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This year’s Accomplished Under 40 show diversity, geographic reach

Pictured here at last year's  event (l-r) are Laurena Morehouse of Eide Bailly LLP, 2015 honoree and 2016 selection committee member Chantayn Winner of D.L. Evans Bank, Joncey Carleton of Two Rivers Salon and Spa and Rachel Chadha of Idaho Independent Bank.

Pictured here at last year’s event (l-r) are Laurena Morehouse of Eide Bailly LLP, 2015 honoree and 2016 selection committee member Chantayn Winner of D.L. Evans Bank, Joncey Carleton of Two Rivers Salon and Spa and Rachel Chadha of Idaho Independent Bank. Photo by Pete Grady.

In record-breaking numbers, applications flew into the Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished Under 40 email inbox. More than 130 completed the application process.

That made the selection process harder than ever, said several past honorees who sat on the 11 selection committees.

“All of the applicants were very impressive,” said Courtney Santillan, director of health programs and workforce development at the College of Western Idaho. A 2015 award winner, she said the experience of reading the applications and what great things are being accomplished by the nominees was “amazing.”

Patrick A. Hunter, PR and strategic engagement program manager for Hewlett-Packard, was thankful for the opportunity to learn about the nominees’ accomplishments and said the candidates in his group were “outstanding.” Hunter was an honoree in 2011.

Raina Delema, branch manager II for the Sandpoint Branch of Washington Trust Bank, and honoree from 2015 also said, “it was amazing seeing the diversity in service and accomplishments.”

The public is invited to celebrate with this year’s honorees at a reception and awards event on June 23 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Western Aircraft Hangar at the Boise Airport. Tickets will be available for purchase on the website: http://idahobusinessreview.com/events/au40/.

2016 Idaho Business Review Accomplished Under 40

Amanda Ashley, assistant professor, School of Public Service, Boise State University, Boise

David Arkoosh, attorney/owner, Law Office of David Arkoosh, Boise

Brenda Bauges, deputy attorney general, Office of the Attorney General, State of Idaho, Boise

Jennifer Burns, partner, Quest Groups LLC, Boise

Coree Carver, president, Axus International, Boise

Erin Cave, manager, Leadership & Digital Media, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Boise

Todd Cranney, managing partner, Riverwood Strategies, Eagle

Anna Eberlin, attorney, Holland & Hart LLP, Boise

Stacy Ennis, writer, editor, creative consultant, founder, Creatively, Eagle

Patrick J. Geile, partner, Foley Freeman PLLC, Meridian

Sarah S. Haight, operations manager, Rekluse Motor Sports, Boise

Jessica “Jess” Harrison, director of communication and government affairs, Idaho School Boards Association, Boise

Mandi Herbert, Wright Brothers, The Building Company, Eagle

Natalie Lemas Hernandez, chief operating officer, brokerage associate, founder, Commercial Northwest Property Management, Nancy Lemas Team-KW Commercial, TIPPS, Boise

Jacqueline Hickman, assistant vice president and executive banking relationship manager, Zions Bank, Boise

Morgan Hoffman, co-founder, owner, We Love Boise Real Estate, Boise

Philip M. “Flip” Kleffner, business banking manager, Wells Fargo Bank, Boise

Timothy Kurtz, attorney and professor, Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley and Boise State University, Boise

David McFadyen, administrator, St. Luke’s Boise, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise

Yoni Melchert, project manager, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise

Benjamin T. Nelson, senior vice president, D.L. Evans Bank, Burley

Sara Prentice, Lead for INL Hosting and Protocol, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls

Alice Pyle, director of community engagement, Junior Achievement of Idaho, Nampa

Erin Retelle, owner, director, sewBoise, Boise

Allyson Reynolds, family nurse practitioner, St. Luke’s Children’s Surgery, Boise

Matt Rissell, CEO, TSheets, Eagle

Jayson Ronk, director of state government affairs, Micron Technology, Boise

Brienne M. Sandow, director of nursing, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise

Dean Sandros, director, investment accounting & assistant portfolio manager, United Heritage Financial Group, Meridian

Vishal Saxena, assistant professor, Boise State University, Boise

Wyatt Schroeder, executive director, CATCH Inc., Boise

2015 honoree and 2016 selection committee member Julie Fogerson of Wells Fargo Bank (left) with Don Melendez, Idaho regional president for Wells Fargo Bank and Ildi Incze, Marine Technician, Pacific Architects and Engineers (right). Photo by Pete Grady.

2015 honoree and 2016 selection committee member Julie Fogerson of Wells Fargo Bank (left) with Don Melendez, Idaho regional president for Wells Fargo Bank and Ildi Incze, marine technician, Pacific Architects and Engineers (right). Photo by Pete Grady.

Jared S. Smith, principal, Pennbridge Lodging/Pennbridge Capital, Eagle

David Stanish, senior counsel, Idaho Power, Boise

Stuart G. Summers, associate vice president for marketing and communications, Idaho State University, Pocatello

Mike Tankersley, president, Signs2U LLC, Boise

Nick Taylor, associate, Stoel Rives LLP, Boise

Brigham Tomco, CEO Zylun Global, Rexburg

Michael Trienen, vice president, wealth management, UBS Financial Services Inc., Boise

Justin Vaughn, associate professor of political science, Boise State University, Boise

Bradlee Walker, CEO, Boise Fry Company, Boise

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.

2 comments

  1. Hi James, We received a record number of nominations and applications this year for the Accomplished Under 40 awards program — about 300 were nominated and over 130 sent in completed applications. We did get a number of nominations — and completed applications — from outside of the Boise area. And this year there are honorees representing Burley, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Nampa and Rexburg. While it is true that most of the nominations that came in were of young professionals in the Treasure Valley area, I strongly urge you and others across the state to be diligent about nominating young professionals statewide. And for those who are nominated, wherever you are, I strongly urge you to complete the application so you can then be considered.

    Also, I would like to note that The Idaho Business Review does not determine the honorees — selection committees made up of past honorees and community leaders do that. The 40 candidates who scored highest in: accomplishments, leadership, community service and vision/setting/meeting goals, those were the ones who became the 2016 Accomplished Under 40 honorees.

    James, I am bowled over every year by so many talented young professionals in Idaho. This year, that talent pool seems to have grown exponentially.
    Thanks for giving me a chance to address and to clarify these matters.
    — Jeanne Huff, special sections editor, Idaho Business Review

  2. Shouldn’t this be the Boise Business Review since it almost never includes anyone other than Boise people.