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Otter appoints investment board member

Neil Anderson

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has appointed Republican Rep. Neil Anderson, of Blackfoot, to the Idaho Endowment Fund Investment Board. Anderson fills the position vacated by former Republican Rep. Max Black retired from legislative service.

Anderson is serving his first term in the Idaho Legislature. He previously worked for Edward Jones Investments and U.S. West. He has also worked as a rancher and has served as president of the Eastern Idaho Council on Industry and Energy, and president of the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce.

Anderson earned his associate degree from Ricks College (now Brigham Young University-Idaho) and his bachelor’s degree in business from Idaho State University.

The nine-member EFIB is responsible for managing roughly $2 billion in investments comprising state land grant endowment funds, the financial assets of the State Insurance Fund, the assets of the Judges’ Retirement Fund and the assets of certain state park endowments.

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