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IBR’s Women of the Year announced

Save the date – Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

That’s when the Idaho Business Review will again honor 50 Women of the Year. Idaho Business Review annually celebrates Idaho’s most successful women from public, private, and charitable business sectors. Idaho Business Review receives hundreds of nominations and recognizes 50 honorees. Since 2011, one of the 50 is revealed and recognized as outstanding honoree and “Woman of the Year” in an Academy Award-like moment, culminating the evening’s event. In 2011, Heidi Thompson, president and founder of Scentsy, Inc., was named. Karen Vauk, president and CEO of the Idaho Foodbank, took the honor in 2012.

Giving credence to work ethic, innovation and balance, IBR honors these women and their commitment to excellence at a special awards dinner gala at The Riverside Hotel. The stories of how they got to where they are today, their achievements, and the lessons learned that contributed to their business experiences, will be showcased in a special magazine, available to subscribers in the Feb. 22 IBR, and passed out to all event attendees.

“Every one of these 50 women of the year exemplifies what it takes to be a leader,” said Idaho Business Review Vice President and Publisher Sean Evans. “Year after year we are amazed by the caliber of all of these women who are consummate business professionals who also manage to make a real difference in their communities.”

Here is the 2013 class of the Idaho Business Review Women of the Year

Karleen Andresen, Idaho Women’s Journal

Karen Ballard, Idaho Department of Commerce

Denise Bender, Lemhi County Crisis Intervention/The Mahoney House

Amy Benson, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce

Stephanie Camarillo, Molly Maid

Wendy Gerwick Couture, University of Idaho College of Law

Angela Curtis, FACES Family Justice Center

Keely E. Duke, Duke Scanlan & Hall

Kate Eldridge, HDR Engineering, Inc.

Karianne Fallow, Red Sky Public Relations

Shari Fernandez, Idaho State University

Kit Fitzgerald, Red Barn Real Estate

Marcy Flansburg, D.L. Evans Bank

Wendy Fox, MetaGeek

Honey Goodman, Treasure Valley Hospice

Christine L. Hayward, Zions Bank

Natasha Hazlett, Fast Forward Marketing, LLC

LeAnn M. Hume, Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce

Evelyn S. Johnson, Boise State University, Lee Pesky Learning Center

Jana Jones, Boise Valley Economic Partnership

Cyndi Friend Kay, D.A. Davidson & Co.

Trisha Stevens Lamb, Boise State University College of Business & Economics

Julie Larson, Meridian Entrepreneur Think Tank Co-Op

Angela Lindig, Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc.

Cathy McDougall, AARP Idaho

Jennifer McEntee, W.H. Moore Company

Diane Davis Myklegard, Julia Davis Park Coalition

Elizabeth (Betti) Newburn, Idaho Small Business Development Center

Lisa Nordstrom, Idaho Power Company

Tracy Olsen, WHPacific, Inc.

Stacy Pearson, Boise State University

Amy Pence-Brown, Treasure Valley Family Magazine

Kimberly Pettit, Helping Idaho Dogs, Inc.

Jennifer L. Reynolds, U.S. Bank

Susan Rowe, Scentsy, Inc.

Christine M. Salmi, Perkins Coie

Amanda Keating Schaus, Brighton Corporation

Karyn Scott, The Nichols Accounting Group P.C.

Marcia Smart, Smart Leadership Solutions

Cindy Smith-Putnam, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center

Sheila Spangler, Women’s Business Center

Larinda Spencer, Ataraxis, Inc.

Teri Thaemert, Boise School District

Raleigh Ann Vachek, Rathbone Warwick & Daly Investment Consulting of Wells Fargo Advisors

Kendra A. Waitley, K1 Event Planning & Fundraising

Eloisa S. Walker, M.D., St. Luke’s Children’s Pediatric Cardiology of Idaho

Emily Walton, Idaho Civic Engagement Project

Rachel Winer, Idaho Smart Growth

Mandy Wood, NLP Secure/Max Giving

Holli Woodings, State of Idaho

What: 2013 Idaho Business Review Women of the Year Gala Event

When:  6-9 p.m. (reception, dinner, awards event), Tuesday, Feb. 26

Where: The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd.

Tickets: $85, available at idahobusinessreview.com/events/woy or call 208-336-3768

About Jeanne Huff

Jeanne Huff is the special sections editor at IBR, editor of Women of the Year, Accomplished Under 40, CEOs of Influence, Money Makers, Leaders in Law, Corporate Guide to Event Planning as well as editor of custom publications including Welcome to Boise, Dining Decisions, Idaho Heartland Living and Travelog.
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