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People On The Move

People on the Move is a weekly roundup of hiring and promotional news throughout the state of Utah.

Park City Sentient Lasers, the leading solutions company for the aesthetic market which specializes in service, sales, procurement, leasing, and warranty, announced the addition of David Walston as a controller. In his new role, Mr. Walston is responsible for financial strategy, including reporting, decision making, and forecasting to support Sentient Lasers in achieving its organizational and financial goals in 2019 and beyond. Mr. Walston brings more than 10 years of financial experience to Sentient Lasers. In 2016, Mr. Walston founded and served as CEO of Walston Advisory Firm, where he grew the client base by more than 600 percent from the first year to the second and increased the company’s contact list by 2,000 percent, website traffic by 77 percent and page views by 80 percent. Prior to that, Mr. Walston spent nearly seven years with ProvenMen Ministries in Virginia, where he partnered with the executive director to develop financial forecasts and assist in establishing goals and policies. Mr. Walston will be based in the company’s Park City headquarters, located at 4383 N Forestdale Dr., Park City, UT 84098. For more information on Sentient Lasers and its Blue Dot Certification, visit www.sentientlasers.com.

South JordanMerit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMSI), a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable devices used in interventional, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, particularly in cardiology, radiology, oncology, critical care and endoscopy, today announced that its Board of Directors increased the number of directors of the Company from nine to eleven and elected Jill Anderson and Elizabeth Huebner to fill the new Board positions, effective January 1, 2019. Ms. Anderson co-founded Cianna Medical, Inc. in 2008 and served as Chief Executive Officer until Merit acquired Cianna in November 2018. She led Cianna through several financings to support the development and commercialization of market-leading, transformative technologies in breast cancer treatment and surgery. Prior to Cianna, Ms. Anderson served as President of BioLucent, Inc., a privately-held medical device company, from 2001 to 2007. She also served as Vice President, Oncology Services, for Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, a teaching hospital and multi-healthcare network in northeastern Pennsylvania. Anderson has served on the Board of Directors for Cianna, Mammoplan LLC, and Solis Women’s Health. Ms. Huebner served as a director of Blucora, a financial technology company focused on providing online tax preparation and wealth management products, where she served as chair of the Audit and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees and a member of the Compensation Committee. She held multiple executive finance positions at several companies before retiring in 2006 when she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Getty Images, Inc., a stock photography company.