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2020 Women of the Year reflect Idaho’s growth, diversity

2019 Women of the Year

After receiving more than 220 nominations and a record number of completed applications from women around the state, the Idaho Business Review is proud to announce its 2020 Women of the Year. Competition was fierce, and the panel noted great ...

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Rhea Morrison, senior director of network operations, St. Luke’s Health Partners

Rhea Morrison loves a challenge. She thrives on bringing order to complex situations. George Beauregard, chief physician executive at St. Luke’s Health Partners, has seen Morrison in her element. “I consider Ms. Morrison my ‘Swiss Army Knife’ – a versatile ...

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Kelly McMurry, president, The Closet

The only girl of four, and also the youngest by far – her brothers were 9, 12 and 14 years older – Kelly McMurry grew up doted on by her family and was “always a girlie girl,” she says. And, ...

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Sue Linja, owner, operator, and CEO, S&S Nutrition Network Inc., LTC Nutrition Consulting, LLC, Nutrition & Wellness Associates LLC

For nearly 30 years, Sue Stillman Linja has worked as a dietitian with geriatric populations in a variety of settings – nursing homes, assisted living centers, rural hospitals and more. Linja, who owns S & S Nutrition Network and two ...

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Cathy Light, CEO, Liderança Group Inc.

Cathy Light has a passion, and she describes it in bold and with an exclamation point: “I’m a leadership crusader!” She started watching leaders around her in high school. At 15, she worked after school at Fireside Savings and Loan ...

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Debbie Kling, president and CEO, Nampa Chamber of Commerce

Debbie Kling, who has called Idaho home for 26 years, began her life journey in Olathe, Kansas, where she lived for 33 years. “When we first moved here I had a T-shirt that said: Toto, I don’t think we’re in ...

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Danae Klimes, relationship manager, Zions Bank, Twin Falls

Danae Klimes is a Magic Valley girl, through and through. When she talks to her agricultural clients about their concerns, she knows what she’s talking about. She grew up on a farm in Wendell, watching her veterinarian father and helping ...

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Erica M. Kallin, deputy prosecuting attorney and special victims unit chief, Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

On top-rated television shows, attorneys for the Special Victims Unit see new clients every episode and can hardly wait to chase the next sensational case to splash across the media. In reality, however, at least for Erica M. Kallin of ...

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Billie Johnson, physical design engineer, ON Semiconductor

When lifelong Pocatellan Billie Johnson was young, she wanted to be a motorcycle cop. “It was the time of the TV show CHiPs.” Instead, she went to engineering school. Johnson received her bachelor’s and an MBA at Idaho State University. ...

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