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College of Idaho professor is Idaho Writer in Residence

Diane Raptosh, a professor at the College of Idaho, will be Idaho’s Writer in Residence for the next three years. The Writer in Residence award, which comes with a $10,000 prize, is the highest literary recognition and largest financial award ...

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Idacorp CEO J. LaMont Keen receives IACI service award

J. LaMont Keen is the recipient of the Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry’s 21st annual Pat Harwood Distinguished Service Award. The award is IACI’s highest service honor. It is named for Pat Harwood, who was IACI president for 10 ...

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Scentsy CEO elected chairman of Direct Selling Association

Orville Thompson, CEO and co-owner of Scentsy, chairman of the Direct Selling Asssociation

Orville Thompson, co-owner and CEO of Meridian-based Scentsy Inc., has been elected chairman of the Direct Selling Association. He fills the position vacated by Brett Chapman, chief legal officer for Herbalife. The DSA represents more than 15.9 million independent business ...

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Audrey D’Orazio joins Idaho First Bank

Audrey D’Orazio has joined Idaho First Bank as a senior loan officer. D’Orazio has been working in the mortgage industry since 1997. She owned her own company for several years. D’Orazio earned her bachelor’s degree in business from California State ...

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World of Nutrition changes ownership

Nampa-based World of Nutrition has changed ownership. World of Nutrition is a family-owned business started by Cheryl Wear in 1977. She has handed over leadership of the company to her daughter, Kris Wear, who has worked for World of Nutrition ...

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Scott Butterfield joins advertising group’s hall of fame

Scott Butterfield, of Lamar Advertising Company in Boise, Idaho

Scott Butterfield, a regional manager for Lamar Advertising company based in Boise, has been inducted into the Outdoor Advertising Association of America Hall of Fame. Butterfield has nearly 25 years of managerial and executive experience in the out-of-home advertising industry. ...

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Janel Kubik joins Alpine Mortgage Planning in Boise

Janel Kubik has joined Alpine Mortgage Planning in Boise as a senior mortgage adviser assistant. In this role, Kubik is responsible for organizing and tracking loans, prequalifying applicants, and compiling and reviewing borrower documents. Kubik previously worked as a closing ...

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Dr. Michael Mercy is medical director for PacificSource

Dr. Michael Mercy has joined PacificSource Health Plans as medical director for Idaho and Montana health services. In this role, Mercy will be responsible for oversight, clinical safety and quality in the health services departments. Mercy is a practicing emergency ...

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Bob Tinstman is chairman of Idacorp, Idaho Power boards

Bob Tinstman has been elected independent chairman of the boards of Idacorp and Idaho Power Company. He fills the position vacated by Gary G. Michael, who retired from the boards at the mandatory retirement age of 72. Tinstman has been ...

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John Curtis to lead Fahlgren Mortine’s new Boise office

John Curtis has been hired as senior vice president and managing director at the new Boise office of marketing and public relations firm Fahlgren Mortine, effective July 8. Curtis most recently worked as executive vice president at Scentsy Inc. in ...

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