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Salt Lake City – Newly-announced customer experience company MaritzCX added two technology leaders to key executive posts. BASSAM SALEM will be COO and DENNIS WOOD will be vice president of people, talent and culture. Salem was formerly chief business officer at inContact, where he led global customer and business operations. culture. Wood was previously vice president for Mercato Partners, a growth capital investment firm for expansion stage companies, where he was instrumental in growing the company’s portfolio and brand.
Tooele – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage named MARGENE COLLEDGE manager of the company’s Tooele office. Colledge has enjoyed a successful 26-year career in the industry. She was a top local agent before moving into management, and has also been very involved with professional organizations, including the Tooele Board of Realtors.
Sandy – P. JOSHUA HAINES joined Layton Construction Co., Inc. to serve as vice president in the construction services group. Haines most recently served as director of the Utah Division of Facilities and Construction Management (DFCM). Appointed by Gov. Gary Herbert, Haines oversaw facilities management services in 26 million square feet of state-owned space and management of 62 million square feet of leased space throughout the state. He also directed $1.2 billion of construction and improvement projects.
Salt Lake City – Utah nurse practitioner Danielle Howa Pendergrass was selected as one of 10 nurses around the country to receive the inaugural “Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing” award. The award, created by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a joint initiative of AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, honors nurses for their efforts to improve the health and lives of people in their communities. Pendergrass was chosen for the award based on her work in Price, where she opened Eastern Utah Women’s Health. Pendergrass now offers services to 20,000 women and girls in rural Utah. Pendergrass also helped change a Medicaid reimbursement policy that would not allow payments to be made directly to nurse practitioners; in the past the policy created a barrier between Utah women and girls and access to care.
Sandy – Saxton Horne Communications hired KAYLAN MALM as director of analytics. Prior to Saxton Horne, Malm served as director of client strategy and analytics at Richter 7, lead product strategist at iCrossing, and lead statistical analyst at Sharp Analytics.