Farmington—Vista Outdoor Inc. announced Kenny Bement has been named Vice President and Corporate Controller, effective Monday. He will also assume the role of Chief Accounting Officer from Tom Sexton on June 5. Bement most recently served as Controller of Reporting and Governance for Alphabet, the parent company of Google. Previously, he held various corporate and business segment finance positions of increasing responsibility, including at Raytheon, where he oversaw the company’s SEC reporting, corporate accounting, and accounting policies. He also served for nearly five years on the staff of the U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board after starting his career with IBM. Bement earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, with a minor in Information Systems Management, as well as a Master of Accountancy, from Brigham Young University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant. He is also a member of Financial Executives International and an active industry participant at various financial reporting events.
Salt Lake City—BHB Consulting Engineers, one of the largest structural engineering firms in the intermountain region, is happy to announce the promotions of Marty Olson and Brett Goodman to principals. Marty Olson joined BHB in 2006 and earned his Professional Engineer (P.E.) license in 2013. Olson has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah and was named the winner of the Utah Engineering Council (UEC) Fresh Faces in Engineering award in 2009. He is an accomplished engineer, and his notable projects include Boyer 101 Office, Kane County Public Safety Complex, and Bluff Fort Visitors Center. Olson specializes in exterior cladding structural design, having designed the cladding for the New Zealand Embassy (Wellington, New Zealand), 5th and Columbia High-Rise (Seattle, WA) and the Nike World Headquarters (Portland, OR). Olson serves as BHB’s controller and an essential part of BHB’s success. Brett Goodman started as a project engineer at BHB in 2006, quickly rising through the ranks. In addition to becoming a principal, Brett also manages BHB’s engineering department and has been an active part of BHB’s growth. As a University of Utah graduate, Goodman is a registered Structural Engineer (S.E.) in Utah, Idaho, California and Oregon. His passion for engineering makes him a popular speaker for AIA CES lunch and learn presentations on a variety of topics. His extensive portfolio includes the Granite School District Granger High School, Alpine School District Orem High School, University of Utah John M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Training Facility, Springville Library, and George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Parking Structure. Olson and Goodman are welcomed by BHB principals Don Barker, Chris Hofheins, Gerald McKenzie, Scott Pettit and Jay Miller.
Salt Lake City—U.S. Bank has named veteran banker Mark Herman as its Salt Lake City market president, effective June 4. Herman will lead the market in company-wide efforts and activities, and will direct commercial banking in the greater Salt Lake City area. Herman will succeed Damon Miller who has recently announced his retirement. Herman has more than 30 years of banking experience and since joining U.S. Bank in 2015 has served as a Commercial Banking division manager in Denver. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, he held senior roles in Commercial Banking with BBVA Compass Bank and Fifth Third Bank. Earlier, Herman resided and served in the Salt Lake City market as a commercial banking manager. Herman is in the process of relocating to Salt Lake City. Herman is a community advocate and was an active leader in the Denver community, until recently serving on the executive board of the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.
Salt Lake City—Thomas Risse has been named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SelectHealth. Risse has over 25 years of experience in healthcare finance, with experience in health plans, hospital systems, medical groups, and integrated delivery systems. Since 2009, he has been serving as the Chief Financial Officer for the Hawaii region of Kaiser Permanente, recognized as one of America’s leading providers and not-for-profit health plans. He played a significant role in contributing to the growth and financial improvement of the region during his tenure. From 2003 to 2009, Risse worked for Providence Health & Services in Olympia, Washington, where he served as Chief Financial Officer of the Southwest Washington region. Prior to that, he held finance roles with several organizations in California, including Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Health Net, and Daniel Freeman Hospitals. Risse is originally from Huntington Beach, California and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA from the University of Southern California. He is a Certified Healthcare Financial Planner and a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. In addition, he completed the Kaiser Permanente Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Business School. He is also active in the community, having served on the board of directors for the YMCA of Honolulu and Boy Scouts of America – Aloha Council.
St. George—Liverpool F.C. International Academy Utah has appointed head coach of Dixie State University’s men’s soccer team, Jonny Broadhead, as the organization’s new Regional Director of Coaching (Southern Utah). Broadhead brings with him huge experience at club and collegiate levels, including a successful three-year run as assistant men’s soccer coach at Utah Valley University, prior to joining DSU last year. The former assistant coach at Colorado Mesa was a four-year letter winner as a midfielder with Colorado State-Pueblo from 2001-04, and finished his collegiate career with three goals and 13 assists. The Liverpool F.C, International Academy Utah has been set up to offer players, aged seven to nineteen, the opportunity to join the global Liverpool F.C. family. Trials will take place this month and into early June. Two clubs have already signed up to join the Academy – Fire FC of St George and FC St George.
Salt Lake City—ProLung, Inc., the leader in innovative predictive analytics technology and non-invasive tests for the risk stratification of lung cancer, announced Monday the promotion of Ryan Snow as the Director of Marketing and Business Development. Snow has been with the Company for three years and performed in multiple capacities, previously serving as the European Development Director. Snow received his B.S. degree in Business and Accountancy from the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business. While attending the David Eccles School of Business he was a Student Director at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. Through this experience, he realized his passion for entrepreneurism and commercialization of innovative technologies and solutions. Snow speaks Spanish and holds international development and sales experience.
Salt Lake City—Pentalon Construction announces promotion of Nate Buckner to Chief Estimator. Buckner has been with Pentalon Construction for just over 5 years and was hired by Pentalon Construction in 2012 as a Project Manager. As Chief Estimator, Buckner will oversee, coordinate and supervise the scope and quality of Pentalon’s estimating efforts and will provide technical and administrative direction for the firm. Buckner will also be a member of Pentalon’s executive team and will have direct influence on long term strategic planning. Buckner brings 18 years of construction industry experience and has been key in developing and rolling out construction management best practices industry wide. Buckner has earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix, Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the University of Utah and his Associate Degree of Construction Management at BYU-Idaho. Buckner currently serves as an active board member for the Utah Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).
Salt Lake City—Chris Doxey has joined engagement and loyalty leader Access Development as the company’s new Vice President of Product. Doxey will be responsible for optimizing the user experience across the catalog of Access products and services, including client web portals and the popular My Deals Mobile smartphone app. Prior to joining Access, Doxey served as Vice President at Lendio. He’s also held positions with Sungard Financial and Datamark. Doxey earned an MBA from the University of Utah in 2011, after earning his undergraduate there in 2006.
Salt Lake City—A veteran of the Utah Labor Commission has been appointed as the new Director of the Commission’s Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division (UALD). Heather Gunnarson will take the helm at UALD which investigates and resolves complaints from Utahns who believe they have been discriminated against in employment and housing. Gunnarson comes to the Division from the Utah Labor Commission’s Adjudication Division, where she served as Director and Presiding Judge for nearly five years. Prior to that, she served as UALD Director starting in 2006. Before joining the Utah Labor Commission, Gunnarson was a litigation partner in the Salt Lake City-area law firm of Hoole & King, L.C. She is a past president of the Utah Employment Lawyers Association, former member of the Advisory Committee on Sexual Harrassment with the National Employment Lawyers Association, and served a judicial internship with the Utah Supreme Court.