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Women Tech Awards, American First named top workplace, New People’s Intermountain Bank hires

October 12, 2018

Finalists for the 2018 Women Tech Awards.

Annual Women Tech Awards lunch to be held

The annual Women Tech Awards will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. The awards luncheon celebrates Utah’s top tech talent. More than 190 finalists and 25 student finalists have been recognized during the 11-year history of the Women Tech Awards.

The awards recognize technology-focused women throughout the industry who are driving innovation, creating new technologies, impacting technology companies and inspiring the technology community. The awards have also helped these women inspire other women and high school girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

To see a listing of the award finalists and register to attend the event, visit http://womentechcouncil.com/awards.

America First named best credit union to work at

America First Credit Union was recently named one of the 2018 Best Credit Unions to Work For by Credit Union Journal and Best Companies Group. The 2018 list is made up of 50 credit unions from throughout the country.

“It is a great honor to be recognized as one of the country’s best credit unions to work for,” said John Lund, CEO at America First Credit Union. “We work hard to make sure that our employees are satisfied and have an exceptional place to work. Satisfied employees provide the best service, and our employees consistently provide tremendous service to our members.”

Determining the Best Credit Unions to Work For involved evaluating each participating credit union’s workplace policies, practices and demographics, along with feedback from employees.

New People’s Intermountain Bank hires

People’s Intermountain Bank, the corporate entity for Bank of American Fork, announced the promotion of Ryan Jones to senior vice president/chief lending officer and the hiring of Michael Baum, vice president/manager of treasury management; Anthony Nielson, assistant vice president/director of data warehousing; and Jeremy Despain, assistant vice president/director of financial planning.

Jones has 18 years of banking experience, including 13 years with People’s Intermountain Bank and Bank of American Fork. Baum has over a decade of experience in treasury management. Nielson joined People’s Intermountain Bank in August, and has 10 years of banking experience, specializing in data warehousing. Despain joined People’s Intermountain Bank in September, and has been in the financial services industry for more than 13 years with brokerage firms and financial tech companies.

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