Provo—Brigham Young University Broadcasting (BYUB) announced it has appointed broadcasting industry professionals Andra Johnson Duke as Director of Content and Ian Puente as Director of Operations and Strategy. Duke comes to BYUB from BBC Worldwide Productions in Los Angeles where she was the Vice President of Unscripted Production. In that role, she oversaw a variety of television series across multiple networks from development through production. Prior to the BBC, she worked in various producer roles with GRB Entertainment in Sherman Oaks, Calif. and at BYU Broadcasting, as well as Kaleidoscope Pictures in Provo. Duke is a graduate of BYU and she and her husband, Steve, have three children. Puente has been hired in a newly created position at BYUB, Director of Operations and Strategy. He was formerly with EPIX, a premium movie and programming service in New York, where he was the senior vice president of business and legal affairs. His previous industry experience includes stints with Samuel Goldwyn Films and Sony Pictures Classics. Puente is a graduate of BYU, the University of Oxford and Columbia University school of law. He and his wife Melissa have four boys and a girl.
Salt Lake City—TSA Architects is pleased to announce the addition of David Daining, AIA, NCARB as Senior Healthcare Planner. Daining is recognized for adding innovation and strategic vision to health care planning and design. With 33 years of experience, he brings energy and expertise to all aspects of project development including predesign, planning and analysis, functional and space programming, facility and campus master planning, design development, and project coordination. He has revolutionized the planning and documentation approach to allow informed decision making in a timely manner. Past projects of note include the Primary Children’s Entry Lobby, Intermountain Homecare, Sophie’s Place music therapy, and the University of Utah Health Science Campus Master Plan. In his spare time, Daining enjoys travelling to State and National parks and roadtripping with his wife, Jane.
Salt Lake City—Marsha Gilford, previously Vice President of Public Affairs for the Smith’s Food & Drug Store Division, has been promoted to regional director of Corporate Affairs for The Kroger Company. She will oversee the Southwest Region of the United States comprising Fry’s, Smith’s, Dallas, Dillons and Houston divisions of Kroger. She will be responsible for building a streamlined, integrated corporate affairs team that supports these Kroger divisions while advancing larger strategic priorities. Gilford joined Smith’s in 1992 as Public Relations Manager for the Smith’s Division, after a career in television advertising sales and cause marketing. She currently serves on the Three Square Food Bank Board in Las Vegas; food industry boards in New Mexico and Nevada; and on the University of Utah’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Advancement board. Aubriana Martindale has accepted the position of Corporate Affairs Manager for Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, replacing Gilford. She will oversee 142 Smith’s Food & Drug Stores throughout seven states of operation in media, external communications, philanthropy and community relations. Martindale graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with a minor in Business. She joined the Smith’s Corporate Affairs department in 2014 as Public Affairs Coordinator. She is a member of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Business Women’s Forum and Millennial Business Advisors and leads an external resource group, Lean In Women of Utah.
Salt Lake City— Michael Best is pleased to announce the expansion of the firm’s Salt Lake City office with the addition of six attorneys from the law firm of Kruse Landa Maycock & Ricks, LLC (KLMR). James Kruse, Kevin Timken, and Lyndon Ricks join as partners in the Corporate & Transactional Practice Group, alongside Betsy Voter who joins as senior counsel. Ellen Maycock and Jennifer Falk also join as partners in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, and will continue to practice family law as well. Michael Best’s hiring of Kruse, Maycock and Ricks, who are name partners of their previous firm, KLMR, comes on the heels of recent lateral Craig Stoehr, who in March of 2017 joined the firm’s Corporate & Transactional Practice Group. Other recent practice group growth this year includes three litigation partners in Chicago. Kruse has more than 40 years of experience with corporate, securities law, and broker-dealer regulation. He concentrates his practice on advising clients through new equity financings, corporate acquisitions and reorganizations, representation of broker-dealers and investment advisers, and defense against disciplinary matters and enforcement actions from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and various state regulatory agencies. Kruse received his J.D. from George Washington University, where he was a member of the George Washington Law Review’s Comment Staff. For more than 30 years, Ricks has advised clients on general corporate and commercial transactions, securities matters, domestic and international acquisitions and divestitures. His practice covers a wide span of industries as well, including automotive, electrical products, foreign exchange trading, equipment manufacturing, investment banking, software development and sales, health care, and real estate, among many others. Ricks earned his J.D., cum laude, from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, where he also served as Editor of the BYU Journal of Legal Studies. One of the four founding partners at KLMR, Maycock brings more than four decades of commercial litigation and family law experience to her practice. Most of her time is spent on the latter, where she focuses on the long-term needs of families in transition during matters of marital estate mediation, complex custody issues, and divorce proceedings. Maycock received her J.D. from the University of Utah’s College of Law. During her time there, she also served as editor-in-chief of the Utah Law Review. Timken focuses his practice advising public and private companies on various securities matters, equity financings, commercial transactions, and regulatory compliance. In addition, he also has extensive experience managing broker-dealer compliance, particularly regarding resales of restricted securities, and regulatory enforcement defense with the SEC and CFTC. Timken received his J.D. from the University of Utah College of Law, where he was Managing Editor of the Utah Law Review. Falk divides her practice between family law and litigation matters. As an advocate of her family law clients, she represents them through complex divorces, division of property, alimony and custody matters. She also advises clients in both government and private sectors on complex labor and employment matters. Falk received her J.D. from the University of Utah’s College of Law and her Master of Philosophy from the University of Oxford’s Linacre College. Voter focuses her practice on financial regulatory compliance and corporate securities law. Her experience includes advising clients on issues related to broker-dealer and investment compliance, enforcement actions and examinations in front of the SEC and FINRA. She served as in-house counsel to a broker-dealer prior to joining KLMR, thereby giving her a unique perspective on the issues related to that heavy regulation industry and insight into how to effectively advise and assist her broker-dealer clients. Voter received her J.D. from the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney Law School.
Centerville—C.W. Land Co. is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Galbraith as Director of Design and Architecture. In his new role, Galbraith will supervise each design across C.W. Land Co.’s portfolio of homes, land developments, and mixed-use properties. With more than 12 years of design experience, he comes from Method Studio where he worked as Senior Associate Project Manager & Designer with a focus on their corporate accounts. Galbraith will apply his eye for modern design toward several upcoming projects, including urban town homes in the heart of Salt Lake City. His expertise in functional planning will support C.W. Land Co. commitment to bring smart and unique design to the community. He holds a Master’s of Architecture and a Bachelor’s of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Utah. C.W. Land Co., parent company to Cole West Home and C.W. Urban, based in Centerville, Utah. It offers high quality master planned communities and builds quality homes throughout the region. It was founded on the concept that it could add and create value through thoughtful land planning, architecture, and execution.
Salt Lake City—Mountain West Commercial Real Estate (MW) is pleased to announce that Chad Christensen has joined the team as Director of Research and GIS. He gathers, manages and analyzes real estate market information in Mountain West’s proprietary software. Chad has a strong background in GIS, providing sophisticated mapping, research and media tools for Staubach Retail West, Velocity Retail and The Woodmont Company. Christensen grew up in Colorado Springs and San Diego and graduated from BYU. He and his wife have six children. Their family has lived in San Diego, Salt Lake City, Phoenix and Dallas. In his spare time, he loves to play piano, guitar and percussion, and to be outdoors and travel.
Salt Lake City—MultiLing, the world’s premier provider of intellectual property language translation and support services, announced the appointment of Jim Watson, MBA, as Vice President of Global Sales. With more than 22 years of sales leadership experience working with Fortune 500 companies, Watson will expand MultiLing’s strategic selling endeavors and focus on addressing the translation needs of new clients. With the strong pace of 2017 revenue growth comes the need for more direct focus on the unique needs of clients in the IP translation space. Michael Degn, formerly the VP of North America Sales, will focus on fine tuning the customer experience for MultiLing’s top clients as he steps into the new role of VP of Account Management. Watson comes to Utah from Minnesota, where he most recently worked as VP of National Accounts at Xact Data Discovery and VP of Sales at its sister company, Orange Research Group. Throughout his career he has worked with large corporations, legal teams, and national class law firms. His strength is leading his sales teams to meet and then exceed clients’ expectations. Watson graduated with a Bachelor’s from the University of Iowa and earned an MBA from Drake University.