Salt Lake City—The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing statewide business association, announced Derek Miller as the 19th president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance. Miller replaces Lane Beattie who will retire in May, after serving as president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance for the last 15 years. Miller was most recently the president and CEO of the World Trade Center Utah. Previously, he served as Chief of Staff to Governor Gary Herbert, overseeing the governor’s office and state operations. He also served as Managing Director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development for Governor Jon Huntsman. Miller began his career in Washington, D.C. as a management consultant with Arthur Andersen and as legal counsel for a congressional committee in the House of Representatives. He is a graduate of the J. Reuben Clark Law School and holds a Master of Public Administration from the Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young University. The Search Committee selected Miller after a three-month search process. The committee, comprised of past and current board chairs of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance and key business leaders, presented a recommendation to the Executive Board of the Salt Lake Chamber for a vote. The Executive Board voted today in favor of naming Miller as Beattie’s replacement, which was followed up by a vote of support by the Chamber’s Board of Governors. Miller will take on the new role of President and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown on April 30th.
Sandy— Med One Group, a medical equipment leasing, rental, and sales company headquartered in Sandy, welcomes Andy D’Ascenzo to the Board of Directors. The Med One Board of Directors is comprised of prominent local business leaders. This board helps in the governance of the company as it continues to develop and expand. D’Ascenzo brings an extensive background in sales development and structure to Med One. He is currently serving as the Global Vice President of Sales at Qualcomm Life. At Qualcomm Life his responsibilities include: global sales strategy, sales process, training, and organizational design. During his career, Andy has specialized in helping sales teams effectively sell and succeed. D’Ascenzo has wide-ranging experience in the medical device industry with multiple executive sales positions within Alaris Medical Systems, Cardinal Health, CareFusion Corporation, and Becton Dickinson (BD). With nearly 30 years in business, Med One has served over half of the nation’s acute care hospitals and many other healthcare facilities with leasing, rental, sales, and service solutions. As Med One’s presence has expanded across the country there have been new additions to the rental and leasing sales teams. The ability for Med One to offer customized solutions to healthcare facilities in each part of the country continues to increase. With this growth of sales resources, the Board of Directors will continue to assist in the guidance and direction of the company. The Board of Directors includes Med One President and CEO Larry R. Stevens, Med One Executive Vice President and Co-Owner Brent H. Allen, Robert C. Gross, Lane A. Summerhays, Randy C. Emery, Tricia L. Schumann, William J. Brady and Richard H. Madsen. Med One welcomes D’Ascenzo and looks forward to the great value and insight he will bring within his new responsibilities.
Salt Lake City—International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP is pleased to announce that Peggy Hunt, a partner in the Firm’s Salt Lake City office, has been appointed as a member to the Task Force on Diversity for the Federal Bar Association (FBA). Hunt joins 15 other legal professionals from across the country to support the FBA’s mission of full and equal access to, and participation by, all individuals in the FBA, the legal profession, and the justice system, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other unique attribute. Each member of the Task Force serves a one-year term. Hunt has been working in the area of bankruptcy and receivership law for more than 25 years and is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. She regularly practices before the federal courts as a Panel Chapter 7 trustee for the District of Utah, and as counsel for distressed companies, banks and other creditors, equity holders, and court-appointed fiduciaries. Throughout her career, Hunt has actively participated in organizations that encourage diversity and inclusion. She is a recent President of the Utah Women’s Forum and is an active member and former President of Women Lawyers of Utah. She also co-founded the Utah Women’s Giving Circle for the Community Foundation of Utah.
Salt Lake City—Holy Cross Ministries of Utah is proud to announce that John Kirsling, Holy Cross Ministries’ Director of Finance has been appointed as the Interim CEO at Holy Cross Ministries. Kirsling holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Utah, and is a local alum of Judge Memorial Catholic High School. He is currently pursuing an MBA at Westminster College. Prior to joining Holy Cross Ministries in 2016, Kirsling worked with Catholic Community Services of Utah and the Housing Authority of Salt Lake City. In 2017 Holy Cross Ministries’ dynamic and expert staff provided health outreach, early childhood education, and legal services nearly 4,000 individuals in Utah. The agency is dedicated to continuing this critical and necessary work in our community and under Kirsling’s leadership will continue to work with our partners and stakeholders to meet the needs of the underserved.
Salt Lake City—ProLung, Inc., is focused on making a difference in time for lung cancer patients with its innovative predictive analytics technology and non-invasive tests for the risk stratification of indeterminate pulmonary nodules. ProLung announces the appointment of Mark V. Anderson, CPA as Chief Financial Officer. Before joining ProLung, Anderson was most recently a partner with Eide Bailly LLP and previously a partner with Hansen, Barnett and Maxwell which was acquired by Eide Bailly LLP. His roles included Quality Control Director and Engagement Partner for various public and private companies in healthcare and other industries. Anderson is currently the Chairman of the Accounting and Audit Issues Committee for the Utah Association of CPA’s. Anderson is a Certified Public Accountant. He holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Professional Accountancy degree from Weber State University.
Salt Lake City—After 40 years at KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM, Doug Wright has announced he will be stepping back from five-day a week on-air hosting duties on June 1. Wright will continue at the station as a special news consultant and correspondent, providing insight and commentary on top news stories for both KSL TV and KSL Newsradio. He will also continue to host the popular and long-running “KSL Movie Show” on Fridays from 9 a.m. – noon. Although born and raised in Sugarhouse, Wright got his first job in radio when he was just 16 years old at KDYL in Tooele. Soon after, he landed part-time jobs at KSOP and KRSP while still holding down a job at a grocery store. At one point, he had so many radio jobs that he sometimes “screwed up” the call letters on the air. Within a few years, he found his permanent home with KSL Newsradio. In 2010, Doug won a prestigious NAB Marconi Award for “Large Market Personality of the Year.” Where Utah comes to talk, The Doug Wright show has provided a platform for people of all political affiliations, religions and beliefs to come together with the goal of better understanding each other. Over 40 years, Doug has interviewed thousands of guests including lawmakers, clergy members, and ordinary Utah citizens anxious to make a difference in the community. Wright’s successor on KSL is the all-new program “Dave and Dujanovic.” The talk show, currently airing at night, is hosted by long-time KSL-TV investigative reporter Debbie Dujanovic and former news and sports producer Dave Noriega. For two months beginning Monday, April 2, KSL will introduce “Dave and Dujanovic” Monday through Thursday from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM following a two-hour Doug Wright Show. Then, after Doug’s 40th anniversary and last daily show on Friday, June 1, “Dave and Dujanovic” will expand to a full three hours. The new talk show will air on KSL Newsradio Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM beginning June 4, with Doug Wright’s Movie Show continuing to broadcast each Friday.