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Tradewinds — Companies on the go, people on the move

Published April 10, 2013 9:56 am

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Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah announced that Mark D. Hiatt has joined the firm as executive medical director. Hiatt most recently served as chief medical officer of HealthHelp, a specialty benefits management company based in Houston.

Volunteers of America, Utah has elected Donald Russell as board chair. VOA, Utah works with homeless adults and youth, providing detoxification services and offering treatment to people recovering from substance abuse. Russell has been a member of the board of directors f for seven years. He is the community-relations manager in the public affairs department for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Ron Barness has joined Meridian Solar as vice president of business development for Utah and the Intermountain West. Meridian, established in 1999, is a solar energy developer, and an engineering, procurement and contracting firm. It is based in Austin, Texas.

Fabian, Attorneys at Law, based in Salt Lake City, has announced that Diane H. Banks won the "Real Estate Attorney of the Year" award at the recent 2013 Utah CCIM Business Excellence Awards.

Health insurance provider Humana Inc. has promoted Sean Jolley to small-business market practice leader for Nevada and Utah. Jolley has more than 10 years of sales experience. Prior to joining Humana, he worked for Linsco Private Ledger as a wealth manager and benefits producer. He joined Humana in March 2010 as a specialty benefits sales executive for Utah and Idaho.

The 2013 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects has named Jeanne Jackson to its College of Fellows, an honor awarded to AIA members who have made contributions of national significance to the profession. Jackson, a partner with VCBO Architecture in Salt Lake City, specializes in the design of educational facilities. Her work has generated more than 50 state, national and international awards.

Jill Lawrence has joined Bank of Utah to direct consumer lending services in its Ogden branch. Lawrence most recently worked for a Utah credit union as a consumer loan underwriter. Ryan Granquist has been hired to serve as vice president and branch administrator. He is a certified fraud examiner and most recently worked as a market-support consultant in retail banking for Wells Fargo.

Adam Polacsek has joined BHB Consulting Engineers, Salt Lake City, as a project engineer intern. Polacsek is a participant in the Hungarian-American Enterprise Scholarship Fund, a program that grants Hungarians professional experience in the United States. He will be employed with BHB for a year and then return to his home country to share his work experience.

Susan Davis and Michael Brown have been appointed to the Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining. Davis is the director of account and community relations at Questar Gas. Brown manages Graymont's western U.S. operations and leads a team of more than 220 employees for the mining company.

Park City Mountain Resort has appointed Matt Gebo as director of marketing and communications. A veteran to the ski industry, Gebo brings more than 15 years of experience to his position. Most recently, he was the director of marketing, communications and events at Mount Snow in Vermont.

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