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EDA Architects promoted EVAN CINDRICH, ROBERT HERMAN and STEPHANIE MCCARTHY to principals. Cindrich has been an interior designer for more than 20 years. At EDA Architects, Cindrich leads the interior architecture department. Herman has practiced architecture for the past 31 years, providing design work for various award-winning public facilities throughout Utah. McCarthy has been with EDA for 16 years, working on projects such as the Library Block Master Plan and the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Skaggs Catholic Center.
Gov. Gary R. Herbert named CARLOS BRACERAS executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation following a nationwide search to replace retired former executive director JOHN NJORD. Braceras joined UDOT in 1986.
ANALISE WILSON was awarded the Young Lawyer 2013 Pro Bono Publico Award for her work with a case involving a 90-year-old widow whose home had been used as collateral on loans made by her two stepsons.
ERIC SORENSON joined Arches Health Plan as chief information officer and chief information security officer. Sorenson has more than 15 years of experience in healthcare technology and information security.
Kirton McConkie associate ELIZABETH KNIGHT was appointed director of the Office of the Guardian ad Litem, replacing RICK SMITH.
BRANDON HARRISON and ZACH ENGLAND were promoted to chief operating officer positions at C.R. England. Harrison will oversee national, regional and Mexico divisions and safety. England will oversee dedicated and intermodal operations and serve as chairman of the board of England Logistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of C.R. England.
MARK JENSEN joined Newmark Grubb ACRES. Jensen, formerly a senior director of investments with Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce, is the co-chair of the Young Leaders for Urban Land Institute in Utah and a member of the Utah Apartment Association.
Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. appointed MATTHEW TRIPP as chief scientific officer. Since 2000, Tripp has served as vice president of research and development
XANGO, LLC Senior Vice President BEVERLY HOLLISTER was named the ninth most influential woman in global direct selling by DirectSellingLive.com.
Utah Valley University culinary arts senior LYN WELLS was named the 2013 American Culinary Federation’s Western Regional Student Chef of the Year. Wells is the first UVU student chef to win
Alianza hired MARK GARDNER as vice president of global sales and KEVIN MITCHELL as vice president of marketing.
Gemstone Hotels & Resorts added JENNIFER KIMBALL as marketing manager at the Homestead Resort and KATIE HALWACHS as marketing manager at the Zermatt Resort.
YANKA DEMIREVA became the new general manager for the Holiday Inn Express in Heber.
Wells Fargo Advisors named D. SCOTT PHILLIPS a member of the firm’s Premier Advisers Program. Phillips has been a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors for seven years.
LINDSAY SANCHEZ, director of nursing at Life Care Center of Bountiful, was named Director of Nursing of the Year for Life Care Centers of America’s southwest division.
DAVID B. GUZY was named senior vice president and senior trust officer at Bank of Utah. Guzy has worked for 30 years in banking, financial planning and investment management positions and most recently served as an investment advisor for Financial Network in Salt Lake City.
Eide Bailly hired TYSON EHLERS as a technology business adviser. Ehlers has more than nine years of experience providing consulting services for businesses and individuals.
Orthodontist MORRIS POOLE, of Poole and Willis Orthodontics, was named the secretary-treasurer of the American Association of Orthodontists. Poole has been a member of the AAO for more than 30 years.
RICH KENDELL was selected as Southern Utah University’s interim president. Kendell is a former commissioner of the Utah System of Higher Education.
Wilson Electronics appointed ROBERT VAN BUSKIRK president and CEO. Van Buskirk was previously president of RF Micro Multi-Market Products Group.