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Idaho Faces-Week of 8/9/10

BMC Select changes senior management positions

Building materials and construction services company BMC Select has announced several senior management changes.
Peter Alexander, a member of the company’s board of directors, has been named chief executive officer. Paul Street will transition to assume the role of chief administrative officer and will manage the company’s legal, risk management, human resource and related core functions.
Street will remain on the BMC Select board of directors. Stan Wilson, currently the company’s president and chief operating officer, announced his retirement effective at the end of 2010 and will remain active in managing the company until then.
Michael Badgely, currently Intermountain Region general manager, has been appointed executive vice president of companywide operations. Daniel McQuary will remain in his position as chief financial officer.
The management transition was effective as of Aug 1.

Washington Trust Bank promotes Villegas

Washington Trust Bank has promoted Sal Villegas to assistant vice president and branch manager at its Nampa and Idaho Center branches.
Villegas has seven years of banking and finance experience in the Treasure Valley, and his areas of expertise include small businesses, consumer banking and retail lending.
He graduated from the College of Idaho in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science/economics and philosophy. He later obtained an MBA in management and strategy from Western Governors University in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2008.

Slaughter, Meade hired at area law firm

The law firm of Trout Jones Gledhill Fuhrman and Gourley has hired attorneys Ben Slaughter and Steven Meade.
Slaughter practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, real estate (title insurance defense, transactions, homeowners associations, landlord/tenant, general litigation, etc.), construction and bankruptcy law. He is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of Idaho and the United States District Courts of Idaho. He is a member of the Idaho State Bar Association, with section memberships in real estate law and commercial and bankruptcy law.
Meade specializes in education and family law, and also works in the areas of probate, employment law and worker compensation. He is admitted to practice before all courts in the state of Idaho and the U.S. district courts of Idaho.

Coldwell Banker Tomlinson hires Lutz at Emerald office

Siera Lutz has joined Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group at its Emerald Street office in Boise. Lutz, who began her real estate career in 2006, specializes in new construction and first-time homebuyers.
She has been a Platinum Producer in the Ada County Association of Realtors’ Circle of Excellence since 2007.

Southern takes job with Butte Fence in Meridian

Nate Southern has joined the Meridian sales team of Butte Fence. He is a former sales manager for Lowe’s Home Improvement.
He attended the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls.
Butte Fence is a full-service fence, deck and awning company that has been located in the Treasure Valley for the past 15 years.

St. Luke’s Health System names new quality officer

St. Luke’s Health System hired Samantha Collier as its new vice president and system chief quality officer, effective Sept. 13.
Prior to accepting the position, Collier was chief medical officer and executive vice president at Golden, Colo.-based HealthGrades, a health care ratings company that provides over 15 million consumers per month with quality and safety data about hospitals, nursing homes and physicians.
In the newly created position, Collier will be responsible for integrating innovative quality and safety initiatives throughout St. Luke’s Health System. She is a nationally recognized speaker and quality expert and has often been quoted in the national media, including the New York Times and USA Today.

Joseph Jones completes insurance agent’s course

Joseph Jones, a Farmers Insurance agent in Meridian, has completed the Career Agents Course at the University of Farmers in Agoura Hills, Calif.
The five-day course is designed to enhance the professional skills of Farmers’ agents.

Fease, owner of General Fire, to lead Rotary club

Mike Fease has been named president of the Boise Southwest Rotary Club for 2010-11. Fease is the owner of General Fire Inc.
Other officers include: Marshall Baker, vice president; Terry Bowman, president-elect; Minnie Benton, secretary; Julia Bowman, treasurer; David Hawk, sergeant-at-arms; and Peggy Bang, immediate past president.
Members of the board of directors and their club focus are: Dave Shaw, membership; Frank Taylor, foundations; Mike Jones, administration; Sarah Wolverton, service; and Nancy Chinn, communications.

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