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Helix Education hired STEVE PAPPAGEORGE as chief product officer and senior vice president and TOM CASWELL as director of instructional design. Pappageorge most recently served as dean of the College of Continuing Education, New Programs and Outreach at DeVry University, and Caswell was director of instructional design at Western Governors University.
The USTAR governing authority and Gov. Gary R. Herbert named IVY V. ESTABROOKE as the new executive director for the Utah Science and Technology Research initiative (USTAR). Estabrooke replaces former executive director TED MCALEER.
Gov. Gary R. Herbert named JUSTIN HARDING as his new chief of staff. Harding has served several members of Utah’s congressional delegation including his most recent position as chief of staff to Rep. Jason Chaffetz for the past five years.
LifeVantage Corporation announced DOUG ROBINSON, president and CEO, has been elected to the board of directors for the Direct Selling Association (DSA). His term began on June 2 and will last three years.
SPENCER ECCLES stepped down as Gov. Gary Herbert’s executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development to launch a private equity firm, called The Cynosure Group, which will be led by Eccles and his two partners, RANDAL QUARLES and HERBERT SCRUGGS. The group will source, evaluate and manage direct equity investments in small to mid-sized companies.
Corporate attorney THERESA FOXLEY joined the Governor’s Office of Economic Development as managing director of corporate recruitment and business services. Most recently, Foxley was a business and finance attorney with the Salt Lake office of Ballard Spahr.
Questar Pipeline promoted RONALD S. JORGENSEN to vice president of operations and gas control. Jorgenson was previously serving as general manager of operations and has been with the company for 24 years in various engineering, supervisory and management positions.
RALPH R. MABEY joined Kirton McConkie as a shareholder. Mabey is currently a professor at the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law and served as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Utah from 1979 to 1983.
Needle announced that AMY HEIDERSBACH has joined the company as its senior vice president and CMO. Heidersbach is a seasoned B2C and B2B marketer, with more than 20 years of client and agency-side experience. She spent the last four years at eBay Inc.
MultiLing promoted MICHAEL DEGN to vice president of global sales. He was previously vice president of sales operations.
NUVI named its chairman, KEITH NELLESEN, as CEO. Nellesen co-founded Vivint and served as CEO of MoneyReef. Former CEO DAVID OLDHAM became a member of the board.
BRADLEY O. WHITAKER joined Present Value Properties as executive vice president. He will open the California-based company’s first Utah office.
Bank of Utah appointed AMBER WYKSTRA as vice president of construction lending. She has worked for the bank since 2004, most recently as the mortgage loan production manager for the bank’s retail branches.
ActiveCare, Inc., appointed MARC BRATSMAN as its new CFO. Bratsman joined ActiveCare in August 2013 as the corporate controller and director of accounting.
ThomasARTS hired SCOTT NELSON as executive media director in its Farmington office. Nelson was previously vice president and director of media strategy for ID Media.
KENNETH HINTON retired from HintonBurdick CPAs & Advisors, where he served as senior partner. Hinton spent more than 35 years providing management, advisory, accounting, audit and tax service to HintonBurdick clients. He was the lead supervisor to the firm’s external peer review and internal review process and oversaw compliance with firm policies and procedures. He also served as a member of the HintonBurdick audit committee, which provides oversight for the audit department.