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Taylor Wray rejoined the Salt Lake City office of Marsh USA Risk & Insurance Services Inc. as managing director. In this position, Wray will be responsible for business development and client management.

David Alverson was named the downtown Salt Lake district sales manager for food-service distributor Nicholas & Co., headquartered in Salt Lake City.

The Dairy Farmers of Utah named Andrea Baldwin of Lewiston and Jennifer Lynne Carter of Beaver, as the 2009 State Dairy Ambassadors at the Utah Dairy Ambassador Program. Baldwin and Carter, already serving as Dairy representatives within their respective counties, will travel throughout Utah promoting dairy nutritional messages and educating Utahns about the benefits of dairy products.

Grant Whitaker is the new president and chief executive officer of Utah Housing Corp. Whitaker leads the nonprofit public corporation to create affordable housing and to stimulate Utah's building economy. Whitaker has been with Utah Housing for 30 years and replaces retiring president and CEO William Erickson.

The West Jordan Chamber of Commerce named Karen Seo , Business Development Officer of Cyprus Credit Union, as 2008's Business Woman of the Year. Seo was recognized for her significant contributions to the West Jordan Community.

Salt Lake City-based Celtic Bank hired Kung Nguyen as internal audit manager. Nguyen has more than 10 years of financial services experience.

The Utah Technology Council (UTC) hired Jevine Lane as the Council's new Event Planner. Lane brings 14 years of event planning experience to the UTC and previously served as Vice President of the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce as well as the Board Director for Women in Business.

Paige Lund was named vice presidnet of lodging for The Canyons Resort in Park City. Lund will be responsible for overseeing all operations for the lodging divisions including The Grand Summit Hotel, Sundial Lodge, Silverado Lodge, and Sunrise at Escala.

Marianne Sorensen , a shareholder and associate managing partner for Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough PC, was elected to the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Sorensen will contribute to the determination of policies and plans of action aimed at maintaining and developing the community.

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