Jean Tracy has joined the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau as director of conventions. She was formerly director of sales for the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Michael Hogge was hired by Fotheringham & Associates as an account supervisor/group head. He was formerly a senior account executive for Bonneville Communications. Shellie Barson has joined Vierig and Co. Real Estate as a real estate associate. She has worked in the industry eight years, including positions in mortgage banking and the title business. Denise Conely was promoted to manager of First Concepts, a women's fashion store at Cottonwood Mall. A graduate of the University of Utah, she started her career with the company in 1990. Joe Wright has joined Shipley Associates as manager of its telecommunications accounts. He holds a master's degree in international relations from the University of Hawaii. Sharon Lanier has been named branch manager of the America First Credit Union in Sandy. She has worked for the company 24 years.