Dr. Marisa Nagle has joined Intermountain Medical Group, opening her pediatric practice at the Southridge Clinic in Riverton. Nagle most recently worked at a hospital in Utah. Her education includes a medical degree from the University of Utah.

Megan Stokes has been hired as an estimator for R&O Construction. She has worked as a project estimator for nearly seven years. She will work in R&O's Las Vegas office.

Robyn Funk, Mark Tubbs and Debra Hunsaker have joined the team at Forthgear, a marketing and communications company in Kaysville. In her new role as production coordinator, Funk manages vendors, coordinates projects and procedures, and oversees processes. Funk has 20 years of experience in prepress and graphics. Her education includes a degree from Dixie College. Tubbs' education includes a degree from Weber State University. His specialties include Web design, video production and multimedia design. Hunsaker, who has joined the company as client manager, has a degree from Weber State University. Her background includes marketing, public relations, copywriting and editing/proofing. She has worked as a public relations director, managing editor for a newspaper and a freelance writer/editor.

Lauralea Ermel has joined Orchard Securities LLC as the director of operations. She previously was the director and vice president of compliance for a company in southern California. She has more than 14 years of accounting experience in property management, project management and other professional service industries.

David P. Jensen of KPMG LLP's Salt Lake City office has been promoted to managing director. Jensen provides federal tax services to public and private clients in the Salt Lake City area. He joined KPMG in 2002. He specializes in providing federal tax consulting services related to business transactions, partnership structuring, and mergers and acquisitions. His education includes a degree from Brigham Young University.

Tara Richardson has been hired as the branch manager of the new Mountain America Credit Union branch in Moab. The branch opened last week.

Matthew Martinez and Chris Parker have joined Centennial Bank as mortgage loan officers. Both specialize in construction loans, development loans and residential mortgage loans. Martinez will be working at Centennial's Clinton office. He brings two years of financial service experience to Centennial. Most recently, Martinez worked for a mortgage broker in Roy. Parker will be working at Centennial's Layton office. He has three years of financial service experience. Most recently, Parker worked as a loan officer at a mortgage company. His has a degree from Weber State University and an associates degree from Dixie State College.

Patrick S. Higgins and Jeremy Cunningham have joined the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau. Higgins is convention sales director and Cunningham is national sales manager and part of the convention sales team. Higgins will oversee citywide groups in the trade, business and commercial market segment, while Cunningham will work with all social, military, ethnic, religious and fraternal groups. They bring a total of more than 20 years of experience to the bureau. Higgins previously worked in sales for a couple of other visitor-related organizations and other companies. He attended Brigham Young University. Cunningham has experience in public relations and marketing in the banking, broadcasting, market research and entertainment industries. Before joining the SLCVB, Cunningham worked as a public relations and marketing consultant in Salt Lake City; in government relations with a local bank; and held positions with other companies.

Derek B. Miller has joined the Governor's Office of Economic Development as the managing director of GOED's Corporate Recruitment & Incentives Program. Miller was director for the Utah Division of Real Estate since 2005. He also was congressional counsel for the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Prior to that position, Miller was a management consultant with an accounting firm. His education includes degrees from Brigham Young University.

Kimberley L. Hansen has joined the law firm of Parsons Kinghorn Harris. She practices principally in the areas of litigation and family law. Her education includes a degree from the University of Utah.

• Denver-based energy and natural resources law firm Beatty & Wozniak has opened a Salt Lake City office, which will be led by Fred MacDonald, Relma Miller and Tony Hunter and title analyst Cheryl Dunne. Beatty & Wozniak also added Rob Thompson and Matt Crockett, who will relocate to the firm's Denver office. All six formerly were affiliated with a Salt Lake-based natural resources company. MacDonald, who will divide his time between the Salt Lake and Denver offices, counsels clients on the acquisition, exploration, development and operation of their oil and gas properties and has a working knowledge of fee, federal, state and Indian leasing and titles. He will lead the firm's Public Lands group, concentrating on resource development on Indian lands. Thompson has experience in development, access issues, transactional documents and administrative and judicial litigation related to Indian lands and has a working knowledge of fee, federal, state and Indian leasing and titles.

Sal Monaco has been named provost and vice president of academic affairs at Western Governors University. Monaco joins WGU following a career developing and delivering educational programs in business, technology, health-care administration and education. Monaco spent 10 years at University of Maryland University College, serving until 2006 as vice provost and dean of the Graduate School of Management and Technology, delivering online degrees to more than 12,000 students enrolled in 20 degree and 40 certificate programs. He has more than 25 years of management responsibility in business, higher education, the private sector and with the U.S. Air Force. Since leaving UMUC in 2006, he served as interim president of the New England College of Finance and most recently as provost and executive vice president of the American College of Education.