Excellence in Finance

Nov 18, 2022

Leaders in law and finance recognized together at annual celebration 

Thursday evening Nov. 17 saw Idaho Business Review host its 10th annual Leaders in Law and Excellence in Finance awards programs, co-located at Boise Centre, with a reception beginning at 4:30 p.m., followed by an awards program that concluded at 7:30 p.m.  The evening’s festivities began with a networking reception for the approximately 330 guests, which included honorees, their colleagues,[...]

Sep 9, 2022

Idaho Business Review announces 2022 Excellence in Finance and Leaders in Law honorees

Idaho Business Review (IBR) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2022 Excellence in Finance and Leaders in Law awards. This annual recognition highlights professionals demonstrating outstanding performance in leadership, mentorship, community service and other areas.  When considering individuals qualifying for Excellence in Finance, a committee considers those in the banking, corporate, [...]

Nov 19, 2021

IBR lauds finance, legal professionals

[caption id="attachment_274771" align="alignleft" width="300"] Excellence in Finance and Leaders in Law gather at Boise Centre for Idaho Business Review's 2021 ceremony Nov. 16. Photo by Katy Kithcart[/caption] Laughter and a standing ovation followed the conclusion of retired Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick’s remarks during the Idaho Business Review’s Leaders in Law and Excellence in Financ[...]

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Aug 12, 2021

2021 Leaders in Law and Excellence in Finance honorees announced 

[caption id="attachment_241046" align="alignleft" width="300"] The 2019 Leaders In Law honorees gather for a group photo during the awards event on Nov. 14 at Eighth & Main. Photo by Pete Grady[/caption] The Idaho Business Review (IBR) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Leaders in Law awards, which recognize top legal professionals in Idaho for leadership, vision, inno[...]

Oct 16, 2019

Jane Pavek, 2019 Excellence in Finance

Jane Pavek Vice president and community development manager, Wells Fargo [caption id="attachment_239324" align="alignright" width="214"] Photo by Pete Grady.[/caption] Jane Pavek has a unique role at Wells Fargo. She is in charge of ensuring banks in western states are engaged in their communities, including everything from boots-on-the-ground volunteer projects to offering classes to y[...]

Oct 14, 2019

Scott Mason, 2019 Excellence in Finance

Scott Mason Vice president, brokerage director and director of financial planning, MassMutual Idaho [caption id="attachment_239332" align="alignright" width="214"] Photo Pete Grady.[/caption] As the vice president and brokerage director for MassMutual of Idaho, Scott Mason is in a position to help people, both individuals and other agents. “I love training agents, and I love workin[...]

Oct 14, 2019

Toni Nielsen, 2019 Excellence in Finance

Toni Nielsen Western Idaho region president, Zions Bank [caption id="attachment_239334" align="alignright" width="214"] Photo by Pete Grady.[/caption] It’s Thursday morning. By 10 a.m.,Toni Nielsen, who had just the night before returned from a business trip for Zions Bank, joined a conference call, kept her two meetings, and found out that, due to a hurricane, she would have to get to[...]

Oct 14, 2019

Alistair Rock, 2019 Excellence in Finance

Alistair Rock CFO Tovuti [caption id="attachment_239320" align="alignright" width="214"] Photo by Pete Grady.[/caption] With his impressive education, Alistair Rock has held a variety of jobs that inform his duties as CFO at Tovuti, LLC, a growing edtech software company headquartered in Boise. He has also traveled the world, and brings a wealth of both knowledge and professional connec[...]

Oct 14, 2019

John Potter, 2019 Excellence in Finance

John Potter Advisor development manager, CUSO Financial Services [caption id="attachment_239326" align="alignright" width="214"] Photo by Pete Grady.[/caption] When John Potter and his wife visited Boise as they were dropping off their daughter for university studies, they fell in love with the place. Like so many before them, they decided to leave their lives in California and relocate [...]

Oct 14, 2019

Brandon Woolf, 2019 Excellence in Finance

Brandon Woolf Controller, State of Idaho [caption id="attachment_239323" align="alignright" width="214"] Photo by Pete Grady.[/caption] According to the Pew Research Center, only 17% of Americans in March of this year trusted their government all or most of the time. These numbers are at an all-time low for the nation, matching only one other set of data in 2011. This information is asto[...]

Oct 14, 2019

Michael Treinen, 2019 Excellence in Finance

Michael Treinen First vice president of wealth management, UBS Financial Services Inc. [caption id="attachment_239330" align="alignright" width="214"] Photo by Pete Grady.[/caption] Time and time again, Michael Treinen is recognized for his achievements in finance, and it’s no surprise. In the investment world, he is known for his exceptional work ethic and unwavering dedication to his [...]

Oct 14, 2019

Tonya (Toni) Smith, 2019 Excellence in Finance

Tonya (Toni) Smith Vice president and branch manager, D.L. Evans Bank [caption id="attachment_239335" align="alignright" width="214"] Photo by Pete Grady.[/caption] Toni Smith is one of the first female vice presidents in banking in the Treasure Valley. With more than 50 years in the industry, she has made her mark as an inspiring and compassionate leader with a positive spirit. While s[...]