Orem—Utah-based accounting firm Hawkins announced longtime accounting partner, Josh Rowley, has been named firm Managing Partner, effective October 1, 2016. Rowley was elected to the position and succeeds Mark D. Whittaker, who served in the role from 2011-2016. As managing partner, Rowley will provide strategic leadership and direction, overseeing the operations of the tax, audit, accounting and retirement departments. Rowley joined Hawkins as a staff accountant in the tax department. He most enjoys tax planning for privately-held businesses and the entrepreneurs who own them. He started Hawkins R&D Consulting Practice in 2012. An active member of the professional community, he has served as the President of the Southern Chapter of the Utah Association of CPAs and currently serves on the Accounting Advisory Board at Utah Valley University. He was a 2016 CARMA award recipient, awarded by Corporate Alliance to a select few who have strong business values of building relationships and helping others. From Orange County, California, Rowley graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master’s Degree in Accounting. He loves to ski, but enjoys spending time with his wife and five children most of all.
Salt Lake City—KUER’s general manager is retiring from the University of Utah after 28 years of service to the largest public radio station in the state. John Greene led KUER through substantial programming changes, new media platforms and continuous threats to funding. After more than three decades in public radio, he will retire in January 2017. Greene began his broadcast career as a volunteer on-air host for KRCL 90.9 in Salt Lake City. From there, he found his spot permanently on staff and eventually became the General Manager. Greene then managed the NPR affiliate KUNR in Reno, Nevada before coming back to Salt Lake City to KUER 90.1. Greene has also served on the board of NPR and numerous non-profit organizations in Salt Lake City. Greene is most publicly known for his major programming changes at KUER, specifically transitioning KUER to an all-news and information format by discontinuing classical music in 2001 and jazz music in 2015. But Greene’s colleagues remember him as a fearless leader who embraces change and remains committed to the mission of public radio. KUER’s staff is now larger than ever, with plans to expand local news coverage with the News Team and RadioWest, and the station now serves more listeners throughout the state with a complex translator and transmitter system. Greene’s successor will step into the General Manager position in February 2017. An official announcement and introduction will be sent from KUER in mid-January.
Salt Lake City—The Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) announced the selection of Theresa A. Foxley as the organization’s new President & CEO. EDCUtah’s Executive Committee recommended Foxley after an exhaustive search. At a special meeting last week the organization’s Board of Trustees approved her position. Foxley replaces Jeff Edwards, who retired from EDCUtah in November of 2016. Additionally, EDCUtah announced the promotion of Michael Flynn to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Flynn has been serving as EDCUtah’s Chief of Staff during the CEO search. He has been with EDCUtah for more than a decade and recently relocated back to Utah from North Carolina, where he served as Vice President of Economic Development Services for the Charlotte Regional Partnership. Foxley assumes the President/CEO role at EDCUtah after most recently serving as the Deputy Director of Corporate Recruitment and Business Services at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) where she oversaw all of the business development functions of incentives, government contracting, bonding and business resources. During her tenure, Foxley worked with dozens of companies on expansion and relocation projects, including Goldman Sachs, Vista Outdoors, Procter & Gamble, Solar City and Stadler Rail. Prior to her time at GOED, Foxley served as a business and finance attorney with the Salt Lake office of Ballard Spahr, a law firm with 14 offices nationwide. At Ballard Spahr, she represented a diverse set of clients on corporate and financial matters including mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Foxley has also served as corporate counsel to a venture-funded company during its acquisition by, and integration with, a larger publicly traded company. Foxley will begin her work with EDCUtah on a limited basis while on maternity leave with her first child. She will consult with the EDCUtah team on day-to-day activities remotely until she starts full time with EDCUtah in mid-March.
Midvale—Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Utah’s leading provider of real estate services, announced that DeAnna Dipo, sales manager of the company’s Union Heights office in Midvale, has been named president of the Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR) for 2017. Dipo, who has been a member of the UAR for more than 20 years, will oversee the organization’s advocacy work on behalf of Utah real estate professionals, working with local board presidents across the state and representing the Utah Association of REALTORS at a national level. A 20-year real estate veteran, Dipo has worked as an agent, a manager and also ran a brokerage with her family for 10 years. Her work with professional organizations goes back to the early days of her career when she got involved with her local board, the Salt Lake Board of REALTORS, by serving on a committee. Dipo’s work led to her being elected to the Board of Directors for the Salt Lake Board of REALTORS and then president in 2011. From there, she served at the state level and later was elected into UAR’s leadership.
Salt Lake City—MKK Consulting Engineers, Inc., a leading mechanical, electrical, plumbing and innovation lab firm, announced the addition of Matthew Ferguson, PE, LEED BD+C, CEM, as a Client Project Manager and Mechanical Engineer for their growing Salt Lake City office. As a design professional, Ferguson has extensive knowledge of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) methods, Performance Base Infrastructure (PBI) funding and other progressive methods of procuring and satisfying design contracts. Ferguson’s nearly 15 years’ of design expertise includes new and retrofit of energy efficient HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems for commercial office buildings, schools, universities, high end residential complexes, and hospitals. In his new role at MKK, Ferguson will be charged to advance the firm’s mission of “Consult More, Consume Less” and to grow its Utah market presence, focusing on innovative problem solving, high performance engineering, and sustainable design. Ferguson is a Professional Engineer, LEED Accredited Professional and Certified Energy Manager, currently teaching sustainable infrastructure as an Adjunct Professor. He is able to skillfully advise clients on building envelope, energy modeling, daylighting, water usage, cooling and heating performance.
Salt Lake City—The Salt Lake Chamber has named Wilford Clyde, president of Clyde Companies, as the vice chair of its Board of Governors. He will serve alongside current chair, Keith McMullin, the current president and CEO of Deseret Management, Inc. A successful businessman, Clyde began his career in the construction business, working for Geneva Rock. He became president of that organization before moving to lead its parent company, Clyde Companies, Inc., which also oversees Sunroc Building Materials, Sunroc Corporation, Beehive Insurance and W.W. Clyde & Co.
Salt Lake City—Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, downtown Salt Lake City’s most stylish and dynamic hotel, announced today the appointment of Travis Williams to the position of General Manager. Williams comes to Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City after stints at three other Kimpton properties in Washington and Colorado. Bringing to bear his experience in hotel management and hospitality sales, Williams will oversee the hotel’s personnel, day-to-day operations, guest relations, and business development. Most recently, Williams served as General Manager of the Kimpton Sky Hotel in Aspen Colorado. At the Sky Hotel, Williams exceeded financial goals and increased guest satisfaction to improve the hotel’s TripAdvisor ranking from #16 to #10 in the first two months. Prior to his role at Sky Hotel, Williams served as Assistant General Manager at Hotel Monaco and Alexis Hotel, both Kimpton hotels in Seattle, Washington. His duties in these roles consisted of leading a dynamic team of hourly and salaried employees, working with revenue and sales teams to maximize top line revenue, establishing service expectations, and driving results for ownership. Previously in his career Williams has held the roles of General Manager at Hotel Ballard & Ballard Inn; Sales Manager and Front Office Manager at Hotel Max; and Manager on Duty at Salish Lodge & Spa. Williams received a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Tourism Management degree from Central Washington University.
Sandy—Tracking First, a Utah-based advertising technology startup that automates the creation and classification of marketing campaign tracking codes, announced the promotion of John Boyd to chief operating officer. Concurrently, it announced the hire of Craig Monson to replace Boyd as vice president of sales. Monson returns to the worlds of Ad Tech and Analytics, having served as a long-time leader in enterprise sales at Adobe Omniture. Tracking First currently serves more than a dozen Fortune 500 global brands.