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Banking: Megan Poshka

Almost since the day she learned about the business relationship manager position at Wells Fargo, Megan Poshka wanted it. Now, she is living the dream. “I tried to get this role for six years,” she says. “It’s really fun.” Day-to-day, ...

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Banking: Sheila Spangler

For more than thirty years, Sheila Spangler has worked her way up the ranks in the banking industry, from receptionist to vice president of commercial lending and business owner. But though she attained success at every level, she couldn’t shake ...

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Shaun Menchaca: Head honcho of wellness

While attending his son’s soccer game at the Simplot Complex in Boise, Portneuf Health Trust CEO Shaun Menchaca got a glimpse of what was missing from southeastern Idaho. “I knew we needed something better in our community,” he says. “It ...

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Don Kemper: Health Hero

One day in 1971, a young lieutenant in the U.S. Public Health Service heard a speech that altered the course of his career, which in turn affected the way Americans think about their health today. That young lieutenant was Don ...

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Amy J. Moll, dean, College of Engineering, Boise State University (access required)

As dean of the College of Engineering at Boise State, Amy Moll is in a unique position to attract more women to the industry she loves. “I decided that happens one person at a time, so I started recruiting anybody,” ...

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Corinne Mantle-Bromley, dean, College of Education, University of Idaho in Moscow (access required)

Though she’s now a university dean overseeing a college of education, Corinne Mantle-Bromley didn’t attend college after high school, choosing to travel the world instead. It was while living in Guatemala, learning the art of traditional backstrap weaving – essentially ...

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Brooke Linville, CEO, IonVR in Boise (access required)

When Brooke Linville’s home burned to the ground in 2008 during the Oregon Trail Heights fire, she didn’t know at the time that it would lead to a new business and a new outlook. Linville, who was eight months pregnant ...

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