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People on the move is your weekly roundup of hiring and other personnel news throughout the state.

Ogden— With gratitude, the Board of Directors of Ascent Credit Union (formerly Weber State Credit Union,) announces the upcoming retirement on July 1st of President and Chief Executive Officer, Vickie van der Have.  Brock R. Mortensen, the credit union’s Executive Vice President will succeed Ms. van der Have as the new President and CEO.

Van der Have’s credit union career spans 43 years, seventeen of which as the CEO, where she guided the outstanding growth and prominence of the credit union in the Weber, Davis, Morgan, and Box Elder communities. Many of the community involvement events that the credit union sponsors and participates in today grew from her desire to give back to others in the communities that the credit union serves.

During her tenure as President/CEO, Ascent Credit Union has grown from $53 million in assets to its current $142 million asset size.  Van der Have was instrumental in the credit union’s conversion to a state of the art operating system that still serves members’ needs today.  She also recognized the need for early adoption of mobile and online technologies to serve as financial channels for members.

Under her leadership, the credit union has consistently been recognized by Callahan and Associates as one of the top performing credit unions in the United States, even at one point ranking 3rd in the Nation in its asset size for overall performance.  The credit union has also been recognized by Credit Union Journal as one of the best places to work among credit unions.  

The Ogden native is an alumnus of Weber State University, and received her Bachelors and MBA in finance and marketing from Westminster College of Salt Lake City.  During her career, she also served the credit union industry at three other credit unions in a variety of roles. Van der Have has served on a number of boards over the years, including the Credit Union Executives Society, the Northern Utah Chapter of the American Red Cross, and the Ogden School Foundation.

While the formal announcement is now being shared publicly, van der Have shared her retirement plan with the Board over a year ago, allowing for a successful transition for the incoming CEO.  

The Board gives a heartfelt thanks to Vickie for her 17 years as the credit union’s CEO and wishes her the very best in retirement.  An Open House for members and the community honoring Vickie will be held later this summer. 

South Jordan — Pearson Butler, a noted full-service Utah law firm, is delighted to announce that two of the firm’s talented family law attorneys were recently selected to the 2020 Rising Stars list for their outstanding efforts on behalf of family law clients. Attorneys Ryan C. Gregerson and Kelli J. Larson have both been chosen to join the Rising Stars list every year since 2018, making this their third consecutive year to receive this honor.

Curated by Super Lawyers, a well-known independent legal ranking organization, the Rising Stars list represents those attorneys under the age of 40 who are viewed as “outstanding” in their practice area and region. In order to be selected to the Rising Stars list, an attorney must pass a patented multiphase selection process that includes peer nominations, managing partner surveys, independent research, and evaluation against 12 different measures of professional legal success.

Because of this rigorous selection process, it’s estimated that only 2.5% of practicing attorneys under the age of 40 will be selected to the Rising Stars list in each state. The entire team at Pearson Butler would like to congratulate Attorneys Gregerson and Larson on this accomplishment, and on their continued commitment to helping resolve complex family disputes for their clients.