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Idaho Faces-Week of 7/15/11

Boise Art Museum adds Wold, Hamasaki

Kathleen Wold has been named the new fund development manager of the Boise Art Museum. She brings with her a diverse business and nonprofit background from energy trading to nonprofit development. Most recently she served as vice president of resource development for United Way of Treasure Valley, where she was responsible for a $5 million community campaign.

BAM also brought onboard Kristine Asin Hamasaki as the new marketing and events manager. She is a third generation entrepreneur with over 18 years experience, including heading up an Internet trade association in Seattle, former president of the Idaho NAWBO chapter, and a grassroots marketing evangelist. Most recently she worked for eCompanyStore based in Alpharetta, Ga., managing all client events.

Bideganeta, Thompson join Hume Commercial R.E.

Mike Bideganeta has recently joined Hume Commercial Real Estate and will be focusing on sales and leasing of all product types including land, retail, investing office and industrial. He is an Idaho native, Boise State University graduate, and had a 38-year career with First American Title Insurance. He focused on multi-state commercial retail, office, industrial, timberlands, senior living and multi-family development and sales for corporate clients in the Pacific Northwest. Following retirement, he received his real estate license in order to join the Hume team.

DJ Thompson also recently joined Hume Commercial Real Estate. He grew up surrounded by his family’s business, Bill Thompson & Co., and as an adult was very active in the Nampa real estate market for over 20 years. He also holds two patents in sporting goods, including the Perfect Putting Machine.

LiveRez.com adds new marketing/PR manager

LiveRez.com has hired Rob Holderness as its marketing and public relations manager.

A former reporter and freelance journalist for the Statesman Journal in Salem, Ore., Holderness comes to LiveRez.com after a successful stint at Vox Public Relations Public Affairs of Eugene and Portland, where he provided professional writing services, social media consulting, and media and government relations for the firm and its many clients.

Holderness brings more than five years of professional writing and editing experience to the LiveRez.com staff.

IBF adds new employees

IBF, a Boise-based supplier of business forms, promotional products and office supplies, has added the following new employees to its staff:

Heather Orr has been hired as an account representative. After previously working in various industries, Orr comes to IBF with a bachelor’s degree in theater arts, communication, and education from Boise State University.

Melissa Robey has joined IBF as an administrative assistant. Recently graduating from Boise State University with a degree in business marketing, Robey will be responsible for assisting the marketing team, as well as performing various administrative duties.

Molly Smith will serve the company as an account representative. She comes to IBF from IKON, with over 10 years of sales experience. Her educational background consists of a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from Boise State University.

Also joining IBF as an account representative is Peter Jones. He comes from Colgate-Palmolive as a sales consultant, with 15 years experience in the sales industry. He graduated from Boise State University in 1994 with a B.S. degree.

Toastmasters club elects new slate of officers

Ada Toastmasters Club announced its new slate of officers for the next six months.

They include: president, Merilee Marsh; vice president, education, Dana Ard; vice president, membership, Gary Wyke; secretary, Katie Wood; treasurer Jeremy Peterson; and sergeant-at-arms, Dick Beglinger.

Ada Toastmasters meets every Monday at 6 a.m. at Perkins Family Restaurant, 300 Broadway Ave., Boise. For more information, e-mail Marsh at mm@merileemarsh.com.

Hawley Troxell’s Tyree gets Alumni Service Award

Hawley Troxell partner Tim Tyree was chosen to receive the Boise State University Distinguished Alumni Service Award for service to the Alumni Association and Boise State. The award will be presented at BSU’s annual Presidential Alumni Recognition Gala, to be held Oct. 21.

In addition, Tyree will be recognized on the Blue Turf at half-time of the Homecoming Game, when the Broncos play the Air Force, on Oct. 22.

Tyree’s practice includes commercial transactions as well as real estate and business law. He also is experienced in eminent domain, real estate brokerage, limited liability companies, and profit / nonprofit corporations. Additionally, Tyree is part of the firm’s Energy Group, with an emphasis on legal matters with respect to wind power.

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