Salt Lake City – Today, the Utah House of Representatives welcomes the newest House member Marsha Judkins. The Utah County Republicans selected Rep. Judkins to fill the vacancy in District 61, after former Rep. Keith Grover, whose term would have ended in December, filled the vacant seat in the Senate. She was appointed by Governor Gary Herbert on Tuesday, July 17 and sworn in by the chief clerk of the House on July 18, 2018. Rep. Judkins was assigned to the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim Committee, Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Interim Committee and Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee. Rep. Judkins attended July interim meetings and will participate in the Second Special Session of the 62nd Legislature. Judkins is a former Provo School Board member and currently teaches part-time in the Developmental Math Department at Utah Valley University. Rep. Judkins received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Mathematics and Masters in Public Administration from Brigham Young University. Rep. Judkins and her husband have seven children and 12 grandchildren.
Salt Lake City – Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today that effective July 30, 2018 Jason Sterzer has been appointed as the new Director of the Division of Corporations and Uniform Commercial Code. Sterzer was selected to succeed outgoing Director Kathy Berg who is retiring after 28 years of prominent public service with the State of Utah. Mr. Sterzer previously held Securities Analyst and Securities Examiner positions with the Division of Securities. Before his tenure with the State of Utah, he was a contract attorney with Ray, Quinney & Nebeker. Sterzer graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and earned his Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University School of Law.
Salt Lake City– International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Troy Keller has joined the Firm as Of Counsel in the Corporate Group in Salt Lake City. He will also spend time in the New York office. Mr. Keller joins Dorsey from Huntsman Corporation, a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2017 revenues of more than $10 billion, where he served as Vice President, Government Affairs and Associate General Counsel since 2015. From 2008 to 2015, he served at Huntsman as Vice President, Associate General Counsel & Assistant Secretary and from 2005 to 2008 as Senior Corporate Counsel & Assistant Secretary. During his time at Huntsman, Mr. Keller had responsibility for a wide range of corporate law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, finance, corporate governance, securities law compliance and related topics. He also built the company’s global government affairs function. Prior to joining Huntsman, Mr. Keller was an attorney at Qwest Communications International, with responsibility for all aspects of SEC reporting obligations, corporate governance, including board matters, investor relations and risk management, and an associate at the law firms of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP and Brown & Wood LLP.
Salt Lake City– Biovation Labs today announced that Craig Rich has joined the natural products and supplement contract manufacturer as the new executive vice president of sales and business development. In his new role, Mr. Rich will be responsible for the leadership of the sales team, as well as setting the direction for the company’s future growth. Prior to Biovation Labs, Mr. Rich was the vice president of sales at Basic Research for eight years. He worked with clients from wholesale to retail and 40,000 points of distribution including Walgreens, Walmart, GNC and many others. He previously also served in medical sales for seven years at RS Medical and Medicore where he sold durable medical equipment and hardware. Mr. Rich earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Utah in 2007.