Bountiful—Hess Corporate Travel is excited to announce the hiring of David Russell as the new Director of Account Management & Sales. David previously worked for Christopherson Travel as an account manager emphasizing in client business travel consulting and Delta Air Lines as a sales account executive. He has been in the travel management industry for over 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge to Hess Travel. His duties will include generating and maintaining new corporate travel accounts and providing consulting account management for existing and new clients.
Salt Lake City—Westminster College’s Board of Trustees has selected Bethami Dobkin, Ph.D., as the 19th president of Westminster College. Dobkin will join Westminster in July with inauguration celebrations planned for the fall. Dobkin has a distinguished history in higher education as a faculty member and an academic leader – most recently as provost of Saint Mary’s College of California. Dobkin succeeds Stephen R. Morgan, who will retire in May after three years as president and 37 years in leadership roles at Westminster. Saint Mary’s President James Donahue offered his congratulations to Westminster in the selection of Dobkin as the college’s next president. The board of trustees selected Dobkin after a nationwide search – a rigorous and insightful process facilitated by Isaacson, Miller, a national search firm. A search committee comprising trustees and campus stakeholders (staff, faculty, students, emeritus trustees and alums) narrowed the candidate pool to four finalists and presented the board of trustees with their recommendation. Dobkin joins a line of Westminster presidents charged with fueling the lifelong curiosity that a liberal arts education inspires. She will serve as the college’s 19th president and will be the second woman to lead the college. In addition to her anticipation of joining the Westminster community, Dobkin said her family is also looking forward to exploring Utah’s storied landscapes with their horses. Dobkin has been married for 27 years to her husband, Randy Chiotti. The couple have two children: Alexandra, who is headed to graduate school in architecture this fall, and Randall, who will be attending a University of California campus as an undergraduate. Morgan, 63, leaves a legacy of dedication after 37 years at Westminster. He’s served as an auditor, treasurer, executive vice president and vice president for institutional advancement. He has also advised six past presidents on major campus decisions since 1981.
Salt Lake City—Larry H. Miller Management Corporation promoted Kim Casaday and Brad Holmes to new roles in the organization. Casaday was named president of Total Care Auto – Powered by Landcar (TCA). Casaday has been with the LHM Group since 2014. She most recently served as chief operating officer for TCA. Brad Holmes was promoted to president of Larry H. Miller Real Estate where he will oversee all real estate business with internal and external clients and lead the delivery of shared services across the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. Holmes previously served as senior vice president of real estate and construction. He has been with the LHM Group since 2012.
Salt Lake City—The Cynosure Group is pleased to announce that David Hunter has joined the firm as a Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations. Prior to joining Cynosure, Hunter spent 11 years with Partners Group in the New York, San Francisco, and Denver offices as a member of the Investment Solutions team, most recently as a Senior Vice President. While at Partners Group, Hunter was responsible for managing the Western Region U.S. institutional sales efforts, where he set the strategy for managing existing client relationships and sourcing new investments. Hunter was responsible for building the U.S. Consulting Relations team. Before joining Partners Group, Hunter was a consultant with Connecticut-based Evaluation Associates where he advised institutional clientele on investment policy development, asset allocation, manager search and selection, and performance and attribution analysis. Prior to that, Hunter was an investment advisor at Bear Stearns, where he advised high-net-worth families and small institutions. Hunter received his MBA from Brigham Young University’s Marriot School of Management and his BA in Finance from Brigham Young University, where he also played on the baseball team.
Salt Lake City—ProLung, Inc., which is focused on making a difference in time for lung cancer patients with its innovative predictive analytics technology and non-invasive tests for the risk stratification of indeterminate pulmonary nodules, announces the appointment of Rex Yung, MD, FCCP, as Chief Scientific Officer. Prior to joining ProLung, Dr. Yung had served as the Director of Pulmonary Oncology and Director of Bronchoscopy at Johns Hopkins University. He remains an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHU). Dr. Yung is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), fellow of the Asia Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR) and board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He has served on the executive and editorial boards of the World Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology and the Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology. He has also been in leadership positions of the ACCP, APSR and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). Dr. Yung graduated from Harvard University and received his MD from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). His clinical training was at UCLA, fellowship training at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and research training at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at UCSF.
South Jordan—Lucid Software, the company driving innovation and collaboration through visual communication, today formally announced two new hires to its executive team: Kat Judd as vice president of people operations and Owen Fuller as general manager of Lucidpress. These two key hires will help guide the company as Lucid brings the power of visual communication to over 15 million users in over 180 countries worldwide. A key element of Lucid’s success has always been its significant investment in people. To support the continual growth in both customer base and employee headcount, Kat Judd will lead the company’s ongoing efforts to empower employees with the best resources and to foster a culture based on the company’s core values, including teamwork over ego, passion, innovation, and ownership. Her first steps toward achieving that goal have been revamping the onboarding process and launching Lucid U, an employee development program to support employees’ personal career growth and development. Judd brings 10 years of experience as an employment law attorney focused on preventative advice and counsel, workplace issues, and employment law training. She previously served as a director and shareholder at Clyde Snow & Sessions in Salt Lake City. Lucid has also seen success through the company’s focus on developing two world-class platforms, Lucidchart and Lucidpress. As the new general manager of Lucidpress, Lucid’s design and brand management software with over 4 million users, Owen Fuller is poised to bring the product to new verticals and industries. Fuller has a wealth of leadership experience at Utah-based startups, including founding Fit Marketing and serving as president of Qzzr. Fuller will oversee the continued growth of Lucidpress as the must-have solution for businesses to keep all of their assets and marketing collateral on brand and on point.
Orem and Denver—Vivos Therapeutics, a world leader in treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), announced that its newly formed clinical advisory board will be chaired by Dr. Michael Bennett, DDS and diplomate of both the American Board of Craniofacial Pain and the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Bennett is also the lead practitioner at the Vivos Breathing Wellness Center in Orem, Utah. Other members of the initial clinical advisory board include Dr. Dave Singh, an expert in craniofacial epigenetics who will be the keynote speaker at five major medical and dental conferences in 2018; Dr. Martha Cortes, DDS; Dr. Felix Liao; Dr. Chris Chapman, DC; Dr. Tammarie Heit, DDS; and Dr. Tara M. Griffin, DMD. All of the clinical advisory board members have many years of extensive clinical experience in treating obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Bennett’s appointment to the chairman role for the clinical advisory board also means that he has stepped down from his role as a member of the company’s board of directors.