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TAB Bank appointed MICHAEL PALMER as vice president of compliance. In his new role, Palmer will provide direction to the bank’s compliance team as well as oversight of the bank’s compliance objectives and responsibilities. Palmer joined TAB Bank in September of 2012 and served briefly in the role of compliance manager prior to his appointment as vice president of compliance. Prior to coming to TAB, Palmer spent the last 13 years working at Wells Fargo in various capacities.
Jones Waldo appointed GLEN D. WATKINS and RICHARD PETER STEVENS to the boards of Utah Clean Energy and Secure Settlements, Inc. respectively. Watkins, shareholder and veteran attorney in the Real Estate Law Department, just joined the board of directors for Utah Clean Energy, a nonprofit, non-partisan public interest organization partnering to build the new clean energy economy. He has been involved with the organization since 2009. The firm has been a Sustainer Level corporate sponsor of Utah Clean Energy for two years. Stevens, who leads the Jones Waldo’s Insurance Regulatory Law Practice Group, was recently welcomed by Secure Settlements, Inc., a mortgage risk management company, to its advisory board. Stevens formerly served as assistant commissioner for the Utah Insurance Department where he had managerial responsibility for the Property and Casualty, Financial Examination and Licensing, Administrative Enforcement and Fraud Divisions.
Prince Yeates hired GARY A. WESTON as a new attorney. Prior to accepting the position, Weston was a shareholder and one of the founders of the law firm of Nielsen & Senior. He is active in the American Inns of Court, and is a Master of the Bench and past president of A. Sherman Christensen Inn of Court No. 1. Weston has served as a member and chairman of the Murray City Zoning and Planning Commission.
DAVE CHIDESTER, former senior vice president of finance at MediConnect Global, joined REES Capital as a partner. Chidester has more than 15 years experience overseeing the overall financial standing of multiple fast-growing companies. Some of Chidester’s expertise include financial modeling, internal reporting, strategic planning, acquisition and exit strategy, capital management and other key functions.
The ZAGG Board of Directors named RANDALL HALES chief executive officer of the company. Hales has served as ZAGG’s interim CEO and president since August 17, 2012. Hales served as ZAGG’s COO and president since December 12, 2011, and was appointed to the Board of Directors on October 20, 2010. Hales will retain the title of president and will continue to serve as a director of the Company.
DAVE PARRISH, a McDonald’s owner/operator received the Golden Spoon Award at The Utah Restaurant Association Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner in Salt Lake City. The Golden Spoon is given to an individual owner/operator who has devoted his or her life to the restaurant industry creating high standards that impact for good the restaurant industry and the communities in which we live and do business. BILL MOUSKONDIS, Chairman of the Board of Nicholas & Company was inducted into the Utah Restaurant Association Hall of Fame.
Intermountain Healthcare has named STEVEN HUEBNER to serve on its Board of Trustees. Huebner is a retired partner of the audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG and directed audit and financial services for several healthcare, higher education, and nonprofit organizations. As a consultant, Huebner advises boards and management teams in developing and improving financial reporting systems and processes. He has had significant experience with numerous healthcare, higher education, and nonprofit organizations, consulting in the areas of governance, financial oversight, risk management, and performance.
THOMAS R. GRIMM joined the Board of Directors at Richfield Oil & Gas Company as a fifth director. Grimm brings years of top-level business and entrepreneurial experience to Richfield. He has served as: president and CEO of Sam’s Club, as well as executive vice president for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., based in Bentonville Arkansas; and president and CEO of Pace Membership Warehouse, a subsidiary of Kmart Stores Inc., based in Denver Colorado.
Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. President & CEO, DAVE ZITTING, was elected to an at-large seat on the Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA) 2013 Steering Committee, effective January 1, 2013. The Steering Committee is responsible for guiding MAA’s development and effectiveness through lobbying efforts at state capitals and in Washington, DC. MAA is a voluntary, non-partisan, and free nationwide grassroots lobbying network of real estate finance industry professionals, affiliated with the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).
Savage announced that DAVID WINDER joined the Company’s Board of Directors. Winder brings a long tenure of business management and financial acumen from his work with KPMG, Utah Department of Community and Economic Development, and financial oversight for GE Capital Bank.
The Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce hired JOHN WHITTAKER as its new director of events. Whittaker’s career began when he was hired to work with the Osmond family on the Osmond concert tours. For 10 years, he did everything from arranging tour dates to handling the production needs of both live concerts and the Donny and Marie Show. His experience also includes being the CEO at the Utah State Fair Park for four years, the Director of Public Events at Thanksgiving Point for six years, as well as being involved with the Stadium of Fire for 25 years as Production Manager and Producer. He was Senior Production Manager of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies at both the Salt Lake City and Vancouver Winter Olympic Games and Paralympics.
Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc. appointed GREGORY L. PROBERT, currently executive vice chairman, to executive chairman of the board of directors, and KRISTINE F. HUGHES, currently co-founder and chairman, will become vice chairman of the board of directors, both effective January 1, 2013.