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ASSOCIATIONS

Jason Beardall, president of England Logistics, Salt Lake City, has begun his term as the elected chairman of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA). TIA has more than 1,600 member companies and aims to encourage and promote third-party logistics professionals by providing services such as education, professional connections and other various resources. Beardall’s platform will focus on increasing awareness of the benefits available to shippers when they use TIA members. Beardall has been an active member of TIA for more than 13 years, serving as a board member and executive committee member, as well as a participant of various committees.


CONSTRUCTION

• Spectrum Engineers, Salt Lake City, has promoted Tiffany Woods to marketing manager. She joined the company in 2012. Woods earned a bachelor of science degree in business marketing in 2008 from the University of Utah.

Western Rock Products, St. George, has hired Ken Dobey as operations manager. He will oversee and manage its construction and transportation departments. Dobey began his career with United Companies in Colorado in 1994 as a laborer on a pipe/base crew. He later moved to asphalt and paving, where he remained for five seasons. Dobety was promoted to paving foreman and then construction manager in 2007.

Method Studio, Salt Lake City, has promoted Rob Beishline and Todd Kelsey to associate principals. Shawn Benjamin and Matt Wallace have been named vice presidents at the firm.


CONTESTS

• Nominations are being accepted until April 21 for the Champion for International Business Award and for the Vanguard in International Business Award, to be presented at the Utah County International Business Forum. World Trade Center Utah is seeking nominations for the awards, which will recognize “companies and individuals who are strengthening Utah’s economy and creating jobs through international expansion.” Vanguard nominees should be Utah-based business headquartered in Utah County, have successfully exported for at least one year and have potential for increased export activity. Champion nominees should be an individual from Utah County who supports and advocates for businesses expanding into international markets. The awards will be presented at the forum May 15. Nominations may be made at http://wtcutah.com/call-for-nominations-utah-county/.


EDUCATION/TRAINING

Western Governors University (WGU), Salt Lake City, is now offering a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (BSCSIA) degree program. This program, which includes important industry certifications, will prepare students to use knowledge and experience in risk management and digital forensics to safeguard infrastructure and secure data through continuity planning and disaster recovery operations, WGU said. Offered through WGU’s College of Information Technology, the BSCSIA was created in collaboration with industry and academic experts. Students can apply now and begin their BSCSIA program as early as June 1. Details about the program are at www.wgu.edu/bscsia.


HEALTHCARE

Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, has added three members to its executive leadership team: Kim Henrichsen, senior vice president of clinical operations and chief nursing executive; Mikelle Moore, senior vice president of Community Health; and Patricia Richards, president and chief executive officer of SelectHealth. The additions bring the total number of team members to nine.


OUTDOOR PRODUCTS/RECREATION/SPORTS

• Alta Ski Area will replace two of its chairlifts this summer with a single high-speed quad. It will replace the Supreme fixed-grip triple and the Cecret double in Albion Basin. The new Supreme lift will terminate near the current location of its predecessor, while its loading terminal will be moved downhill to near Alf’s Restaurant. The new lift will be operational in time for the 2017-18 ski season.


RECOGNITIONS

• The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah will induct two members into Hall of Fame this week. The Hall of Fame honors individuals who have distinguished themselves in their careers and serve as models to present and future students. One inductee is Crystal Maggelet, chief executive officer of FJ Management, a company that manages a diverse portfolio of oil and travel-related companies, including Maverik convenience stores and Big West Oil. The Eccles School also will posthumously induct Parry Thomas, a banker who is credited with helping to build Las Vegas into a major tourist destination. A ceremony April 18 also will feature three new awards for 2017. David Stirling, co-founder and president of essential oils company DoTerra, will receive the Distinguished Entrepreneur award. James Worthington, chief executive officer of bakery restaurant Kneaders, will be honored as a Rising Star in his field. Alumni Doug Ohlson, vice president of Adcentives West, will receive the award for Alumni Service. The ceremony and luncheon take place April 18, with a social at 11:30 a.m., followed by a lunch and awards presentation at noon at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Don L. Ipson has been selected by LDS Business College to receive its Distinguished Alumnus Award. The highest honor given by the college, the award honors former students who have distinguished themselves in service to their families, professions, communities and the LDS Church. Ipson attended LDS Business College from 1966–1968, studying accounting and business administration. His education prepared him for his first job at Zions Bank in Salt Lake City. A year later he was transferred to St. George to be an assistant branch manager there. Following a decade of work in the banking industry, Ipson bought a small food distribution business in Panguitch. In 1988, he co-founded DATS Trucking and today he is president and CEO of the company, which operates 250 tractors and 850 trailers in 15 cities in five western states. Ipson became a senator in the Utah State Senate in January. Before that, he served for eight years in the Utah House of Representatives. Ipson is the director of the Washington County Economic Development Committee, the director and former chair of Dixie Applied Technology College, a regional board member of Zions Bank, and the former president of two trucking associations. He has served as a humanitarian short-term specialist for the LDS Church’s clean water program.

Team BYU MPH’s Calorie Quest from Brigham Young University earned the $10,000 grand prize in the recent Games4Health Challenge at the University of Utah. The Sorenson Center for Discovery & Innovation at the UofU’s David Eccles School of Business conducts the annual challenge involving students who develop digital games and apps that address health issues. This year, 70 games were designed and developed by students in five categories: corporate wellness, happy fitness, clinical health, chronic diseases and mental wellbeing. A total of 160 teams and more than 300 students from around the world participated. Among the $5,000 first-place winners (one for each category) were Gamify for JES by the University of Utah in the Happy Fitness Challenge category; Lullabreath for Treasure Hunter by the University of Utah and Arizona State University in the Clinical Health Challenge category; and GiVR for GiVR by Rowland Hall High School in the Mental Wellbeing category. The list of 14 second-place, third-place and “best of” winners included Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. The “best of” awards were presented by Rowland Hall High School for best high school and Haptic Labs from the University of Utah for best virtual reality or augmented reality.

Keyrenter Property Management, Midvale, is ranked No. 25 in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Top New Franchises” list. The list recognizes the top 100 companies that have been franchising for five years or less, based on data submitted for Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 ranking. The ranking was determined using the company’s Franchise 500 formula, which is an evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Keyrenter began franchising in 2014 and has 17 franchises in eight states, with 30 anticipated by year-end.

Impartner, South Jordan, has been named a finalist in the 2017 “Marketers That Matter” (MTM) Awards in two categories: Building B2B Brands and the Transformation Journey categories. The awards program, presented by The Sage Group and sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, recognize marketing initiatives for their innovative approach, company impact and measurable results. The awards are judged by a panel of chief executive officers and chief marketing officers. Finalists will be honored and winners will be announced May 18.

Ivanti, Salt Lake City, has been given a 5-Star rating in the 2017 Partner Program Guide produced by CRN, a brand of The Channel Co. The guide is a listing of partner programs from technology vendors that provide products and services through the IT channel. To determine the ratings, The Channel Co.’s research team assessed each vendor’s partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.


TRANSPORTATION

Groen Aeronautics Corp., Salt Lake City, has named former PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) partner Fred H.M. Gertsen to its Strategic Board of Advisors. Gertsen was a partner with PwC for nearly 25 years, retiring in 2012. As a partner, Gertsen was responsible for audits and advice to many global financial services clients. He was partner-in-charge of the Dutch Asset Management and Real Estate Practice for many years, in addition to being a member of the PwC Central Cluster Asset Management Leadership team, with prime responsibility for human capital development. Prior to joining PwC, he worked at Peat Marwick & Mitchell (now KPMG) and Cargill. In addition to serving on the GAC Strategic Advisory Board, Gertsen is a board member and chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of a large Dutch pension fund; holds a supervisory board position at a Dutch insurer; and is a supervisor at Rijnlands Lyceum, a group of Dutch and international schools.