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People On The Move

People on the move is your weekly roundup of hiring and other personnel news throughout Utah.

Salt Lake City—Visit Salt Lake (VSL) is honored to announce the retirement of Pat Holmes, vice president of partner development, after 32 years of service to Salt Lake’s hospitality community. After working in hotel sales at various properties in Kansas City, MO, and Tulsa, OK, Ms. Holmes set her sights on Utah, and her legacy to the Salt Lake hospitality community has been substantial. Over her years of service at Visit Salt Lake (formerly the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau), Ms. Holmes held five different positions: convention services manager, director of conventions, director of marketing, vice president of marketing and vice president of partner development, having developed the latter two departments from the ground up. She proudly remembers managing the client hospitality program during the 2002 Olympics, hosting 150 decision-making clients over the course of five waves and taking in more than 48 Olympic events. In her most recent role as vice president of partner development, Ms. Holmes developed and managed strategic partnerships within Salt Lake’s business and cultural community, Utah’s hospitality community, and the convention and leisure travel industry. While also directing the membership department and the VSL advertising program, she served as 10-year director of the Utah Arts & Cultural Coalition, a 501(c)6 nonprofit focused on promoting arts and culture which operates NowPlayingUtah.com. She recently was awarded the Dianne Nelson Binger Sales Leadership Award, presented to Visit Salt Lake’s top salesperson in honor of Dianne Binger, a tireless advocate for Salt Lake and the state. Ms. Holmes will stay active in her community. She’s on the board of the Salvation Army, NowPlayingUtah and Dark Sky Utah and plans to work with Volunteers of America programs. With her newfound opportunity to “pick up and leave whenever we want,” she plans to travel with her family. Visit Salt Lake is a private, non-profit corporation responsible for the promotion of Salt Lake as a vibrant, modern destination brimming with unexpected dining, lodging, nightlife and entertainment options, a destination well suited for convention and leisure travel alike. In partnership with Salt Lake County, Visit Salt Lake’s mission is to improve the area economy by attracting and providing support to conventions, leisure travelers and visitors while being a leader in environmental responsibility. For more information on all that Salt Lake has to offer, go to www.VisitSaltLake.com.

Salt Lake City—Joe Margolis, Extra Space Storage CEO, won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award honoring the Top CEOs in 2019Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, released its annual award recognizing the Top CEOs, which highlights top leaders that employees love working for. Among chief executives recognized by employees in the U.S., Mr. Margolis received an impressive approval rating based on the anonymous and voluntary reviews Extra Space employees shared on Glassdoor throughout the past year. Mr. Margolis has been the CEO at Extra Space Storage since 2017 and has 14 years of experience at Extra Space. When employees submit reviews about their company on Glassdoor, they are asked to rate various factors about their employment experience, as part of these ratings, employees are also asked to rate the job their CEO is doing. Among the approximately 900,000 companies reviewed on Glassdoor, the average CEO approval rating is below 70 percent. Mr. Margolis has a 94 percent approval rating with nearly 400 reviews. Those interested in learning more about working alongside Margolis at Extra Space can learn more about career opportunities on careers.extraspace.com. Extra Space Storage is a top employer having won Glassdoor Best Places to Work awards, Forbes Top Employers awards and multiple Utah Business awards for leadership.

Provo—Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NSE) today announced the addition of Laura Nathanson to NSE’s board of directors. Ms. Nathanson is currently Disney Advertising Sales executive vice president of revenue and operations. Ms. Nathanson is a media maven with a three-decade career in the sales and marketing field, spending 21 years with The Walt Disney Company. Prior to being named EVP, revenue and operations, she served as EVP, sales and marketing for ABC Family, now Freeform. Throughout her career, Ms. Nathanson held key sales and advertising positions with Fox Broadcasting and media agencies. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University.

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