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People On The Move

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

Ogden– Bank of Utah President Douglas L. DeFries announced recent and pending shifts in branch manager positions in three locations. Brenda Moore, branch manager at Bank of Utah’s Layton branch, has announced her retirement, effective January 3, 2020. Moore has worked 23 successful years in the banking industry, including two years as operation manager for Bank of Utah’s main branch in Ogden, 10 years as branch manager in Layton, and as a merchant teller and service manager for Wells Fargo. With this announcement several people will step into new positions, locations and promotions. Sarah Carver, Bank of Utah’s Bountiful branch manager, will transfer the week of Dec. 30, 2019 to Layton to serve as branch manager there. During her time in Bountiful, Carver has successfully grown deposits and strengthened customer relationships. She has held several positions at the bank including customer service representative and account manager. Karen Owens will move to Bank of Utah’s Bountiful branch to serve as branch manager. She started her career with the bank in Bountiful two and a half years ago as a customer service representative after many years in retail management. Owens was promoted to account manager and transferred to the bank’s main branch in Ogden to expand her retail banking expertise. She will return to Bountiful the week of Dec. 30, 2019. Samantha Johnson has moved to the Redwood Road bank branch to serve as branch manager. Johnson, who has an extensive retail banking background, has played an important role on Bank of Utah’s corporate branch administration team and helped roll out many new procedures, tools and resources that have contributed greatly to the success of the bank’s retail branch teams.

St. George– Tim Norman has been named General Manager of Ovation Heartwood Preserve, a new active adult lifestyle campus currently under construction in Washington City. The campus will include a total of 325 residences including private villas, independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Norman has been part of the hospitality industry since he was in high school, and brings over 30 years of experience to the Ovation team. Including restaurants and hotel experience, he has grown his career from line level positions of dishwasher, bellman, and cook up to general manager. While he’s spent most of his career on the East Coast and Midwest at properties such as the Greenbrier, The Homestead, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa and most recently the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, he’s eager to get to know the St. George region and Ovation’s guests and family members. Ovation Sienna Hills offers exceptional, residential living and experiences, as well as innovative technology options that allow guests to communicate with family and the world around them. The campus includes multiple restaurants including Bees Knees Bistro, Millers@Washington, Lorraine’s Kitchen, and 1861 fine dining. Norman has a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Virginia Tech. In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors, including camping, hiking, biking, and riding his motorcycle. As a teen, Norman earned the rank of Eagle Scout when he organized and managed the revamping of an elementary school ballpark. Those interested in learning more about Ovation or meeting Tim can visit Ovation’s Reservation Showroom at the Pineview Plaza, located at 2376 East Red Cliffs Drive, Suite 309A in St. George. You can also 435-429-0000 or visit www.OvationSiennaHills.com.