Brian Hollien has been named president of the Morris Murdock Travel and Morris Meetings and Incentives subsidiaries of Crestwood Communications LLC. Hollien has 28 years of experience in the travel industry, including five years as vice president and general manager of Morris Meetings and Incentives. His education includes a degree from Brigham Young University. Hollien succeeds Becky Potts as president of Morris Murdock Travel LLC.
Stacy Bauman has been promoted to the newly created position of general manager at Resorts West. Bauman has been with the company for five years as owner relations manager and director of revenue development. Bauman's duties include planning, directing and coordinating the operations at Resorts West; being responsible for formulating company-wide polices; and overseeing department heads. She previously worked for five years at another company. Bauman's education includes a degree from the University of Utah.
Gwen Springmeyer has been named executive director of the Utah Nonprofits Association. She has 35 years of experience in human services and government administration.
Troy Hawkes has been appointed Utah executive director for the Farmers Insurance group of companies. Hawkes began his career with Farmers as a claims adjuster in the Tucson, Ariz., branch claims office in 1996 and spent nine years in various positions in the Special Investigations Unit. He also has served as a marketing consultant on the home office sales team, division marketing manager and director of field operations for the company's eastern zone. Hawkes replaces John Henle, who was appointed executive director for a portion of Texas.
Brittany Beavin and Kami Schmidt have joined Docu Prep Inc. Each has worked in the mortgage industry for more than 17 years. Beavin's experience includes underwriting, operations manager and system administrator. Most recently, she was a senior trainer at another company. Schmidt has experience in closing, compliance, funding and management. Most recently, Schmidt was a project manager at another company.
Jody Williams has been elected to the executive committee at the law firm Holme Roberts & Owen LLP. She will represent the firm's offices outside of Colorado, which includes the Salt Lake City office. Williams previously was managing partner and is a member of the Natural Resources and Real Estate Practice groups, where she primarily practices water rights, natural resources, energy and real property law.
Charles Sismondo has been promoted to vice president of engineering at Sorenson Media. Sismondo joined the company more than a year ago. He specializes in end-to-end software architecture and has worked on technology ranging from desktop applications to database systems.
Sam Powers has been named sales representative for the Great Lakes territory for Suunto. He and his agency, Waypoint Sales, will cover Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. Powers has 21 years of experience in sales and started Waypoint Sales in 1999.
The West Jordan Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2010 board of directors. Craig Dearing is chief executive officer of the chamber. Jan LePore, branch manager for Utah Central Credit Union, is the chairman. Kent Hodson, CEO of Credit Union One, is chairman-elect. Dave Coats, owner of Air Center of Salt Lake, is past chairman. Dearing, LePore, Hodson, Coats and Steve Mills, owner of S&S Barns and Buildings, serve on the executive board. Other board members are Sterling Nielsen, CEO of Mountain America Credit Union; Dave Newton, mayor of West Jordan City; Tom Steele, West Jordan city manager; Jon Butterfield, chief operating officer at Jordan Valley Medical Center; Wayne Searle, president of SME Steel; Jared Hamner, director of admissions for West Ridge Academy; Al Belt, owner of Direct Management Resource; Bryan Pett, general manager of the Copperton Concentrator for KUCC; Randy Huizenga, president of Huizenga & Co. PC; Mike Jeske, regional manager for Sprung Instant Structures; Marc Norman, director of the Utah Olympic Oval; John Frankenberger, safety and security manager at Sysco; and Ashley Kranendonk, owner of Suspended in Time by Ashley.
Kevin Kempin of Salt Lake City has been appointed chief executive officer and president of Head USA, with responsibility for the Racquet Sport and Winter Sport divisions. He has been with Head for 17 years, including in global marketing, sales management and executive positions. He has 25 years of experience in the racquet sports industry.
David Fierro has joined the Salt Lake City staff of H.W. Lochner. He will be public involvement manager for the office. He has 28 years of experience in transportation public involvement and public information. He worked as a director of public information in Florida and as an assistant director of public affairs in Virginia. He also managed his own transportation public affairs consulting firm for 14 years and spent four years as the editor and publisher of a Florida transportation magazine. He also has been a newspaper reporter and editor in five states, including Utah.
Deb Settle has been named senior vice president of field operations for the Central Zone of the Farmers Insurance group of companies. The zone includes Utah and 10 other states. Settle has been with Farmers since July 1978.
Steve Irwin has assumed the territory sales positions for Utah and three other states for Forty Seven Brand. He will be responsible for account management of college bookstores, minor league sports and general retail and resorts. The territory previously has been covered by a combination of independent agency sales representatives and inside sales staff. He comes to Forty Seven Branch after seven years as a soft goods buyer at an off-campus bookstore in Illinois and 13 years as a sales representative in the college and resort industries.
Doug Haycock has joined The Walton Group Inc. as an account executive. Haycock is a senior at Brigham Young University.