People On The Move

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

Salt Lake City— Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL) (, the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes, has named Jillian Blakley and Bonnie Bean as the onsite sales managers at its newest Utah community, Toll Brothers at Rosecrest in Herriman. Ms. Blakley joined Toll Brothers in March as sales manager at the company’s Canyon Point at Traverse Mountain community in Lehi and transitioned to Rosecrest when it opened for sale in June. Ms. Blakley has worked in the real estate industry for more than 17 years in sales, mortgage lending and escrow officer roles, with a focus on luxury new home sales for the past two years. Ms. Bean is new to the Toll Brothers team but has been a Utah real estate professional since 2006, focused primarily on high-end luxury and new home sales. 
Rosecrest, a gated community of 92 single-family homesites in two design collections, is Toll Brothers’ second new home community in Utah and the first in Salt Lake County. It follows the opening of Canyon Point at Traverse Mountain in Lehi in March 2019. Toll Brothers at Rosecrest’s Reserve Collection features five home designs ranging from 1,954 to 3,915 finished square feet and a choice of four exteriors. The one and two-story homes are priced in the mid $500s. The Noria Collection, planned to debut in the fall, will offer five home designs ranging from 1,678 to 3,189 finished square feet with one- and two-story floor plans. Pricing is anticipated to start in the low $400,000s. Please visit Toll Brothers at Rosecrest for information regarding the community, floor plans, amenities and more.

Salt Lake City—Holland & Hart announced the addition of Rob Lang to the firm’s Salt Lake City, Utah office. Mr. Lang strengthens Holland & Hart’s Tax practice by leveraging his unique experience as a lawyer, Certified Public Accountant and business consultant to deliver strategic counsel on federal, state and local tax issues, business planning, and transactions. Mr. Lang brings his 28 years of experience in “Big 4” accounting, with nearly 20 years as a partner and senior leader at accounting and consulting firm KPMG LLP, to provide clients with business-focused solutions. Mr. Lang’s extensive experience includes consulting with corporate management and boards on complex tax and financial matters, leading and managing high-profile and large-scale projects for a variety of Fortune 2000 companies, and advising on domestic and international deal structures. As KPMG’s Chief Data Transformation Officer, Mr. Lang oversaw the development and implementation of KPMG’s data sourcing model and warehouse, policies and procedures for data usage, and a visualization tool allowing for real time access to pertinent information.

Ogden—Bank of Utah President Douglas L. DeFries announced the recent hiring of Shawn Choate, PHR, SHRM-CP, as the bank’s human resources manager. In the past, Ms. Choate served as deputy director of management services and human resources and risk manager for 12 years for Ogden City. She has also held positions in the manufacturing and hospitality industries. She serves on the board of directors for the Utah Society for Human Resource Management, the Northern Utah HR Association, Golden Spike Hockey and St. Joseph Schools. Ms. Choate is a graduate of Weber State University and lives in Ogden, Utah with her husband and son.

Salt Lake City—Joel Van Cott, a 21-year Deloitte veteran and partner with Deloitte Audit and Assurance, Deloitte & Touche LLP, has been named managing partner of its Salt Lake City practice.  Mr. Van Cott succeeds Mark Faas, a partner with Deloitte Audit and Assurance, who will be assuming the role of Professional Practice Director for the Seattle Group practice. In his new role, Mr. Van Cott will oversee the local team to help drive client and business growth, and further enhance Deloitte’s strategic positioning in the Salt Lake City market. He will also lead community involvement initiatives, connect with various professional organizations, and continue to maintain his client service responsibilities. Mr. Van Cott is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting. He advises clients in the consumer business, technology, manufacturing, and financial service industries. He also serves as the Office Audit Leader, where he built the audit practice and brand in the market. Mr. Van Cott is a CPA, licensed by the state of Utah, and a member of both the member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Utah Association of CPAs.

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