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MAXINE TURNER of Cuisine Unlimited was named to the Park City Chamber of Commerce / Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Board of Directors. Turner has served on the marketing and advertising committee for the past year. She works to teach and mentor for groups with the Culinary Art Institute and Granite School District, serves on the board of Economic Development Corporation of Utah and Camp Kostopulos, and works on the National Women’s Advisory Board for Key Bank.
Prince, Yeates & Geldzahler attorney JAMES W. MCCONKIE, III, has been selected as the Chairman of the leadership committee for the local charitable organization, “And Justice for All.” McConkie’s practice is focused in general civil and commercial litigation, with special emphasis in contract or business disputes, employment, trademark and unfair business practices matters. He is also a founder and board member of the Wallace Toronto Foundation, a non-profit engaged in humanitarian and literacy projects in the Czech and Slovak Republics.
Franklin Covey Co. appointed MICHAEL FUNG to its Board of Directors. Fung most recently retired as the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Wal-Mart U.S. in February 2012. Fung spent 11 years at Wal-Mart, joining the company in 2001 as vice president, finance and administration for global procurement. In February 2003, he was promoted to senior vice president, internal audit services and was later promoted as the senior vice president and CFO in 2006. In that role, he was responsible for U.S. finance operations, including strategy, merchandising, logistics, real estate, operations, dotcom, and financial planning and analysis.
LESLIE CHRISTIANSEN, RN, CEN, is the 2012 Nurse Manager of the Year following a nomination from Davis Hospital and Medical Center staff and physicians. The recognition is based on a nurse manager’s accomplishments within the medical department, leadership role and relationship with medical staff, and commitment to patients, the team he or she manages, and the overall work it takes to aid in the productiveness of a hospital.
Holland & Hart attorney LOIS BAAR was profiled in the inaugural edition of Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation. Baar’s expertise in labor and employment helps her successfully defend employment lawsuits, provide workforce training, and advise employers on human resource and employment law issues. She is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
Sorenson Media appointed MITCHELL HOLYOAK, director of software development, as head of the company’s Salt Lake City office. In conjunction with his elevated managerial role, Holyoak will oversee the full Sorenson Squeeze and Squeeze Server development teams. Holyoak brings more than 15 years of digital video software development to his role, including leadership in video encoding and decoding, video streaming, video conferencing, and video instruction software. Beginning with the launch of the original version of Sorenson Squeeze, Holyoak’s expertise has been instrumental in developing the industry’s gold-standard video encoding application, Sorenson Squeeze, and the company’s enterprise-grade video encoding solution, Squeeze Server.
JOHN BOYD joined uGenius Technology as its new vice president of sales. Boyd has more than 15 years of experience and has served as a sales management executive for several industry-leading technology firms, including iLumin, emWare, Venafi and Omniture. He specializes in optimizing sales processes in a start-up environment so that the right salespeople are finding and closing the best sales opportunities in order to meet business plan objectives.
AMBER CRAIGHILL joined BHB Consulting Engineers as its new Marketing Manager. Craighill manages BHB’s branding, provides support for business development endeavors, and builds company awareness. She oversees the creation and delivery of marketing material to ensure BHB’s standards of responsiveness, coordination and creativity are clear.
Skullcandy, Inc. appointed SAM PASCHEL as executive vice president of product development and merchandising, effective September 14, 2012. Paschel most recently acted as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Burton Snowboards, where he led the efforts of cross functional and international teams and all winter subsidiary brands. He has held several product and general management related positions within Burton and Giro. Paschel has a BS in engineering and began his career in product development spending the vast majority around product creation, sourcing and business management.