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LEVI ANDERSEN was hired by WES INTEL as director of procurement to manage government contracts and develop business relations in Europe and Africa. With international expansion efforts, WES INTEL sought assistance for securing and negotiating government contracts. Andersen was formerly handling marketing and procurement efforts for an international vehicle armoring company and brings extensive international network contacts. He will manage current local and domestic contract operations and seek to develop new business relationships worldwide. He will also assist with securing government/military contracts domestically and manage grant proposals.
JOHN E. FORTUNA was appointed chief operating officer of Jacobsen Construction Company, Inc. Fortuna received unanimous support from the board, recognizing his favorable influence on the company’s construction operations. He was most recently serving as construction manager. Fortuna will continue to provide leadership to all construction operations. Duties include hiring, mentoring, training and leadership of superintendents, project engineers, project managers and project executives. Additionally, he directs Jacobsen Building Information Modeling and Research and Development efforts.
Grow America named JACK W. SUNDERLAGE as executive vice president of National Sales. In this position, he will lead out in securing nationally renowned sponsors and partners for Grow America programs in support of entrepreneurs. Sunderlage most recently served as CEO of ContentWatch. Prior to ContentWatch he held key sales and marketing executive positions with Burroughs, UNISYS, Digital Equipment, Compaq Computer, and Hewlett-Packard.
ZANE DAY, a 38-year veteran of Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, has accepted the position of vice president of merchandising for Smith’s. He will oversee all product sales and merchandising direction for the company’s 133 stores throughout the Intermountain West. Day serves on the board of directors for the Utah Food Bank and the Utah Food Industry Association. COLLEEN JUERGENSEN has been named vice president, operations for Smith’s Food & Drug Stores. She will oversee all operations for the company’s 133 stores throughout the Intermountain West. Juergensen began her career with Dillon’s in 1981 and has held several leadership positions including director of advertising.
Satori Inc. selected MICHAEL JOHNSON as chief executive officer. Johnson has spent the last three years as the voice of the hospitality industry in Utah as the Executive Director of the Utah Hotel & Lodging Association. During that time he was active in advocating on the industry’s behalf through legislative action and government advocacy. He also oversaw the largest increase of hotel membership that the association has seen in over two decades. His efforts made the Utah Hotel & Lodging Association the fastest growing statewide hotel association in the country each of the past two years.
STEVEN ANDERSON was appointed to chief executive officer of Jordan Valley Medical Center and Pioneer Valley Hospital. Previously serving as Chief Executive Officer at Overland Park Regional Medical in Overland Park, Kansas and Chief Operations Officer at Park City Medical Center in Park City, Utah, Anderson brings more than 18 years of relevant experience to his new CEO position. Anderson is involved with several community organizations, including Utah Hospital Association, Park City Chamber of Commerce, and Wasatch Community Foundation. His professional mission, reflected in his years of leadership and service, is congruent with that of Jordan Valley Medical Center and Pioneer Valley Hospital (owned and operated by IASIS Healthcare LLC) - strong community focus, patient satisfaction, and continual growth of hospital productivity.
HAROLD R. WING, owner of Wing Enterprises and chairman of the board of Little Giant Ladder, was the commencement speaker for the Stevens-Henager 2012 graduation on Thursday, June 21. Wing, a native of Springville, Utah, brought the first telescoping combination step and extension ladder from Germany to the United States where he successfully sold over a half-million dollars of the product in the first year. In October 2010, he became the fourth person ever to be inducted into the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum Hall of Fame. He served as mayor of Springville from 1998 – 2000.
BRYAN NORTON joined the real estate, construction bankruptcy and finance practice of Holland & Hart. An experienced litigator, Norton represents banks, loan servicers, and financial institutions with respect to finance issues. Norton has defended individual and class claims arising from federal and state consumer protection statutes, including the Truth in Lending Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and Unfair Trade Practices statutes. Norton also represents financial services clients with regard to the consumer finance issues associated with creditors’ rights, foreclosure, loan workouts, bankruptcy, deficiency judgment collection, credit reporting, sub-prime lending, distressed asset disposition, and consumer privacy. Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Norton was employed as vice president and senior counsel for one of the nation’s leading loan servicers.