Announcing IBR’s 2015 Accomplished Under 40

Jeanne Huff//April 15, 2015

Announcing IBR’s 2015 Accomplished Under 40

Jeanne Huff//April 15, 2015

Jeremy Shinn, assistant vice president for student life at Boise State University, was one of the 2014 Accomplished Under 40 honorees. Photo by Pete Grady.
For 16 years, Idaho Business Review has been recognizing professionals under the age of 40 who have already made big differences at work and in their communities. They have vision. They are leaders, not for the future, but for now.

More than 200 people were nominated for IBR‘s Accomplished Under 40 this year. Of those, 90 completed the application process. Thirty-six former honorees put their hands up to help out as reviewers. There were nine groups with 10 applicants in each. The nine review teams rated them from 1-5, with 5 the highest score, in five categories: leadership, accomplishments, community service, vision, and the “wow” factor. A perfect score was 25. Four reviewers rated each applicant and the scores were then averaged. The top 40 are this year’s IBR Accomplished Under 40.

While many reviewers said scoring was challenging because there were so many impressive candidates, Megan M. Leatherman, director of Ada County Development Services and an honoree from the class of 2014, said the process was simple. “I really enjoyed being on the other end – much easier and less stressful,” she said. “Plus, it is cool to see what people are up to and it is encouraging to read about the passion and love people have for our community and for making a difference in the world.”

Executive Director for River Discovery and 2012 AU40 honoree Anna Buschbacher agreed. “It was great to read and learn about some really great people in our community – makes me proud to know Idaho has these great leaders and positive community contributors around.”

The 2015 AU40 event celebrating this year’s 40 honorees will be held 5:30 to 9 p.m. on June 18 at the Riverside Hotel, with a networking reception, dinner and awards program. The public is invited. For tickets click here.

2015 IBR Accomplished Under 40

Emily Baker, Gallatin Public Affairs

Jeffrey Banks, NorthWest Bank

Isaac Barrett, Netacent Inc.

Chris Batt, Idaho Independent Bank

Jason Billester, Boise Rescue Mission

Monica Bitrick, Bitrick Consulting Group/ Square One

Nikeela Black, Arkoosh Law Offices PLLC/ Idaho Mediation Center LLC

Steve Brandes, Idaho Stampede

Brad Brockbank, Zions Bank

Tobe Brockner, V-Squared Creative

Tracy Anne Crites, Outdoor Exchange LLC

Jill Deakins, United Heritage Financial Group

Molly Deckart, Idaho Horror Film Festival

Raina Delema, Washington Trust Bank

David Estrada, Boise State University

Julie M. Fogerson, Wells Fargo

Sandee Gehrke, St. Luke’s Health System

Julie K. Gunther, sparkMD

Jared Hight, Pets Best Insurance Services LLC

Courtney Kirchner-Brumbach, St. Luke’s Health System

Danae Klimes, Zions Bank

Bryant J. Kuechle, The Langdon Group Inc.

Jeremy Ladle, Potandon Produce LLC

Ty D. Leuthold, Larry H. Miller Subaru

Kennedy K. Luvai, Parsons Behle & Latimier PLC

Mckinsey Miller Lyon, Gallatin Public Affairs

Christopher P. Mathias, Idaho State Board of Education

Timothy R. Morgan, Ada County Highway

Lauren Necochea, Idaho Voices for Children and the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy (programs of Jannus Inc.)

Kelly Parker, Create Common Good

Jeremy Presley, Materials Testing & Inspection

Skye Root, Westchester Group

Courtney Santillan, College of Western Idaho, Workforce Development

Bryan Stith, Engineering Consultants Inc.

Michelle Wall, Icon Credit Union

Emily Walton, Everytown for Gun Safety

Elijah Watkins, Stoel Rives LLP

Chantayn Winner, D. L. Evans Bank

Brian C. Wonderlich, Holland & Hart LLP

Ben Zamzow, Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate