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Joseph A. Walkowski

Joseph A. Walkowski is the sole Utah recipient of the 2017 Client Choice Award. Walkowski is director and shareholder with the intellectual property law firm TraskBritt PC, Salt Lake City. The Client Choice awards recognize law firm partners around the wo ...

CompanyTraskBritt PC
PositionRecipient of the 2017 Client Choice Award

Intermountain Healthcare has promoted Dr. Mark Briesacher as senior vice president for Intermountain Medical Group and Medical Staff. Briesacher most recently served as senior vice president of clinical integration on the Management Committee of Intermoun ...

CompanyIntermountain Healthcare
PositionSenior vice president for Intermountain Medical Group a...
Wally Joyner

Onset Financial, South Jordan, has hired Wally Joyner as a vice president of strategic development. Joyner has served on the company’s board of directors since 2009. Joyner was a first baseman for four major league teams during a 16-year career. Mos ...

CompanyOnset Financial
PositionVice president of strategic development
Larry Thorne

Larry Thorne has retired after 44 years with America First Credit Union, Riverdale. He started as a typist in the lending department and moved into a variety of departments, from teller to office manager, followed by roles in senior management. Thorne ser ...

CompanyAmerica First Credit Union
Ethan Headlee

Bank of Utah, Ogden, has appointed Ethan Headlee as a mortgage loan originator for the bank’s Orem branch. Headlee will be responsible for matching bank customers with mortgage loan products and taking them through the loan application process. ...

CompanyBank of Utah
PositionMortgage loan originator

Matt Hafen recently was elected president of the Southern Utah Estate Planning Council. He has served on the board of directors of the council since January 2014. Hafen is a shareholder at Durham Jones & Pinegar, assisting clients throughout Utah, Cal ...

CompanySouthern Utah Estate Planning Council
Benjamin Hart

Benjamin Hart, managing director of urban and rural business services at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), has been named the Champion of the Year by the Utah Association for Career and Technical Education (UACTE). Hart has been ...

CompanyGovernor’s Office of Economic Development
PositionChampion of the Year
Cy Hirsche

Chateau Recovery, a Midway-based co-ed residential treatment center serving adults struggling with mental health and substance abuse disorders, has hired Cy Hirsche as director of admissions. Hirsche started his career as a successful entrepreneur who fou ...

CompanyChateau Recovery
PositionDirector of Admissions
Gautam Baid


Gautam Baid, CFA, joins Salt Lake City-based investment firm, Summit Global Investments (SGI), as a senior analyst. In his new role, he will work with the firm's investment team to serve clients through its low volatility portfolio construction and manage ...

CompanySummit Global Investments
PositionSenior Analyst
Maria O’Mara

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 ...

PositionGeneral Manager

SageCity Media Group, Park City, has named Janet Jorgensen as publisher of its Park City and Salt Lake City properties. Those properties include Park City Magazine, Salt Lake City/Park City Bride & Groom Magazine, Park City Menu Guide, Things to ...

CompanySageCity Media Group
Elizabeth Ireland

Venafi, based in Salt Lake City and Palo Alto, California, has appointed Elizabeth Ireland as chief marketing officer. She will lead the development of the company’s product positioning, market strategy and go-to-market execution. Ireland has more t ...

PositionChief Marketing Officer
Michael Fosmark

Celtic Bank, Salt Lake City, has selected Michael Fosmark to lead its new Specialty Commercial Finance Division. The new department brings together several established lines of business within the bank, including Leasing & Equipment Finance, Construct ...

CompanyCeltic Bank
PositionLead of Specialty Commercial Finance Division

The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) recently elected its officers, with Kent Beers elected to serve as treasurer. Beers is executive director of the Division of Purchasing for the state of Utah. Officers and board members were ...

CompanyNational Association of State Procurement Officials

Trina Quinney-Packard, executive director of Youth Care, has been named president of the board of directors of National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP). Quinney-Packard, of Draper, took office at the association’s annual con ...

CompanyNational Association of Therapeutic Schools and Program...
PositionPresident of the Board of Directors
Parsons Behle & Latimer Board of Directors

Shareholders at Parsons Behle & Latimer, Salt Lake City, have elected Raymond J. Etcheverry, Hal J. Pos, Michael R. Kealy (Reno office), Michael P. Petrogeorge and Kristine E. Johnson as the firm’s 2017 board of directors. Etcheverry will serve ...

CompanyParsons Behle & Latimer
PositionBoard of Directors
Don Mantyla


After 27 years as the founding partner of Mantyla McReynolds, Don Mantyla C.P.A. and the Mantyla McReynolds firm have joined BDO USA. Don takes his 40+ years of audit and tax expereince to BDO's first Salt Lake City office, joining a national network of o ...

PositionTax Partner
Karen Staples

Visit Salt Lake (VSL) has appointed Karen Staples as northeast director of convention sales. She will be based in Connecticut and will represent Visit Salt Lake and promote Salt Lake as a convention and meeting destination to corporate and association pla ...

CompanyVisit Salt Lake
PositionNortheast Director of Convention Sales
Brad Nichols

CallTower, a South Jordan-based unified communications and collaboration company, has hired Brad Nichols as director of wholesale. Nichols has held principal telecommunication and unified communication roles for more than 10 years, overseeing aspects of s ...

PositionDirector of Wholesale
Debbie Worthen

Onset Financial, South Jordan, has hired Debbie Worthen as vice president of marketing and public relations. Worthen was a meteorologist, reporter and anchor for KUTV 2 News, working at the station for 15 years.

CompanyOnset Financial
PositionVice President of Marketing and Public Relations