Farmington—Vista Outdoor Inc., has hired Fred Ferguson as vice president of government and industry relations, reporting to Amanda Covington, the company’s Senior Vice President of Communications and Government Relations. Ferguson will have responsibility for leading Vista Outdoor’s legislative and executive branch outreach, industry association relationships, and the company’s Political Action Committee. Ferguson most recently worked as Chief of Staff for Rep. Jason Chaffetz where he led a team of more than 70 staff members in five offices in the state of Utah and Washington, D.C. Ferguson acted as principal policy advisor for legislative and political matters for Chaffetz, and he managed the Congressman’s successful campaign for the Chairmanship of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Prior to this, Ferguson worked as Legislative Director for Rep. Rob Bishop where he staffed and managed all activities at the Committee on Natural Resources, including the committee’s work on the National Environmental Policy Act and the Energy Policy Act. While working for Bishop, Ferguson also organized and managed the Utah Public Lands Initiative, an environmental planning effort covering 18 million acres and 120 stakeholder groups. Ferguson earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Utah and a master’s degree in Sport Management from Drexel University.
Salt Lake City—McKinnon-Mulherin, a Salt Lake City-based communication firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paige Frame as president effective January 1. Frame is currently the Director of Operations at McKinnon-Mulherin, and previously worked as Manager of Custom Projects from 2010 to 2014. While in the position of Director of Operations, Frame managed all Projects Department resources and had HR, IT, R & D, Training and Operations responsibilities. As President, Frame will supervise and control all strategic and business aspects of the company, including overseeing all divisions, operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with McKinnon-Mulherin’s overall strategy and mission. Kate Reddy, who has served as president of the company since 2013 and as co-president with co-owner Shauna Bona since 1997, will maintain her role as Board President. McKinnon-Mulherin has also announced a key addition to the management team. Madeline Brown has been promoted to Team Leader for Sales & Business Communication. Madeline joined McKinnon-Mulherin in September 2015 and brings editing, writing and proofreading expertise to the position.
Salt Lake City—Larson & Company is proud to announce the addition of Richard Scoresby, CPA, as a new tax partner in the Salt Lake City location. Richard has more than 22 years of accounting experience, including 17 years of public accounting experience with a national accounting firm. Richard provides tax planning, consulting, and compliance services to individuals and businesses, in a variety of industries including nonprofit organizations, automobile dealerships, real estate, and professional services. Scoresby has expertise with various types of entities, including partnerships, limited liability companies, S corporations, trusts, estates, corporations, and various types of nonprofit organizations. Scoresby has keen insights for the real estate market, as he was a financial manager for a real estate development company and a controller for a real estate brokerage before he began his public accounting career. Scoresby previously led the local nonprofit tax practice for a national firm and was a member of their Nonprofit Tax Technical Committee. He also served as an instructor of nonprofit tax education for their national conferences. Scoresby is active in the Utah nonprofit community and is a former board member and Treasurer of the Utah Nonprofits Association, as well as a former chair of the UACPA Nonprofit Committee. He is a current member of the Professional Advisors Committee for the Community Foundation of Utah. Scoresby is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants. He received both his Masters of Accounting in Tax and Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University.
Salt Lake City—Workman Nydegger’s Shareholders have elected Thomas R. Vuksinick to serve as President and Managing Shareholder. Fraser D. Roy and Peter F. Malen, Jr., have been elected and Brent P. Lorimer has been re-elected to the firm’s Board of Directors. As a senior member of the litigation group, Vuksinick has vast experience in the litigation of intellectual property disputes. He is also involved in negotiating and preparing intellectual property license agreements as well as opinions relating to patent infringement, non-infringement and patent validity. Lorimer’s wide-ranging technical and litigation experience has contributed to his success in intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. His practice focuses on patent, trademark, copyright, licensing and trade secret litigation and related counseling. Roy’s practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law with a focus on assisting clients with managing and developing their U.S. and foreign IP portfolios through identifying and protecting key innovations and technologies and thoughtfully selecting U.S. and foreign IP protection strategies. Malen began his professional career as a mechanical engineer and worked with the Department of Defense, where he specialized in design and troubleshooting of mechanical systems on aircraft carriers and warships. Since transitioning to the practice of law, Malen has managed IP portfolios for clients of all sizes from a wide range of industries.
Salt Lake City—Holland & Hart LLP announced that two attorneys have been elected into the firm’s partnership, effective Jan. 1. Aaron Murdock represents technology and emerging growth companies, mature enterprises, and venture capital and private equity funds in a variety of corporate and securities laws matters, including corporate governance and structuring, mergers and acquisitions, equity investment transactions, and debt financings. Murdock also advises fund managers with respect to the formation and operation of private investment funds. Emily Schilling has more than a decade of environmental law experience focused on air quality. She represents clients in air quality permitting, compliance, and enforcement matters before state agencies and the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Shilling also has extensive experience assisting clients with strategies to prepare and submit comments in state rulemakings and federal rulemakings under the Clean Air Act, and represents clients in challenges to federal rulemakings in the U.S. Courts of Appeal, including the D.C. Circuit.