Anson Schall, Rebecca Merril, Nina Johnson and Adam Faler have joined Crowell Advertising, Marketing & PR. Schall has joined Crowell's interactive group as a developer. He graduated last semester from Dixie State College. Merril is Crowell's newest traffic manager and account coordinator. Previously, she was a publisher's assistant at a publishing company. Her education includes a degree from the University of Utah. Johnson joins Crowell as a senior public relations account supervisor. Johnson has seven years of public relations experience. Faler is Crowell's new accounting specialist. He joins Crowell from another company, where he was responsible for all accounts receivable and accounts payable duties. Faler is attending the University of Utah.

Nathan Anderson has been promoted to senior vice president of marketing and sales at Mountain America Credit Union. Anderson has worked for the credit union for three years, starting as the vice president of sales then moving to vice president of marketing and sales. As the senior vice president of marketing and sales, he will lead the marketing, advertising and sales initiatives for the credit union.

Jim B. Butler, a shareholder in Parsons Behle & Latimer's environmental, energy and natural resources department, has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Northwest Mining Association. He will serve a three-year term. Butler, who practices in the firm's Salt Lake City and Reno offices, concentrates his practice on natural resources and environmental law and litigation. His education includes degrees from the University of Utah.

Matt Maxwell has been promoted at Richter7 to creative director for Web marketing. Hired in May 2006 as interactive designer and promoted to associate creative director, Maxwell will continue to be involved in Web design while taking on the challenge of teaching, training and assisting with interactive new business efforts.

Bryce Peterson has been named assistant vice president of Ogden-based Goldenwest Federal Credit Union. Peterson has 13 years of experience in the financial service industry, including six years with Goldenwest. He most recently served as manager of the Farr West branch. In his new responsibilities, Peterson will oversee operations, business development and training at five branch locations, including the South Valley branch in Herriman and the new St. George office scheduled to open in 2008. He will continue to originate mortgage loans from Goldenwest's corporate office in Ogden.

Michael J. Hansen is the new managing director for nonprofit Cause for Hope. CFH helps poor families in Central America become self-reliant through financial and educational programs. Hansen lived with his family in Guatemala in his teen years, traveled throughout Central America with his father and later served an LDS mission in Spain. Hansen's education includes degrees from Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. He has more than 20 years of business consulting and advising experience.

Spencer Bradley, chief estimator at Wadman Corp., has been appointed to serve on the board of directors for the American Society of Professional Estimators for the coming year. His responsibilities include education advancement, scholarship development and strategic planning for the Great Salt Lake Chapter. The society serves construction estimators by providing education, fellowship and opportunity for professional development.

Carl Snyder has been promoted to president of Zions Bank's Internet Bank. He is responsible for overseeing business development, client services, programming and marketing for Snyder has worked for Zions for the past 19 years, most recently as director of operations for Zions Bancorp. He began his career in banking as a teller, working his way up to hold branch manager and operations manager positions. His education includes degrees from the University of Utah and Brigham Young University.

Pete Zegarac has been named as the new inspector-in-charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service's recently formed Phoenix Division, which includes Utah, Arizona and Nevada. Zegarac comes to Phoenix from Boston, where he served for the past three years as inspector-in-charge for the Boston Division. Prior to Boston, he was the assistant inspector-in-charge for the Phoenix Field Office when Phoenix was part of the Los Angeles Division.

Jackie McGill, corporate communications director at Spectrum Engineers, has been named principal and member of the Spectrum board of directors. McGill has nearly 10 years with the company. She has a degree from Westminster College.

Linden C. "Lindy" Johnston has been named president of Total Building Commissioning Inc., based in Salt Lake City. Since 2001, Johnston has operated TBC as a principal. He has been in the building commissioning and automation and controls business for more than 25 years. His education includes a degree from the University of Utah. TBC is a subsidiary of Spectrum Engineers.

Davy Ratchford has been named by Real Salt Lake as the club's director of advertising. His primary role will be to create and implement strategic marketing and advertising plans for the club. Ratchford joins Real Salt Lake after working at a Salt Lake-based advertising agency.

Robert Astleford and John Peterson have joined Orem-based Xlear Inc., and Carl Jones and Jason Neal have been promoted by the company. Astleford has been named director of operations. Astleford comes to Xlear from a Springville-based medical manufacturing company. He has more than 10 years of management experience in both large and small manufacturing operations, as well as an additional 20 years of technical experience in a pharmaceutical environment. Peterson is Xlear's marketing manager. He has experience at five other companies and was an elementary school teacher for 11 years. He will be responsible for coordinating marketing activities at Xlear, including new product development and advertising. Jones was promoted to shipping manager. Neal was promoted to quality assurance manager.

Michael Cartwright, Brad Baldauf, Anthony Higgins and Jessie Robertson have joined Envision Engineering PC, a Utah-based electrical engineering and lighting design firm. Cartwright is in project design and has a background in the design of interior electrical systems for a variety of commercial and industrial building structures. Baldauf, construction administrator and master electrician, ensures compliance with construction documents, owner standards and quality control. Higgins, senior electrical engineer, brings experience in all facets of commercial electrical engineering. Robertson, marketing director, brings a background in the industry and manages marketing, client and public relations endeavors.