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Claire Averett

Deseret Management Corp., which is in the midst of transforming into an operating company from a holding company for seven LDS Church-owned for-profit companies, has created the position of vice president of corporate human resources.

DMC appointed Claire H. Averett to the position. Averett will have overall responsibility for human resources strategy and functions at DMC and its seven wholly owned subsidiaries, DMC announced in a statement Monday.

Averett has more than 25 years of experience in human resources. "I enjoy helping organizations create successful, great places to work," Averett said in the statement. "I look forward to working with the great DMC organizations and helping them move forward with an integrated human resource strategy."

Averett received a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and master's from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo. She has worked in human resources for Community Nursing Services in Salt Lake City, WordPerfect Corp. in Orem, Novell Inc. in Provo, Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. in Provo, and Intermountain Healthcare in Park City.

"We are pleased to have Claire join DMC," Mark H. Willes, DMC president and chief executive officer, said in the statement. "With her broad-based experience and expertise, she will be a great resource in helping DMC tie strategic decisions to organization design and effectiveness."

DMC owns the Deseret News Publishing Co., Beneficial Financial Group, Bonneville International Corp., Deseret Book Co., Hawaii Reserves Inc., Temple Square Hospitality Corp. and Zions Securities Corp.

DMC is not a publicly traded company and does not release financials or numbers of employees, but about 165 people work at the Deseret News.

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