Riverdale– America First Credit Union would like to congratulate Rachel Draper on being selected as the new service center manager of the Washington Fields Lin’s branch.Ms. Draper grew up in Payson, Utah and began her career at America First in March 2013, where she served at the Salem branch for more than five years. In February 2015, she was promoted to the service center lead teller and on June 24, 2018, she began her new role as the service center manager. Ms. Draper has experience in accounts, consumer loans, home equities, business accounts and much more, and looks forward to getting involved with the local community and chamber of commerce. The Washington Fields Lin’s branch is located inside the Lin’s Market at 2928 East Mall Drive in St. George, Utah. Branch hours are 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Silicon Slopes–OptConnect, a leader in the managed wireless connectivity industry, today announced the hiring of Adam Fox as Enterprise Sales Manager. Mr. Fox will be focusing on providing wireless connectivity solutions for all enterprise level accounts. Mr. Fox has over 10 years of experience in the technology industry, most recently serving as an Enterprise Sales Executive at enterprise technology learning platform, Pluralsight, where he helped drive the necessary revenue to take the company public. Prior to Pluralsight, Fox was a Senior Sales Executive at machine identity protection provider, Venafi, where he worked to provide a security solution to protect keys and certificates. He also managed two BDRs and helped coach Venfai teams. Mr. Fox is the most recent addition following the hiring of cash automation expert, Paula Beck, who was recently brought on as Senior Sales Manager. OptConnect plans to continue to expand the sales team as part of their company growth initiative.
Salt Lake City— Tanner LLC is pleased to announce that David R. Hoopes, CPA, has been admitted as an Audit Partner. Mr. Hoopes has over 30 years of public accounting experience including working 15 years with a “Big Five” international firm, six years with a national firm, and two years with a local CPA firm. He also worked seven years for a securities litigation firm, consulting as an expert witness in large broker-dealer financial institution disputes. He began his career in Portland, Oregon and moved to Utah seven years ago.His public accounting experience includes serving companies in the manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, retail, professional services, transportation, not-for-profit, and employee benefit plan sectors. He has audited both multi-national public companies and privately held entities, providing consultation on a wide array of accounting issues, including revenue recognition, debt and equity transactions, business combinations, and other matters.
Mr. Hoopes holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brigham Young University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants. He is active in the community as a supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and teaches a weekly financial literacy class to inmates at the Utah State Prison on behalf of the UACPA.
Salt Lake City— The Downtown Alliance has named Dee Brewer as the new executive director of the organization. Mr. Brewer replaces Jason Mathis who served as the executive director of the Alliance and executive vice president of the Salt Lake Chamber since 2008. Mr. Brewer has over 30 years of public and private sector experience. Prior to his hire, Mr. Brewer served as the marketing and sponsorship director for City Creek Center. Mr. Brewer lead efforts to launch and brand the center as a regional and international destination. His previous experience includes marketing, communication, branding, public relations and public policy advocacy at a city, county and state level.