Cedar City—David Ivers, Utah Shakespeare Festival artistic director since 2011, announced last week that he will be leaving the Festival later this month to accept the role of artistic director at another regional theatre. Ivers described his departure as bittersweet. Ivers is not announcing at this time which theatre he is headed to, but explains that this new opportunity is right for him professionally as well as for his family. Ivers will help to welcome the 2017 company to Cedar City this week and then take a bow on May 16. He will return to Cedar City to direct the world premiere production of How to Fight Loneliness, opening August 26.
Salt Lake City—International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced that Randon Wilson has joined the Firm as Of Counsel in its Corporate Group in the Salt Lake City office. Wilson is a corporate attorney with more than 50 years of experience representing numerous cooperatives—particularly agricultural cooperatives in the Rocky Mountain States. Over his long career to date, he has developed a national reputation for his work with cooperatives in both the agricultural and in the non-agricultural sectors, including among others cooperatives in the egg, fruit, cane/beet sugar, brine shrimp, turkey and concrete manufacturing businesses. Wilson also served as counsel for a cooperative client in a successful challenge of the Federal Line Item Veto law, which resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court striking down that law in 1998. Wilson joins Dorsey from the Jones Waldo law firm in Salt Lake City, where he was a shareholder and previously served as President and Chairman of the Board. He joined Jones Waldo in 1966 upon his return from service as an Infantry Officer in Vietnam. Wilson has been recognized by Chambers USA and by Best Lawyers in America. He has been involved for many years in the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives and many other organizations focused on cooperatives.
Salt Lake City—Tanner LLC is pleased to announce that Charley Shumway, CPA, has joined the firm as a tax director. Shumway has over 20 years of public accounting experience serving a variety of clients and companies. His specialties include; business valuation, forensic accounting, succession planning, complex partnership cash waterfall analysis, income allocations and cash distributions. He has significant experience working with and resolving federal, state, and local tax matters, including representation before the Internal Revenue Service and Utah State Tax Commission. Shumway received both his Bachelors and Masters in Accounting from Southern Utah University. He is a member of the AICPA and the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants. He also volunteers his expertise with ACG of Utah, Mountain West Capital Network and the Boy Scouts of America.
Salt Lake City—Stoel Rives LLP, an Am Law 200 law firm, is pleased to announce that Mark Bonham has joined the firm in the Salt Lake City office. Bonham will focus his practice on providing corporate legal counsel to technology companies and emerging businesses. Bonham formerly was a partner with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he served corporate clients for 20 years in California and Utah. Thereafter, he and four other executives formed an emerging business consultancy, SageCreek Partners LLC, which advised technology companies in all stages of business from start-up to growth and succession. He has served as general counsel and chief privacy officer of an innovative software company and as the director of a leading networking tools software company. A magna cum laude graduate and Trustees Scholar of Brigham Young University, Bonham earned a juris doctor from Harvard Law School, where he was awarded an Olin Fellowship in Law and Economics. He has been listed in Chambers USA as one of America’s Leading Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Capital Markets Lawyers in Utah. Bonham has achieved an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell®, and has been listed among the Legal Elite and Utah Super Lawyers. In addition, he has been awarded Utah Corporate Lawyer of the Year and Salt Lake City Area M&A Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers. Bonham resides in Alpine with his wife of more than three decades, Kelly. They are active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for which Bonham recently served as president of its Washington Everett Mission.
Riverdale—America First Credit Union held its 78th annual meeting on Tuesday, April 18. The agenda included the Board of Directors election and filling its leadership roles. James G. Wendler, Linda K. Carver, and Gil A. Miller were elected by the voting membership to serve on the Board. James Wendler will continue as Board Chairman, with Linda Carver as Vice Chair and Kenlon W. Reeve as Secretary. Taking place in April, the America First annual meeting provides an opportunity to share the success and financial state of the organization, as well as giving the membership the ability to determine the credit union’s course of action by electing volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors. These dedicated and qualified individuals share their time, talents and efforts without compensation, making them part of America First’s unique cooperative, not-for-profit structure.