Cottonwood Heights—Marketware, a leader in healthcare relationship technology, recently welcomed Alex Obbard, who takes on the role of senior vice president of sales. Obbard has more than 25 years’ experience building and leading sales teams and driving SaaS-based sales growth. Before joining Marketware, Obbard served as SVP of sales at Solutionreach, the leader in patient relationship management; the company currently supports more than 100,000 healthcare professionals at approximately 25,000 practices. Prior to Solutionreach, Obbard was vice president of sales at Burton group, managing VP of sales for Gartner, and VP of sales and marketing at dotOne.
Salt Lake City—Alarik Myrin, a community trustee for Uintah Basin Medical Center in Roosevelt, has been named to the Utah Hospital Association (UHA) Board of Trustees. As member of the Board, Myrin will join the 21-member group in developing policy and direction for the Association for the 2017-18 year. Myrin is well-known throughout the state, having served in both the Utah House of Representatives and Utah State Senate. During his tenure in the Utah State Legislature, he served on and chaired many committees and task forces, including chairing the transportation and public safety committees. Professionally, as the owner of Myrin Ranch, Inc. since 1968, he has also been active in the cattle industry. Myrin has served in leadership positions for the Utah Cattlemen’s Association as well as serving on the National Cattlemen’s Association board of directors. He is a past chair of the Utah Agricultural Advisory Board, and is a current board member of the Lake Fork Irrigation Co. and the CoBank board. He has received numerous awards for his efforts, including the Outstanding Cattleman and Distinguished Service Award from the Duchesne County Cattleman’s Association, and was awarded the Outstanding Public Servant recognition from the Duchesne County Area Chamber of Commerce. He is also a recipient of the State Foresters Award, Rancher of the Year honors from the Utah Section of Range Management Society and the Utah Farm Bureau Conservation Rancher/Farmer of the Year. He was also named an Outstanding Legislator by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. UHA is a private, not-for-profit trade association established in 1920 to represent Utah’s hospitals and health systems.
Lehi—Delegates of the Utah County Republican Party (UCRP) elected Rob Craig of Lehi as their new Chairman during their Organizing Convention Saturday. Craig, who ran on a campaign platform of leadership, communication and unity, was elected from a field of three candidates. Craig said he believes he was elected due to his many meet-the-candidate events, a comprehensive calling campaign to the delegates that asked them to share their concerns with him, and by subsequently outlining his plans to address issues and move Party principles forward. He anticipates close working relationships with Party members and elected officials, and he will make the business of the UCRP more transparent and available to Party members. In other UCRP officer elections, Josh Daniels of Saratoga Springs was elected Vice Chair, Heidi Balderree of Saratoga Springs was elected Secretary, and David Lamb of Highland was elected Treasurer by acclimation.
Sandy—The Larry H. Miller Group of Companies (LHM Group), which employs more than 11,000 individuals across the United States, announced their newest board member with the appointment of Lewis L. (Lee) Bird III. Bird is the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the At Home Group Inc., whose headquarters are located in Plano, Texas, with 129 stores in 31 states. Before joining the national home décor retailer At Home Group, Bird held a variety of leadership positions, most recently serving as managing director/consumer practice leader of The Gores Group, a global private equity firm. Before this, Bird served as group president of Nike Affiliates for Nike Inc., chief operating officer of Gap, and chief financial officer of Old Navy. Prior to his consumer/retail career, he held various strategic and financial leadership roles at Gateway, Inc., Honeywell/AlliedSignal, Inc., and Ford Motor Company. He started his career as an assistant vice president and commercial loan officer for BayBanks, Inc. Bird received his MBA from Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and his bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College, where he was an All-American in swimming. Bird is currently on the National Advisory Committee for the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University and is a member of the Ownership Advisory Group of the NHL Dallas Stars. Lee Bird will be joining the Board alongside Chairman Gail Miller, co-founder and owner of the LHM Group, CEO Clark Whitworth, and the following Board members: W. Steve Albrecht, Dennis Haslam, Bryan Miller, Greg Miller, Steve Miller, Michael Montelongo, Beryl Raff, Robert Restrepo Jr, and Mary Lee Schneider. Bird replaces Lloyd G. “Buzz” Waterhouse who recently resigned from the Board.
St. George—Soltis Investment Advisors has a well-established reputation as a high-touch, client-focused financial management firm who puts the best interests of our clients at the core of everything we do. This philosophy remains, and continues to drive our mission statement to create, build and manage wealth, so that our clients are free to pursue life’s most important endeavors. Critical to the success of our clients, Soltis continues to develop and align the leadership of the firm to help perpetuate this mission. As our President and CEO Hal Anderson embarks on a full-time service opportunity, we are pleased to announce that Lon Henderson, who also recently returned from a similar service opportunity will resume his role as Chairman of the Board. Additionally, the firm’s executive team structure will be aligned with the continued growth of the firm through having the following partners of the firm serve as Managing Partners and comprise the executive leadership team. The Managing Partners will include Lon Henderson, Kim Anderson, Tyler Wilkinson, Clark Taylor, Tyler Finlinson, and Brent Moore.
Sandy—Stratus.hr is proud to announce and welcome Jeff Winter as their new Chief Operating Officer. Winter brings tremendous experience and expertise from his 25+ years in the healthcare industry. Winter began his career as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army before moving back to Utah to work as a Large Employer Health Underwriter at SelectHealth and Altius Health Plans (Now Aetna). Winter advanced his career into sales and marketing, working as Vice President of the Benefits Division for one of Utah’s largest broker agencies, where he worked with multiple employers throughout Utah and surrounding states. Winter returned to SelectHealth as the Sales Director for many years before joining the team at Stratus.hr. Winter has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and enjoys time with his family traveling and exploring new adventures. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah and regularly gives back to the community through various programs.