepreneurial relationship Taylor envisions, businesses will glean information, and students will gain practical experience to help build their resumes for careers or graduate schools.
LESLIE CHRISTIANSEN was named the 2012 Nurse Manager of the Year by the National Emergency Nurses Association. The recognition is based on a nurse manager’s various accomplishments within the medical department, including leaderships roles, patient commitment and relationships with medical staff, etc.
DAVID BECKSTRAND joined the Zermatt and Homestead Resorts as its director of sales and marketing. Beckstrand is responsible for leading the resort’s sales teams, driving group meeting business, leisure room night sales, and increased regional and national awareness of the properties and their range of amenities.
Park City Group appointed EDWARD CLISSOLD chief financial officer. Clissold has served as Park City Group’s general counsel since March 2002 and will continue on in dual roles for the company. Clissold previously served as general counsel for Mrs. Fields Cookies and was also in private practice.
Skullcandy appointed SAM PASCHEL executive vice president of product development and merchandising. Paschel most recently acted as senior vice president of marketing for Burton Snowboards, where he led the efforts of cross functional and international teams and all winter subsidiary brands. He has held several product and general management related positions within Burton and Giro.
MAXINE TURNER, owner of Cuisine Unlimited, was named to the Park City Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau’s board of directors. Turner has served on the marketing and advertising committee for the past year.