welcomes Cisco to Lehi

Monday, welcomed Cisco to Lehi as the company continues to expand its presence in the Silicon Slopes.

The Cisco Global Virtual Sales and Engineering Americas held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Lehi office. Cisco executives Sylvain Tremblay, VP of Global Virtual Sales Americas, Jim Walsh, Senior Vice President Global Sales Segments and Industries, and Julie Hens, VP of Global Virtual Sales and Engineering, all gave speeches at the event.

Cisco’s new office space will have three times the workforce capacity its current Lindon office does.

“As we continue to strengthen our collaboration with Cisco, we’re excited to officially welcome them to Silicon Slopes,” Chris Harrington, chief operating officer of, said. “Cisco joining the community will drive new opportunities for collaboration and innovation, and further establishes Silicon Slopes as a highly desirable region for tech companies and entrepreneurs.” is an AI sales platform that works to improve sales effectiveness and accelerate revenue for enterprises around the world. Cisco is one of the companies that relies on for “revenue lift,” according to a press release, as well as alignment between sales and marketing to track data and use it for improvement.

Natalie Gochnour joins People’s Utah Bancorp Board

People’s Utah Bancorp, the holding company of People’s Intermountain Bank, announced Monday that Natalie Gochnour has joined its board of directors.

Gochnour is an associate dean in the David Eccles School of Business and the director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah. She also serves as the chief economist for the Salt Lake Chamber.

“With a broad background in business and economics, and with strong ties to the Utah community, we believe Natalie is a perfect fit for the People’s Utah Bancorp Board of Directors,” Rick Beard, chairman of the board, said. “Her experience and expertise will be invaluable as we execute our plan for continued growth and maintaining the best possible service for our clients.”

Gochnour has served on the Salt Lake County Advisory Board for the Bank of American Fork, one of the divisions of People’s Intermountain Bank, for the past two years. She also currently serves on several community non-profit boards, such as Primary Children’s Hospital, World Trade Center Utah, Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation and Envision Utah. She is also on an advisory board for Dominion Energy and the Corporate Governing Board of O.C. Tanner.

In the past, Gochnour advised Utah governors Norman H. Bangerter, Michael O. Leavitt, and Olene Walker, and was the media spokesperson for the governor’s office during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. During the George W. Bush administration, she was a political appointee and served in both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Jessica Egbert joins Women’s Network Executive Council

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions announced last week that Jessica Egbert, Ph.D., is a new member of the American Council on Education’s Women’s Network Executive Council.

Egbert is the executive vice president of strategy and engagement at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She received the invitation to serve on the council following several years serving as a member of the board for the Utah Women in Higher Education Network, and as the chair and past chair of the American Council on Education’s Utah chapter serving in support of women in Utah higher education careers.

The Women’s Network Executive Council supports state networks by serving as liaisons and mentors to state chairs and providing leadership for developing or strengthening state planning boards to help advance and support women in higher education according to the American Council on Education’s goals.

Egbert will serve as a liaison and mentor to assigned state chairs to provide leadership to strengthen state networks, in addition to assisting state boards in event planning, participating in executive committee meetings and other committees, and providing financial support for the Women’s Leadership Legacy Fund.

“It’s a remarkable opportunity to serve on the ACE Women’s Network Executive Council,” Egbert saud. “I am committed to — and enjoy — creating meaningful connections, building networks, sponsoring leadership and skill development, and promoting environments of diverse leadership through which organizations and institutions may thrive. The caliber of leaders with whom I’ll serve opens up another dimension of learning and mentorship. I’m hopeful this role will also be a benefit to our state and the Utah Women in Higher Education Network.”