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Tom Allen, a visiting accounting professor at Weber State University, was named to the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board. Allen is a graduate of Weber State and has served as a member of the accounting department faculty since January 2005. He is a past chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and past Utah State Auditor.

Eric Desous has joined Big-D Construction as an estimator, based in the company's Fastrack division. Desous has seven years of experience in construction, including Trump Tower in Chicago and Fox Entertainment Studios in Los Angeles.

The Salt Lake law firm of Workman Nydegger announced that Carl Reed and Fraser Roy were named shareholders in the firm. Roy has been with Workman Nydegger since 1998. His practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications. He is a graduate of the University of Glasgow and Brigham Young University. Reed also has been with Workman Nydegger since 1998 and concentrates his practice on prosecuting patent applications. He is a graduate of the Kansas Law School and BYU.

Bryce Buchanan, a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, has joined PwC's Salt Lake office. He will oversee client audits to assure regulatory compliance. Buchanan joined PricewaterhouseCoopers 15 years ago and most recently worked from the firm's San Jose, Calif., office. He is a graduate of BYU.

Dr. Ronald L. Weiss, president and chief operating officer of ARUP Laboratories, was named chairman of the board for the American Clinical Laboratory Association. Weiss will serve a two-year term.

The Ogden/Weber Chamber Spikers announced its new officers. Craig Bielik of the Ogden Standard-Examiner was named Head Gandy Dancer for 2006. John A. Lindquist II of Lindquist Mortuaries will serve as Vice-Head Gandy Dancer, and Tim Kendell of Intermountain Health Care was named Ticket Agent.

WebBank, a Salt Lake-based industrial bank, has named Marshall Benowitz as Small Business Administration business development officer. Prior to joining WebBank, Benowitz was a principal and general manager of a retail business for 15 years.

The Salt Lake Board of Realtors has named its 2006 officers. Sharon Spratley, Prudential Utah Real Estate, was named president; Gary Cannon, Re/Max Associates, is first vice president; Jillinda Bowers, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, will serve as second vice president; Bill Heiner, ERA Village Realtors, was named treasurer; and Debra Sjoblom, Chapman Richards & Associates, is past president.

The law firm of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll announced that Harry E. McCoy II, formerly a partner with the firm, has returned as senior counsel in the Salt Lake office. McCoy has served more than 33 years as an attorney in the resort and real estate practice area. He is a graduate of the University of Utah and its law school. He returns to Ballard following a 2-year sabbatical.

Blake Terry has joined the law firm of Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough as an associate in its real estate department. Terry will focus his practice on real estate development, real estate financing and real estate leasing products. He is a graduate of the U. and the University of Kansas Law School.

Dr. Michael E. Raemisch has joined the Intermountain Orthopedic Specialty Group in Salt Lake City. Raemisch specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, and reconstructive and microvascular surgery. He earned his medical degree at the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn., and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at St. Louis University Health Sciences Center and a hand and microvascular surgery fellowship at the Indiana Hand Center in Illinois.

Wolf Robotics has named Patrick Davis as regional manager for the Western United States. Davis will be based out of Salt Lake City and handle sales of robotic welding and cutting equipment throughout the region. He has more than 30 years of manufacturing experience, including consulting and lab management.

Mark Tolman has joined the law firm of Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough as an associate in its litigation department. Tolman will focus his practice in general civil litigation. He is a graduate of Weber State and the University of North Carolina Law School.

Mountain Land Design announced three additions to its sales staff. Mike Tower has been in the appliance business for 30 years, while Troy Haney has 25 years of experience in the industry. Linda Clawson will focus her efforts in the outside sales and builder sales divisions. She has 22 years of experience in the industry.

The law firm of Strong & Hanni announced that Michael L. Ford has rejoined the firm as an associate. Ford's areas of practice include construction law and insurance defense. He is a graduate of BYU and the George Washington University Law School.

Gerard Tully has joined the Salt Lake office of Psomas as a senior project manager in the land development group. Psomas is a consulting engineering firm specializing in water and natural resources, land development and surveying. Tully has more than 25 years of experience in the industry and is a graduate of Utah State University and Syracuse University.

Dr. John C. Nelson, immediate past president of the American Medical Association, has joined Salt Lake-based HealthInsight, a quality improvement organization in Utah and Nevada, as a medical director. In addition to his work at the AMA, Nelson is a former deputy director of the Utah Department of Health and former president of the Utah Medical Association.

Park City-based Loughlin Water Associates has hired Neil Burk as staff hydrogeologist. Burk is a graduate of Utah State and the U. He is a certified groundwater and soil sampler and has experience teaching and consulting and in the public sector.