Advertising and PR
Shelbi Haas has joined Fahlgren Mortine as an account associate in the Boise office. Haas will support several accounts, including the J.R. Simplot Co. and NeighborWorks Boise. An Idaho native, Haas earned a bachelor of business administration in marketing from Boise State University. MUG
Cameron Skeen has joined Murakami Produce Co. LLC of Ontario as a member of the Operations and Business Development team. A Nyssa, Ore., native, Skeen earned a bachelor’s degree from Boise State University in business administration.
Boise Young Professionals members donated 879 volunteer hours last year, worth about $17,764, according to Independent Sector’s estimated value of volunteer time. Forty BYP members planned to volunteer an estimated 145 hours to Ironman 70.3 Boise. BYP is a program of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce with more than 1,000 members.
Mayor John Bechtel of Wilder was honored with the Harold Hurst Award for his contributions to the Association of Idaho Cities at the 68th AIC annual conference in Boise. The award is named for Harold Hurst, the mayor of Heyburn for 24 years and a past president of AIC.
Also, the association elected these board members: President – council member Greg Lanting, Twin Falls; First Vice President – Mayor Brian Blad, Pocatello; Second Vice President – council member Jeri DeLange, Hayden; Third Vice President – council member Elaine Clegg, Boise; District 1 directors – Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer and Rathdrum Mayor Vic Holmes; District 2 directors – Moscow Mayor Bill Lambert and Lewiston council member Bob Blakey; District 3 directors – Weiser Mayor Diana Thomas and Middleton Mayor Darrin Taylor; District 3A directors – Meridian council member Genesis Milan and Boise council member Maryanne Jordan; District 4 directors – Twin Falls council member Suzanne Hawkins and Burley council member Casey Anderson; District 5 directors – Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England and Malad council member Tom Jenkins; and District 6 directors – Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper and Island Park Mayor Tom Jewell.
The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce has added Joel Poppen, Micron Technology Inc.; Vern Porter, Idaho Power Co.; and Brad Street, Albertsons LLC, to the chamber’s board. Poppen, Porter, and Street will each serve a three-year term. The chamber also announced the appointment of Brock Martinson, CTA Architects Engineers, to the board for a one-year term. Martinson is the 2015-16 Leadership Boise president and represents Leadership Boise on the board. MUGSx4
The American Association for State and Local History has named Keith Petersen, associate director of the Idaho State Historical Society and state historian, a recipient of the association’s Individual Award of Merit for excellence in history programs and individual achievement.
The Idaho AFL-CIO held elections for executive board members and the executive committee at its recent annual convention. Newly elected members are: Vice President – Brad Cedarblom (Ironworker 4), Rathdrum; District 1 – Jake Ellis (IAFF 149), Boise; District 3 – Dale Broadsword (USW 338), Rathdrum. Reinstated executive board members are: President – Aaron White (IBEW 291), Meridian; Secretary/Treasurer – Kelly McDonald (OPIEU 277), Boise; District 2 – Jim Kidder (USW 712), Lewiston; District 4 – Joe Maloney (IBEW 449), Filer; District 5 – Nathan Millward (SMART 265), Pocatello; District 6 – Randy Olaveson (ATU 1517), Lewisville and District 7 – Andrea Wassner (AFGE 3937), Boise.
Sandra Healy, membership chair for the Idaho Centennial Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants, has been recognized as one of the top Recruiters of the Year for the 2014-15 membership program year, with 25 new members. As the top sponsor, she will be recognized at the annual conference.
The Boys & Girls Club of Ada County will receive a check for $12,100 from the Lyle Pearson Auto Show. The check represents funds raised at the annual Mercedes-Benz – Lyle Pearson Golf Tournament.
Elida “Lilly” Palacios has joined the Bank of the Cascades as a mortgage loan officer in Nampa. Originally from Eastern Idaho, she has been a Boise/Nampa resident for 24 years. MUG
Dee Carter has joined Icon Credit Union as mortgage sales manager. Carter has 27 years of mortgage experience and 15 years in various mortgage sales management roles. He obtained an MBA through Northwest Nazarene University and completed his undergraduate work in marketing at Boise State University. MUG
Darren Schuldheiss had been appointed to KeyBank’s Idaho Market president and Key Private Bank leader. Since 2013, Schuldheiss has been senior vice president and director of national sales for Key Private Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration – finance from the University of Montana. MUG
Zehireta Avdic has been promoted to marketing director at D.L. Evans Bank. She has been with the Bank since 2011 and has seven years of banking experience. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in general business from Boise State University. MUG
Kathy Davidson has been promoted to assistant vice president/assistant manager in the Fruitland branch of D.L. Evans Bank. Davidson attended Boise State University and has 30 years of banking experience. MUG
The Meridian branch of D.L. Evans Bank donated $3,500 toward the Children’s Cancer Pavilion Personalized Walkway to Awareness at Julia Davis Park.The funds benefited the Trevor’s Trek Foundation, a nonprofit that raises awareness of childhood cancer and supports research into causes and cures.
Andy Scoggin has been elected to the board of directors of Idaho First Bank. Scoggin is the executive president of human resources, labor relations, public relations and governmental affairs for Albertsons LLC.
Construction & Design
Paula Dryden has joined Insight Architects as an interior designer. She has 20 years of experience in the field. MUG
Armando Sosa has joined CSHQA, an architectural firm, as an administrative intern. Sosa attended the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, where he majored in liberal arts.
Spencer Seewald has joined CSHQA, an architectural firm, as an engineer-in-training. Seewald earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2013 from the University of Washington – Seattle MUG
Lorinda Smith is the new manager of the L.S. and Aline W. Skaggs Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Laboratories, which will open in August at Idaho State University-Meridian. Smith’s duties will include overseeing the setup and operations of the $6 million labs and assisting faculty and students with their educational needs. Students in physician-assistant studies will begin using the labs the first week of the fall semester. MUG
Frank C. Stewart has joined Idaho State University as the senior development officer for the College of Science and Engineering. Stewart has 13 years of fund raising experience at Utah State University. MUG
Carolyn Hovde Bohach, University of Idaho microbiologist/food science researcher and distinguished professor, was appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Bohach will serve a two-year term from 2015 to 2017.
NuMat Inc. and Idaho State University have reached an agreement to conduct joint research and development at the Research and Innovation in Science and Engineering (RISE) Complex in Pocatello, with the goal of commercializing advanced technologies, including advanced manufacturing, medical isotope production and materials science.
Kathryn Milburn, a teacher at Idaho Connects Online in Nampa, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, Va., to further study American history. .
Marcelle L. Winn has been named to take over the Edward Jones office at 1208 S. Vista Ave. Winn transferred to Boise from an Edward Jones office in Yakima, Wash. She has eight years of experience in financial services.
Andy Clements has joined Rathbone Warwick Investment Management as a client associate. Clements earned a bachelor’s degree in May from the University of Idaho, where as a senior he was vice president of services for Vandal Solutions, a student-run marketing organization. MUG
Timothy A. Brady has joined Rathbone Warwick Investment Management as an investment adviser. Brady, a chartered financial analyst, had worked since 2009 at Capitol Investment Advisors. MUG
Food & Beverage
Craig Richey has been promoted to vice president of human resources at Thomas Cuisine Management, a Meridian company specializing in food service management for health care and corporate dining services. Richey began his career at Thomas Cuisine in July 1998.. MUG
Jason Bobango, founder and president of Stokin’ Joe’s Beverages, a 1-year-old Twin Falls coffee company, has announced an anti-hunger promotion called NINETY9 Down Idaho. The company promised to donate 25 percent of sale proceeds to the Idaho Foodbank.
Phillip Roberts has been hired as fire marshal for the Nampa Fire Department. Roberts, 53, held the same position in Murray, Utah, for 17 years. MUG
Gov. Butch Otter has named the members of the STEM Action Center board of directors. The STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) center was created by House Bill 302 and calls for an initial board consisting of nine members. One position is still open. The eight who have agreed to serve are:
Jeff Sayer, director of the Department of Commerce; Ken Edmunds, director of the Department of Labor; Dave Hill, Idaho State Board of Education; Tim Corder, special assistant, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction; Todd Allen, deputy director of the Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls; Lorna Finman, CEO of LCF Enterprises, Post Falls; Dee Mooney, executive director of the Micron Foundation, Boise; and Von Hansen, CEO of AlertSense Inc., Boise. .
Optum Idaho announced that Tom Fronk has been elected chair of the Idaho Behavioral Health Plan Advisory Board. Fronk is the executive director of Idaho Primary Care Association, where he is responsible for the overall management of corporate affairs.MUG
Joy Modica, physical therapist, has been named director of rehab services at Life Care Center of Boise. Modica comes from Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, where she served as physical therapy supervisor for 16 years.
Briana Giordano has joined Leavitt Group of Boise as operations specialist. She is studying business marketing at the University of Phoenix and brings experience in customer service, operations management in the construction industry, and office administration in optometry. MUG
Clara Comes and Jingyi Su, two Boise office team members for PacificSource Health Plans, have earned the Associate of the Society of Actuaries designation. An actuary in the health insurance industry evaluates the marketplace and determines rate structures and pricing by estimating future premiums and claims costs.
The Moffatt Thomas law firm has new staffers in each of its three Idaho offices. Cynthia A. Melillo joins the Boise office as a partner in the business and real estate practice. Attorney Jerry Stenquist provides a broad array of legal services from the Idaho Falls office. The Pocatello office hired Kayleen Shaw as a paralegal. MUGSx3
Stoel Rives LLP partner James C. Dale has been elected a fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Dale will be the only Idaho-based attorney in the college. MUG
Parsons Behle & Latimer presented more than $85,000 to The United Way of Treasure Valley and of Salt Lake City. .
The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys has published its latest list of nationally ranked family law attorneys. This year’s Top 10 family law attorneys (under 40) for Idaho are: Jennifer M. Schindele, John Stuart Grover and Tessa Jeanean Bennett, Boise; Kate A. Hawkins and W. Jeremy Carr, Lewiston; Kimberly Danielle Brooks and Tami Elizabeth Monek, Nampa; Leah F. Shotwell, Meridian; and Reed Bradley Willis, Pocatello.
Chambers USA has recognized Holland & Hart attorneys Walter Bithell, Robert Faucher, Murray Feldman, Brian Hansen, Matt Hicks, Pamela Howland, Linda Jones, Fred Mack, William Myers, Larry Prince (recognized as a Star Individual in bankruptcy/restructuring), Scott Randolph, Laurie Reynoldson, Walt Sinclair, Nicole Snyder, Newal Squyres, Erik Stidham and Mary York.
2015 Mountain States Super Lawyers and Mountain States Rising Stars recognized Holland & Hart attorneys Dean Bennett, Sara Berry, Walter Bithell, Thomas Chandler, Robert Faucher, Murray Feldman, Pamela Howland, William Myers, Larry Prince, Jason Prince, Scott Randolph, Walt Sinclair, Nicole Snyder, Newal Squyres, Kim Stanger and Erik Stidham. Also, Walt Sinclair and Newal Squyres were listed among the Top 100 Mountain States Super Lawyers.
Mountain States Super Lawyers recognized six attorneys from Parsons Behle & Latimer. John N. Zarian appears on this year’s Top 100 attorneys in the Mountain States region. Robert B. Burns, Dana M. Herberholz, David S. Jensen, Kennedy K. Luvai and J. Kevin West appear on this year’s list honoring the work and accomplishments of less than 5 percent of the attorneys in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.
2015 Mountain States Super Lawyers selected Moffatt Thomas attorneys Scott L. Campbell, Julian E. Gabiola, David P. Gardner, Larry C. Hunter, James L. Martin, Patricia M. Olsson, Randall A. Peterman, Mark S. Prusynski, Stephen R. Thomas and John C. Ward for inclusion on its list. Named by Super Lawyers for the first time this year is Christine E. Nicholas, a business/corporate, real estate and finance attorney.
Pete Murray has been hired as president and chief operating officer at Guerdon Modular Buildings, a Boise manufacturer of large-scale, modular construction projects and modular multi-family housing developments. Murray comes from Welch Allyn, where he led West Coast operations for the past 12 years with responsibilities for Welch Allyn’s Oregon manufacturing facilities. . MUG
Dan Greenwood has joined Boise State Public Radio as “Morning Edition” host and reporter after working as a “Weekend Edition” host at KUNC, the NPR affiliate in Greeley, Colo. MUG
Senior Master Sgt. Russell Taylor has joined the staff of the Boise Rescue Mission as director of veterans programs. Taylor retired from the U.S. Air Force in January after 30 years. .
Residential real estate
The Idaho Association of Realtors gave the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals $1,000 through a diversity grant made possible by the National Association of Realtors. NAHREP Idaho representatives include founding board member Veronica Hernandez, a Realtor at RE/MAX Executives of Idaho in Nampa; and past president Yuri Blanco, of RE/MAX Executives in Eagle.
Chrissy Smith has joined Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce as an office specialist in Boise. Smith owned a pool and spa business for 15 years. MUG
Jeff Shaffer, a property manager with Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate, has earned the Certified Property Manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management. Shaffer joined TOK in 2012 and manages a portfolio of 23 properties totaling 300,000 square feet. MUG
Shannon Stacey has been hired as Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group’s broker assistant for the Downtown Boise office. A Realtor since 2010, she will assist managing broker Patrick McTigue. MUG
Megan Dougherty joined Griffis/Blessing as operations coordinator at The Owyhee. Dougherty will assist Thomas Felter with day-to-day operations of the 115,000-square-foot, mixed-use building in Downtown Boise. MUG
Robert Agnew has joined Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate as a property accountant. Agnew has nine years of accounting and finance experience, including four in property-management accounting. . MUG
Currie Bucher has joined Ralston Group Properties in Boise as a real estate agent. She previously worked in advertising and later created and owned a boutique in Austin, Texas. MUG
Justin Robertson has been promoted by TitleOne to assistant vice president and Twin Falls team leader. Robertson, an Idaho native, joined TitleOne in 2005 and most recently was a commercial escrow officer for TitleOne in Boise. MUG
Whittney Curran of Academy Mortgage, Meridian, has been included in Mortgage Professional America magazine’s Elite Women in Mortgage feature. This annual list recognizes 50 female rising stars in the industry.
Franz Witte Landscape Contracting Inc. has added two shareholders, Glade Burlingame and Danny Turner. Burlingame has been with the company for 18 years as controller and vice president of administration. Turner has acquired and managed numerous commercial landscape design and build projects over the past seven years. MUGSx2
Megan Scharar has been hired by CTR – Cleanup & Total Restoration as a marketing representative in the Treasure Valley. She recently graduated from Boise State University cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration – marketing with a visual arts minor. MUG
Brad Wall joins Paul Davis Restoration as a restoration field technician. He has previous experience in construction trades.
Drake Mechanical, a fifth-generation Boise home-services company, and President Nick Drake are featured in the national “Small Business Revolution” documentary project. The Small Business Revolution is a yearlong campaign to celebrate small businesses across the country.
Eric Vos has been named the top technician at FedEx Freight for 2015. Vos lives in Parma and works at the Boise service center. He will represent the company at an industry competition in September. MUG
Idaho Power has recognized employees with 25 or more years of service. Dennis Law was hired May 29, 1975 as an electrician’s helper on a mobile construction crew and now works as a station tech foreman at the Mechanical & Electrical Shop. Mark Briscoe was hired June 10, 1985 as an auxiliary equipment operator at Lower Salmon Power Plant and now works as a load serving operator at Boise Center West. Toby Clayton was hired June 10, 1982 as a clerk in Twin Falls. He now works as a regional manager at the Boise Operations Center. Jim Ashworth was hired June 11, 1990 as an engineer in Plaza II. He now works as an engineering project leader in the corporate headquarters in Boise. Jerry Olson was hired June 4, 1990 as a garage mechanic at the Mechanical & Electrical Shop. He now works as the fleet service manager at the shop.
Idaho Power also announced the retirements of Debra Bammel, 23 years; Ernie Delgadillo, 12 years; Luci McDonald, 10 years; Sharon Raynor, 18 years and Pat Whaley, 40 years. MUGSx5