Letters from the West

Attorney Nunez takes helm of Snake River Alliance

Boise attorney Kelsey Jae Nunez will take over as executive director of the Snake River Alliance, replacing Liz Woodruff.

Nunez, a former attorney with Givens Pursely, has had her own practice focusing on land use, small business and nonprofit counseling since 2012. She will be the first attorney to lead the group that has long worked on challenging nuclear development and more recently been deeply involved in advocating clean energy.

“Kelsey’s deep roots in Idaho and her long-standing work on many of the Alliance’s core issues and her passion for nuclear and energy advocacy makes her an ideal choice as the next leader of the Alliance,” said Alliance Board President Beth Jacob.

At Givens Pursely she worked on environment and natural resource issues, real estate and land use. Nunez earned her law degree from Pepperdine University in 2007. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Political Science from the University of Idaho in 2003.

Nunez was honored by the business and service community as one of the Idaho Business Review’s Women of the Year in 2011 and as a Tribute to Women in Industry honoree in 2012. She has been the program director of the Idaho Green Fest since 2012.

“For many years I have looked to this organization for knowledge and inspiration in nuclear and energy policy, and the impacts and progress made by the board, staff, and former EDs provide a strong foundation to build upon,” Nunez said.