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CEO of Influence 2016 Maureen O'Toole, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council, speaks during the May 11 awards ceremony. Photo by Pete Grady.

CEO of Influence 2016 Maureen O’Toole, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council, speaks during the May 11 awards ceremony. Photo by Pete Grady.

The Idaho Business Review is proud to host this special recognition program for the remarkable business and nonprofit leaders throughout our state.

We will honor those who consistently demonstrate strong leadership, integrity, values, vision, commitment to excellence, financial performance, community and diversity.

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Influential CEOs represent companies, nonprofits from across Idaho

The 2016 Idaho Business Review CEO of Influence honorees gather for a group photo May 11 at the Riverside event in their honor. Front row, L-R: Maureen O’Toole, Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council; Rev. Bill Roscoe, Boise Rescue Mission; Shaun Menchaca, Pocatello’s Portneuf Health Trust; Travis Rothweiler, City of Twin Falls. Second row, L-R: Don Kemper, Healthwise; Ken Wyatt, 44 North Vodka; Darrel Anderson, Idaho Power; Brad Wiskirchen, Kount. Photo by Pete Grady.

The 2016 Idaho Business Review CEO of Influence honorees gather for a group photo May 11 at the Riverside event in their honor. Front row, L-R: Maureen O’Toole, Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council; Rev. Bill Roscoe, Boise Rescue Mission; Shaun Menchaca, Pocatello’s Portneuf Health Trust; Travis Rothweiler, City of Twin Falls. Second row, L-R: Don Kemper, Healthwise; Ken Wyatt, 44 North Vodka; Darrel Anderson, Idaho Power; Brad Wiskirchen, Kount. Photo by Pete Grady.

Now in its sixth year, the Idaho Business Review CEO of Influence program recognizes Idaho’s best from all corners of the state in business, nonprofit and government sectors. From over 30 candidates representing large and small public and private companies, small businesses, large and small nonprofit organizations, and government, nine are the 2016 Idaho CEOs of Influence. A selection committee consisting of past honorees rated each one in five categories: leadership, vision, innovation and competiveness, financial performance and community leadership.

The selection committee included Idaho leaders also named CEOs of influence from the last five years, including Rick Ritter of New Ventures Lab Inc., Connie Miller of Icon Credit Union, Chris Taylor of Fisher Technology, Karen Sander with Cushman & Wakefield Commerce, Sylvia Hampel of Clearview Cleaning, Jim Everett, newly retired from Treasure Valley Family YMCA, and John Cunningham with Block 22 LLC.

It was challenging, said the selection committee members. Miller said it was “so hard” to choose, but she was energized to see so many leaders’ applications. Everett agreed. “It was a phenomenal group,” he said, “and I only had a third of them. Wow.”

The Idaho leaders will be honored with a reception, dinner and awards event open to the public at the Riverside Hotel May 11, and a magazine featuring their profiles will be published with the Idaho Business Review May 12.

Idaho Business Review 2016 CEO of Influence honorees

Darrel Anderson, president & CEO, Idaho Power Co. and IDACORP Inc., Boise

Jack W. Gustavel, Chairman & CEO, Idaho Independent Bank, Coeur d’Alene

Don Kemper, founder and CEO, Healthwise, Boise

Shaun Menchaca, president and CEO, Portneuf Healthtrust Inc., Pocatello

Maureen O’Toole, CEO, Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council, Boise

Rev. Bill Roscoe, president and CEO of Boise Rescue Mission, Boise

Travis Rothweiler, city manager, City of Twin Falls, Twin Falls

Brad Wiskirchen, CEO, Keynetics Inc. & Kount Inc., Boise

Ken Wyatt, CEO & co-founder, 44 North Vodka, Boise

Important Dates

Nominations close – February 2017

Application deadline – February 2017

Finalists announced – March 2017

Awards Event – May 2017

Magazine advertising closes – April 2017 – Click here for information on advertising and sponsorship for this event

Magazine publishes – May 2017