People On The Move

People on the Move is your weekly roundup of hiring and other personnel news throughout Utah’s business community.

Salt Lake City—Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL) (, the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes, has named Scott Ilizaliturri vice president of its Utah Division. Mr. Ilizaliturri, a Utah native and 14-year employee of Toll Brothers, joined the company in 2005 as an assistant project manager trainee. He progressively advanced in the company, becoming vice president, Phoenix area, in 2016, before being named to his current role. Today, Mr. Ilizaliturri manages Toll Brothers’ operations across Utah. He is leading the company’s construction of three new residential communities including the 204-homesite community called Canyon Point at Traverse Mountain in Lehi, which is currently open for sale. The company has plans for a second community, Toll Brothers at Rosecrest, which is anticipated to open summer 2019, and is finalizing plans to announce a third community in Draper. Under Mr. Ilizaliturri’s leadership, Toll Brothers plans to be an active member of Utah’s business and nonprofit communities. Mr. Ilizaliturri is a graduate of BYU-Idaho where he earned an Associate of Science degree in architecture and a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management. He resides in Cottonwood Heights with his wife and four children.

Salt Lake City—Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL) (, the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes, has named Steve Johns senior project manager for Canyon Point at Traverse Mountain, the company’s newest community in Lehi, Utah. Jocelyne Egan and Jillian Blakley have joined as Canyon Point’s onsite sales managers. Alexa Swain has also joined the company’s Utah Division as an online sales consultant. Mr. Johns joined Toll Brothers in 2019 following more than seven years as a local construction executive. In his role as a senior project manager, Mr. Johns is responsible for the overall performance and progress of the Canyon Point community including sales, marketing, and construction. Ms. Egan, a six-year Toll Brothers employee, relocated to Utah from Tucson to be part of the company’s Utah market entry. Ms.Blakley joined Toll Brothers in March although she has been in the real estate business since she was 17. Previously, she handled sales at a premiere community for a production builder and also worked as an escrow officer. Because many people begin the home buying process online, the Toll Brothers Utah team also includes a dedicated online sales consultant, Ms. Swain. She is a licensed real estate professional and Utah native who guides prospective buyers along the journey from browsing online to selecting their homesite in the Canyon Point community.

Salt Lake City—Layton Construction today announced the appointment of Boone Hellmann, FAIA to its Board of Directors. As a director on Layton’s Board, Mr. Hellmann will offer valuable insights to the company based on his 30 years of experience from the owner’s side where he helped select and administer billions of dollars’ worth of construction projects. Mr. Hellmann currently consults for design professionals and contractors through his firm, Hellmann Consulting Group. He recently retired from the University of California, San Diego, after almost thirty years of service as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Design and Construction and the Campus Architect. In this role he was responsible for more than 70 professional and technical staff providing all architectural/engineering design, construction administration, inspection, contract, and fiscal management services for the 35,000+ student university, including two academic medical center teaching hospitals. During his tenure, Hellmann oversaw the design and construction of approximately 12 million square feet of new space capital improvements valued at more than $4.5 billion. Layton Construction, one of the largest general contractors in the U.S., has completed projects in more than 40 states and has offices in California including Irvine, San Diego, and San Jose, as well as Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Tennessee, and Utah. Layton Construction currently works extensively in the areas of healthcare, data centers, hospitality, retail, entertainment, warehouse and distribution, and commercial offices.

Salt Lake City—Utah Valley young female, Jenessa Young, is the senior interior designer at St. John Properties here in Utah. She manages the in-house interior design and space planning for the design department for the St. John Properties Utah region. Some of her responsibilities include the new 140,000 square foot, five-story Office Tower, as well as other rapidly rising commercial buildings in this 62-acre development. Her experience includes design work on more than 700,000 square feet of commercial, hospitality, and multi-family buildings. Because of her tremendous drive, abundant energy, and strategic thinking, Ms. Young was just elected as Chair for the Pleasant Grove/ Lindon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She will oversee all Chamber activities.

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