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April 26, 2013

Salt Lake City — The LES AND REVA OLSON FAMILY received the 2013 Heart and Lung Research Foundation’s Legacy of Life Award, given to leaders with Utah ties for contributions to the well-being of people everywhere. JOHN P. BURKE, chief of clinical epidemiology for Intermountain Medical Center, LDS Hospital, Alta View Hospital, Riverton Hospital and TOSH received the foundation’s Legacy of Life Scientific Honoree Medallion.

Salt Lake City — Parr Brown Gee & Loveless selected ALLISON BEHJANI and CHAD PEHRSON as shareholders of the firm. Behjani’s practice includes providing transactional legal services and Pehrson’s practice includes providing legal services to clients involved in complex commercial litigation.

KEN HADERER will join Mercer May 1 as leader of the firm’s U.S. outsourcing business. Haderer joins Mercer from Aon Hewitt, where he served as executive vice president of global benefits solutions and benefits outsourcing practices.

Salt Lake City — HEIDI E. C. LEITHEAD of Parr Brown Gee & Loveless received the 2013 Christine M. Durham Woman Lawyer of the Year Award. The award was presented April 19 by the Women Lawyers of Utah.

Salt Lake City — Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed RENEE M. JIMENEZ to fill a vacancy on the Third District Juvenile Court bench. Since 1991, Jimenez was an attorney and section chief at the Utah State Attorney General’s Office, where she was responsible for hundreds of active child support, child abuse and neglect cases.

Kickstart Seed Fund added former Skullcandy vice president CLARKE MIYASAKI as managing director and former vSpring/Signal Peak director of finance ALEX SOFFE as CFO.

Lehi — Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc. appointed MATTHEW TRIPP as chief scientific officer. Since 2000, Tripp has served as vice president of research and development at Metagenics.

Orem — UVU culinary arts senior LYN WELLS was  named the 2013 American Culinary Federation's Western Regional Student Chef of the Year. Wells, from Wellington, Utah, is the first UVU student chef to win the accolade.

America First Credit Union leadership appointed DAVE STACEY as senior manager of treasury services, which encompasses treasury management, payment services and deposit products. America First also appointed LLOYD BARNETT as the new manager of deposit products.

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