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Published June 15, 2011 11:09 am

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Futurity First Insurance Group has appointed Corby Hansen district sales manager of a new office in Salt Lake City. He will be responsible for developing the company's business presence and customer base in the area.

The Salt Lake City office of CB Richard Ellis has hired Gary Riddle as director of Global Corporate Services. He leads the newly formed Banking Recovery & Restructuring Services Group, which specializes in restructuring, recovery services and work-outs of commercial assets. In addition, Kim Haskins is the new client services specialist for the Wilmarth-Cornelison Team. She brings several years of experience in operations and sales management.

Emily Summers has been promoted to communications manager at Deer Valley Resort. She has served on marketing and public relations committees for the Park City Chamber Bureau and Ski Utah.

Parsons Behle & Latimer has named Christina Jepson Schmutz chairwoman of the firm's Employment Law department. She has practiced law for more than 15 years. She concentrates her practice in the areas of defending employers in employment-related lawsuits and providing advice and training to employers on a variety of topics, including harassment and discrimination, employment contracts, investigations and handbooks, discipline and terminations, FMLA and disability, and privacy and social media issues.

Elisabeth R. Blattner-Thompson, who counsels employers on workplace legal issues, has joined Ballard Spahr as a partner in its Salt Lake City office. She is a member of the firm's Labor and Employment Group.

The Utah-Southern Idaho chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of America has added two Utahns to its board: Danny Velasquez, a PacifiCorp employee from Price who has been a volunteer-support group leader for more than a decade, and Debbie Worthen, a KUTV Channel 2 meteorologist, who rode in and helped raise money for last year's Bike MS Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride.

Todd F. Peterson, a 23-year veteran of Gold Cross Services, has been named vice president of the corporation, overseeing safety issues, purchasing, legal matters and facility management for the company's Utah operations.

Matt Fankhauser has joined the law firm of Snell & Wilmer as a marketing manager in the firm's Salt Lake office. He is responsible for assisting with marketing and business development projects and initiatives.

Bank of American Fork Vice President of Communications Christopher Liechty has been honored with the National Fellow Award from the Salt Lake City chapter of AIGA, the leading professional association for design. The award recognizes designers who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community and in their local AIGA chapter.

Parsons Behle & Latimer has hired Alan S. Mouritsen to their Salt Lake City office. He is a member of the firm's litigation department and concentrates his practice on appeals, intellectual property, administrative law and products liability litigation.

Coldwell Banker Commercial has named Stuart Thain of the brokerage firm's Salt Lake City office its No. 1 Retail Sales Professional.

Sutherland Institute has hired three new employees: Bette Arial and Todd Sylvester are joining the development department, and Alexis Young is in the communications department.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah has appointed Joseph DeLisis and Nick Corral to its board. They will help further the nonprofit's mission. DeLisis works for UnitedHealthcare, and Corral is employed with Pepsi Beverages.

Cheryl Snapp Conner, Jeremy Kartchner and Clayton Blackham of Snapp Conner PR have been listed on the vSpring Top 100 Venture Entrepreneur list for the third year in a row. They are three of the agency's partners. The v100 helps entrepreneurs and vSpring Capital locate and cultivate relationships among top Intermountain region executive talent. Members of the v100 are chosen each year through a peer-nominated and peer-selected process.

Salt Lake City-based C.R. England has named Tony Volante operations manager, Jason Mathews a road service agent and Jessica Gallagher a log auditor.

Prince Yeates attorney Jennifer R. Korb has been elected as the treasurer of the Utah State Bar Securities Section. She practices general civil litigation, with an emphasis on federal equity receiverships. She also is developing a practice in securities litigation.

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