The Utah Transit Authority voted to appoint Larry Ellertson as the new president for its board of trustees Wednesday. Ellertson will be replacing Orrin Colby as president.

Gregory Simonsen has been appointed as the new vice president, the position previously held by Robert Hunter.

Ellertson served on the board previously as the chairman over the Finance and Operations Committee. He was elected mayor of Lindon in 1996 and in 2005 was elected to the Utah County Commission.

Hunter is a senior partner at Rinehart and Fetzer Attorneys at Law and a former member and chairman for the West Jordan City Planning Commission.