Ogden—Nineteen-year trust services veteran, Kim K. Ford, has joined Bank of Utah as a vice president trust officer. Prior to this appointment Ford worked for more than 10 years as a vice president senior trust officer for Wells Fargo Bank in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. She led a team of five in administering multiple personal trust accounts. Ford was responsible for managing trust risk and compliance, trust interpretations and fiduciary judgements, and training trust team members. Previously, Ford served as a vice president trust officer for US Bank, where she provided wealth management, trust and private banking services including tax and estate planning. Ford holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State University and is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA). She also volunteered for four years at SafeNest Domestic Violence Shelter in Las Vegas, and is an avid hiker.
Cedar City—Southern Utah University is excited to announce Pace Clarke as the Interim Director of the Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games. Clarke started with USG in 2016 as the Operations and Development Coordinator. He was responsible for fostering and developing sponsorships, writing grants, managing the budget, and finding new ways to serve volunteers and donors who support the games. He also worked on the strategic planning committee and helped introduce new sports to the competition. As the Interim Director of USG, Clarke will be in charge of maintaining the reputation and growth of the games. He will oversee its operations, events and donor relations. Moving forward in the thirty-third year of the games, Clarke hopes to get Cedar City and SUU more involved in the process. Clarke grew up in the small town of Tropic, Utah. After earning his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southern Utah University, he moved back to Tropic to work as the branch manager for State Bank of Southern Utah. He has loved returning to Cedar City and working for the Utah Summer Games while pursuing a Master of Public Administration at SUU.
Salt Lake City—Following a long-tenured and successful career of creative writing and directing, Love Communications’ co-founder and creative director, Rich Love, announced his retirement and departed in December. As a partner with Tom Love, Preston Wood and Alan Reighard, Love has provided agency leadership and advertising expertise for a lengthy and equally impressive list of notable brands, including RC Willey, United Way, Standard Optical and Arctic Circle among many others. Love has been in the advertising industry for a total of 37 years with 18 of those leading Love Communications, growing it from three to more than 40 employees. Love began his career as a staff writer for The Enterprise Newspaper. Later, he worked in television, where he served as Assistant Promotion Director for local TV station, KTVX. After his stint with television, Rich was recruited to his father’s firm, Harris and Love Advertising, working under the tutelage of local advertising giant, Bob Love. In 1999, Love, along with his brother, Tom, and third partner, Preston Wood, carved out a new path by founding Love Communications. With his sophisticated writing, coupled with his signature dry wit and humor, Rich spent the rest of his career as a creative director for Love Communications. Love’s strength and creativity in producing, directing and editing has placed him at the center of campaign development for nearly every major agency client. He has a knack for creating an emotional reaction in his projects, understanding how emotive writing breaks down boundaries and establishes a connection between writer and reader. His imprint is seen and felt on almost every major Love Communications campaign.
Salt Lake City—Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce Salt Lake City attorneys Craig T. Jenson and Elisabeth M. McOmber have been elected to join the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2018. Jenson is a 2009 graduate of The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and practices real estate. He represents a wide variety of clients, including real estate owners, developers, and lenders, and general contractors and suppliers in transactional and litigation matters. Craig currently serves as a member of the Utah State Bar Real Estate Section’s executive committee. In the community, Craig is an active supporter of youth soccer and DKMS Americas, a nonprofit dedicated to the fight against blood cancer, as both a volunteer and bone marrow donor. McOmber is a graduate of the Brooklyn Law School and has been with Snell & Wilmer’s product liability litigation group since 2004. She has extensive experience defending high-stakes product defect claims against leading manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automobiles, watercraft and marine products, and aircraft. Liz also chairs the firm’s Salt Lake City office Community Involvement Committee and serves as an associate mentor. Outside of the office, Liz enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and is involved with the Fourth Street Clinic as a member of its Corporate Council and the Children’s Center where she serves on the Governance Committee.
Salt Lake City—Holland & Hart LLP announced that eight attorneys have been elected into the firm’s national partnership, effective Jan. 1, two of whom based in the firm’s Salt Lake City office. Craig Frame advises companies at all stages of growth, from formation to exit, helping them successfully raise capital, and complete acquisitions and divestitures. Frame also serves as outside general counsel to emerging growth companies helping them manage ongoing day-to-day legal issues including formation, capitalization, debt, governance, compliance, contract management, and licensing. Ashley Peck represents industrial, energy, mining, and municipal clients in complex environmental litigation and regulatory compliance matters. She litigates environmental disputes, defending clients in civil and criminal enforcement proceedings, environmental citizen suits, and agency tribunal hearings and appeals. Peck also helps clients to navigate complicated water discharge, wetland, and other environmental permitting processes.
Salt Lake City—Collective Medical, delivering the nation’s largest network for care collaboration, announced the appointment of Nicole Oishi as head of success. In this role, Oishi will leverage her experience as both a clinician and a healthcare executive to lead Collective Medical’s customer success teams. As Collective Medical continues to expand its real-time, risk-adjusted event notification and care collaboration platform across all points of care—including emergent, in-patient, post-acute, mental and behavioral, and ambulatory settings—its leadership is committed to continuing to exceed customer expectations and deliver superior support and education. Oishi joins Collective Medical from Cambia Health Solutions, where she served as vice president of clinical services for Regence, a national BCBSA health plan serving two million members across Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Utah. While in that role, Oishi was responsible for a team of 450 employees covering utilization management, case and care management, quality management—which included leading Regence to full NCQA Accreditation—pre- and post-service clinical review, clinical analytics, reporting and clinical systems. Oishi is a former user of Collective Medical’s network and platform. Under Oishi’s leadership, Regence partnered with Collective Medical and transformed how clinical teams supported the organization’s sickest and highest-risk members. Additionally, the use of Collective Medical’s platform allowed the organization to dramatically improve the utilization and case management processes which meant better member outcomes and significantly decreased administrative waste. Prior to her role as VP of clinical services with Cambia, Oishi served as the general manager for Regence’s ASO Service Center, where she led an integrated 550-person team which provided health plan services to 750,000 self-insured members representing over 150 self-insured employer groups. During Oishi’s tenure serving as general manager her customer base grew by 250 percent with a retention rate of more than 90 percent. Her experience also includes roles at the Washington State Health Care Authority as the administrator purchasing healthcare for the 300,000 Washington employees, retirees and their dependents, and leading large physician practices for the University of Washington and Pediatric Associates. She has also served as a nurse in various settings, including skilled nursing and home health.