IBR Breakfast Series

Idaho Business Review’s Feb. 7 breakfast series panel (l-r) Theresa da Silva, Mike Francis, Joy Healey, Richard Langston and Kevin Settles. The panel was moderated by Alison Johnson of Holland & Hart. Photo by Erika Sather-Smith.

Idaho Business Review’s Feb. 7 breakfast series panel (l-r) Theresa da Silva, Mike Francis, Joy Healey, Richard Langston and Kevin Settles. The panel was moderated by Alison Johnson of Holland & Hart. Photo by Erika Sather-Smith.

Every other month the Idaho Business Review hosts a panel discussion featuring five or six industry-relevant panelists.

All 2017 Breakfast Series feature a continental breakfast and will be held at the Grove Hotel in Downtown Boise, 245 S. Capitol Boulevard.

Breakfast begins at 8 a.m., followed by a panel discussion from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

The panels are moderated by an attorney from Holland and Hart and are recorded for review and publication.

 NEXT UP: April 11

Supporting the Workforce: Human Resources

Running the human resources side of a business involves a lot more than following regulations and deciphering health insurance options. Business leaders today know they also have to build a successful team, keep their employees engaged, and demonstrate company values in everything they do. At the Idaho Business Review’s April 11 breakfast series, a panel of human resources experts will focus on these topics and more. These HR managers will discuss what works and what doesn’t in attracting, hiring, and retaining the very best talent. The event begins with breakfast and networking at 8 am and ends promptly at 10 am.


Human Resources panelists: 

toni-carter-200x200Toni L. Coleman Carter is the inclusion and diversity strategy director for the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls. She collaborates with laboratory leaders to create, develop, and oversee inclusion and diversity initiatives, while increasing inclusion awareness and providing governance for the inclusion leadership councils. Prior to joining INL, she spent 23 years working for Motorola Solutions in Chicago and served as deputy mayor of Hanover Park, Ill., where she founded the village’s cultural inclusion and diversity committee.

stephen-cilley-200x200Stephen Cilley is a co-founder of Ataraxis, a professional employer organization or PEO that provides HR, benefits management and payroll services. Cilley began his career as an independent insurance claims adjuster with a small regional company, and eventually acquired the company. He founded Ataraxis in 2009 with his business partner, Dylan Pedersen. In 2014, Ataraxis was the top HR company listed on Inc. magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies, with the No. 112 spot, and now has 18 employees. Cilley was also the founding president in 2005 of the Idaho chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization.

sarah-griffin-200x200Sarah E. Griffin is director of human resources at Idaho Power. Griffin earned a BA in English from the University of Utah and has attained senior certification through the Professional in Human Resources program. Griffin has worked at a variety of companies, including at NPS Pharmaceuticals in Salt Lake City; Thoratec, a medical device company in Pleasanton, Calif.; Boise Cascade, and Delta Dental. She joined Idaho Power in 2007.

brian-marshall-200x200Brian K. Marshall is director of human resources at AmeriBen, a human resource consulting company. He’s also president of the Treasure Valley Human Resources Association, where he has also served on the board, and holds several human resources certifications. Marshall graduated from the University of Idaho’s College of Law and is a member of the Idaho State Bar’s employment law and business sections. He has completed mediation training through the Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution, and is a frequent speaker for business leaders, HR professionals, attorneys, accountants, and ethics groups.

patti-perkins-200x200Patti Perkins is the owner of Calyx-Weaver and Associates, a human resources consulting firm in Eagle. She has more than 30 years of experience in business and human resources, include two decades of experience with leadership roles in national banks. She also spent nearly 10 years as human resources director with T-Mobile US before joining the city of Meridian as director of human resources in 2013. She also owned a gourmet cooking store. She holds senior-level HR certifications and has a bachelor’s in management and organizational leadership from George Fox University.

bret-busacker-200x200Moderator: Bret Busacker is a partner at Holland and Hart, where he practices ERISA and employee benefits law. Busacker is a frequent speaker and presenter on employee benefit topics in the areas of the Affordable Care Act, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation, and multiple employer plans. He has also represented large multi-national corporations and publicly traded companies in benefits issues.

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