• The Orton Group, a Salt Lake-based advertising and design agency, has hired Julianne Hall as an account coordinator. Hall most recently worked as marketing coordinator at a major theme park and resort in Orlando, Fla. She is a graduate of Southern Utah University.

Marc Coulam was promoted to managing broker for the Heber office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Coulam has worked in the real estate industry for more than 30 years and has extensive experience in residential, commercial and farm and ranch development.

• Love Communications, a Salt Lake-based advertising agency, announced several staff changes. Maggie Fitzpatrick was hired as an account supervisor. Fitzpatrick recently relocated to Salt Lake from Atlanta, where she was an account executive at another firm. She is a graduate of Ohio University. Mark Stevenett and Joe Evans also were hired as account supervisors. Stevenett joined the agency in 2000 as an account executive. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University. Evans joined Love as an account executive in 2001, after spending nearly eight years at another Salt Lake advertising firm. He is a University of Utah graduate.

• Oxygen Marketing Communications, a Salt Lake-based advertising and public relations agency, announced two staff additions. Chip Paulson was hired as a new business specialist. Paulson most recently served as chief executive officer of a Utah-based DirecTV distribution company. He is a graduate of San Diego State University and SDSU's Electric Technical Institute. Vincent Stinson was named art director. Most recently, Stinson was a senior designer and product manager at a guitar products maker in northern California. He is a graduate of the Colorado Institute of Art.

• Energy Strategies, a Salt Lake-based consulting firm serving large Western consumers of electricity and natural gas, released two staff announcements. Scott A. Gutting, founder and president of Energy Strategies, was named chairman of the Reliability Policy Issues Committee of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council. The committee will be involved in implementing the reliability legislation that was part of the Energy Policy Act signed by President George W. Bush earlier this month. Kelly Francone will provide support for the Utah Association of Energy Users and work on public policy and energy market issues. Francone previously worked for the Utah Committee of Consumer Services.

Gabrielle Caruso has joined the Salt Lake law firm of Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy. Caruso, a 26-year legal veteran, will join the firm's labor and employment team. She has previous experience in labor law and union issues and real estate litigation, and is a graduate of Michigan State University's College of Law.

Jenn Titus was promoted to marketing specialist at Beehive Credit Union. Titus has been with the credit union for five years, where she has worked as head teller. She is a graduate of Snow College.

• Pentalon Construction announced two staff additions. Eric Holland joined the company as an estimator. Holland graduated from Purdue University and the University of Denver. He has 10 years of direct construction experience. Nick Capece was hired as a project manager. Capece has more than 25 years of residential and commercial construction experience.

Doug Wilson has joined U.S. Bank Home Mortgage as a residential mortgage loan officer. He will assist customers in financing home purchases, refinances, home equity lines of credit and construction loans. He is a graduate of BYU.

• Bank of the West has hired Lynnea Lund as assistant vice president and manager of its Cottonwood Heights branch. She is responsible for overall management of branch lending, sales and service and new business development. Lund has more than 25 years of experience in retail banking.

• Richter7, a Salt Lake-based advertising and public relations agency, hired David Rathbun as copywriter. Rathbun comes to Richter7 from a New York-based marketing agency.

• Universal Accounting Center announced staff changes. Dennis McKinley was hired to assist its students in the development of educational goals based on career objectives. He is a graduate of BYU. Jason Mueller was promoted to call center manager. Muller will coach sales staff, manage leads and create promotional opportunities. UAC is a Salt Lake-based training center.

• The board of the American Lung Association of Utah has elected Bradley Cahoon as chairman. Cahoon is a partner at the Salt Lake law firm of Snell & Wilmer, where he practices administrative law and litigation in land use, environment, water, natural resources and utility matters.

Robin Hough, vice president of relocation services for The Relocation Center, was appointed to the board of trustees for the Economic Development Corp. of Utah. She will serve a three-year term. The Relocation Center is a Salt Lake-based full-service relocation management company.

Dottie Burnham, an associate broker with the Bountiful office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, was elected chairwoman of the Utah Real Estate Commission, Division of Real Estate. Burnham was appointed to the commission by former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt. She has 30 years of real estate experience.

James Allred was promoted to vice president of sales at VitalSmarts, a corporate training company headquartered in Provo. He will manage the company's on-site sales staff and train external sales associates nationwide.