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Nancy K. Napier, distinguished professor, Boise State University (access required)

You wouldn’t know it to look at her, but Nancy Napier is a gang leader. The Gang is the original “learning group” of multi-spectrum people that Napier first put together while at Boise State University to research business creativity and ...

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Autumn Kersey, founder, executive director, board chair and co-director Treasure Valley Children’s Theater LLC/Treasure Valley YOUTH Theater Inc. in Meridian (access required)

While Autumn Kersey’s first theater production was when she was 4 years old, she was on stage even earlier: Her mother was in a play while pregnant with her. As the only child of a single mother with three jobs, ...

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Beth Ineck, economic development director, City of Nampa (access required)

When Nampa’s old Mercy Hospital burned down recently, economic development director Beth Ineck literally saw three years’ worth of work go up in smoke. “That was disappointing,” Ineck says. “That’s a project I’ve been somewhat involved with since I started ...

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Ashley Ford-Squyres, owner, AF Public Solutions LLC in Boise (access required)

This is actually Ashley Ford-Squyres’ second time as one of IBR’s Women of the Year. “I got this award in 2009,” she says. “One of the things the story said was that I wanted to be on the City Council ...

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Karen Echeverria, executive director, Idaho School Boards Association in Boise (access required)

With the start of the Idaho Legislative session, executive director of the nonprofit Idaho School Boards Association (ISBA) Karen Echeverria is wondering what it’s going to be like. “I think it’ll be a little slower year,” Echeverria says. “Of course, ...

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