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Idaho Faces-Week of 8/5/11

Anita Keil promoted at ESI Construction

ESI has promoted Anita Keil to pre-construction manager and director of estimating. Keil will manage ESI’s estimating team and oversee competitive bidding efforts. She will also develop internal training and continuing education programs.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Northern Ireland and has served as senior estimator with ESI for six years.

Hoy assumes business development role

Contractors Northwest Inc., a commercial and industrial general contractor with offices in Coeur d’Alene and Boise, has announced that Aileen Hoy has assumed responsibility for business development throughout southern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada.

Hoy joined Contractors Northwest in 2007 and holds a degree in business administration and construction management. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and has served on a national committee with the United States Green Building Council.

Stauffer appointed interim dean of UI College of Engineering

The University of Idaho appointed Larry Stauffer, senior associate dean in the College of Engineering, to serve as the college’s interim dean. He began serving in this post July 24.

Stauffer joined the University of Idaho faculty in 1987. For the last two years, he has served as senior associate dean of the college on the Moscow campus. In the 14 years prior to that, he concurrently served as the director of the College of Engineering in Boise, director of the Engineering Management Graduate Program, director of University of Idaho TechHelp and professor at University of Idaho Boise.

The search for a permanent dean will commence at the beginning of the fall semester. Stauffer replaces Don Blackketter, who stepped down to become chancellor at Montana Tech.

Eide Bailly adds three to its staff in Boise

Eide Bailly, a regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm, has added new personnel to its Boise office. Joining the company are Lisa Pilcher, Kyle Black and Kyle Munk.

Pilcher has more than two years of public accounting experience, providing services to a variety of industries, as well as governmental entities and employee benefit plans. Her expertise encompasses audits, reviews and compilations of financial statements and interpretations of financial information. She joins Eide Bailly as an audit associate.

With more than two years of public accounting experience, Black also joins Eide Bailly as an audit associate. He has worked with a number of industries, including governmental, non-profit organizations and institutions of higher learning. He has experience providing a variety of services to his clients.

Munk is a recent graduate of Brigham Young University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting. He has experience providing tax and audit services to a variety of industries. He joins Eide Bailly as a tax associate.

Red Sky PR expands, hires Matt Compton

Red Sky Public Relations has hired Matt Compton as an account executive specializing in public affairs, community outreach, campaign strategy and public involvement. He joins Karianne Fallow in growing Red Sky’s Public Affairs and Sustainability practice in the Western U.S.

Prior to joining the agency, Compton was community director of the March of Dimes, where he developed and maintained relationships with corporate and community donors and sponsors; developed state-specific awareness campaigns; and advocated for vulnerable community members.

Building safety division fills manager position

The Idaho Division of Building Safety has selected Ronald D. (Ron) Whitney of Boise to fill the last of three recently created regional manager positions with DBS. Whitney is responsible for Region 2, which includes southwest Idaho and the Magic Valley. He joins regional managers Rod Freligh (Region 1 – northern Idaho) and Chris Jensen (Region 3 – eastern Idaho).

The regional manager positions were created to provide administrative oversight of all DBS programs in all areas of the state in conjunction with regional supervisors who now coordinate individual program functions in their assigned regions. Whitney is a former residential contractor who has been active with homebuilder associations at both the state and national level.

Wood, Christie added to Keller Williams staff

Matt Wood, a real estate sales professional in Boise, has joined the Keller Williams Realty Boise Market Center. He has an extensive background in the automotive field and computer technology and is approaching his first year in the real estate field. He has been involved with Rake Up Boise and in serving in various local food shelters in years past.

Also joining the firm is Boise real estate professional Jane Christie. She has an extensive background as a paralegal, having assisted attorneys for more than 15 years. She has been in the real estate industry for 25 years, is a member of the National Association of Realtors and has earned the Graduate Realtor Institute designation as well as the Senior Real Estate Specialist designation.

Burke hired in leadership at Home Federal Bank

Patrick J. Burke has joined Home Federal Bank as senior vice president and senior credit officer. Operating from the bank’s Nampa headquarters, Burke is responsible for leading commercial credit administration.

He brings over 30 years of banking experience focused in commercial lending, credit administration and problem asset management to the position. Most recently, he was a senior vice president with East West Bank in Washington. He is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School.

Pedestrian, bike alliance hires executive director

The Idaho Pedestrian and Bicycle Alliance has chosen Cynthia Gibson to be its new executive director. Gibson has lived and worked in Boise for 20 years and most recently worked as the director of marketing for a startup strategic consulting firm. Prior to that, she worked for two television stations in the Treasure Valley.

Gibson is a graduate of Emory University and holds an MBA from Boise State University. She is an avid cyclist and lives close to downtown Boise, where she enjoys walking or biking everywhere.

IPBA’s mission is to make walking, bicycling, and other human-powered transportation a viable choice in people’s daily lives.

Businesspeople join Wish Granters board

Wish Granters, a local non-profit that grants wishes to adults over the age of 18 with terminal illnesses in Ada and Canyon counties, has added two new members to its board of directors.

Joining the board are Judy Geier, an attorney with Evans and Keane, and Honey Goodman, community relations director for Treasure Valley Hospice.

Board officers include: Frank Wallace, Pepsi, board president; KJ Mac, K-Hits Radio, vice president; Kelly Parker, Bank of the Cascades, treasurer; and Kennette McWilliams, St. Luke’s Hospice, secretary.

Other board members include: Bruce Wehler, MSTI-Nampa; Kam Taylor, Photography by Kam; Nicole Hill, Coldwell Banker; and Allison Bender, Boise State University.

For more information, call (208) 377-9029 or e-mail doug@wishgranters.org.

Bowman named head of SW Boise Rotary Club

Terry Bowman has been named president of the Boise Southwest Rotary Club for 2011-2012. Bowman is retired from Lockheed Martin, Aerospace Marketing.

Other officers include: Marshall Baker, president-elect, health care consulting with Physician Advisory Services; Richard Cummings, vice president, real estate attorney with Cumming Law Office; Sharon Knox, secretary, DK Commercial Real Estate; Nancy Chinn, treasurer, administration-secondary education; David Hawk, sergeant-at-arms, Energy Analysis & Answers; and Mike Fease, immediate past president, owner of General Fire Inc.

Members of the board of directors are: Steve Cox, membership, branch manager with Waterstone Mortgage; Frank Taylor, foundations, Personal Protective Equipment (retired); Mike Jones, administration, non-profit administration, Idaho Youth Ranch (retired); Sarah Wolverton, service, chiropractic physician with Wolverton Chiropractic Clinic; and Vicki Johnson, communications, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group.

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