Legal & Accounting , Press Releases , Wasatch Front Press Release Compilation Jan 4, 2016

Salt Lake City—Kirton McConkie is pleased to announce it has elected three new Shareholders. Each was previously an Associate with the firm. Tyler L. Buswell is a member of the firm’s Real Estate section. Alexander N. Pearson is a member of the firm’s Corporate section. Brian D. Tucker is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property section. Kirton McConkie is a full service commercial law firm with nearly 150 attorneys focusing on international, corporate, real estate, employment, First Amendment, immigration, intellectual property, tax, estate planning and family law.

Salt Lake City— Bank of Utah has restructured its accounting and finance group, which has included creating a new vice president of finance position. Menah Strong will serve as chief administrative officer and Nathan DeFries has been hired to serve as vice president of finance. DeFries, CPA, will work directly with the Bank’s chief financial officer in managing the finances of the bank. He will supervise all accounting functions and will be responsible for the integrity of the general ledger. DeFries will review cash positions, control cash accounts and accounts payable. In addition, he will be responsible for the overall liquidity reporting, including stress testing, assisting stockholders with the sale and purchase of bank shares and assisting the chief financial officer with the budgeting process. DeFries will also serve as controller for Bank of Utah. He has previously served as controller for Proficio Bank and Target Bank, and also served as Senior Financial Reporting Analyst at Silicon Valley Bank. He earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Brigham Young University. DeFries is a long-time volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. Strong, CPA, will continue as chief administrative officer, with additional responsibilities created through the restructuring. Her key duties are to support the production of deposits, which includes all payments systems, online banking, Automated Clearing House, check clearing, central operations, wires, official checks and money orders. An employee of Bank of Utah since 1997, Strong previously served as a controller and internal auditor. She earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Weber State University, and is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School. Strong is a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Weber Davis and a member of the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Salt Lake City—Key Private Bank announced today that Jason Stoddard has been named a wealth advisor for KeyBank’s Utah market. In this role, he will be responsible for delivering comprehensive, personalized advice to individuals and families with substantial wealth to address their sophisticated and diverse wealth planning needs. A native of Salt Lake City, Stoddard most recently served as senior vice president and director of sales and services for KeyBank’s Retail Bank in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was responsible for the branch sales strategy for 1,000 KeyBank branches. Since joining Key in 2004, Stoddard also served as area retail leader and district retail leader for KeyBank’s Utah market. Prior to joining Key, Stoddard was a licensed branch manager for Bank One/JP Morgan Chase and a brokerage trader with Fidelity Investments. Stoddard received his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Phoenix in Salt Lake City and is also a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Graduate School of Retail Banking. He holds Series 7, 63 and 66 licenses and is licensed by the State of Utah to sell life and health insurance.

Salt Lake City—Airport Revenue News (ARN) magazine named Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) Executive Director Maureen Riley as 2015 Director of the Year in the large airports category. ARN selected Riley for her leadership in the aviation industry and for her role in overseeing the airport’s $1.8 billion terminal redevelopment program. Riley is featured on the cover of the December/January issue of the publication and will be presented the award at the ARN Conference and Exhibition in March. Airport Revenue News Publisher Ramon Lo, cited Riley’s work to improve SLC, her contributions to the aviation industry as well as the tremendous respect by her peers, which made her a unanimous choice by the ARN editorial team. Riley currently serves as chair of Airports Council International – North America, an organization that advocates for policies and issues that impact the aviation industry.