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Lehi—Vivint Solar announced that it has named Maggie Heile as vice president of marketing. In this role, Heile will oversee Vivint Solar’s marketing, communications and branding initiatives. A veteran marketing leader with 25 years of experience, Heile’s expertise is in amplifying new or undervalued brands and driving revenue, profitability and market share. Throughout her career, Heile has led some of the most recognized and respected consumer brands across a wide range of categories, and in close partnership with big retailers like Costco, Walmart, and Target. Prior to joining Vivint Solar, Heile led marketing for the Retailer Brands division of Sun Products Corporation, the second largest laundry product manufacturer in the U.S., where she developed best-in-class brand building capability that resulted in volume, profit, share, and brand equity growth across a portfolio of 50+ brands and multiple product categories. Heile previously served as a senior vice president and general manager at Saatchi & Saatchi X, one of the top global shopper marketing agencies, where she helped build and strategically lead a new agency network, including its global expansion. She began her career at Procter & Gamble, working across a wide range of brands in the food, beverage and pet categories. Among Heile’s achievements at P&G, she profitably grew the Iams dog and cat food businesses to billion-dollar brands.
Sandy—Real Monarchs have promoted Mark Briggs as the USL club’s new head coach, Real Monarchs General Manager Elliot Fall announced today. Terms of Briggs’ multi-year deal are not disclosed. Briggs replaces Mike Petke, who was promoted last week from the Monarchs head coach to assume the same position for Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer. The duo have worked together throughout the preseason, winning 2-1 on Saturday at Portland in the USL club’s 2017 opener. Briggs arrived at the Utah club last November, and his Monarchs staff will continue to include Matt Glaeser – his assistant at Wilmington before joining the Monarchs four months ago – along with former RSL and Red Bulls defender Jamison Olave, who retired as a player following the 2016 season and has spent recent months earning his coaching accreditations and assisting with the Monarchs. Briggs, a Wolverhampton, England native, boasts previous head coaching experience, guiding the now-defunct USL Wilmington Hammerheads – whom he led to a USL title in 2009 as a player, served as a player-coach in 2012-14 before becoming Head Coach in the 2015/16 seasons. Last June, the Briggs-led Hammerheads pushed Real Salt Lake to the limit in the Third Round of the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the USL side falling in a penalty shootout tiebreaker at Rio Tinto Stadium after an even 2-2 scoreline through 120 minutes of regulation and extra time. Under Briggs’ guidance, the group will continue its mantra of integrating a consistent system and style of play across all teams, with the primary aim of developing players for the parent club. Back in December, Petke was hired as the Real Monarchs second-ever head coach, replacing original boss Freddy Juarez, who was promoted to RSL assistant coach Dec. 6 after guiding the USL franchise from its inception.
Salt Lake City—Mountain States Employers Council (MSEC), a leader in human resource and employment law services for the business community, has appointed three new members to its board of directors: Jeffrey Clyde, president of W.W. Clyde & Co.; Jason Barrett, chief executive officer of Rio Grande Mexican Restaurants, Inc.; and Kevin O’Neil, chief executive officer of The O’Neil Group Company, were elected to the 34-member board, each serving a three-year term. Utah-based Clyde has more than 30 years of business and construction industry experience and serves as president of W. W. Clyde & Co. He is actively involved in several industry associations and multi-employer trusts, including serving as a national director for the American Road Builders and Transportation Association, the Associated General Contractors committees and as a board member of the Utah Construction Service Industry Commission. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. He resides in Orem. Barrett brings more than 30 years of leadership and strategic planning experience and currently serves as the chief executive officer of Rio Grande Mexican Restaurants, Inc. Prior to joining Rio Grande Mexican Restaurants, Barrett served in the Marine Corps. for 21 years commanding units ranging from 40 to 1,000 people. While serving in the Marine Corps., he was selected as one of ten Marines for a corporate fellowship and served as executive assistant to the president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is based in Fort Collins and currently serves on the board of directors for the Fort Collins Downtown Business Association. Barrett received his bachelor’s degree from Norwich University in Northfield, Vt. O’Neil currently serves as the chief executive officer of Colorado Springs-based The O’Neil Group Company, a national acquisition, and management company. O’Neil has more than 35 years of entrepreneurial and business leadership experience and currently serves on the board of directors of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation–Military Affairs Council. He is an active member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, National Defense Industrial Association, and the Lance P. Sijan Chapter of the Air Force Association. O’Neil graduated cum laude from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Park City—Park Meadows Country Club (PMCC) recently appointed Damon Rodgers as general manager. Rodgers came to Park Meadows from nearby Glenwild Golf Club & Spa, where he served in various positions for 13 years. He brings to PMCC a wealth of club management experience, and beginning tasks include operating the private, member-owned club with temporary facilities as the clubhouse undergoes a major renovation. In addition to Rodgers, the club announced the hiring of Alex Woodside as executive chef. Woodside also comes to PMCC from Glenwild Golf Club & Spa, where he has served as executive chef since 2003. Prior to that, he was executive chef and main kitchen chef at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort for 9 years. Woodside is planning for outdoor buffets, BBQs, and special events this summer, bringing cooking classes, wine paring dinners and exciting new lounge and restaurant menus once the clubhouse re-opens. He’ll oversee staffing and training, purchasing, and cost maintenance, as well as and the final layout of the new kitchen facility.
Salt Lake City—Workman Nydegger is pleased to welcome James W. McConkie III and Roger J. McConkie as Shareholders to the firm’s litigation team, and Callie B. Rogers as Of Counsel to the firm. James McConkie’s practice involves general civil and commercial litigation, with special emphasis in contract or business disputes, employment, trademark and unfair business practice matters. James McConkie has experience in complex and class action litigation, having played a key role in two Federal Receiverships and a successful nationwide class action lawsuit against a Fortune 500 company. Roger McConkie’s practice focuses on general commercial litigation and defending complex personal injury cases. His practice involves representing world class convention centers, defending amusement parks, cheerleading companies and major trucking companies. Roger McConkie was appointed at the request of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission as a receiver in the United States District Court in a $15 million securities fraud case. Rogers has experience drafting and reviewing contracts and business organization documents. Rogers’ practice focuses on providing guidance and counsel on general corporate and business matters including business formation, contract drafting and review, employment issues and trademark registration, as well as research of relevant laws and regulations affecting individual businesses.
Salt Lake City—Spectrum Engineers is pleased to announce that Tiffany Woods has been promoted to Marketing Manager. Woods attended the University of Utah and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in business marketing in 2008. Woods is an active member of the Society of Marketing Professional Services Utah Chapter (SMPS) and serves on the education committee. She joined Spectrum Engineers in 2012 and has been a vital part of the marketing department. Tiffany brings a wealth knowledge and value to the firm. Woods has been married nearly 12 years and is also mother to two young sons. She and her family reside in Salt Lake City. In her spare time, she loves attending her son’s athletic events, cooking, outdoor sports, and is an active in her church and community service.
St. George—Douglas L. DeFries, Bank of Utah president, announced the appointment of Kevin Bales to serve as a mortgage loan officer for the bank’s Mortgage Office at 243 St. George Blvd. in St. George. Bales previously served as the regional manager at Stuart Rentals in St. George. Prior to that position, he was the mortgage loan officer at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Mesquite. Earlier in his career, Bales also served as a construction loan officer for First Security Bank in Salt Lake City and as a lending officer at Sun Capital Bank in St. George. Bales is a graduate of Brigham Young University.
Salt Lake City—Monnit Corporation the leading provider of low-cost, remote monitoring IoT solutions, today announced that former Digi International Chairman and CEO, Joseph T. Dunsmore, has joined its board of directors and business team. Dunsmore brings exceptional business technology growth experience and is well-equipped to help Monnit through oversight at the board level, strategic efforts with cross industry enterprise partners and in attracting top talent while delivering profitable growth. Dunsmore served as chairman and CEO at Digi International, and in an executive leadership capacity for Lucent, US Robotics and AT&T. Recognized as a pioneering expert in M2M and Internet of Things technologies, products and markets, Dunsmore is also a distinguished recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Technology Business. Fifteen years of Dunsmore leadership at Digi International earned recognition by Forbes as one of the 200 Best Small Companies in America and by Fortune as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Small Companies in America.