John Parsons has been named administrative shareholder of Salt Lake law firm Callister, Duncan & Nebeker. Parsons, an attorney, will be responsible for managing the professional and business operations of the firm. William C. Barnes has been hired as public relations director for the Utah Transit Authority. He was formerly senior district executive for the Greater Salt Lake Council, Boy Scouts of America. Peggy Lander has been promoted to advertising account executive for Fotheringham & Associates Public Relations. She has been with the agency two years as assistant account executive. Dan J. VanZeben has been promoted to associate at Valentiner Architects. He was also named to the firm's executive committee. Steve Wunderli has been promoted from copywriter to associate creative director for Penna Powers Cutting & Haynes Advertising. He was formerly director of the Writers at Work Conference. Duncan H. Wright has been elected assistant vice president at First Security Bank of Utah and named manager of the bank's Canyon Center office in Sandy.