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Riverdale–America First Credit Union recently welcomed Tiana Beck, selected as the new service center manager of the South Jordan Harmons branch. Ms. Beck began her career at America First in 2014 as a teller at the South Jordan 10400 S. branch and, for two years, she worked her way up through the ranks as a backup lead teller and eventually lead teller. In 2016, Ms. Beck transitioned to the Kearns Harmons branch as the service center lead teller and was then promoted to assistant branch manager of the West Valley branch in February of 2017. Ms. Beck has since been serving members as the market branch assistant manager of the Taylorsville branch until her promotion to service center manager at America First’s South Jordan Harmons branch.

Lehi–MX, the leader in actionable financial data, today announced Ben Holzman as its new Chief Operating Officer. With nearly 25 years of experience in high-tech management positions, Holzman’s previous companies include Bain Capital Ventures, Iron Mountain, ObserveIT and Rapid7. Mr. Holzman served as managing director at Bain Capital Ventures, where he co-built the enterprise software practice. As vice president of sales operations at Iron Mountain, Mr. Holzman co-led the redesign of the company’s go-to-market approach while building sales operations. He served as co-CEO and CFO at ObserveIT, where he brought the business to cash break-even and refocused on growth. At Rapid7, Mr. Holzman led the original funding and recruited the team, and he has been the company’s longest-serving outside board member at ten years. As COO of MX, Mr. Holzman is tasked with helping accelerate the MX mission to empower the world to be financially strong and using the industry’s best financial data to improve the lives of individuals everywhere.Mr. Holzman received a BSE in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Duke University, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Salt Lake City–Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Executive Director Mike Styler has named Jeff Rasmussen, deputy director of the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation, as the Division’s new director. Mr. Rasmussen has served successfully as the division’s interim director since March, when former director, Fred Hayes, passed away unexpected at his home in Heber City. Mr. Rasmussen has more than 25 years’ experience with State Parks and has served as the Division’s deputy director since 2012.  Rasmussen began his State Parks career in 1992 as a park ranger at Antelope Island State Park. He was later assigned to Palisade State Park, where he served as park ranger for five years. In 1998 he became the assistant park manager at Yuba State Park and was later promoted to park manager in 2002. Prior to his assignment as deputy director, Mr. Rasmussen served as manager of the North Region overseeing the parks in that area. Mr. Rasmussen came to Utah to attend Brigham Young University where he earned his B.S. degree in geography and a minor in natural resources.

Salt Lake City–Merrill Lynch announced today that Financial Advisors Carl L. Laurella and Jeffry J. Roundy of Laurella, Roundy and Associates have been recognized on the Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” inaugural list, published on January 15, 2018, and the 2018 Barron’s “America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors: State-by-State” List, published on March 12, 2018. Mr. Laurella and Mr. Roundy were further recognized as being among the Top 500 Advisors within the Forbes ranking; two of only four in Utah.

Salt Lake City–Jimilyn Phifer was recently named Guest Relations Manager for the SMG-managed and Salt Lake County-owned Salt Palace Convention Center. Mrs. Phifer is in charge of the facility’s Host program, managing a staff of over 20 part-time employees. Hosts provide way-finding and other important information about the Salt Lake area to event attendees. This program has staffed information booths within the facility since its inception in 2012. Ms. Phifer previously served as the front desk Administrative Assistant working for the Event Sales Department. She began her career in the facility’s Business Center. She also is actively involved in the facility’s social media management.  Mrs. Phifer’s position is part of the Communications and Public Relations Department for SMG/Salt Lake.

Park City–POWDR announced today key changes to its executive team, including that John Cumming, founder & chairman, will step down as CEO. Wade Martin, who has served as president of POWDR Enterprises and chief revenue officer for the last five years, and Justin Sibley, who has served as chief financial officer for the past four years, will serve as co-presidents. POWDR also promoted Tim Brennwald, who previously served as chief operating officer of POWDR resorts, to chief operating officer of POWDR. Mr. Cumming, who founded the independent, family owned and operated POWDR nearly 25 years ago, will remain involved in shaping the company’s strategy and vision while he focuses on his ongoing and increased roles as chairman at American Investment Company, Snowbird, Crimson and The Cumming Foundation. In their joint role, Mr. Martin and Mr. Sibley will have shared responsibilities around strategy, structure and capital allocation, and Mr. Martin will lead organic growth while Sibley will lead operations and portfolio expansion.