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Larry H. Miller (LHM) Management Corporation promoted MICHAEL WANKIER to executive vice president of finance. Wankier joined LHM Management Corporation in July 2012 as director of financial reporting. Prior to joining the group, Wankier served as corporate controller for Devcon Security, group controller for Pinnacle Security and audit senior manager for Arthur Andersen/KPMG LLP.
The LHM Management Corporation also promoted DAVID SMITH to executive vice president of operations and mergers and acquisitions. Smith joined LHM Management Corporation in September 2013; prior to that, he served as head of mergers and acquisitions at Leucadia National Corporation in Salt Lake City.
KeyBank Real Estate Capital appointed RON LIKES to national manager of community development lending and investment. Likes has more than 25 years experience in the industry and has been with KeyBank for the last 12.
MassMutual Intermountain West added SHAWN SADOWSKI as its senior business consultant. Sadowski brings experience gained from starting three businesses and advising countless entrepreneurs on launching and growing successful ventures.
Additionally, ROBERTO VARGAS, a financial professional since 2007, joined the management team as a partner. Vargas earned his undergraduate degree at E.T.A.M. in Venezuela and then attended the Universidad Rafael Belloso Chacin, to earn his Juris Doctorate Degree.
Miller Family Real Estate (MFRE) appointed KIM CASADAY as director of finance. Prior to the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies (LHM Group), Casaday spent 22 years with Zions Bank in a variety of positions including as president of the residential financing and construction division.
BRAD HOLMES was also promoted to director of construction for MFRE. Holmes previously served as facilities manager and construction manager with the organization.
BROCK WORTHEN joined Flagship Financial Group as general counsel. Previously, Worthen worked as a commercial litigator at Snell & Wilmer, LLP, where he assisted clients with both legal and business strategies.
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced that CHUCK SPENCE was sworn in as president of the Association Of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC), a national organization consisting of 97 Procurement Technical Assistance Centers with more than 600 members. Spence also serves as the deputy director of the Utah Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).
CHRIS TERRY joined Newmark Grubb ACRES as senior vice president of the land division. Terry brings with him more than 25 years of experience in the real estate business.
The Community Foundation of Utah announced that ALEXANDRA EATON was named as the next executive director of the Foundation. Eaton was previously CFO of the Girl Scouts of Utah.
R&O Construction named NILE EASTON as its new communications and PR manager. Easton, who steered communications at the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) since 2001, will be tasked with leading the Ogden-based construction company’s public relations efforts and assisting in marketing and branding as well as serving as the company’s primary media contact.
Phillips Edison & Company appointed ROBERT STEENBLIK to the position of vice president and assistant general counsel. Prior to joining Phillips Edison, Steenblik served as senior director, assistant general counsel for Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in San Diego.
Weber State University’s Richard Richards Institute for Ethics recognized former Davis County Commissioner LOUENDA DOWNS as the first winner of the institute’s Ethical Leadership Award. Downs recently retired from eight years of service as a Davis County Commissioner, where she emphasized improvements in libraries, behavioral health, trails and children’s causes as well as fiscal responsibility.
Deer Valley Resort appointed KIM MAYHEW as Solitude Mountain Resort’s new general manager. Mayhew previously served as director of human resources at the resort.
Additionally, Deer Valley appointed TIM WOLFGRAM as its new director of snow sports services. Wolfgram is a long-standing ski industry veteran and brings vast knowledge and experience in snow sports operations to the position.
HOBY DARLING, president and CEO of Skullcandy, was named to the Ragnar board of directors.