Bill S. Nicoll has joined Salomon USA in Ogden as vice president of Salomon Sports. Nicoll has more than 20 years of experience in management in the ski industry. Most recently he has served 11 years as director of sales of another sports-related company. Nicoll will oversee all sales and marketing-related activities of all Salomon USA products. Jean-Yves Couput, formerly Salomon's global outdoor brand manager and sports marketing director, has relocated from the company's global headquarters in France to accept the position of stateside marketing director at the North American offices in Ogden. Couput, a former professional road cyclist and mountain biker, has more than 20 years of experience in the outdoor industry and has been with Salomon Sports for a decade.

Bryan J. Pattison, Matthew G. Grimmer and Michael F. Thomson have been named shareholders in the law firm of Durham Jones & Pinegar, and Phillip M. Ballif has joined the firm as a shareholder in its litigation group. Several other attorneys have joined the firm as associates. Pattison has been with the firm's St. George office since 2003. His practice focuses on employment law, litigation, real estate and banking. His education includes a degree from Westminster College. Grimmer joined the firm's Salt Lake office in 2005. His practice focuses on litigation, tax, estate planning and probate. His education includes a degree from Brigham Young University. Thomson also joined the firm in 2005. His practice focuses on bankruptcy and creditors' rights. His education includes degree from BYU and the University of Utah. Ballif practiced previously with a law firm in Las Vegas. His education includes a degree from BYU. The new associates at the firm are Jason R. Hull, Erin T. Middleton, Ian S. Davis, Justin J. Atwater, Michael S. Malmborg, Thomas J. Burns and Z. Ryan Pahnke. Hull has joined the litigation group. His education includes a degree from BYU. Middleton has joined the employment group and the litigation group. She is a graduate of the U. Davis has joined the real estate and banking group and the corporate and securities group. He is a graduate of BYU and the U. Atwater has joined the corporate and securities group and the tax and estate planning group. He is a graduate of BYU and the U. Malmborg has joined the litigation group. He is a graduate of Weber State University and BYU. Burns has joined the family law group. He is a graduate of the U. Pahnke has joined the litigation group. His education includes a degree from the U.

Dan Christensen, chief financial officer for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Utah, has been promoted to president of NRT's Salt Lake City-based operations. Christensen assumes the responsibilities previously held by Max Thompson, who will now serve as chief executive officer and chairman. In his new role, Thompson will continue to focus on strategic business development as well as help manage company operations. Christensen has been with Coldwell Banker since 1996, when he joined Coldwell Banker Premier Realty as chief financial officer. After NRT acquired the company in 2001, he continued in that capacity, gradually assuming additional supervisory and operational responsibilities including training, facilities, recruiting and office review. A graduate of Brigham Young University and a CPA, Christensen began his career as a public accountant before joining a full-service firm in Salt Lake City in 1988 that focused on commercial development, property management, brokerage and interior design. His experience in the field of real estate spans nearly 20 years.

• The Utah Farm Bureau members recently selected leaders at its annual convention. Delegates re-elected Tooele County hay farmer Leland Hogan to his fourth two-year term as president of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation. Rulon Fowers, a hay grower from Hooper, Weber County; Rex Larsen, a cattle rancher and grain farmer from Spanish Fork; and Edwin Sunderland, a dairy farmer and turkey producer from Chester, Sanpete County, were all re-elected to two-year terms on the Utah Farm Bureau board of directors. Garrick Hall, a dairyman from Cove, Cache County, was selected as the new chairman of the Young Farmer and Rancher Committee. Jackson and Oralie Smith, dairy farmers from Lewiston, Cache County; Kyle and Shelly Matthews, grain and forage growers from Grantsville, Tooele County; Russell and Valerie Spencer, owners of a fertilizer application business from Duchesne, Duchesne County, were selected to on the state YF&R committee. Dustin and Harmony Cox, owners of a hay brokerage business in Alton, Kane County, were re-elected to the YF&R committee. Waneta Fawcett, who with her husband operates a sheep operation in Henefer, Summit County, was elected to the state Women's Committee.

Robyn Kara has been named portfolio manager for the Utah commercial banking team for U.S. Bank. Kara manages commercial loans and ensures that portfolios meet client objectives. She works at the U.S. Bank office at 170 S. Main. Previously she was senior fixed income analyst for Robert W. Baird & Co. She has been working in the financial services industry for more than 13 years. Her education includes a degree from the University of Utah.

Chris Shepherd has been named senior developer at Odin Development, an online development and integrations company. He has worked at several companies, most recently leading a team of seven developers in the creation of Web applications for a Salt Lake-based company. His education includes degrees from Dixie State College and the University of Utah.