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March 13, 2013

Salt Lake area

BRETT LINCOLN joined the Salt Lake City operations office of Professional Service Industries as branch manager. Lincoln has extensive experience managing and providing inspection and testing services, overseeing training and quality requirements, and building long-term client relationships.

Utah Department of Health Executive Director Dr. David Patton named Dr. ALLYN NAKASHIMA to serve as state epidemiologist. Nakashima is a Utah native who returns to Salt Lake City after a distinguished and lengthy career with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.

VICKI VARELA was selected as the new managing director of tourism, film and global branding at the Utah Office of Tourism.

Mountain America Credit Union senior wealth advisor MICHAEL BLACKHAM was named one of the top 50 bank advisors in the United States by Bank Investment Consultant magazine.

The Murray Chamber of Commerce board of directors announced STEPHANIE WRIGHT as the new president.

JAMES TURNBULL, chief information officer for the University of Utah Hospitals and clinics, was named the John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year. The award recognizes healthcare IT executives who have made significant contributions to their organizations and demonstrated innovative leadership through effective use of technology.

ClearOne appointed video conferencing veteran ADI REGEV as vice president of its video conferencing business. Regev will be responsible for the strategic positioning, business development and growth of the company’s portfolio of software-based video conferencing products.

TED MCALEER received the Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology, an award honoring those in the state who have helped in the fields of science and technology. McAleer is the executive director of the technology economic development initiative Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR).

Black Diamond, Inc. has filled four newly created positions to bolster its operational and sales teams, both domestically and internationally. ANDREW CAMPBELL is now the European financial controller. COLIN ISRAEL is the new PLM global integration coordinator. OLAV NIETZER is the new director of European sales. MARTIJN LINDEN is the new design director of apparel. promoted SAUM NOURSALEHI to vice president of new product development. Noursalehi has been with since 2005.

Utah Valley

Vivint appointed MATTHEW EYRING as the company’s chief strategy and innovation officer. In this newly created position, Eyring will lead the organization’s directional growth initiatives in home automation, residential security and solar markets, as well as provide guidance and direction on new initiatives.

JOSH JAMES, CEO and founder of Domo, joined’s board of directors, as did DAFINA TOCHIVNA, a partner of U.S. Venture Partners.

The Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce selected LAVELL and PATTI EDWARDS and STEPHEN R. COVEY as its Pillar of the Valley Award recipients for 2013.

Northern Utah

Weber State University named STANLEY FAWCETT to the John B. Goddard Endowed Chair in Global Supply Chain Management. He is the first professor at WSU to hold the title of endowed chair.

Wasatch/Summit County

JAMES ELDREDGE was named vice president sales for Sterling Ascend Insurance Resources. Eldredge joined Sterling Ascend after having spent nearly a decade in the insurance industry. He started out running his own agency and for the past five years has been with a large agency where he focused on commercial risks.

Resort West Realtor JEFF SPENCER is the new president of the Park City Board of Realtors. MARCIE DAVIS is the new president-elect, Deb Hartley is the new secretary and Nancy Tallman is the new treasurer. Marc Coulam and Suzanne Sheridan were added as new directors.

Southern Utah

Southern Utah commercial real estate veteran RAY ROSENTHAL joined the Salt Lake office of Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT as vice president of industrial properties. Rosenthal has more than 34 years of real estate experience and will help expand the company’s Southern Utah footprint from his St. George office.


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