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Salt Lake City—Wheeler Machinery Co. has appointed Bryan Campbell as President and Jonathan Campbell as Executive Vice President effective April 16, 2018. Rob Campbell, former President, and Paul Campbell, former Executive Vice President, will assume the roles of Chairman of the Board and Vice Chairman of the Board, respectively. In 2002, Bryan Campbell began his career at Wheeler in the warehouse pulling parts. Since then, he has held a variety of positions including Sales Rep, Service Manager, Product Support Sales Manager and most recently Vice President of Product Support. Bryan received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Prior to his position as Executive Vice President, Jonathan served as Vice President of Sales and Rental. He has held numerous roles at the company including General Manager of Sales and Rental, Credit Manager and Crushing Quarry Supplies Manager since beginning his career with Wheeler nine years ago. Jonathan received both his bachelor’s in Finance and Master of Business Administration from the University of Utah. In his new role, Jonathan is tasked to double the dealership’s annual revenue through the acquisition of complementary products, services and businesses. Both Utah natives, Bryan and Jonathan are members of many local and national trade associations related to the industries Wheeler serves such as Associated General Contractors, Associated Equipment Distributors, Associated Builders and Contractors, Utah Mining Association, Utah Nursery and Landscape Association and more. With the movement of Bryan and Jonathan into their new roles, Steve Green now serves as Vice President of Sales and Rental, and Ben Romney is now at the helm of Wheeler’s parts and service operations as Vice President of Product Support. Jeff Ipsen, CFO and Vice President of Corporate Services, completes Wheeler’s executive team.

Salt Lake City—Dr. Elke Leeds has joined Western Governors University (WGU), from Kennesaw State University (KSU), as Academic Vice President, College of Information Technology. In this role, Leeds will direct program strategy and curriculum development for the College of IT. Leeds has spent the last eight years at KSU leading a cybersecurity workforce development team, teaching information systems, and improving academic outcomes through designing and implementing online courses. Most recently, Leeds served as KSU’s Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Information System. She previously served as Assistant Vice President of Technology Enhanced Learning and Executive Director of Distance Learning at KSU. While in these roles, she led the university’s Technology Enhanced Learning Division, which provides support to technology infrastructure, strategic initiatives, academic programs, faculty, and student services. In addition, she expanded KSU’s online degree programs reach with the addition of 60 new online degree, certificate, and endorsement offerings.

Salt Lake City—Cushman & Wakefield announced that Jennifer Curtis has joined the Salt Lake City office of Cushman & Wakefield as Operations Director for Utah. Curtis brings an extensive background in operations. Prior to joining the firm, she served as an Operations Manager at Marcus & Millichap. As a member of the firm’s National Operations Advisory Council, she was one of six Operations Managers chosen (from 80+ offices) to assist the CAO with company procedural efficiencies and technology implementations. Also as an Operations Manager Mentor, Curtis provided mentorship to the firm’s new Operations Managers across the country. Previously, she worked in operations at Utah Valley University and Every Move Solutions. Curtis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in History Education and Masters in Business Administration from Utah Valley University. She also holds a Utah Real Estate Salesperson License.

Salt Lake City—The Board of Directors of Utah Food Bank name Ginette Bott as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Bott replaces Jim Yorgason, who announced his retirement in January 2018. In compliance with Utah Food Bank bylaws, the Governance Committee, led by Board Chair David Allred and Board Chair-Elect Ryan Dent, oversaw the search committee in this selection. The goal of the selection committee was to cast as wide of a net as possible in seeking candidates for the position, allowing the committee to compare candidates from a broad spectrum of experience, including non-profit, education and private industry. Bott joined Utah Food Bank’s staff in 2009 following 23 years of management and marketing experience at Fidelity Investments and holds dual B.S. degrees in Business Management and Marketing. In her role as Chief Development Officer, Ginette has served as the key media spokesperson for Utah Food Bank, overseeing public relations and development strategies to create innovative fundraising and community engagement efforts. In addition, she managed the volunteer, programs and development departments, as well as mentoring staff to strengthen leadership skills.