IBR to honor 10 Idahoans with 2023 Icon Awards  

jdowd//March 23, 2023

IBR to honor 10 Idahoans with 2023 Icon Awards  

jdowd//March 23, 2023

Idaho Business Review Publisher Cindy Suffa at last year’s ceremony. (Photo by Pro Image Event Photography)

Ten prominent Idahoans who have left an enduring mark on our communities will be honored by Idaho Business Review in June with the 2023 Icon Awards.  

This will mark the sixth year of the annual Icon Awards program, where IBR honors influential Idahoans — icons over the age of 50 — who have helped Idaho’s business community grow and left a legacy worthy of a lifetime achievement award. 

The program’s honorees are nominated each year from colleagues, mentees, peers and community members who feel these icons deserve to be called out for their dedication to their communities and organizations and their accomplishments thus far in their lifetimes. The list of candidates is then narrowed down by an internal IBR committee. This year, the 10 honorees represent individuals who continue to champion their industry through professional creativity, innovation and leadership. 

This is the second year of a new tradition, where IBR will co-locate the Icon Awards with IBR’s Accomplished Under 40 awards. The combination offers the opportunity to have the different generations in one space, networking and learning from one another.   

“I look forward to taking the stage to honor these 10 incredible honorees who not only lead in their respective roles with passion but have a true passion for business in Idaho and for Idaho.”  said IBR Publisher Cindy Suffa, who led the nomination committee. 

The 2023 Icons will be celebrated in person on Thursday June 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Boise Centre East. Tickets for the ceremony and networking event are available now.   

In addition, the icons will be profiled in a printed magazine that will feature their stories and career highlights — to be distributed at the awards event and then released to subscribers on June 23.   

The award is open to those aged 50 and over who have demonstrated a track record of leadership, professional accomplishments, community service and vision. Nominations are accepted year-round. To nominate a trailblazing and innovating individual for next year’s Icon Awards, visit IBR’s website.  

For more information, visit the Icon awards page.   

 2023 Icon Award Honorees :

Bill Connors, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce 

Ted Epperly, Full Circle Health 

Sheli Gartman, WICON & Align Trainings  

Russ Hendricks, Idaho Farm Bureau Federation 

Jay Larsen, Idaho Technology Council 

George Mulhern, Cradlepoint part of Ericsson 

Alan Reed, Reed’s Dairy 

Catherine Riddle, CoDeAc Solutions and Idaho National Laboratory 

Chuck Winder, Idaho Senate 

Bruce Wong, Ada County Highway District