Karen Smith has been appointed as the new president of Eagle Gate College's Layton campus. Smith has nearly 20 years of experience in higher education. She previously was director of Columbia College's Salt Lake City campus, and her career also includes time at the University of Utah and Utah Career College.

Blake Van Roosendaal has been named vice president of finance and Jeremy Hudson and Jonathan Biesinger have been hired as project managers at Big-D Construction Corp. Van Roosendaal has been with the company for six years as the financial controller. He will oversee financial reporting, budgeting, job costing and accounting practices. His education includes degrees from the University of Utah. Hudson has spent 12 years in the construction industry, with job experience in estimating and project management at several firms around the country. Biesinger is a project manager in the company's Lindon office. He has eight years of experience in the construction industry. His education includes a degree from Brigham Young University.

Alison Sheffield has been appointed marketing manager at the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau. She is responsible for coordinating and overseeing numerous aspects of the bureau's marketing efforts and programs. She has served in marketing, communications and public relations roles with other agencies in Salt Lake City.

Bill Farley, an agent in the Bountiful/South Davis office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, has been reappointed by the Governor's Office to the State Board of Financial Institutions. He was served on the board since first appointed in July 2003. Farley and his business partner and wife, Teresa, have more than 20 years of combined experience in the real estate industry.

Jenn Titus has been promoted to marketing manager at Beehive Credit Union. She previously was marketing specialist. She will have increased responsibility for planning and executing promotions and special events, as well as some supervisory duties. She has worked at Beehive for more than seven years, and her education includes a degree from the University of Utah.

Brian Brand has been named manager of the new State Street branch of America First Credit Union. Brand started with the credit union in 1999 as a teller at the Midvale Harmons branch. In July 2000, he went to the Salt Lake City Metro branch and became a loan officer. He has served as lead teller, assistant manager and most recently as the manager of the Spanish Fork Macey's branch.

Josh Wilde has joined Envision Engineering. He has experience in solar lighting systems, fire alarm systems and security controls systems. His education includes a degree from Utah State University.

Lee Hall has been promoted to general manager of the Marriott Vacation Club International Owner Services based in Salt Lake City. Hall has been with MVCI for nearly 10 years and is currently the senior manager of owner services. In his new role, he will oversee owner services for the owners and members of MVCI, Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club and Grand Residences by Marriott who reside in the United States and Canada.

Andrew Robinson has joined Sunrise Engineering Inc. as a project engineer. Robinson will be responsible for the mechanical division currently operating under the electrical group within Sunrise. He also will expand Sunrise's experience in process and control and the cement industry. His is a former mayor and city administrator for Levan and has more than 14 years of experience as a project engineer and manager. His education includes a degree from Brigham Young University.

Jared Lewis has joined Richter7 as assistant account manager. He started with the agency in March as a client services intern.

Todd Madsen has been named manager of the American Fork branch of Mountain America Credit Union, and Becky Okelberry has been named manager of the credit union's Taylorsville branch. Madsen has worked in financial services for four years. Okelberry has worked in financial services for seven years and transferred from the Kearns branch, which she has managed for the past three years.

Michael Yei has been appointed executive director of the Ouelessebougou-Utah Alliance. Yei, recently assistant principal at Rowland Hall-St. Mark's Upper School, has experience in nonprofit management and building community and cross-cultural relationships. As executive director, Yei will direct the efforts of seven Mali-based and three Utah staff members, as well as overseeing the activities of the health, education and economic development committees and directing all marketing and fundraising efforts. Yei has more than 20 years of management, fundraising and community relations experience.

• Employer Solutions Group has announced several executive team changes. Clark M. Merkley has been named president and chief executive officer of ESG and and the Fortune Employer Solutions Western Division by parent company Fortune Industries. He succeeds Craig Allred, founder and former president and CEO, who will continue in an advisory role to the company. Merkley joined ESG in 2007 as senior human resources consultant and most recently served as chief legal and human resources officer. Prior to joining ESG, he was coordinator of human resources for the Nebo School District, served in executive positions at a health insurance company and practiced law in Provo, Chicago and Portland, Ore. His education includes a degree from Brigham Young University. David Dyches, an ESG veteran and formerly vice president of sales and marketing, has been promoted to executive vice president of sales and human resources. David's responsibilities include all sales and marketing efforts for the Fortune Employer Solutions Western Division, as well as internal human resources management and oversight of client relations. Steve Pierson, formerly information technology director for ESG, has been promoted to chief information officer. Garth Allred will continue to serve as chief operating officer and chief financial officer of ESG, in addition to his duties as chief financial officer of Fortune Employer Solutions and Fortune Industries, the position to which he was promoted following the acquisition of ESG by Fortune Industries.

Kelly Sawyer, district manager for Consonus Technologies Inc., has been elected to serve on the board of directors of Utah's Women Technology Council. A founding member of the council, Sawyer has more than 20 years of business development, sales and marketing experience; has spent time in banking, engineering and security industries; and has run her own retail business.