November 2, 2012

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November 2, 2012

Intellectual Property attorney CHRISTOPHER HADLEY joined Holland & Hart. Hadley helps small businesses to large corporations protect their intellectual property portfolios. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, principally patent, trademark, trade dress and trade secret litigation, before the U.S. District Courts, International Trade Commission, U.S. Appellate Courts and various state courts. He is a member of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the United States District Court for the District of Utah, as well as the Park City, Salt Lake and American Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Litigation, Intellectual Property and Business Law sections of the Utah Bar Association.

Bank of Utah added five bankers to its team in Ogden and Salt Lake City. NATHAN A. ANDERSON was hired as vice president of regional residential construction lending. Anderson brings more than 17 years of experience in income generation, loan production and client relations. PAUL MCKINNEY is a new loan originator at Bank of Utah’s South Towne office. TYLER JUDKINS is a commercial lender and portfolio manager for the bank’s Salt Lake region. He brings more than 12 years of experience in the commercial finance field including sales, equipment leasing, underwriting, portfolio and supervisory management. BRIAN WAHLEN was hired to serve as portfolio manager in the Ogden area. JOHN WARD recently started work at Bank of Utah’s Redwood Road Branch as vice president and relationship manager.

Inovar, Inc. completed changes in its executive leadership team. THOMAS CARLIN is the new CEO and CRAIG RUPP has been named president.

GRANT S. WHITAKER, president and CEO of Utah Housing Corporation (UHC), was elected secretary/treasurer of the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA). Whitaker has served as president and CEO of Utah Housing Corporation since January of 2009. He began his tenure with UHC in 1979, acting in various leadership capacities over his 33 years with the corporation.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert named AKIKO KAWAMURA the new administrator of the State’s Career Service Review Office (CSRO). Kawamura is a graduate of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and a recipient of numerous recognitions, including the 2008 Mountain States Rising Star in Employment and Labor Law, and the 2006 and 2009 Utah Elite in Employment Law from Utah Business magazine. Since 2005, Kawamura has served in the Utah Attorney General’s Office as assistant attorney general in the Employment Section, Litigation Division, representing state agencies, school districts, and institutions of higher education in claims of wrongful termination and other employment matters.

JEFFREY BOTKIN has been named chair of Kathleen Sebelius’s, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections. His term began Oct. 15, 2012 and will end Oct. 15, 2016. Since 2009, Botkin also has chaired a National Institutes of Health panel that reviews scientists’ requests to conduct government-funded research using embryonic stem cells left over from couples who had babies using test-tube fertilization.

FRANCIS M. WIKSTROM has been elected secretary of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has the distinction of being the first Fellow from Utah to serve as an officer of the College. Wikstrom practices complex civil litigation and white collar criminal defense, and has tried cases in numerous jurisdictions involving patent infringement, trade secrets, contracts, real property, and numerous other commercial issues.

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