John Coles has been named Beneficial Life Insurance Co.'s vice president of marketing. He was manager of the firm's Riverside, Calif., agency. Bill Brauer was named senior vice president of thermal resources for PacifiCorp's 12 steam power plants in Utah, Wyoming and Washington. He has worked in the electric utility industry 30 years and joined PacifiCorp in 1975. Bruce Peterson has joined Fotheringham & Associates as an assistant account executive. He has completed a marketing internship with the firm and plans to graduate from the University of Utah in June. Dan White has been named manager of the Kearns office of First Security Bank. An assistant vice president, he had served as consumer loan officer of the First South office in Salt Lake since May 1987. Cheryl Coultas was promoted to account supervisor from group media director at Dahlin Smith White. She has worked for the agency 18 months. Jean Shuput has joined Vierig and Co. Real Estate as a realtor associate. She has worked in the real estate industry 19 years and is a graduate of the U.