Steve Griffith has been named district manager at Professional Service Industries Inc., overseeing PSI's Salt Lake City operations. He previously was with the company's Las Vegas operations office. Griffith has more than 16 years of experience.

Thomas R. Taylor, a partner with Holme Roberts & Owen LLP, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Hale Centre Theatre. Taylor practices in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and venture capital and private equity financings.

Taylor Dabo has been promoted by Utah Business Publishers LLC to publisher of Utah Business magazine, and David Kennard has joined the company as the executive editor of the magazine. Dabo previously worked as advertising director at the magazine. Martin Lewis, former publisher and editor-in-chief, has left the company to pursue other business ventures.

Matt Mitchell has joined iBahn as vice president of global accounts. Based in Hong Kong, Mitchell has more than 25 years of experience in the technology and hospitality industries. Before joining iBahn, Mitchell was executive vice president of sales, chief operating officer and vice president of global sales at another company.

Rex Falkenrath has joined the Westminster College Advisory Board. Falkenrath is senior consultant at the Salt Lake Regional Small Business Development Center.

Temma Martin has been appointed public relations specialist at Best Friends Animal Society. She will be based in Salt Lake City. Martin has 16 years of experience in animal welfare, with 12 of those years spent full time in public relations.

Paul Gaffney has been named executive vice president of operations for AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah. Gaffney joins AAA NCNU from Massachusetts, where he was most recently the chief operations officer at a venture-financed infrastructure software company. Gaffney was executive vice president of supply chain and chief information officer at another company and has held executive positions at a pair of others. He also started up and built Website Pros Inc.

Pam Gold has been promoted to vice president of sales and account management at UnitedHealthcare of Utah. She will be responsible for new sales and retention of businesses and service for all lines of business. Gold previously was director of account management for key accounts and small business. Replacing her in that role is Barbara Jessen, who recently joined the company after 13 years as a benefit consultant at another company's Salt Lake City office.

Six local optometrists were elected to serve as officers and trustees for the Utah Optometric Association at its annual convention. Dr. Michael M. Judkins of Ogden was elected president. Dr. Mathew Findlay of Murray was elected president-elect. Dr. Mark Taylor of Kaysville is the executive vice president. Drs. Denmark Jensen of Ogden, Craig Poulter of West Jordan and Lynn Stromness of West Jordan were elected as trustees. Judkins has practiced optometry in Ogden for the past 10 years and established Promontory Vision Care in 2006.His education includes a degree from Weber State University. Findlay owns Murray Vision Center. He has been in private practice for the past 17 years. His education includes a degree from Brigham Young University. Taylor opened his optometric practice, Wasatch Eye and Optical in Syracuse and later added an office in Kaysville. His education includes a degree from Brigham Young University.

Jeff Nolan has been appointed to the board of directors of SpectrumDNA Inc. Nolan is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and social media strategist. He was venture partner for SAP Ventures, founded the Enterprise Irregulars Blogging Community, served as director of the Apollo Strategy Group for SAP Global Marketing, and most recently was vice president of corporate development at NewsGator Technologies.

R. Bruce Money has been appointed chairman of the Department of Business Management at Brigham Young University. He succeeds Michael Swenson, professor of marketing at BYU. Money is professor of marketing and international research. Money joined the Marriott School of Management faculty in 2004.

Roxanne Austin has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Move Networks. Since 2004, she has been president of Austin Investment Advisors. Before that, she was president and chief operations officer at a satellite television company.

Narsi Narayanan has been named vice president of finance at ClearOne. Narayanan joined the company in May as a financial consultant. Narayanan has more than 15 years of experience in accounting, finance and taxes.

David A. Bland has joined South Davis Community Hospital as chief executive officer of the organization's campus of health-care services. Bland has nearly 17 years of management experience in the health-care industry. He worked for SDCH for five years before working 10 years as a facility administrator at local care centers in the Bountiful and Salt Lake areas.