Mark Dunham, the former executive director of the Associated General Contractors of Idaho, is joining Risch Pisca, a Boise law and lobbying firm, as a legislative consultant. Dunham left his post with the AGC after suffering a stroke in January.
Jeremy Pisca, a partner at the firm, said Dunham will assist him on education and transportation policy issues, including his proposed Transportation and Economic Development Zone plan.
“Mark’s got quite a background in transportation issues, so it seems logical that he’ll be helping me with that,” Pisca said.
Dunham also serves on the College of Western Idaho’s board of trustees. He is the former vice-president of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry and also served as governmental affairs liaison for Boise State University. Before that, he served as the CEO of the Idaho Association of Realtors for 19 years.
Dunham resigned from the AGC in June. He’s been replaced by Wayne Hammon, the former budget director for Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter. On a blog he continues to update, Dunham wrote that he suffered a tear in his carotid artery on Jan. 10 before suffering a massive stroke three days later while in the intensive care unit.