Russell Behrmann, a former TV reporter, public relations and management executive, has been named to succeed Bill Beadle as president of the Better Business Bureau of Utah.

Behrmann took the reins Tuesday, when Beadle left his post of 21 years to move to Hawaii. Behrmann is a past reporter and producer at KTVX and spent six years working for the Utah Department of Community and Economic Development, holding positions as director of communications of director of administration.

Behrmann feels the hot economy and projections for future growth will place new demands on businesses to become involved with the Better Business Bureau.

"One of the down side of the growth we've experienced is that it's opened the doors to a handful of unscrupulous business entities with no true interest in developing long-term business ties, customer relationships or a sense of community," Behrmann said.