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Newcomb to chair Boise Metro Chamber’s policy committee


Bruce Newcomb

Bruce Newcomb

The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce has named new leadership for its policy, transportation and government affairs committees.

Head of the policy committee is Bruce Newcomb, who currently lectures at Boise State University and is director of government relations. He served 20 years in the Idaho Legislature, 18 of those years in leadership. He is the longest serving Speaker of the House (eight years) in Idaho history.

Policy committee vice chair is Mike Reynoldson, the Idaho government affairs manager for Micron Technology.

Leaders in other committees include:

Karen Doherty, chair of the transportation committee, is engineering and construction services manager at HDR Inc. in Idaho. She joined HDR in 2008 when the company acquired Doherty & Associates Inc., a civil engineering firm Doherty founded in 1998. She has dedicated the last 15 years of her career to solving the Treasure Valley’s complex transportation issues.

Head of the government affairs committee is Jeff Cilek, vice president of external/government relations and executive director of St. Luke’s Health Foundation. From 1981 to 1992, Cilek worked in various capacities for U.S. Sens. James A. McClure, R-Idaho, and Mark O. Hatfield, R-Oregon, including legislative director and staff director of the U.S. Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee.


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