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Nominations open for 2016 IBR Money Makers

In 2013, former CFO Shelly Sayer successfully took over the reins as CEO of Premier Technology Inc. in Blackfoot. The metal manufacturing, engineering and design company has grown and now serves, among others, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, commercial nuclear, food, and mining markets.

Thomas F. Prouhaska first opened a law practice with his brother Daniel. Then, as the brothers took note of the number of banks merging in the 1990s, decided to switch careers. “It was the disappearance of the 100-year-old banks,” Prohaska said.

Shelly Sayer

Shelly Sayer

“We thought to ourselves, ‘We should start a bank.’ And that’s how Idaho Trust Bank got started.”

And Kevin Learned, after moving through five careers, landed as founding director of Venture College at Boise State University.

What these three successful financial leaders have in common is that they all were honored as Idaho Business Review Money Makers for 2015. Learned was also given The Midas Touch Award. Twenty-five financial professionals across Idaho received recognition.

Nominations are now open for 2016 IBR Money Makers, celebrating financial professionals whose fiscal accomplishments set a high bar for their companies and Idaho’s business economy. Honorees will be recognized for achievement in their chosen professions, industry and community leadership, and community involvement, in the following categories:

  • Banking – Honors individuals such as mortgage lenders, bank executives, credit and loan officers
  • Corporate – Honors company-associated individuals such as chief financial officers and comptrollers
  • Investment – Honors individuals such as stockbrokers, financial advisors, financial planners and investment executives
  • Professional – Honors individuals such as public accountants, auditors, financial educators and financial analyst

In addition, the financial professional with the highest score will receive The Midas Touch award.

Nominations close Feb. 3, 2016. Honorees will be announced Feb. 16. Profiles of all the honorees will be published with the Idaho Business Review April 22.


Click here to nominate a 2016 Money Maker



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.