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IBR’s 2012 class of ‘Accomplished Under 40’

One of the attendees writes on the wall at the Accomplished Under 40 event, 2011. This year’s Accomplished Under 40 event will be interactive and at Zoo Boise. IBR File photo

For 13 years Idaho Business Review has recognized 40 accomplished men and women under the age of 40.

“These talented young professionals represent a generation that is shaping our state, our image and our expectations,” said Idaho Business Review President and Publisher Sean Evans.

The young leaders are nominated and chosen by a panel of their peers. Here are this year’s numbers: Out of 143 nominations, 63 completed the application process. The six-member selection panel comprised past Accomplished Under 40 recipients spanning 2003 to 2011, scoring on a 1 – 5 scale in four categories: professional accomplishments, leadership skills, community involvement and long term goals.

It was a difficult process, said panel selection member Moya Shatz, a 2011 honoree and  executive director of the Idaho Wine Commission. She said many of the applicants scored high in one or two categories but not that many were high scorers across the board.

“Some skyrocketed in their careers but maybe not in community involvement,” Shatz said. “It’s hard to have it all.”

Her favorite part of the process: “I loved reading the stories of where they are and how they got there.”

Shatz says she was honored to be an honoree last year – and to be on the panel this year.

“It’s impressive to have a panel of your peers decide – it’s better than when your parents say ‘here’s a gold star.’”

Shatz has tips for those who want to get in to the class of 2013: Don’t be afraid to include  a picture of yourself and your family. Treat it like a college entrance application and take your time to thoroughly fill it out. Put some real thought into it.

Because there can only be 40 winners.

The 2012 Accomplished Under 40 magazine will be published in the June 15 issue of IBR. The event – networking reception, dinner and awards ceremony – will be at Zoo Boise, Thursday, June 14. This year will be more interactive, more social, and more casual than in years past. Look for details in upcoming stories. For tickets visit:

2012 Accomplished Under 40

2012 Accomplished Under 40:

Jill Aldape, Saint Alphonsus Foundation

Cameron Arial, Zions Bank Public Finance

Cody B. Barney, D.B. Fitzpatrick and Co., Inc.

Ysabel Bilbao, University of Idaho

Shelby Bills, Graeber & Company Salon and Day Spa

Kristin Bjorkman, Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP

Jessica Budzianowski, American Heart Association

Anna Buschbacher, River Discovery

Jason Coronado, Deloitte

Brian Cottier, SOVRN Creative

Wendy Gerwick Couture, University of Idaho College of Law

Rachael Daigle, Boise Weekly

Brooks Dame, Woodgrain Millwork

Jody B. DiPalma, Delta Dental of Idaho

Jeannette Duwe, Duwe Public Relations, LLC

Lance Fenton, Cooper Norman Certified Public Accountants

Ammon Hansen, Holland & Hart LLP

Lee Harrison, Axiom Engineering

Travis B. Hawkes, Sports Fan Corporation

Brian Allan Herbert, Lee & Associates Idaho, LLC

Travis L. Higgins, UCI Wealth Advisors

Travis J. Kemp, Saint Alphonsus Health System, Saint Alphonsus Medical Group

Scott R. Lewis, Focus Vision Therapy Center

Christopher Lockhart, Key Bank

Terence Alan Longhurst, Scentsy, Inc.

Bernadette Madarieta, Boise Inc.

Jarred McKenzie, Dykman Electrical, Inc.

Stephen R. Miller, University of Idaho College of Law – Boise campus

Kristine Mitchell, Origin, Inc.

Ryan Peck, Boise Rock School

Doug Pill, Merchants Moving & Storage, Inc.

S. C. Danielle Quade, Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP

Elizabeth (Annie) Redding,

Molly Rigby, Idaho Independent Bank

Jason S. Risch, Risch Pisca Law & Policy, PLLC

MacKenzie D. Rodgers, Alzheimer’s Association

Jesse Dixon Ronnow, Zions First National Bank

W. Ben Slaughter, Trout Jones Gledhill Fuhrman Gourley, P.A.

Trevor Walker, St. Luke’s Health System

Brandon Wright, Ultra Clean, Inc.


About Jeanne Huff

Jeanne Huff is the special sections editor at IBR, editor of Women of the Year, Accomplished Under 40, CEOs of Influence, Money Makers, Leaders in Law, Corporate Guide to Event Planning as well as editor of custom publications including Welcome to Boise, Dining Decisions, Idaho Heartland Living and Travelog.