American Fork—BrainStorm, Inc. is excited to announce the hire of Craig Clawson as the new Director of Product Development. Clawson’s extensive background in education, learning technology, and economics will provide the department and the company with experienced insight and tested strategies for BrainStorm’s products and services. Clawson specializes in helping companies and individuals close skill gaps. His wide-spanning career has focused on developing innovative programs and high-level initiatives to help companies with talent development, improved operations, and business strategy. Prior to joining BrainStorm, Clawson was hand-picked by Jack Welch to be Dean of the Jack Welch Management Institute, where he led product curriculum and program design. Before that position, he was Managing Director of Duke Corporate Education, delivering custom learning experiences for clients worldwide. Clawson has additionally held several prominent positions in consulting and academia. His work with the Corporate Executive Board in Washington, DC, helped large organizations improve their processes and strategies using data and best practices research. He also served in the Boston Office of Analysis Group, an economic, financial, and strategy consultancy. Craig has consulted and worked with a wide variety of companies including Baker Hughes, Energizer, HSBC, IBM, Microsoft, Textron, UBS, and Union Pacific. Throughout his career, Clawson has been actively involved in academia, teaching at both the University of Chicago and the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. Clawson received an MBA and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Utah, magna cum laude.
Provo—Osmond Marketing is pleased to announce the addition of Sarah Hilton as the company’s director of advisory services for skilled nursing and David Osmond as director of sales. These new positions are part of the company’s commitment to hiring strategic talent for its increasing work with the healthcare and entertainment industries. Hilton and Osmond officially joined the company on February 1, 2018. Hilton brings nearly 20 years of healthcare experience to Osmond Marketing. She worked from 2001 to 2005 as a CNA at skilled nursing facilities in Orem and Bountiful, Utah. Hilton then received her RN degree from Weber State University in 2005 and served from 2005 to 2015 as a geriatric charge nurse in a skilled nursing facility and at an inpatient surgical rehab center. For the past eight years, she has served as a cardiac care coordinator at the University of Utah, ensuring patients received the best education about cardiac health, procedures, surgeries and follow-up care. Hilton will join the executive team to oversee strategic consulting surrounding healthcare marketing. This will allow Osmond Marketing to augment its current delivery services with strategic guidance from an industry expert. Osmond Marketing expects to grow the strategic portion of its healthcare practice under Hilton’s guidance. David Osmond brings 20 years of public relations and entertainment experience to Osmond Marketing. An artist signed by Curb Records and Epic/Sony, he had four songs listed in the top 40 in the U.K. and starred in the title role of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” with five separate production companies. He has performed with artists such as Stevie Wonder, The Eagles and Steven Tyler, and performed onstage at venues ranging from London’s Wembley Arena to Harpo Studios for Oprah Winfrey. He is the executive producer and host of the Wonderama TV show. Osmond will join the executive team to oversee sales operations and take a customer-centric, strategic approach to sales. He also brings additional power to the public relations team with his industry expertise in music and entertainment. Osmond’s appointment will increase Osmond Marketing’s ability to provide top-notch resources for clients of all sizes.
Salt Lake City—Layton Construction recently added Bryan Packer and Nicole Martin as public relations managers to the company’s Communications team. Packer joined the team in September 2017. Packer graduated from the University of Utah in public relations and has spent 16 years working locally in public relations with Mountain America Credit Union and Intermountain Healthcare. Packer brings extensive community relations, social media, branding and event experience to the team. Packer has been a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for over 10 years and has served as chapter president for the Greater Salt Lake Chapter and as a national nominating committee member for PRSA’s North Pacific District. Martin started in January 2018 to further strengthen Layton’s communications initiatives. Martin graduated from Brigham Young University in public relations and has worked in the public and private sector for more than 15 years. Most recently, she worked in the public sector with Herriman City and Sandy City. In addition to gaining experience as both a communications and economic development director, Martin also served as the deputy mayor while at Sandy City. Martin has extensive experience in crisis communications, media relations, social media and branding. In addition to Martin’s new role with Layton, she continues to serve her community as a councilmember on the Herriman City Council.
Salt Lake City—VCBO Architecture recently announced three new promotions within the firm. Larry Orton has been promoted to Associate Principal. Dannon Rampton has been promoted to Designer III. Joan Ellen Creamer has been promoted to Admin III.