The Idaho Business Review Excellence in Finance awards program celebrates financial professionals in the following categories:

  • Banking
  • Corporate
  • Educator
  • Investment
  • Professional

The program and publication congratulate men and women in Idaho whose fiscal accomplishments set a high bar for their company and Idaho’s business economy.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Boise Centre

2021 nominations due July 15, 2021.

Idaho Business Review is committed to bringing business professionals together to recognize leaders and build business relationships, but we are also committed to achieving this in a safe environment. We will continue to follow CDC regulations for all in-person events.

2020 Excellence in Finance Awards

(held in conjunction with the Leaders in Law awards on 11/19, lunch schedule for 10/16 is canceled)


Kevin Bates, UBS

Dee Carter, Icon Credit Union

Jason Childers, Magellan Wealth Management

Bryan Churchill, WaFd Bank

Chad Colton, Northwestern Mutual

Jackie Cox, A10 Capital

Denise Dunlap, Loon Creek Capital Group, LLC AND Sage Growth Capital, LLC

Tyler Grigsby, Fisher’s Technology

Mark Houston, Bright Bank

Merri Johnson, Zions Bank

Greg Lovell, Idaho First Bank

Jeff Newgard, Bank of Idaho

Cheryl Parker Adams, PKG

Joe Peterson, Raymond James

Thomas Prohaska, Idaho Trust Bank

Doug Robison, Northwest Farm Credit Services

Michael Rockwood, Balsam Brands

Randy Siddoway, Polestar Succession & Exit Strategists

Debbi Smith, Columbia Bank

Steven Storey, KeyBank

Jesus Tarifa, Prime Lending

Juanita Villa, D.L. Evans Bank

Read the 2019 honoree profiles here.

The 2019 Excellence in Finance honorees gather at the awards power luncheon on Oct. 10, 2019. Photo by Katy Kithcart Creative.

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