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York Howell, a law firm based in Salt Lake City, has announced that Kamron Keele has joined the law firm as a partner. His practice will focus on tax, corporate, employment, family, and elder law and real estate matters. Keele is a former partner at Callister Nebeker and McCullough and has practiced law in New York and clerked at the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C.

The Salt Lake City-based law firm of Jones Waldo has named Matthew L. Mitton chairman of its business department. Also, Robinson (Rob) M. Alston was appointed board secretary, making him a member of the firm's executive committee. And, Kyle V. Leishman was appointed chair of the business development committee.

Cristina Coronado, a real estate attorney in Ballard Spahr's Salt Lake City office, has been named a partner of the firm. She concentrates on real estate development, zoning and entitlements, leasing, sales and acquisitions.

David Royal and Eugene Kim have joined the Salt Lake City-based advertising and public relations firm of Penna Powers Brian Haynes. Royal has been named an assistant media planner. Kim has joined the firm as an advertising account coordinator.

Salt Lake accountant Karen M. Summerhays, owner and founder of The Summerhays Group, recently passed the U.S. Tax Court Examination for non-attorneys, authorizing her to represent tax cases before the U.S. Tax Court.

Leland S. McCullough was recently re-elected as chairman of the board of directors at the Salt Lake City-based law firm of Callister Nebeker & McCullough. He practices in the areas of tax, estate and asset protection planning. Also, Mark E. Rinehart has been elected a member of the board of directors of the firm. Rinehart's practice focuses on corporate and real estate matters.

Aaron Skonnard, chief executive of Pluralsight, an online training site for Web and IT professionals, recently was honored as a Utah region Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. One of nine winners out of the original field of 52 nominees, he took home the top prize in the Consumer Products & Distribution category.