Utah Business People on the Move

People on the Move

Salt Lake City– John D. Shane has rejoined Chase’s commercial banking team as a vice president after spending the last several years with Key Bank. Mr. Shane started his banking career with Chase in 2003 and has more than 15 years of experience consulting with clients to find financing and banking solutions for their businesses.

Provo–Tracking First, an enterprise data governance platform designed to enable multi-channel insights, today announced the opening of its new global headquarters in Provo, Utah. The company has also appointed Matt Nelson as vice president of Marketing. Mr. Nelson previously worked as a marketing leader at Qualtrics, and has prior experience at Globespan Capital Partners, McKinsey and Company, and Hewlett Packard.

Salt Lake City–Newmark Grubb ACRES (NGA) is pleased to welcome Vice President and Principal Broker Sherry Schoen to their Boise, Idaho office. A performance driven agent combined with a multifaceted background in commercial real estate has helped to set Ms. Schoen apart from others in the field. Before joining Newmark, Ms. Schoen served as Vice President at Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors where she was a consistent top producer.  Prior to Coldwell, Ms. Schoen worked as the Director of Sales & Leasing with the Gardner Company. Ms. Schoen also brings a long history of corporate experience to brokerage with fourteen years at Hewlett Packard in senior level management, development and program management.  This experience gives her valuable in-depth knowledge of her client’s business needs and practices.

Salt Lake City–Holland & Hart announced today the addition of patent and trademark Partner Loren R. Hulse to the firm’s Salt Lake City office. Mr. Hulse strengthens Holland & Hart’s Intellectual Property practice by bringing legal expertise in the creation, management, and protection of domestic and foreign patent and trademark portfolios to companies disrupting the life sciences, pharmaceutical, biotech, manufacturing, and medical device industries. With experience as former in-house intellectual property counsel for NPS Pharmaceuticals and as patent counsel for Ceramatec, Inc., Mr. Hulse is well-versed in the IP needs of sophisticated life sciences companies and understands the business imperative for robust IP protection strategies to manage and develop patent and trademark portfolios aligned with company priorities. Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Mr. Hulse was a partner at Stoel Rives, where he served as the co-leader of the firm’s Life Sciences industry group.

Salt Lake City–The Salt Palace Convention Center continues its commitment to furthering sustainable event practices with the creation of a new position. Chance Thompson was recently named Senior Manager, Sustainability and Public Relations. This comes on the heels of Thompson leading a 35+-member Green Team to achieve concurrent APEX/ASTM Level 1 certifications for sustainable practices from the Events Industry Council. This collaborative effort is the first of its kind in the events industry, with Salt Lake holding more certifications than any other place in the world. Certifications were awarded to the Salt Palace Convention Center and sister property, the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy; Visit Salt Lake; Utah Food Services, the exclusive caterer at both facilities; and, PSAV, the preferred, in-house audio/visual provider at both facilities. Mr. Thompson is a rising star in the events’ industry sustainability arena having recently been recruited to participate in two global committee efforts. Chance is currently serving a two-year term as a member of the Events Industry Council Sustainability Committee, which strives to be the authoritative resource on green-friendly event planning. In addition, he is a Committee Chair for the APEX/ASTM Sustainable Event Standards Relaunch effort, which is striving to bring the standards to more planners and suppliers in the industry. He was in Frankfurt, Germany, last month to receive the international IMEX-EIC Innovation in Sustainability Award recognizing the Salt Palace Convention Center and the Mountain America Expo Center — both Salt Lake County-owned facilities managed by SMG — for their significant contributions in improving event business operations and their creative approaches to repurposing leftover event materials to support a variety of community organizations. In addition to accepting the award, Mr. Thompson (with sponsorship from the aforementioned Green Team organizations) attended the Sustainable Event Industry Standards Forum on May 14th, 2018, at the Frankfurt Messe. This group of sustainable event pioneers are joining forces for the first time and have come up with a proposed definition and four guiding principles that the participants believe should underpin any sustainable event standards and efforts. On the local level, Mr. Thompson is a member of the Utah Recycling Alliance board of directors. He has developed dozens of relationships with school districts, non-profits, religious organizations and businesses to provide them useful materials that can either be repurposed or sold. This effort has kept over 300,000 pounds of materials out of the landfill.  Mr. Thompson has been with the Salt Palace Convention Center since October 2016, hired as the Guest Relations Manager in charge of the host program, social media and event donations. He was also awarded, and taught part of, the EIC Sustainable Event Professional Certificate in November 2017.

Salt Lake City–Visit Salt Lake (VSL) posthumously presented its annual “Tourism Achievement Award” to Bob Farrington during its second quarter board of trustees meeting on June 21, 2018, at the Hale Centre Theatre. The Tourism Achievement Award is VSL’s highest honor presented annually to honor members and community organizations for “outstanding efforts in supporting the mission of VSL and the larger tourism community of Salt Lake County.” Mr. Farrington was the first Executive Director of the Downtown Alliance of Salt Lake City, a position he held for 15 years and during which he played an integral part of dramatic growth in, and redevelopment of, Utah’s capital city. Mr. Farrington’s achievements with the Downtown Alliance included developing the popular First Night New Year’s Eve celebrations, establishing the Farmers’ Market, Salt Lake Music Festival, Downtown Dine O’Round, Live Green and Lights On!, and creating cultural events as part of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. He also served as Chairman of the Cabinet for the award-winning visioning plan, “Downtown Rising,” and led efforts supporting the TRAX light rail system, as well as numerous small businesses downtown.