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Jack Clark
Jack Clark

O’Dell joins TOK

Laura O’Dell has joined the property management department of Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate.

O’Dell has seven years of customer-service experience. She will support three property managers in the daily coordination of property operations for a portfolio of retail, office and industrial properties totaling 2.3 million square feet.

O’Dell holds a bachelor’s degree from Boise State University.

Boise Cascade marketing honored

Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products, a business unit of Boise Cascade Co., has won the national Best Dealer Program award in the first national Brand Builder Awards sponsored by Hanley Wood. The competition recognizes marketing campaigns in the residential and commercial design and construction industry, which Hanley Wood serves.

Boise Cascade’s campaign included print and digital marketing targeted to distributors, dealers and homebuilders emphasizing four pillars of Boise Cascade marketing: a complete product line, dependable nationwide distribution, effective tools and guidance; and being easy to do business with. The campaign has helped Boise Cascade win market share in challenging economic times, the company says.

Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products makes products that use wood fiber to achieve certain structural characteristics.

Winners were chosen by an independent panel of marketing and advertising experts. Hanley Wood is a media, event, information and strategic marketing services company.

Pioneer expands to Payette County

Pioneer Title Co. has added the county to its service area, which now extends to the Oregon-Idaho border. The addition follows Pioneer’s expansion into Blaine County last summer.

“From a business perspective, we are always looking at adding counties, especially those adjacent to our current markets, and we anticipate adding four more over the next 24 months,” President and CEO Tim Bundgard says.

Brooke Brennan will oversee Payette County in addition to Gem County. She has spent the last several months contacting local real estate companies and lenders. Brennan says there has been “an overwhelming response” and is working hard on building a local team.

Pioneer, founded in 1949, offers title and escrow products, long-term escrows, contract purchasing, foreclosure services, and 1031 tax-deferred exchanges throughout Idaho and eastern Washington. The privately held company is based in Boise and employs more than 200 people.

Volken joins Fidelity

Lisa Volken has joined the escrow team at Fidelity National Title Co.

Volken has been in the title and escrow industry for 20 years. She is a foster parent for the Humane Society and works with the elderly and Habitat for Humanity.

TitleOne complies with data standard

TitleOne, a locally owned title and escrow company, says it has completed an independent audit for Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16.

Previously called SAS 70, SSAE 16 is an auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to verify that a company has been through an in-depth audit of its control objectives and activities to ensure the safety and security of its customer data.

Objectives of this audit include availability, customer support, change management, database security, data backup, systems availability and the monitoring of network security.

Fiberpipe plans new high-tier data center

Fiberpipe Data Centers has signed an agreement with Uptime Institute for Uptime to provide Tier III design certification of a new Fiberpipe multitenant data center to be built in Boise. The center is scheduled to be commissioned in fall 2014 with 30,000 square feet of floor space. It will expand on Fiberpipe’s existing Tier I/Tier II facility.

Fiberpipe, based in Boise, serves companies looking to colocate IT infrastructure to an off-site and secure data center. Its services range from basic hosting platforms to cage-secured data center space.

Clark to consult for Accurate Surveying

John M. “Jack” Clark has joined Accurate Surveying & Mapping as a survey consultant.

Clark recently retired from the Ada County assessor’s office, where he worked for 17 years as the senior land records analyst. That position involved the mapping and determination of real property ownership for tax assessment purposes, and mentoring the land-records staff to achieve those goals.

After earning his Professional Land Surveyor license No. 4732 in 1983, Clark surveyed in Ada and surrounding counties for consultants until 1990. He then worked for Infotec, the contractor to the Bureau of Land Management, on the Geographic Co-ordinate Data Base project. This digital mapping project is based upon survey records that originated in the 1860s. Clark received advanced cadastral training through the BLM to do the work.

Clark also worked for Morrison-Knudsen Co. from the mid-1970s through the early 1980s. He surveyed in central Africa and on projects in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.