Mac Wrigley has been named a commercial loan officer at the Vista branch of D.L. Evans Bank in Boise.
Wrigley received his bachelors degree in business economics as well as his MBA from Boise State University. He is co-chair of the Meridian Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee. He also teaches business courses for the University of Phoenix.
Wrigley has been banking for 15 years, spending much of his time in construction lending and business banking.
Construction & design
Kyle Hemly, landscape architect with CSHQA, has been selected to serve on the Ada County Parks, Open Space and Trails Advisory Board. CSHQA Architect Jim Marsh has been elected chairman of the City of Boise Design Review Committee.
The seven-member Trails Advisory Board makes recommendations to the Ada County commissioners related to county parks, recreational opportunities, public recreation trails, and open space identification and preservation.
The Design Review Committee represents the architectural, landscape architectural and engineering professions in the review of proposed construction projects throughout the city. Its role is to protect property rights, enhance important environmental features and ensure that the general appearance of buildings and site improvements are consistent with city goals. The committee works on behalf of the Boise Planning & Zoning Commission.
Shawn Bearden, associate physiology professor at Idaho State University, will direct the ISU Biomedical Research Institute.
Established in 2005, the institute draws from all scientific disciplines to create and develop the resources and collaborations necessary for its investigators to make advances in human health.
Bearden, who joined ISU in 2004 from the Yale School of Medicine, is published in scientific journals and has received funding from the National Institutes of Health for research projects related to microcirculation in health and disease. His research focuses on blood vessels in the brain and how dysfunction of those vessels contributes to cognitive impairment and dementia.
For his research on microcirculation, Bearden was elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association. He serves on the executive committee of the national Microcirculatory Society, the editorial boards of three journals, and several committees that decide on research-funding policies and grants. He serves on national and university committees and is director of the ISU Advanced Imaging Core Facility.
Anders Erickson has joined the regional CPA and business-advisory firm Eide Bailly LLP as an IT audit senior manager in Boise.
Erickson has nine years of experience providing IT risk and control solutions in the public and private sectors. His responsibilities have included planning and executing assessments of IT security practices, risks, and controls against organizational, industry, and government standards.
Erickson earned his masters degree in information-systems management from Brigham Young University. He is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. He is certified in risk and information-systems control. He also is a certified information-systems auditor and a certified information-systems security professional.
Melissa Monroe has joined CliftonLarsonAllen as a staff accountant.
Monroe graduated from Evangel University in Springfield, Mo., with a bachelors degree in accounting and management. In college, she was involved in various business organizations. Before moving to Boise, Monroe worked one year for the federal government in San Antonio, Texas. She recently completed her certified public accountant exams and will become licensed next year.
Kevin C. Settles, owner of Bardenay Restaurants and Distilleries in Boise, has been appointed to the Idaho Human Rights Commission by Gov. Butch Otter.
Settles appointment to the three-year term was effective Jan. 7. He will represent industry on the panel that enforces state anti-discrimination laws. He succeeds Robert Bolinder of Boise, whose term expired.
Settles has two restaurants in Boise and a third in Coeur dAlene. The distillery at the original Boise location was the first in the United States to be licensed by the federal government to produce liquor in a restaurant.
Settles is a member of the National Restaurant Associations Board of Directors and is the associations Political Action Committee chairman for 2013. He is past president of the Idaho Lodging and Restaurant Association and is board secretary of the nonprofit Bogus Basin Recreation Association. He also served on the governors Health Care Exchange Task Force and the Alcoholic Beverage Task Force, and chaired government committees for the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce.
The Idaho Human Rights Commission enforces state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment, education, real estate transactions and public accommodations.
Barb Aberg has joined United Way of Treasure Valley as staff accountant. Staff member Mary Edwards has become a certified health education specialist.
Aberg was the office manager at The Tax Co./Bachman Business Services from 2007 to 2011. Before that, she served as office manager at Sagehold Homes. Both companies are in Meridian.
Aberg earned her bachelors of business administration degree in accounting at Boise State University. She has volunteered at Spalding Elementary in Meridian since 2006.
Edwards, community engagement coordinator at United Way of Treasure Valley, passed an examination in seven areas of responsibility for health education specialists.
Edwards provides logistical and clerical support and facilitates corporate engagement volunteer opportunities. She has a bachelors degree in health education and promotion from Boise State.
Jeremy Maxand has joined Lifes Kitchen as executive director.
Lifes Kitchen is a local nonprofit that provides life skills and culinary arts training to at-risk young adults.
Maxand has spent the last five years in Southeast Alaska, where he directed case management for Alaska Crossings, a skills-based wilderness therapy program that takes at-risk youth on canoe and hiking trips on the Tongass National Forest. He also served two years as an elected assemblyman and two years as mayor of the city and borough of Wrangell.
Maxand was previously the executive director of the Snake River Alliance, where he initiated the organizations renewable-energy program. He is a Boise State University alumnus with degrees in criminal justice and sociology and a graduate degree in history.
Richard M. Beyer has been appointed to the board of directors at Micron Technology.
Beyer was chairman and CEO of Freescale Semiconductor from 2008 through June 2012 and continues to serve as a director with Freescale.
Beyer, the 2012 chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association board, also served as a member of the U.S. Department of Commerces Manufacturing Council and the Partnership for a New American Economy.
Beyer was president, chief executive officer and director of Intersil Corp. from 2002 to 2008. He previously served in executive management roles at FVC.com, VLSI Technology and National Semiconductor Corp.
Beyer served three years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He earned a bachelors degree and a masters degree in Russian from Georgetown University and an MBA in marketing and international business from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Caitlin Simonson has joined Automated Maintenance Services Inc. as an account manager.
Simonson has a bachelor in business administration degree from Boise State University. She has a background in finance and marketing and is working on her MBA. Simonson represents the third generation of this family-owned business.
Automated Maintenance Services provides commercial janitorial and maintenance services throughout the Northwest and Midwest.
Treasure Valley Salsa, a producer of locally made gourmet salsas, donated $1,569 in 2012 to the Boise Public Schools Education Foundation and Meridian Education Foundation as part of its Healthy Bodies, Growing Minds charitable program.
Launched in March, the program donates 10 cents for every jar sold to retail stores within the foundations school district boundaries. This program helps foundations support teachers who carry out creative ideas that expand students learning experiences.
Treasure Valley Salsa was nationally recognized in 2009 with several awards at the Scovie Spicy Food Competition.
Belinda Isley, a Boise artist, has been added to the roster of national publishing company Masala Cards.
Twenty of Isleys designs were chosen to be included in the 2013 Masala line and will be sold and distributed nationwide.
Isley works with vintage photographs and objects to create 3-D assemblages that are photographed and printed. Her original work, along with giclee prints and cards, can be seen locally at Green Chutes and the Boise Art Museum. Her art has been featured on the cover of the Boise Weekly, and she is a regular contributor to the Flying M Valentines for AIDS fundraiser.
Isley was awarded a City of Boise Traffic Box Public Art Commission in 2011. The traffic box is located in front of Fork restaurant.
Masala, based in Asheville, N.C., was founded in 2004 and offers cards from artists in the U.S., United Kingdom and Canada.
Jerry Brookshire has joined Allied Envelope Co. in its account management sales force. Brookshire has 20 years of relationship building and sales experience in the public and private sectors. He will be responsible for account acquisitions and management.