Idaho Faces

Feb 4, 2014

Out of the Office: LiveRez ribbon cutting ceremony

Surrounded by friends and colleagues, LiveRez Founder and CEO Tracy Lotz cuts the ribbon to commemorate the opening of LiveRez’s new, 11,000-square-foot headquarters in Eagle on Jan. 31. Photo by Olivia Cook, of Fleurish Photography.

Feb 4, 2014

James Bird joins Colliers International

James Bird has joined the office services team at Colliers International. Bird comes to Colliers after practicing as a certified public accountant with Deloitte & Touche LLP. At Deloitte, he assisted clients with required SEC filings, managed engagement profitability and economics, and oversaw the day-to-day operation of client service engagements. Bird is familiar with a number of indus[...]

Feb 4, 2014

Red Cross hires disaster program manager

Gary Compton is disaster program manager for the Greater Idaho Chapter of the Red Cross’ western Idaho districts. In this role, Compton will manage the disaster program specialist in Lewiston and the volunteer staff in southwest Idaho. Compton was a police officer in Idaho for 28 years, retiring from the Boise Police Department in January 2010. He held a variety of assignments, including emer[...]

Feb 3, 2014

McCall’s Idaho First Bank names Boise branch manager

Stephanie D. Smith will manage Idaho First Bank’s new, full-service branch in downtown Boise. Smith joined Idaho First Bank in 2012 and has more than 20 years of banking experience. Smith’s branch banking team includes two new customer relationship managers, Matthew Jamison and Debbie Langer.

Feb 3, 2014

Out of the Office: Nutty Business Award

On Jan. 21, Fahlgren Mortine, a marketing and communications agency with an office in Boise, celebrated National Squirrel Appreciation Day at the City Peanut Shop on Bannock Street by giving its first Nutty Business Award to TimberBeast LLC, an Idaho business that makes outdoor-inspired bow ties by hand. (l-r) Founders Ryan and Tess Smith and Tim Hays accepted the award from Fahlgren Mortine Bois[...]

Feb 3, 2014

Kang joins Zions treasury management team

Albert Kang has joined Zions Bank as a treasury relationship manager based at Eighth & Main in downtown Boise. In this role, he will partner with commercial lending and real estate, the Women’s Financial Group and the Boise Main Financial Center to provide cash flow management solutions. Kang has a background in relationship management and business development, having worked as a recruite[...]

Feb 3, 2014

New store leader at the Ram in Meridian

Matt Hays has been hired as store leader for the Meridian Ram Restaurant and Brewery. In this role, Hays will run the daily operations at the restaurant’s Meridian location. Hays has been in the restaurant industry for more than 18 years. He has worked for the Stagecoach Inn and in the food and beverage industry in Montana. He began working for the Ram in Seattle almost three years ago. Ha[...]

Feb 2, 2014

Boise Cascade announces new board member

Karen Gowland has been appointed to the Boise Cascade Company board of directors. Gowland has nearly 30 years of experience in the forest products industry and more than 15 years of experience as a corporate secretary for various public and private entities in the forest products industry. Most recently, she was the senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Boise Inc. [...]

Feb 1, 2014

Dillion appointed interim officer at U of I Boise center

Lee Dillion will serve as the interim executive officer of the University of Idaho Boise center. He assumes the position from Trudy Anderson, who retired in December after leading the center since 2006. Dillion’s appointment is expected to continue through June 2014, while U of I conducts a national search for permanent leadership. While serving in the interim position, Dillion will continue[...]

Jan 31, 2014

Out of the Office: Canyon County Farm Bureau speech contest

The Canyon County Farm Bureau hosted a speech contest on Jan. 18. Three participants, Klancie Seiler, Esther Frederick and Emily Hicks, gave speeches based on the Idaho Farm Bureau’s theme, “Looking Through the Window of Idaho Agriculture.” Hicks and Frederick represented the bureau at the District IV Competition. (l-r) Sid Freeman, Canyon County Farm Bureau board president; Seiler; Hicks; a[...]

Jan 31, 2014

Boise Airport Commission elects new chairman

Boise Airport Commission members elected Michael Pape as the new chairman at their meeting Jan. 9. He will serve a five-year term in an advisory role to the airport director. Pape is the administrator for the Idaho Division of Aeronautics and has been commission member since being appointed by Boise Mayor David H. Bieter in 2008. Pape succeeds Paul Cunningham, who served as chairman since 20[...]

Jan 31, 2014

NPC elects new president

At the National Potato Council’s annual meeting, Randy Hardy, of Oakley, was elected to serve as the council’s president for 2014 and to lead the council’s executive committee. Hardy is the owner of Hardy Farms in south-central Idaho. For the past 20 years, he has been involved in the activities of the United States Potato Board, serving as its chairman in 2006 and 2007. He was first appo[...]