Cedar City—After serving for five months as the Southern Utah University Interim Athletic Director following the departure of Jason Butikofer, President Scott L Wyatt has named Debbie Corum the Athletic Director. Corum is the first female Division I Athletic Director in the state of Utah. Only 35 of the 351 NCAA Division I schools have a non-interim female athletic director, Corum’s elevation bumps that number to 36. Prior to serving as the interim athletic director, Corum served as the senior associate athletic director – senior woman administrator since May of 2016 where she provided leadership and direction with respect to student-athlete welfare, community relations, sport supervision, and as a member of the executive leadership team providing guidance and support to the entire athletic department. Corum brings a wealth of experience to the helm of the athletic department. Before joining the Thunderbird family, Corum was the senior associate athletic director – senior woman administrator at the University of Connecticut. Before taking a position at UConn, Corum spent time at the Southeastern Conference (2000-2012) as the Associate Commissioner of Sports Administration. She also spent four years at Louisiana State University (1996-2000) as an Associate/Assistant Athletic Director for their Olympic Sports after spending two years at Stanford University (1994-1996) as an Assistant Athletic Director of Intercollegiate Sports.
Sandy—The Utah Farm Bureau is pleased to announce the hiring of Wade Garrett of Nephi as Director of Public Policy. Garrett is the former State Director for Congressman Jason Chaffetz. Garrett will work with Sterling Brown, the current Vice President of Public Policy, and with Farm Bureau members to effectively develop and implement Farm Bureau policy with local, state and federal governments, and their many agencies. Garrett is supremely qualified to work on strengthening relationships with federal elected officials and staff, and to provide comments and testimony to the many issues impacting Utah agriculture. Garrett grew up in Juab County on his family’s cattle ranch, where he’s been an official partner of the farm since 1992. The family raises 400 mother cows, and maintains a small feedlot in addition to farming 1,200 acres of grains and forage crops. Garrett has degrees from Snow College and Utah State University. He and his wife Mandi served previously on the Utah Farm Bureau State Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee, and together they have four kids.
Salt Lake City—Artemis Health, a leading benefit optimization data platform provider, announced the addition of Alain Roy as the Vice President of Customer Success. Roy’s deep experience in the benefit analytics industry enables Artemis Health to offer next-level client services and analytical support to its growing customer base. Roy joins the Artemis team at a crucial point in the company’s growth. Following a successful Series B, totaling $26M in funding to date, Artemis Health has added key talent in a number of roles. His expertise will enable deeper analytical support to help clients find insights, cost savings, and ROI in their benefits data. Over the past 25 years, Roy has worked with employers to achieve consistently positive results using proven analytic techniques alongside state-of-the-art technology. His expertise includes advising employers on data warehousing, reporting and analytics, plan design, vendor selection, financial management, and data-driven decision making. Prior to joining Artemis, Roy was as managing director of analytics supporting ACO clients at Evolent Health. Roy also led large consulting initiatives around analytics and data warehousing with both Mercer and Towers Watson. He was the National Leader for Towers Watson’s National Data Cooperative (NDC).
Cedar City—After an extensive search, Mary Pearson has been chosen out of a very competitive national field to serve as the Dean of the School of Business at Southern Utah University. Pearson has been serving as the Interim Dean of the School of Business at SUU since July of 2017. Prior to serving as Interim Dean, Pearson was the Interim Associate Dean and has been teaching in the accounting department for 18 years. Pearson has taught internationally for the last eight years at two of SUU’s partner schools in Austria. In addition to being a professor, Pearson has her own accounting firm where she works as a certified public accountant (CPA) with more than 250 clients across the United States. Pearson has been instrumental in expanding employer relations, developing international opportunities, increasing business scholarships, supporting entrepreneurship, redesigning promotional platforms, and creating new academic programs for students at Southern Utah University. Pearson’s breadth of experience in professional, ecclesiastical, and civic involvement have significantly impacted her ability to communicate and establish relationships with business owners and stakeholders in the region. Pearson has been actively involved in the community and currently serves as Chairwoman of the Planning and Zoning Commission. These experiences have contributed to the goals she has for the future of the business programs at SUU. The announcement of the new dean comes at an exciting time as construction of a brand new, state-of-the-art business building is already underway and expected to open its doors in the fall of 2018. A portion of Pearson’s responsibilities will include overseeing each program in the School of Business: accounting, economics, finance, hotel resort and hospitality, management, marketing, military science, master of accountancy, and master of business administration degrees.
Park City—Sentient Lasers, the leading pre-owned aesthetic laser company that buys, sells, warranties, and provides service contracts for aesthetic lasers and devices, announced the promotion of Eric Graham to Vice President of Sales. In his role, Graham is responsible for leading the sales team, collaborating with leadership and key stakeholders to define priority sales strategies, client acquisition, retention and satisfaction, driving performance management for Sentient Lasers, bringing less expensive service options to local markets, expanding verticals, and establishing new key markets. Graham joined the company in 2011 as Sales Director and has been instrumental in increasing sales year over year, and implementing an effective performance tracking system and new sales processes. He led the charge increasing sales in 2017 by 97.3 percent from last year. Graham has over 20 years of business experience and, prior to joining Sentient Lasers, served as a business performance analyst at Insperity, a publicly traded human resources company, where he led the pack in client retention and exceeding quotas, maintaining a 100 percent client retention rate. Prior to that he was one of the youngest heads of account management in advertising and marketing on Madison Avenue in New York City, working for such marquee shops as BBDO and Angotti Thomas Hedge before leaving to help start Flashpoint Advertising. Graham holds a bachelor’s of science degree with honors from Trinity College, where he also competed on the swim team and was a three-year captain of the water polo team.
Layton—DataMaster, the industry-leading appraisal data import software, is pleased to announce that Kevin White has joined the company as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. White was selected for the post after an exhaustive executive search. Kevin is responsible for day-to-day operations of this expanding Real Estate Technology company. White is a 30-year veteran of sales, marketing, business development, channel development and sales operations, specializing in Enterprise and Cloud products. Prior to joining DataMaster, he was the Vice President of Partners and Channels at Apttus and Vice President of Strategic Business Development and Alliances at Insidesales.com. A strong leader, White has held many leadership positions professionally and personally. Previous to Insidesales.com, he led Field and Channel Marketing at SanDisk and, before the acquisition of Fusion-io, White headed Partner and Americas Marketing operations. He was also the Director of Development and Athletics at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, where he was responsible for fundraising for athletics and the college as a whole. Other leadership posts include sales, marketing and business development positions at Novell and IBM. From 2004 – 2010, White served as Executive Director for the Zions Bank Top of the Mountains Bowl in Sandy, Utah. A former college quarterback, White also served as the President-Elect of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame (Utah Chapter). White earned a dual-degree Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and Spanish from Utah State University. He also completed post-graduate work at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado and at Brigham Young University in Provo. A dedicated husband and father, White is married to Tessa (Trinnaman) who serves as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Vivint Solar. They are the proud parents of six children and one – soon to be two – grandchildren. When he is not working, you can find Kevin and Tessa on a river fly fishing, on the golf course or teaching young men in the Alpine area how to become future leaders.
Draper—Citing an impressive resume and commitment to the upper midwest, Aqua-Yield announced the hiring of Aaron Day as Sales Manager for its Great Lakes Region. Day grew up in south central Michigan on a small family farm. He later attended Michigan State University and the school’s Agri Business Management course. He has worked in agriculture in Michigan for the past 24 years; starting as a custom applicator, applying fertilizers and chemicals. Day then made his way “into” sales in a managerial position. Day will concentrate a special focus on environmental concerns in the Great Lakes region.
Salt Lake City—Ray Quinney & Nebeker has expanded its Intellectual Property practice and is pleased to welcome Paul Taylor, Thomas Hardman and John Carpenter. They specialize in preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a wide variety of areas. The addition of these outstanding lawyers enhances our Intellectual Property team and continues RQ&N’s tradition of excellence in all areas of IP Law. Paul N. Taylor’s (Shareholder) expertise extends to preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications related to a variety of technological areas, including medical devices, hydrocarbon exploration equipment and methods, consumer electronics, automotive safety devices, exercise equipment, software, optics, embedded devices, and clean-room technologies. He has experience in obtaining copyright and trademark registrations and preparing intellectual property-related employment agreements. He has also assisted clients in defending against patent infringement suits and has provided opinions including patentability and patent infringement opinions. Taylor received his J.D. in 2005 from the University of Utah and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2002 from the University of Utah. Thomas M. Hardman’s (Of Counsel) practice emphasizes domestic and international patent procurement primarily in the electrical and computer-related arts. Hardman has drafted over 350 utility patent applications for a variety of technologies, including wireless communications, computer networking, digital signal processing, video compression, printer drivers, barcode reading, analog and digital circuits, and semiconductor structures. In addition, Hardman has responded to over 1,000 Office actions, including hundreds of Office actions for foreign patent applications. Hardman also has extensive experience conducting examiner interviews and appealing to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. A substantial portion of Hardman’s practice is dedicated to counseling clients regarding patent strategy. Hardman frequently assists clients to analyze competitors’ patents and design around such patents, and he has considerable experience with the drafting of opinions regarding patent validity, infringement, and unenforceability. Hardman has also prepared claim charts that map claims of pending applications or issued patents to relevant industry standards. Hardman received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2001 and his B.S., cum laude, in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah in 1998. John O. Carpenter (Of Counsel) assists and advises clients in Intellectual Property matters including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secret. Carpenter is a Registered Patent Attorney focusing on patent drafting and prosecution, with experience providing guidance on complete intellectual property portfolio strategy and directed prosecution of patent applications. Prior to attending law school, Carpenter worked in the material analysis industry for five years and has experience in optics (photon, x-ray, and electron), semiconductors, metal alloys, thin films (such as photovoltaics and coatings), ultrahard materials, and ceramics. Carpenter received his J.D., with honors, in 2003 from the University of Utah and his B.S. in Physics and Geology from Bowdoin College in 2005.