Pedersen leads preservation group

Ann-Eve Pedersen has been named executive director of the Southwestern Foundation for Education and Historical Preservation, succeeding Dianne Bret Harte, who retired this month after 19 years in the post.

Pedersen is an education advocate and former journalist. She has been city editor at the Arizona Daily Star, managing editor for news and business at the Tucson Citizen, and president of the Arizona Education Network. She holds a B.A. from Brown University.

The Southwestern Foundation, now in its 25th year, was established with an endowment from the estate of Jane Harrison Ivancovich, a Tucson community leader and philanthropist. The foundation has distributed more than $7 million in grants to promote the restoration and preservation of historic treasures in the Southwest, to fund scholarship and research in related fields and to further the education of schoolchildren and college students.

Overton advances at Vantage West

Vantage West Credit Union has named Tim Overton as vice president of business lending and services.

Overton brings more than two decades of experience as a commercial relationship manager for Chase, Wells Fargo, Northern Trust and National Bank of Arizona.

He is a member of the Oro Valley Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Financial Executives and Affiliates of Tucson, 4 Tucson and the Tucson Airport Authority.

Overton, who earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of California-Riverside, replaces Jim Hanson, who recently retired from Vantage West.

Larson joins The Planning Center

David Larson has joined The Planning Center as a project manager.

Larson has a background in project management, operations, finance and sales and extensive experience in land acquisition, entitlement planning, land development and construction.

He has collaborated with local, state and federal government agencies, nonprofits and for-profit organizations on many projects.

He has a bachelor of science degree in construction management from Brigham Young University and a master of business administration degree from Arizona State University.

InnovaDx marketing adds Bolkcom

Gerry Bolkcom has joined Innovative Diagnostics (InnovaDx) as marketing manager.

InnovaDx is a new service in Tucson providing mobile diagnostic testing for modified barium swallow studies.

Formerly director of sales at The Forum at Tucson, Bolkcom also held positions in advertising sales and marketing at the Arizona Daily Star and oversaw sales and marketing at The Explorer Newspaper for 15 years.

McCoy is new HBL tax supervisor

HBL CPAs P.C. has promoted Patricia “Trish” McCoy to tax supervisor.

McCoy has been with the firm since 2013 and specializes in both individual and business taxation. She has recently taken over responsibility for the firm’s tax notice response and resolution.

She holds a bachelor of science in business administration/accounting and a master of accounting degree from the University of Arizona. She was an adjunct lecturer for the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management during 2015.

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