Kim Dyches of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality's Division of Drinking Water in Salt Lake City has been elected water division director on the Association of Boards of Certification's board of directors. During his two-year term beginning Jan. 1, Dyches will represent water treatment, distribution and very small water system members. As field services section manager for the Utah Division of Drinking Water, Dyches oversees the Cross Connection Control and Sanitary Survey programs and is directly responsible for the operator certification and emergency response programs.

Drs. Alison DeSano and Tyler R. Williams have joined the Intermountain Medical Group. DeSano is at the Intermountain Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists Clinic. She will treat disorders of women's reproductive system and will act as the primary physician for many of her patients. Her experience includes working with physicians and other medical professionals in Ecuador and Nepal. Williams is at the Intermountain Bountiful Clinic, where he will practice general internal medicine. His education includes a degree from the University of Utah.

Kim Morley has joined The Walton Group Inc. as an account executive. Morley is a senior at Utah Valley University.

Adam Price has joined Forthgear. He previously worked for a design group and specializes in Web and graphic design, and more specifically the technical aspects behind Web site design, including flash and PHP, CSS, HTML and Java Script programming. His education includes a degree from Weber State University.

Stan Kozlowski and Wesley "Tab" Cornelison have joined the Salt Lake City office of CB Richard Ellis. Kozlowski is one of three partners in the CBRE Hotels practice, specializing in hotel debt and equity financing. He previously worked at CBRE's San Diego office and has held positions at four other companies. Cornelison specializes in office properties. Prior to joining CBRE, he worked for a pair of commercial real estate companies. He began his real estate and consulting career in 1982 in San Francisco, where he specialized in the leasing and sale of office buildings. He worked for CBRE from 1985 to 1993.

Matthew S. Gordon, Rachel M. Slade, Landon A. Allred, Jason W. Crowell and Cameron L. Ward have joined the law firm Stoel Rives LLP. Gordon and Slade joined the technology and intellectual property practice group. Allred, Crowell and Ward have joined the litigation practice group. Gordon focuses on the life science sector, working with clients in the biotechnology, molecular diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries. He also has experience in patent litigation support. He has been a summer associate at Stoel Rives, at a firm in Detroit and for another Salt Lake firm. His education includes degrees from the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. Slade focuses her patent practice on technology involving organic chemistry in the life science and pharmaceutical industries. She also is an inventor with multiple patents. She was a summer associate at Stoel Rives in Salt Lake City in 2008 and has experience as a law clerk and scientist in Salt Lake and elsewhere. Her education includes a degree from the University of Utah. Allred is an associate in the trial section of the litigation practice group. He counsels clients on general commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts. Allred was a summer associate at Stoel Rives in Salt Lake City in 2008 and the year before at a firm in Bakersfield, Calif. His education includes a degree from Brigham Young University. Crowell, who recently transferred from the firm's Seattle office, is a senior associate practicing in the trial section of the litigation group. He concentrates his practice in complex commercial disputes. He was an associate at firms in Los Angeles and Seattle. Ward is an associate in the trial section of the litigation practice group. He represents clients in state and federal courts on general commercial litigation matters. He was a summer associate at Stoel Rives in Salt Lake City in 2007. His education includes degrees from the University of Utah.

Austin J. Riter has joined the law firm of Parr Brown Gee & Loveless as an associate. His education includes a degree from the University of Utah.

Hal J. Pos has become the first Utah attorney to be elected to the TerraLex board of trustees. TerraLex is an association of 15,000 attorneys at more than 155 firms in 100 countries. Pos is an attorney at Parsons Behle & Latimer. He serves as the firm's vice president/treasurer and director and is a member of the firm's environmental, energy and natural resources department, where he concentrates on environmental and mining matters.

Kim Nakamura has joined AlphaGraphics Inc. as senior manager of creative services and new media. He has worked for advertising agencies and design firms in the Salt Lake area, most recently managing the creative services team at a local company. His education includes a degree from the University of Utah.

Lori Fike has been named by Washington Federal vice president and branch manager of the Plaza office in Salt Lake City. Fike has 30 years of banking experience, including serving in several roles at Washington Federal.