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Idaho Faces-Week of 10/14/11

Bev Young joins Keller Williams

Bev Young, a real estate sales professional in Boise, has moved over to Keller Williams Realty Boise Market Center.

She has an extensive background in the education field as a high school teacher, and has been in the real estate industry for over five years.

She also has a master’s in economics.

Flores, Dobbs join Coldwell Banker Tomlinson

Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group has added Anita Flores to its Nampa office. An Idaho native with over 20 years in the real estate industry, Flores specializes in new construction and residential resale properties.

She spent eight years as an escrow and title officer, holds her GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute) designation, and is a past realtor of the year.

Joining the firm’s Eagle office is Reg Dobbs. He has been involved in real estate and related businesses for the past 35 years. He is a past president of the Homebuilders’ Association of Southwest Idaho and was once honored as builder of the year.

He spent 22 years as a homebuilder and 13 years in various sales positions in the building materials industry. He will focus on income properties and residential sales.

Banner Bank hires real estate lender

Banner Bank recently announced it has hired Jeff Enrico as a real estate lending officer in Boise. Enrico will be based in the bank’s Bannock Street branch and will help guide customers through the process of home financing.

With 14 years of experience in Boise’s residential mortgage market, Enrico comes to his new role most recently from D.L. Evans Bank, where he was a mortgage loan officer. He is a former president of the Idaho Mortgage Lenders Association and currently sits on the board for Adams Elementary. Enrico holds a B.S. in anthropology from Boise State University and is an active member of the school’s alumni association.

Attorney Busacker now licensed in Idaho

Hawley Troxell attorney Bret Busacker, who recently moved to Idaho from Ohio and is Of Counsel to the firm, passed the Idaho State Bar and was sworn in on Sept. 29. Busacker is a tax lawyer specializing in employee benefits, ERISA, executive compensation, and related tax areas.

Busacker’s legal background includes having been: a partner at Thompson Hine LLP in Cincinnati, Ohio; an attorney with Ulmer & Berne LLP in Cleveland, Ohio; and in-house counsel at Ernst & Young LLP in Cleveland.

Busacker received his law degree from the Ohio State University College of Law in Columbus.

Family Advocates elects new board members

Family Advocates recently elected Lauren Necochea, Carey McNeal and Michelle Cassella-Bass to its board of directors.

Officers include: Heidi Bogert Dornier, president; Stacey Nelson Kumar, vice president; Cordell Chigbrow, treasurer; and Terrie Havis, secretary and immediate past president.

Family Advocates works to provide a voice in court for children placed in foster care, as well as support for struggling families.

Aspen Institute names Cronin ‘Rising Star’

The Aspen Institute named Rep. Brian C. Cronin (D-Boise), the House minority caucus chairman, one of 24 of America’s leading public officials asked to participate in the Aspen-Rodel Fellowship program. Now in its seventh year, the program is focused on transcending political partisanship and focusing attention on overarching questions of leadership and governance.

Cronin is only the second Idahoan to have ever been selected as a Rodel Fellow; Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden participated in the Class of 2007.

The 24-month program kicks off in January, with the first of three weekend-long seminars taking place in Aspen, Colo. All expenses are paid for by the Aspen Institute.

Farmers employees finish Career Agents Course

Veronica Shipley, Farmers Insurance agent in Meridian, has completed the Career Agents Course at the University of Farmers training facility in Agoura Hills, Calif.

Also completing the course was Robin Frickey, also of Meridian.

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