The Boise Metro Chamber has added Garrett Lofto, president and CEO of the J.R. Simplot Company, to the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Lofto’s addition will bring the Board of Directors to a total of 31 members, compiled of business executives and CEOs in the Treasure Valley. Directors of the Chamber are responsible for the Chamber’s governance, policy setting, strategic direction, and financial operations. Each member of the Board of Directors serves a three-year term.
Lofto began his career with the J.R. Simplot Company in 1992 and he’s spent his whole career at Simplot, most recently serving as president of the Simplot AgriBusiness division. As president and CEO, he oversees the company’s integrated portfolio that includes phosphate mining, fertilizer manufacturing, farming, ranching and cattle production, food processing, food brands, and other enterprises related to agriculture.
Lofto is the past chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fertilizer Institute and the Nutrients for Life Foundation. He has sat on the Board and Executive Committee of the International Plant Nutrition Institute and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House of Charities of Idaho.