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Gov. Gary R. Herbert named RICHARD J. SPERRY chair of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC) Commission. The five-member commission sets DABC policy, makes administrative rules, and issues and revokes licenses and permits, as well as governs staff activity and operations. Sperry is past president of the Utah Medical Association and a University of Utah professor of anesthesiology, associate vice president for health sciences, and director of the Matheson Center for Health Care Studies.
Gov. Gary R. Herbert named State Representative JULIE FISHER executive director of the Department of Community and Culture (DCC). Fisher was first elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 2004, representing Kaysville, Fruit Heights and Farmington.
STACEY D. LIDDIARD was appointed COO for the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce. Liddiard was previously the president and CEO of the South Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce.
JIM SHEETS was named the new administrator of Intermountain Healthcare’s LDS Hospital. Sheets joined Intermountain in 2007 as operations officer at LDS Hospital.
GBS Benefits, Inc. added SUSAN L. GRASSLI to its team as a healthcare reform and compliance advisor. Grassli is replacing Chet Loftis, who accepted the position of executive director of PEHP. Grassli has 14 years of experience in litigation with the Attorney General’s office and has most recently been with the firm Howard, Phillips and Andersen.
Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) promoted TODD BRIGHTWELL to senior vice president of business development. In this new capacity, Brightwell will continue to lead the business development team and to manage the recruiting process with clients from all over the world. The organization also hired BETH COLOSIMO as business development manager and TIMOTHY LOFTIS as Salt Lake City economic development manager.
Integrated Marketing Group (IMG) expanded its team with the addition of JASMINE POURPAK as public relations counsel. Pourpak is charged with co-managing several of IMG’s public relations accounts, conducting trade media relations outreach, expanding clients’ presence with national consumer media and overseeing social media programs.
BARRY LUTZ joined Wells Fargo Securities’ investment banking and capital markets team, serving clients throughout Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and Montana. He has nearly 15 years of experience in investment banking, corporate finance and management consulting and has worked with a broad range of public, private and private equity clients.
JACQUE RIEHL, president and founder of Riehl Events, was appointed to the Culinary Crafts executive team. In addition to overseeing the continued growth and development of Riehl Events, Riehl will serve as senior event coordinator and wedding specialist for the nationally acclaimed caterer.
DEB ROSENHAN joined Spectra Management as the firm’s COO. Rosenhan, who has 28 years of health insurance industry experience, chaired the product development committee for Altius for 10 years.
DR. ROWLAND T. MORIARTY joined the board of directors of Packsize LLC, a provider of lean packaging systems. Moriarty is the current chairman of Charles River Associates International and vice chairman of Wright Express Corporation. A professor of business administration at Harvard Business School for 11 years, Moriarty is also a renowned author on the subject of business-to-business marketing.
SCOTT PETERS was appointed to the position of principal at Environmental Planning Group (EPG). Peters joined EPG in 2001 and serves as the Salt Lake City office manager and director of landscape architecture services. EPG provides environmental planning, permitting and landscape architecture services to all levels of government, private industry and Native American tribes.
Adaptive Computing appointed ROBERT CLYDE as its CEO to support the company’s continued growth in cloud and high performance computing markets. Clyde brings more than 25 years of industry experience to Adaptive Computing, including executive positions at Symantec, AXENT and Raxco, Inc.
Vivint hired TANGUY SERRA as president of the company’s newly formed energy division. The division pulls together the company’s smart meter installation capabilities, energy management services and renewable energy initiatives. Serra will lead the company’s energy initiatives, as well as oversee day-to-day operations and bottom-line performance of the energy division.
Brian Dyer was named CFO of Futura Industries, a manufacturer that specializes in aluminum extrusion. Dyer joined the company in 2007 as controller.
KELLY MATTHEWS was recognized for his volunteer work with Intermountain Healthcare. Matthews was selected out of 450 trustees to receive the 2011 William N. Jones Trustee of Excellence award. The award honors trustees who have been especially effective in helping Intermountain achieve its mission. Trustees serve without pay and help oversee Intermountain policies, goals and expectations for management. Matthews has served on the governing board of Intermountain Homecare, (a home health and medical equipment provider), for 10 years, and as the chairman for three years.
KATHY GRIEVE accepted a position as senior account executive with HPN Global, a site-selection and destination management consulting firm that helps clients find the perfect hotel for meetings anywhere in the world, at no cost to them. Grieve brings with her 30 years of experience working in the Utah hotel industry.