KUER has hired Maria O’Mara as general manager, effective Feb. 15. O’Mara succeeds John Greene, who recently retired after 28 years of service. O’Mara currently is communications director and primary media spokesperson at the University of Utah. She has 20 years of experience in reporting and news management. She began her career as a reporter at KUER and has supervised a variety of teams that produced news and information at the Salt Lake Observer, Deseret News and KSL-TV. She also worked in public relations, managing the external communications of Rocky Mountain Power, followed by her current position at the U. She graduated from the UofU with a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast journalism.