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Board of Directors

The Boise State University Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of a vibrant group of community-minded individuals who believe in the importance of higher education and in the vital role of Boise State University. Directors understand that philanthropy is an essential means by which the University sustains and enriches academic life and its purpose. Directors demonstrate that understanding by personally giving to the Foundation, encouraging others to join them and by creating long-lasting relationships with the University. Directors serve as stewards of the University’s and Foundation’s missions and values.

Officers

  • Brandy Stemmler

    Brandy Stemmler

    Executive Chair

    Brandy is a sales manager at loanDepot. She was previously a senior loan officer and production manager for PrimeLending, and an ICU nurse at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, Baylor University Medical Center and Duke University Health System.  Brandy is executive chair of the Boise State University Foundation board. She served as chair of the boards for the Idaho Humane Society and Saint Alphonsus Foundation. She also served on the Idaho Shakespeare Festival board, Women’s and Children’s Alliance board, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl advisory council and the College of Health Sciences Friends of Nursing advisory board. Brandy was a scholarship champion for the Boise State Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Opportunities scholarship campaign and served as co-chair for the 2011 Saint Alphonsus Festival of Trees. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology, psychology and nursing from Baylor University.

    Brandy is a sales manager at loanDepot. She was previously a senior loan officer and production manager for PrimeLending, and an ICU nurse at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, Baylor University Medical Center and Duke University Health System.  Brandy is executive chair of the Boise State University Foundation board. She served as chair of the boards for the Idaho Humane Society and Saint Alphonsus Foundation. She also served on the Idaho Shakespeare Festival board, Women’s and Children’s Alliance board, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl advisory council and the College of Health Sciences Friends of Nursing advisory board. Brandy was a scholarship champion for the Boise State Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Opportunities scholarship campaign and served as co-chair for the 2011 Saint Alphonsus Festival of Trees. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology, psychology and nursing from Baylor University.

  • Randy Hales

    Executive Vice Chair

    Randy is the president and CEO of Next Level Apparel. He previously served as president and CEO of ZAGG, Mity Enterprises Inc. and Back to Basics Inc. His other business interests have included board and leadership positions with Broda Medical, Dal-Tile International, David Weekley Homes, Development Capital, First Scientific, Goal Zero, International Housewares Association, Norco, Provo Craft, Rogers  Group, and WiLife Inc.

    Randy serves as vice chair on the Boise State University Foundation board. He received the 2018 CEO of the Year – Large Consumer Products Company Award from Utah Business Magazine, 2017 David Bishop Hope Through Wishes Award from Make-a-Wish Utah and the 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Erst & Young. He has a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Brigham Young University.

    Randy is the president and CEO of Next Level Apparel. He previously served as president and CEO of ZAGG, Mity Enterprises Inc. and Back to Basics Inc. His other business interests have included board and leadership positions with Broda Medical, Dal-Tile International, David Weekley Homes, Development Capital, First Scientific, Goal Zero, International Housewares Association, Norco, Provo Craft, Rogers  Group, and WiLife Inc.

    Randy serves as vice chair on the Boise State University Foundation board. He received the 2018 CEO of the Year – Large Consumer Products Company Award from Utah Business Magazine, 2017 David Bishop Hope Through Wishes Award from Make-a-Wish Utah and the 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Erst & Young. He has a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Brigham Young University.

  • Ric Gale

    Ric Gale

    Immediate Past Chair

    Ric is a retired senior vice president for Idaho Power Company. He is also a retired Chief Warrant Officer for the Idaho Army National Guard and had his own business, Gale Energy Consulting, LLC.  Ric is the immediate past chair of the Boise State University Foundation, serves as ambassador (and former Chair) on the College of Business and Economics Advisory Council, and serves as a Director on the Bronco Athletic Association.  He also currently serves on the boards of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Boise Southwest Rotary.  He served as chair on the Edison Electric Institute Rates and Regulatory Affairs Committee and was a member of the boards for the Boise State Alumni Association, the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee. He received the 2003 COBE Outstanding Alumni Award and the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award. Ric has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in business administration from Boise State.  He and his wife Kathy are members of the Chaffee Guild.

    Ric is a retired senior vice president for Idaho Power Company. He is also a retired Chief Warrant Officer for the Idaho Army National Guard and had his own business, Gale Energy Consulting, LLC.  Ric is the immediate past chair of the Boise State University Foundation, serves as ambassador (and former Chair) on the College of Business and Economics Advisory Council, and serves as a Director on the Bronco Athletic Association.  He also currently serves on the boards of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Boise Southwest Rotary.  He served as chair on the Edison Electric Institute Rates and Regulatory Affairs Committee and was a member of the boards for the Boise State Alumni Association, the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee. He received the 2003 COBE Outstanding Alumni Award and the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award. Ric has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in business administration from Boise State.  He and his wife Kathy are members of the Chaffee Guild.

  • Jim Martin

    Secretary

    Jim is a partner with Hawley Troxell. He was previously a partner with Moffatt Thomas for 25 years. Jim serves as secretary on the Boise State University Foundation board and is a founding member of the Idaho Pro Bono Commission and charter member of the Boise Centennial Rotary Club. He served as chair of the Fourth District Bar Commission and the Idaho State Bar Young Lawyers Section. He has also been involved with the Citizens’ Law Academy, Defense Research Institute, Family Advocates, Federal Bar Association, Idaho Volunteer Lawyers, Sacred Heart, the U.S. District Court Local Civil Rules committee and the Bronco Athletic Association/Alumni Association Biennial Auction committee.

    Jim has received several awards, including the 2007 CASA Lawyer of the Year Award, the 2014 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year Litigation Award, and the 2014 Idaho Business Review Leaders in Law Partner Award. He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Boise State University and a juris doctorate from University of Idaho.

    Jim is a partner with Hawley Troxell. He was previously a partner with Moffatt Thomas for 25 years. Jim serves as secretary on the Boise State University Foundation board and is a founding member of the Idaho Pro Bono Commission and charter member of the Boise Centennial Rotary Club. He served as chair of the Fourth District Bar Commission and the Idaho State Bar Young Lawyers Section. He has also been involved with the Citizens’ Law Academy, Defense Research Institute, Family Advocates, Federal Bar Association, Idaho Volunteer Lawyers, Sacred Heart, the U.S. District Court Local Civil Rules committee and the Bronco Athletic Association/Alumni Association Biennial Auction committee.

    Jim has received several awards, including the 2007 CASA Lawyer of the Year Award, the 2014 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year Litigation Award, and the 2014 Idaho Business Review Leaders in Law Partner Award. He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Boise State University and a juris doctorate from University of Idaho.

  • Glen Walker

    Treasurer, Finance & Audit Committee Chair

    Glen is President of Glen E. Walker & Associates Inc. and financial advisor for Waddell and Reed Wealth

    Management. He previously worked for Wells Fargo Bank. In 2003, with a passion for the sport of lacrosse, he founded and owned Lacrosse Idaho. For fifteen years he actively partnered with the Idaho Lacrosse Association and helped grow and promote enthusiasm in the sport and sustain the local youth and high school lacrosse community.

    Glen serves on the Boise State University Foundation Board and as Chair of the Finance and Audit committee and member of the Executive, Governance and Investment committees. In addition, he previously served on the College of Health Sciences Development advisory committee, volunteered with VITA through the College of Business and participated in the Faculty in Residence Program (FIR) from 2007-2009 and 2016-2018. Glen has bachelor degrees in accountancy and finance from Boise State University.

    Glen is President of Glen E. Walker & Associates Inc. and financial advisor for Waddell and Reed Wealth

    Management. He previously worked for Wells Fargo Bank. In 2003, with a passion for the sport of lacrosse, he founded and owned Lacrosse Idaho. For fifteen years he actively partnered with the Idaho Lacrosse Association and helped grow and promote enthusiasm in the sport and sustain the local youth and high school lacrosse community.

    Glen serves on the Boise State University Foundation Board and as Chair of the Finance and Audit committee and member of the Executive, Governance and Investment committees. In addition, he previously served on the College of Health Sciences Development advisory committee, volunteered with VITA through the College of Business and participated in the Faculty in Residence Program (FIR) from 2007-2009 and 2016-2018. Glen has bachelor degrees in accountancy and finance from Boise State University.

Board Members

  • Emily Baker

    Emily is President and Founder of Portman Square Group Communications. She was previously Managing Partner and a shareholder at Gallatin Public Affairs. She moved back to Idaho after a long career in Washington DC and New York. Baker served in the Bush Administration as a Deputy Director with the US Department of Commerce and a Regional Administrator for GSA and traveled extensively to handle international media for the White House under several administrations. Previously she worked at BGR Group, a leading lobbying and PR firm in DC, and former Idaho Governor Phil Batt.

    Emily also sits on the CSHQA corporate board and is active in the community, serving on the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, the American Red Cross of Greater Idaho Board, and as an Honorary Commander for the 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base. Emily is also an adjunct professor in the Political Science department at Boise State University. Her husband Mike and their three boys live in Boise.

    Emily is President and Founder of Portman Square Group Communications. She was previously Managing Partner and a shareholder at Gallatin Public Affairs. She moved back to Idaho after a long career in Washington DC and New York. Baker served in the Bush Administration as a Deputy Director with the US Department of Commerce and a Regional Administrator for GSA and traveled extensively to handle international media for the White House under several administrations. Previously she worked at BGR Group, a leading lobbying and PR firm in DC, and former Idaho Governor Phil Batt.

    Emily also sits on the CSHQA corporate board and is active in the community, serving on the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, the American Red Cross of Greater Idaho Board, and as an Honorary Commander for the 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base. Emily is also an adjunct professor in the Political Science department at Boise State University. Her husband Mike and their three boys live in Boise.

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    Eileen Barber

    Eileen Langan Barber is Director, Co-Founder, and CEO of Keynetics, Inc.

    Eileen co-founded and has served on the board of Keynetics Inc. (dba ClickBank) from 1998 to present and Kount Inc from 2007 to 2015.  Kount Inc, formed in 2007, is a leading innovator for fraud and risk management. From December 2015 and until the acquisition by Equifax (NYSE: EFX) in February 2021, Kount was owned by CVC Capital Partners and Keynetics Inc.

    Eileen currently serves on the board of several non-profits including, Boise State University Foundation and Trailhead.  Eileen is a member of the Higher Education Research Council (HERC). Additionally, Eileen has been a member of Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation since 2003 and has served on the board of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival for 11 years.

    Eileen is the owner of Ochos Cocktail & Wine Bar located in an 1894 renovated historic building in the heart of downtown Boise. Ochos is best known for its multi-level back patio with fire bar and fire pit and its upstairs dance floor for social dancing (Argentine Tango, Swing, Salsa, Bachata, etc.).

    Eileen earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Virginia Tech in 1991.

    Eileen Langan Barber is Director, Co-Founder, and CEO of Keynetics, Inc.

    Eileen co-founded and has served on the board of Keynetics Inc. (dba ClickBank) from 1998 to present and Kount Inc from 2007 to 2015.  Kount Inc, formed in 2007, is a leading innovator for fraud and risk management. From December 2015 and until the acquisition by Equifax (NYSE: EFX) in February 2021, Kount was owned by CVC Capital Partners and Keynetics Inc.

    Eileen currently serves on the board of several non-profits including, Boise State University Foundation and Trailhead.  Eileen is a member of the Higher Education Research Council (HERC). Additionally, Eileen has been a member of Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation since 2003 and has served on the board of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival for 11 years.

    Eileen is the owner of Ochos Cocktail & Wine Bar located in an 1894 renovated historic building in the heart of downtown Boise. Ochos is best known for its multi-level back patio with fire bar and fire pit and its upstairs dance floor for social dancing (Argentine Tango, Swing, Salsa, Bachata, etc.).

    Eileen earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Virginia Tech in 1991.

  • Odette Bolano

    Odette C. Bolano

    FACHE, MHA, BSN

    Odette Bolano, President and CEO, Saint Alphonsus Health System,

    provides executive leadership, strategic and operational oversight for a 610 bed, five-hospital system across the two states of Idaho and Oregon. Immediately prior to this role, from December 2015–2018, she served as President of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center with responsibility for strategic and operational oversight for the medical center.

    Saint Alphonsus Health System hospitals include Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and Saint Alphonsus Regional Rehabilitation Hospital – Boise, Idaho; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa, Idaho; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario, Oregon; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City, Oregon – Saint Alphonsus Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, Boise, Idaho is a joint venture with Encompass Health, a leading national inpatient physical rehabilitation hospital, hospice, and home health provider.  The Health System employs nearly 6,100 colleagues in Idaho and Oregon.  As the Health System President and CEO, Odette also oversees the strategic direction for Saint Alphonsus Medical Group with nearly 520 primary care and specialty care medical providers over 73 clinic locations; and the Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance, a clinically integrated network.

    Odette has been in senior leadership healthcare positions in for-profit, non-profit, and fully integrated health systems. Prior to joining Saint Alphonsus, Odette served as Senior Vice President of Kaiser Permanente – East Bay in Oakland, California.  Prior to Kaiser, Odette served in a number of senior executive positions with Ascension Health, including President and CEO of St. Joseph Health System in Bryan, Texas, and Chief Operating Officer for Carondelet Health Network in Tucson, Arizona.

    Odette began her career as a nurse, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Christian University.  She earned her Master’s in Administration of Healthcare Services from the University of Houston – Clear Lake.  She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

    An active civic and community leader, Odette serves as a board member of the Idaho Hospital Association, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP), Idaho Business for Education (IBE), Boise State University Foundation Board, and Boise State University College of Health Sciences Board of Ambassadors.  Odette is an active member of the Carol Emmott Fellowship Board, a national organization committed to mentoring exceptional healthcare women leaders to achieve their highest potential and influence as leaders in healthcare. Odette was recently appointed to the Idaho Power and IDACORP Board of Directors.

    Odette was recognized by Modern Healthcare in 2020 as one of the nation’s most influential 50 Clinical Executives in Healthcare and in 2021 for Top 25 Women Leaders.  In Idaho, Odette was honored by the Idaho Business Review (IBR) as CEO of Influence and #1 in IBR’s Power 25 list that names the region’s most influential men and women in healthcare.  She was presented with IBR’s Icon award in 2021 and recognized as one of IBR’s Women of the Year in 2019.  Most recently she was awarded IBR’s Woman of the Year in 2021.  She was honored as TWIN (Tribute to Women & Industry) award recipient in 2019 for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance in Idaho.

    In her free time, Odette enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.

    Odette Bolano, President and CEO, Saint Alphonsus Health System,

    provides executive leadership, strategic and operational oversight for a 610 bed, five-hospital system across the two states of Idaho and Oregon. Immediately prior to this role, from December 2015–2018, she served as President of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center with responsibility for strategic and operational oversight for the medical center.

    Saint Alphonsus Health System hospitals include Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and Saint Alphonsus Regional Rehabilitation Hospital – Boise, Idaho; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa, Idaho; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario, Oregon; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City, Oregon – Saint Alphonsus Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, Boise, Idaho is a joint venture with Encompass Health, a leading national inpatient physical rehabilitation hospital, hospice, and home health provider.  The Health System employs nearly 6,100 colleagues in Idaho and Oregon.  As the Health System President and CEO, Odette also oversees the strategic direction for Saint Alphonsus Medical Group with nearly 520 primary care and specialty care medical providers over 73 clinic locations; and the Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance, a clinically integrated network.

    Odette has been in senior leadership healthcare positions in for-profit, non-profit, and fully integrated health systems. Prior to joining Saint Alphonsus, Odette served as Senior Vice President of Kaiser Permanente – East Bay in Oakland, California.  Prior to Kaiser, Odette served in a number of senior executive positions with Ascension Health, including President and CEO of St. Joseph Health System in Bryan, Texas, and Chief Operating Officer for Carondelet Health Network in Tucson, Arizona.

    Odette began her career as a nurse, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Christian University.  She earned her Master’s in Administration of Healthcare Services from the University of Houston – Clear Lake.  She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

    An active civic and community leader, Odette serves as a board member of the Idaho Hospital Association, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP), Idaho Business for Education (IBE), Boise State University Foundation Board, and Boise State University College of Health Sciences Board of Ambassadors.  Odette is an active member of the Carol Emmott Fellowship Board, a national organization committed to mentoring exceptional healthcare women leaders to achieve their highest potential and influence as leaders in healthcare. Odette was recently appointed to the Idaho Power and IDACORP Board of Directors.

    Odette was recognized by Modern Healthcare in 2020 as one of the nation’s most influential 50 Clinical Executives in Healthcare and in 2021 for Top 25 Women Leaders.  In Idaho, Odette was honored by the Idaho Business Review (IBR) as CEO of Influence and #1 in IBR’s Power 25 list that names the region’s most influential men and women in healthcare.  She was presented with IBR’s Icon award in 2021 and recognized as one of IBR’s Women of the Year in 2019.  Most recently she was awarded IBR’s Woman of the Year in 2021.  She was honored as TWIN (Tribute to Women & Industry) award recipient in 2019 for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance in Idaho.

    In her free time, Odette enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.

  • Ted Epperly

    Dr. Epperly is the President and CEO of the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, a large Federally Qualified Teaching Health Center comprised of nine FQHC clinics, four ACGME family medicine residency programs, and five fellowships. He received an undergraduate degree in Biology and Anthropology from Utah State University in 1976. He Graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1980.  He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Washington in 1983. He completed a faculty development fellowship at the University of North Carolina in 1986 and achieved an additional CAQ in Geriatrics.  He retired in July 2001 as Colonel after serving 21 years in the United States Army.  He served as the past President and Board Chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) representing 135,000 family physicians across the country.  He is a past member of the ACGME Board of Directors that has responsibility of all residency and fellowship training for over 140,000 residents and fellows of all specialties in the United States.  He currently serves as the Co-Chairman of the Board for the Healthcare Transformation Council of Idaho that is in charge of helping transform healthcare for the State of Idaho. Dr. Epperly is an award-winning physician, teacher, leader, author, researcher, and mentor. His multiple award-winning  first book “Fractured: America’s Broken Health Care System and What Must Be Done to Heal It” provides excellent insight to the U.S healthcare system and can be found on Amazon.com.  His second book entitled Preparing for the “Next Pandemic: Lessons, Stories and Recommendations from Covid-19” has just been accepted for publication by the Johns Hopkins University Press and will be released in 2022.

    Dr. Epperly is the President and CEO of the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, a large Federally Qualified Teaching Health Center comprised of nine FQHC clinics, four ACGME family medicine residency programs, and five fellowships. He received an undergraduate degree in Biology and Anthropology from Utah State University in 1976. He Graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1980.  He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Washington in 1983. He completed a faculty development fellowship at the University of North Carolina in 1986 and achieved an additional CAQ in Geriatrics.  He retired in July 2001 as Colonel after serving 21 years in the United States Army.  He served as the past President and Board Chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) representing 135,000 family physicians across the country.  He is a past member of the ACGME Board of Directors that has responsibility of all residency and fellowship training for over 140,000 residents and fellows of all specialties in the United States.  He currently serves as the Co-Chairman of the Board for the Healthcare Transformation Council of Idaho that is in charge of helping transform healthcare for the State of Idaho. Dr. Epperly is an award-winning physician, teacher, leader, author, researcher, and mentor. His multiple award-winning  first book “Fractured: America’s Broken Health Care System and What Must Be Done to Heal It” provides excellent insight to the U.S healthcare system and can be found on Amazon.com.  His second book entitled Preparing for the “Next Pandemic: Lessons, Stories and Recommendations from Covid-19” has just been accepted for publication by the Johns Hopkins University Press and will be released in 2022.

  • Debbie.Flandro

    Debbie Flandro

    Debbie Flandro is a business management professional who retired from Hewlett Packard in 2005, following a 29-year career serving in various roles including Accounting, Production, and Supply Chain Management.  She graduated from Boise State with a BBA in Accounting and an MBA, in addition to an Executive MBA from Duke University.

    Debbie currently serves as Chair of the Gaming Board for Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Spokane, Washington.  She previously served on the Advisory Board for the College of Business and Economics, where she was served a term as President, and also was Chair of the Education Subcommittee.  Other community roles have included serving on the Board of the Treasure Valley YMCA and as a docent for the Idaho Anne Frank Center for Human Rights Memorial.  An Idaho native, Debbie lives in Boise with her husband Jerry.

    Debbie Flandro is a business management professional who retired from Hewlett Packard in 2005, following a 29-year career serving in various roles including Accounting, Production, and Supply Chain Management.  She graduated from Boise State with a BBA in Accounting and an MBA, in addition to an Executive MBA from Duke University.

    Debbie currently serves as Chair of the Gaming Board for Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Spokane, Washington.  She previously served on the Advisory Board for the College of Business and Economics, where she was served a term as President, and also was Chair of the Education Subcommittee.  Other community roles have included serving on the Board of the Treasure Valley YMCA and as a docent for the Idaho Anne Frank Center for Human Rights Memorial.  An Idaho native, Debbie lives in Boise with her husband Jerry.

  • Jim Girvan

    Jim is a professor emeritus and former dean of the College of Health Sciences at Boise State University. He was previously a professor of public health education at Idaho State University, a chemistry teacher at Curtis High School in University Place, Washington, and served as a medical technologist in the U.S. Army in Phu Bai, South Vietnam and Fort Ord, CA. While at Boise State Jim was recognized by the Boise State University Foundation for Public Service, and he and his wife, Georgia, were the first faculty residents of the Health Sciences Living-Learning Community. Jim serves on the governance committee and the executive committee on the Boise State Foundation board. He holds graduate degrees in public health from the University of Washington and the University of Oregon.

    Jim is a professor emeritus and former dean of the College of Health Sciences at Boise State University. He was previously a professor of public health education at Idaho State University, a chemistry teacher at Curtis High School in University Place, Washington, and served as a medical technologist in the U.S. Army in Phu Bai, South Vietnam and Fort Ord, CA. While at Boise State Jim was recognized by the Boise State University Foundation for Public Service, and he and his wife, Georgia, were the first faculty residents of the Health Sciences Living-Learning Community. Jim serves on the governance committee and the executive committee on the Boise State Foundation board. He holds graduate degrees in public health from the University of Washington and the University of Oregon.

  • John Grizzaffi

    John Grizzaffi

    John moved to Boise in 1996 from Dallas, Texas and held key positions with national brand companies and independent organizations located throughout the southern U.S.

    John is a 35-year veteran of the beverage industry in which he worked in all three tiers- retail, wholesale and supplies. He recently retired as president and managing partner of Stein Distributing Company in Boise after 25 years and serving in various roles.

    John is owner of a wine distribution company that he purchased July 2021, which was started in 1982 by Jack Thornton and is based in Ketchum, Idaho.

    John serves on the boards for Boise State University Foundation, Duke Family Foundation, St. Luke’s Children’s advisory board and the National Board for the Center for Alcohol Policy. He served on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho Board for 16 years and is still active in fund raising for them.

    In 2004 he joined the Boise State College of Business and Economics advisory council and will become an ambassador this year. John attended University of North Texas.

    John moved to Boise in 1996 from Dallas, Texas and held key positions with national brand companies and independent organizations located throughout the southern U.S.

    John is a 35-year veteran of the beverage industry in which he worked in all three tiers- retail, wholesale and supplies. He recently retired as president and managing partner of Stein Distributing Company in Boise after 25 years and serving in various roles.

    John is owner of a wine distribution company that he purchased July 2021, which was started in 1982 by Jack Thornton and is based in Ketchum, Idaho.

    John serves on the boards for Boise State University Foundation, Duke Family Foundation, St. Luke’s Children’s advisory board and the National Board for the Center for Alcohol Policy. He served on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho Board for 16 years and is still active in fund raising for them.

    In 2004 he joined the Boise State College of Business and Economics advisory council and will become an ambassador this year. John attended University of North Texas.

  • Jay Hawkins

    Jay is president and owner of Lanae Ridge Vineyard LLC (previously J. Victor Vineyards). He retired from

    Micron Technology in 2018 after 35 years with the company. While at Micron, he held various positions

    including Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Consumer Products.

    Jay serves on the Boise State University Foundation board. He served on the Boise State president’s board of advisors and on the boards for Micron Technology Foundation, Bronco Athletic Association and Boise Public Schools Education Foundation. Jay received the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award. He has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Boise State.

    Jay is president and owner of Lanae Ridge Vineyard LLC (previously J. Victor Vineyards). He retired from

    Micron Technology in 2018 after 35 years with the company. While at Micron, he held various positions

    including Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Consumer Products.

    Jay serves on the Boise State University Foundation board. He served on the Boise State president’s board of advisors and on the boards for Micron Technology Foundation, Bronco Athletic Association and Boise Public Schools Education Foundation. Jay received the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award. He has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Boise State.

  • Boo Heffner

    Boo is president and chief executive officer for Falck USA, the second largest provider of emergency medical services in the U.S. His previous employers include Rural/Metro Corporation, American Medical Response, MedTrans (purchased by Laidlaw), Mercy Ambulance and Ada County EMS.

    Boo serves on the boards for Boise State University Foundation, Urban Impact Seattle and Systems Unlimited Inc. He received the 2013 Boise State Distinguished Alumni Award. Boo has a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine from Boise State and a master’s degree from Harvard University.

    Boo is president and chief executive officer for Falck USA, the second largest provider of emergency medical services in the U.S. His previous employers include Rural/Metro Corporation, American Medical Response, MedTrans (purchased by Laidlaw), Mercy Ambulance and Ada County EMS.

    Boo serves on the boards for Boise State University Foundation, Urban Impact Seattle and Systems Unlimited Inc. He received the 2013 Boise State Distinguished Alumni Award. Boo has a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine from Boise State and a master’s degree from Harvard University.

  • Ernie Hoidal

    Ernie Hoidal

    Ernie is a retired attorney and has previously been an adjunct faculty member for 37 years in the College of Business and Economics., the School of Public Service (Immigration Law and Policy) and the College of Health Sciences (Masters of Athletic Leadership) at Boise State University.

    Ernie served as chairman of the Idaho Legal History Society, the Humanitarian Bowl (now the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl), and the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame Southern Idaho Chapter. He also serves on the boards of the Boise State Foundation, the Bronco Athletic Association, the School of Public Service advisory board, the Boise State Honors College advisory council, and the Working History Center advisory board. He served as President of the Bronco Athletic Association in 1988-89 and was awarded the 1998 Bronze Bronco Award. Ernie currently serves as a District 4 Trustee for the Idaho State Historical Society representing Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley Counties. Ernie also serves on the Foundation for Idaho History Board of Directors. Ernie is a member of the Sons of Norway Grondal lodge Boise, the Troy, Idaho History Society, the Latah County Historical Society, the Nezperce County Historical Society, the Canyon County Historical Society and the Mountain Home Historical Museum. Ernie was inducted into the Capital High Hall of Fame in 2011 and co-founded in 2019 the Capital High Heritage Scholarship located in the Boise Schools Educational Foundation. Ernie attended Boise College 1967-68 and Boise State College in 1968-69. He was awarded a Bachelor’s of Science degree in International Business from the University of San Francisco and a Juris Doctorate from University of Idaho. Ernie is married to Carol, Boise State alumna and Past President of the Boise State Alumni Association.

    Ernie is a retired attorney and has previously been an adjunct faculty member for 37 years in the College of Business and Economics., the School of Public Service (Immigration Law and Policy) and the College of Health Sciences (Masters of Athletic Leadership) at Boise State University.

    Ernie served as chairman of the Idaho Legal History Society, the Humanitarian Bowl (now the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl), and the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame Southern Idaho Chapter. He also serves on the boards of the Boise State Foundation, the Bronco Athletic Association, the School of Public Service advisory board, the Boise State Honors College advisory council, and the Working History Center advisory board. He served as President of the Bronco Athletic Association in 1988-89 and was awarded the 1998 Bronze Bronco Award. Ernie currently serves as a District 4 Trustee for the Idaho State Historical Society representing Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley Counties. Ernie also serves on the Foundation for Idaho History Board of Directors. Ernie is a member of the Sons of Norway Grondal lodge Boise, the Troy, Idaho History Society, the Latah County Historical Society, the Nezperce County Historical Society, the Canyon County Historical Society and the Mountain Home Historical Museum. Ernie was inducted into the Capital High Hall of Fame in 2011 and co-founded in 2019 the Capital High Heritage Scholarship located in the Boise Schools Educational Foundation. Ernie attended Boise College 1967-68 and Boise State College in 1968-69. He was awarded a Bachelor’s of Science degree in International Business from the University of San Francisco and a Juris Doctorate from University of Idaho. Ernie is married to Carol, Boise State alumna and Past President of the Boise State Alumni Association.

  • George Juetten

    Finance & Audit Committee co-chair

    George is retired executive vice president and chief financial officer for Washington Group International (now AECOM). He was previously audit partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers and senior vice president and chief financial officer for Dresser Industries.

    George serves as treasurer on the Boise State University Foundation board and is a member of The Idaho Community Foundation board. He served on the boards for Seaspan Corporation, Saint Alphonsus Health System, Boise Philharmonic and The College of Idaho. George received the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from Marquette University. He has a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Marquette University.

    George is retired executive vice president and chief financial officer for Washington Group International (now AECOM). He was previously audit partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers and senior vice president and chief financial officer for Dresser Industries.

    George serves as treasurer on the Boise State University Foundation board and is a member of The Idaho Community Foundation board. He served on the boards for Seaspan Corporation, Saint Alphonsus Health System, Boise Philharmonic and The College of Idaho. George received the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from Marquette University. He has a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Marquette University.

  • Cheryl Larabee

    Cheryl is lecturer emerita in the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University. She previously served as the associate vice president for University Advancement at Boise State following a 24-year career in corporate banking. Cheryl was honored to be involved in building the new Micron building and then teaching the incoming business freshmen in the new Skagg’s Hall of Learning.  She is committed to higher education and looks forward to serving on the BSUF board and engaging with the community on behalf of Boise State.

    Cheryl currently serves on the boards of Norco Inc. and the National Association for Corporate Directors. She is the previous board chair of ZAGG Inc., Capital City Development Corporation, Arid Club, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Downtown Boise Association and Hays Shelter Home. She also served on the boards of Jacksons Food Stores, Syringa Bancorp, Healthwise Inc. and Bogus Basin Ski Resort.

    Cheryl is lecturer emerita in the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University. She previously served as the associate vice president for University Advancement at Boise State following a 24-year career in corporate banking. Cheryl was honored to be involved in building the new Micron building and then teaching the incoming business freshmen in the new Skagg’s Hall of Learning.  She is committed to higher education and looks forward to serving on the BSUF board and engaging with the community on behalf of Boise State.

    Cheryl currently serves on the boards of Norco Inc. and the National Association for Corporate Directors. She is the previous board chair of ZAGG Inc., Capital City Development Corporation, Arid Club, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Downtown Boise Association and Hays Shelter Home. She also served on the boards of Jacksons Food Stores, Syringa Bancorp, Healthwise Inc. and Bogus Basin Ski Resort.

  • Rod MacKinnon

    Rod Mackinnon is a registered investment advisor with Buffington Mohr McNeal, a Boise, Idaho based investment firm. For more than thirty-five years, he has invested assets on behalf of individuals, retirement plans, and pensions in public equity and fixed income securities. He joined the Foundation Board in July, 2016 and serves on its investment committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College and a master’s degree from the University of Oregon. His outside interests include playing golf, fly fishing, and skiing.

    Rod Mackinnon is a registered investment advisor with Buffington Mohr McNeal, a Boise, Idaho based investment firm. For more than thirty-five years, he has invested assets on behalf of individuals, retirement plans, and pensions in public equity and fixed income securities. He joined the Foundation Board in July, 2016 and serves on its investment committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College and a master’s degree from the University of Oregon. His outside interests include playing golf, fly fishing, and skiing.

  • Bernadette Madarieta

    Bernadette Madarieta is a finance executive with 20 years of experience strengthening and leading global corporate finance functions for publicly traded corporations in heavy and light manufacturing and distribution.  She is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Lamb Weston.  As CFO, Bernadette has oversight of all finance functions including treasury, business unit and supply chain finance, FP&A, internal audit, consolidations, international and SEC accounting and reporting, income taxes, and shared accounting services; information technology, including the roll out of its enterprise resource planning system, and investor relations.

    Prior to joining Lamb Weston, Bernadette was the Vice President and Controller for Packaging Corporation of America, Boise, Inc., and Boise Cascade.  She also has five years of experience with Big 4 public accounting firms where she provided audit services to corporations and partnerships.

    Bernadette has been a resident of Idaho for over 40 years.  She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Boise State University (BSU) where she graduated as a Top 10 Scholar.  She is a Certified Public Accountant.  She is a member of the Board of Directors of both Lamb Weston and BSU’s Foundations, Create Common Good, and a member of BSU’s College of Business and Economics Advisory Council.

    Bernadette Madarieta is a finance executive with 20 years of experience strengthening and leading global corporate finance functions for publicly traded corporations in heavy and light manufacturing and distribution.  She is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Lamb Weston.  As CFO, Bernadette has oversight of all finance functions including treasury, business unit and supply chain finance, FP&A, internal audit, consolidations, international and SEC accounting and reporting, income taxes, and shared accounting services; information technology, including the roll out of its enterprise resource planning system, and investor relations.

    Prior to joining Lamb Weston, Bernadette was the Vice President and Controller for Packaging Corporation of America, Boise, Inc., and Boise Cascade.  She also has five years of experience with Big 4 public accounting firms where she provided audit services to corporations and partnerships.

    Bernadette has been a resident of Idaho for over 40 years.  She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Boise State University (BSU) where she graduated as a Top 10 Scholar.  She is a Certified Public Accountant.  She is a member of the Board of Directors of both Lamb Weston and BSU’s Foundations, Create Common Good, and a member of BSU’s College of Business and Economics Advisory Council.

  • Jason Manning

    Jason Manning

    Jason is the Chief Financial Officer for Jacksons Food Stores Inc. His previous employers include Deloitte & Touche and Myers and Stauffer LC. Jason serves on the Boise State University Foundation board and the College of Business and Economics advisory council. He has a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Idaho State University.

    Jason is the Chief Financial Officer for Jacksons Food Stores Inc. His previous employers include Deloitte & Touche and Myers and Stauffer LC. Jason serves on the Boise State University Foundation board and the College of Business and Economics advisory council. He has a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Idaho State University.

  • Mike Mers

    Mike is co-founder and president of the wealth management firm, Aspen Capital Management. He is a former partner with venture capital firms Highway 12 Ventures and BRM Capital. His previous employers include Intel Capital and Hewlett-Packard.

    Mike serves as investment committee chair on the Boise State University Foundation board. He is former chair and a current member of the College of Business and Economics advisory council and serves on the Women’s and Children’s Alliance endowment investment committee and Bishop Kelly High School president’s advisory council. He previously served on the Bronco Athletic Association board. Mike was an International Rotary Scholar. He has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Boise State and a master’s degree in business administration from Bristol University in England.

    Mike is co-founder and president of the wealth management firm, Aspen Capital Management. He is a former partner with venture capital firms Highway 12 Ventures and BRM Capital. His previous employers include Intel Capital and Hewlett-Packard.

    Mike serves as investment committee chair on the Boise State University Foundation board. He is former chair and a current member of the College of Business and Economics advisory council and serves on the Women’s and Children’s Alliance endowment investment committee and Bishop Kelly High School president’s advisory council. He previously served on the Bronco Athletic Association board. Mike was an International Rotary Scholar. He has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Boise State and a master’s degree in business administration from Bristol University in England.

  • Bruce Mohr

    Bruce Mohr

    Bruce is co-founder and partner with Buffington Mohr McNeal. His previous employers include First Security Investment Management Inc. and West One Bank. In 2020, Bruce received the COBE Outstanding Alumni Award. He serves on the Boise State University Foundation board and as a trustee for the Boise City Arts and History Foundation. Bruce was president of the Boise Contemporary Theater board and chair of the Boise City Arts Commission. He also served on the boards of the Boise State Honors College, Ballet Idaho, Boise Nationals Soccer Club and Morrison Center Endowment Foundation. Bruce has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Boise State and a master’s degree in finance from University of Oregon.

    Bruce is co-founder and partner with Buffington Mohr McNeal. His previous employers include First Security Investment Management Inc. and West One Bank. In 2020, Bruce received the COBE Outstanding Alumni Award. He serves on the Boise State University Foundation board and as a trustee for the Boise City Arts and History Foundation. Bruce was president of the Boise Contemporary Theater board and chair of the Boise City Arts Commission. He also served on the boards of the Boise State Honors College, Ballet Idaho, Boise Nationals Soccer Club and Morrison Center Endowment Foundation. Bruce has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Boise State and a master’s degree in finance from University of Oregon.

  • Brent Moylan

    Brent Moylan is the SVP & CFO J.R. Simplot Company. Brent started with the company in 1986 after spending some time in public accounting. He has worked in various finance positions within the Simplot Company from 1986 to 1998. Over the following years, Brent gained operational finance experience at two mid-sized companies in the Treasure Valley. Brent re-joined the J. R. Simplot Company in June of 2008 as the Food Group Controller and later as the VP of Finance for the same group. He was appointed to SVP & CFO of the Simplot Company in the fall of 2019. Brent also is active with the local YMCA as a board member and sits on their Strategic Planning Committee. Brent is a graduate of Boise State University. He and his wife Laura have been married for 30 years and have a daughter Sophie, a freshman at Chapman University in Orange, California and an English cream retriever named Winston. He enjoys golfing, family activities and communicating with Sophie through Facetime.

    Brent Moylan is the SVP & CFO J.R. Simplot Company. Brent started with the company in 1986 after spending some time in public accounting. He has worked in various finance positions within the Simplot Company from 1986 to 1998. Over the following years, Brent gained operational finance experience at two mid-sized companies in the Treasure Valley. Brent re-joined the J. R. Simplot Company in June of 2008 as the Food Group Controller and later as the VP of Finance for the same group. He was appointed to SVP & CFO of the Simplot Company in the fall of 2019. Brent also is active with the local YMCA as a board member and sits on their Strategic Planning Committee. Brent is a graduate of Boise State University. He and his wife Laura have been married for 30 years and have a daughter Sophie, a freshman at Chapman University in Orange, California and an English cream retriever named Winston. He enjoys golfing, family activities and communicating with Sophie through Facetime.

  • Rick Pedigo

    Rick Pedigo

    Rick Pedigo is president and CEO of Pedigo Products, Inc., a third-generation, family-owned business that manufactures medical devices and is based in Vancouver, Washington. A graduate of California State University, Fullerton, he received his bachelor’s degree in business administration while working full time for the family business. Two of his three children graduated from Boise State University. Rick and his wife are avid Bronco fans as they follow and support Boise State athletic teams by attending games, fundraising events and donate medical products to the School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences and Department of Athletics.

    Rick Pedigo is president and CEO of Pedigo Products, Inc., a third-generation, family-owned business that manufactures medical devices and is based in Vancouver, Washington. A graduate of California State University, Fullerton, he received his bachelor’s degree in business administration while working full time for the family business. Two of his three children graduated from Boise State University. Rick and his wife are avid Bronco fans as they follow and support Boise State athletic teams by attending games, fundraising events and donate medical products to the School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences and Department of Athletics.

  • Michael Reynoldson

    Mike is vice president of public affairs for Blue Cross of Idaho. His other business interest includes MRR

    Commercial LLC. Mike was previously government affairs manager for Micron, public affairs manager for

    Qwest Communications, regional political director for the Republican National Committee, district director and campaign manager for U.S. Sen. Larry Craig and executive director for the Idaho Republican Party.

    Mike is vice president of the Idaho Governor’s Cup and serves on the boards for the Boise State University Foundation and Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry. He served on the boards for the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, College of Western Idaho Foundation, Idaho Technology Council and the Boise State Alumni Association. Mike received the 2008 Accomplished Under 40 Award from the Idaho Business Review. He has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Boise State.

    Mike is vice president of public affairs for Blue Cross of Idaho. His other business interest includes MRR

    Commercial LLC. Mike was previously government affairs manager for Micron, public affairs manager for

    Qwest Communications, regional political director for the Republican National Committee, district director and campaign manager for U.S. Sen. Larry Craig and executive director for the Idaho Republican Party.

    Mike is vice president of the Idaho Governor’s Cup and serves on the boards for the Boise State University Foundation and Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry. He served on the boards for the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, College of Western Idaho Foundation, Idaho Technology Council and the Boise State Alumni Association. Mike received the 2008 Accomplished Under 40 Award from the Idaho Business Review. He has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Boise State.

  • Chris Roth

    Chris is president and chief executive officer of St. Luke’s Health System, Idaho’s largest health system. He has more than 30 years’ experience in health care, starting as a pharmacy technician with Intermountain Healthcare and moving into positions of increasing responsibility in administration, specialty practice management and executive and leadership positions with Northwest Hospital & Medical Center in Seattle, Ochsner Health System in New Orleans and other health organizations. He joined St. Luke’s in early 2007, serving first as vice president and chief operating officer and then as chief executive officer of the Treasure Valley region, responsible for region-wide health-care operations encompassing the Treasure Valley and West Treasure Valley communities of Fruitland, Meridian and Eagle; responsibilities included oversight of St. Luke’s Eastern Oregon operations. He became senior vice president and chief operating officer for the health system before being selected in 2019 as president and CEO; he assumed these responsibilities in February of 2020. He is a member of multiple boards and committees, including Idaho Business for Education. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Utah State University and a master’s degree in health-care administration from the University of Minnesota.

    Chris is president and chief executive officer of St. Luke’s Health System, Idaho’s largest health system. He has more than 30 years’ experience in health care, starting as a pharmacy technician with Intermountain Healthcare and moving into positions of increasing responsibility in administration, specialty practice management and executive and leadership positions with Northwest Hospital & Medical Center in Seattle, Ochsner Health System in New Orleans and other health organizations. He joined St. Luke’s in early 2007, serving first as vice president and chief operating officer and then as chief executive officer of the Treasure Valley region, responsible for region-wide health-care operations encompassing the Treasure Valley and West Treasure Valley communities of Fruitland, Meridian and Eagle; responsibilities included oversight of St. Luke’s Eastern Oregon operations. He became senior vice president and chief operating officer for the health system before being selected in 2019 as president and CEO; he assumed these responsibilities in February of 2020. He is a member of multiple boards and committees, including Idaho Business for Education. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Utah State University and a master’s degree in health-care administration from the University of Minnesota.

  • Jennifer Seamons

    Jennifer Seamons is Executive Vice President at Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, a nonprofit affordable housing capital provider. In this role, she is responsible for sourcing institutional capital in support of affordable housing. Previously, she spent 20 years at KeyBank. She serves as a board member for NewWest Community Capital, Boise State University Foundation and is a member of the Board of Commissioners for Boise City/ Ada County Housing Authority. Jennifer previously served on the Boise State Alumni Association board and has served as co-chair of the Bronco Athletic Association/ Alumni Association Biennial Auction committee. She is a graduate of Boise State University with bachelor’s degrees in accountancy and finance, and a master’s degree in accountancy.

    Jennifer Seamons is Executive Vice President at Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, a nonprofit affordable housing capital provider. In this role, she is responsible for sourcing institutional capital in support of affordable housing. Previously, she spent 20 years at KeyBank. She serves as a board member for NewWest Community Capital, Boise State University Foundation and is a member of the Board of Commissioners for Boise City/ Ada County Housing Authority. Jennifer previously served on the Boise State Alumni Association board and has served as co-chair of the Bronco Athletic Association/ Alumni Association Biennial Auction committee. She is a graduate of Boise State University with bachelor’s degrees in accountancy and finance, and a master’s degree in accountancy.

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    Richelle Sugiyama

    Richelle is investment officer for the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI). Her previous employers include the State of Idaho Endowment Fund Investment Board (EFIB), Dorn, Helliesen & Cottle Inc. and D.B. Fitzpatrick & Co. Inc.

    Richelle serves on the Boise State University Foundation board, EFIB board and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers investment committee. She served on the Bronco Athletic Association board and has represented PERSI on advisory boards. Richelle has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Boise State University.

    Richelle is investment officer for the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI). Her previous employers include the State of Idaho Endowment Fund Investment Board (EFIB), Dorn, Helliesen & Cottle Inc. and D.B. Fitzpatrick & Co. Inc.

    Richelle serves on the Boise State University Foundation board, EFIB board and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers investment committee. She served on the Bronco Athletic Association board and has represented PERSI on advisory boards. Richelle has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Boise State University.

  • Jim Voulelis

    Jim Voulelis

    Jim is an anesthesiologist, President and Managing Partner of Anesthesia Associates of Boise P.A. and serves as Medical Director of Anesthesia Services for St. Luke’s Health System, West Region. He serves on the board for the Boise State University Foundation and is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Idaho Society of Anesthesiologists and Ada County Medical Society. Jim has a bachelor’s degree in pre-medical studies from Boise State University and a doctoral degree in medicine from the University of Washington, School of Medicine. Jim is a former Boise State student athlete and is a long-time supporter of Bronco Athletics.

    Jim is an anesthesiologist, President and Managing Partner of Anesthesia Associates of Boise P.A. and serves as Medical Director of Anesthesia Services for St. Luke’s Health System, West Region. He serves on the board for the Boise State University Foundation and is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Idaho Society of Anesthesiologists and Ada County Medical Society. Jim has a bachelor’s degree in pre-medical studies from Boise State University and a doctoral degree in medicine from the University of Washington, School of Medicine. Jim is a former Boise State student athlete and is a long-time supporter of Bronco Athletics.

  • David Wali

    David Wali

    Real Estate Committee Chair

    David Wali is Managing Partner of Gardner Company of Idaho.  Gardner Company is a 38-year old development company with over 22 million square feet of projects in Utah, Idaho and Nevada. His first project with Gardner was the clearwater/Boise State computer science building downtown. Prior to joining Gardner Company in the fall of 2013, he spent 13 years as the Director of Investments for Colliers International Boise, Idaho.

    In addition, Dave serves as real estate committee chair on the Boise State University Foundation board and serves on the College of Business and Economics advisory council.  David founded Bronco Corp and was a scholarship champion for the Boise State Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Opportunities scholarship campaign.

    David Wali is Managing Partner of Gardner Company of Idaho.  Gardner Company is a 38-year old development company with over 22 million square feet of projects in Utah, Idaho and Nevada. His first project with Gardner was the clearwater/Boise State computer science building downtown. Prior to joining Gardner Company in the fall of 2013, he spent 13 years as the Director of Investments for Colliers International Boise, Idaho.

    In addition, Dave serves as real estate committee chair on the Boise State University Foundation board and serves on the College of Business and Economics advisory council.  David founded Bronco Corp and was a scholarship champion for the Boise State Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Opportunities scholarship campaign.

  • Kimberly.Welsh

    Kimberly Welsh

    Governance Committee Chair

    Kimberly is a retired investment banker. Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, she graduated Boise State University in 1987 with a 4.0 GPA in Business Administration, was the Outstanding Finance Graduate, and received the Distinguished Alumni Award. Guided by the incredible finance professors at Boise State, she was awarded a full Graduate Assistant Scholarship for her Masters at State University of New York at Albany, where she received the 2008 Excellence in Business Award and served on the Business Dean’s Advisory Board.

    As Managing Director at UBS/PaineWebber, Morgan Stanley & Janney Montgomery Scott, she financed trillions of dollars in large-scale municipal infrastructure projects through the origination and syndication of bond issues over the course of her 30-year career on Wall Street.

    Kimberly is a retired investment banker. Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, she graduated Boise State University in 1987 with a 4.0 GPA in Business Administration, was the Outstanding Finance Graduate, and received the Distinguished Alumni Award. Guided by the incredible finance professors at Boise State, she was awarded a full Graduate Assistant Scholarship for her Masters at State University of New York at Albany, where she received the 2008 Excellence in Business Award and served on the Business Dean’s Advisory Board.

    As Managing Director at UBS/PaineWebber, Morgan Stanley & Janney Montgomery Scott, she financed trillions of dollars in large-scale municipal infrastructure projects through the origination and syndication of bond issues over the course of her 30-year career on Wall Street.

  • Holli Woodings

    Holli serves as a member of Boise City Council and is a former State Representative for District 19. She serves on the boards of directors for the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS)and the Association of Idaho Cities. Prior to entering public service, she helped develop and finance Idaho’s largest wind energy farm before founding Woodings Group Public Relations and co-founding the Idaho Clean Energy Association. She and her husband Ryan own MetaGeek, a local software company.

    Holli is the former chair of the board for Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council and a member of the boards for Boise State University Foundation and Idaho Women in Leadership. She has also volunteered for local organizations including the Boise State Venture College, NEW Leadership Idaho and the 2012 Yes! For Boise Schools campaign. Holli received the 2018 Boise State Distinguished Alumni Award, the Idaho Business Review’s 2018 Accomplished Under 40 Award and 2013 Women of the Year Award. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s in Business Administration from Boise State.

    Holli serves as a member of Boise City Council and is a former State Representative for District 19. She serves on the boards of directors for the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS)and the Association of Idaho Cities. Prior to entering public service, she helped develop and finance Idaho’s largest wind energy farm before founding Woodings Group Public Relations and co-founding the Idaho Clean Energy Association. She and her husband Ryan own MetaGeek, a local software company.

    Holli is the former chair of the board for Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council and a member of the boards for Boise State University Foundation and Idaho Women in Leadership. She has also volunteered for local organizations including the Boise State Venture College, NEW Leadership Idaho and the 2012 Yes! For Boise Schools campaign. Holli received the 2018 Boise State Distinguished Alumni Award, the Idaho Business Review’s 2018 Accomplished Under 40 Award and 2013 Women of the Year Award. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s in Business Administration from Boise State.

Honorary/Emeriti Members

  • Kenny Beeson

    Boise State Alumni Association

    Kenny graduated from Boise State in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems and minors in Computer Science and Mathematics. He lives in Nampa with his wife and two teenage boys. Kenny spends his career as a certified implementation consultant working with Oracle applications in finance and project management. He helps companies maximize the investment of an enterprise system through business requirements and configurations.

    In his free time, he is found outdoors hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. He volunteers with Boy Scouts of America as a Scoutmaster and has a troop of twenty-five boys that keep him on his toes. He also is starting to learn the guitar.

    Kenny enjoys giving back to the University through volunteer work and engaging with other alumni. He joined the Alumni Board in 2015 and has been involved with the planning of board meetings, is the committee chair for the Orientation and Mentor sub-committee, is a member of the executive committee since 2017 and continues to work on getting the board more social through activities to bring board members together.

    Kenny graduated from Boise State in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems and minors in Computer Science and Mathematics. He lives in Nampa with his wife and two teenage boys. Kenny spends his career as a certified implementation consultant working with Oracle applications in finance and project management. He helps companies maximize the investment of an enterprise system through business requirements and configurations.

    In his free time, he is found outdoors hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. He volunteers with Boy Scouts of America as a Scoutmaster and has a troop of twenty-five boys that keep him on his toes. He also is starting to learn the guitar.

    Kenny enjoys giving back to the University through volunteer work and engaging with other alumni. He joined the Alumni Board in 2015 and has been involved with the planning of board meetings, is the committee chair for the Orientation and Mentor sub-committee, is a member of the executive committee since 2017 and continues to work on getting the board more social through activities to bring board members together.

  • Tracy Andrus

    Tracy Andrus

    Andrus Center

    Tracy Andrus is a longtime member of the Boise-area business and civic communities with over 40 years of experience in senior management, business development, and strategic planning. She serves as President and Chairman of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State’s School of Public Service. In that role, Tracy directs the Center’s environment, public lands, education, student scholarship, and leadership initiatives.

    Tracy has an extensive background in health insurance, serving as Sr. Vice President of Marketing & Provider Services for Blue Cross of Idaho and as a member of the Executive Committee of the company’s board of directors prior to that. She also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Moda Health, serving the states of Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.

    Tracy has served as President of the Downtown Boise Association and on the boards of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Boise Metro Economic Development Council, Downtown Boise Association, Ada County United Way, YWCA, St. Luke’s Children’s Advisory Board, and the Assistance League of Boise Advisory Board.

    Tracy received the 2016 Boise State Distinguished Alumni Service Award. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in business administration from Boise State.

    Tracy Andrus is a longtime member of the Boise-area business and civic communities with over 40 years of experience in senior management, business development, and strategic planning. She serves as President and Chairman of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State’s School of Public Service. In that role, Tracy directs the Center’s environment, public lands, education, student scholarship, and leadership initiatives.

    Tracy has an extensive background in health insurance, serving as Sr. Vice President of Marketing & Provider Services for Blue Cross of Idaho and as a member of the Executive Committee of the company’s board of directors prior to that. She also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Moda Health, serving the states of Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.

    Tracy has served as President of the Downtown Boise Association and on the boards of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Boise Metro Economic Development Council, Downtown Boise Association, Ada County United Way, YWCA, St. Luke’s Children’s Advisory Board, and the Assistance League of Boise Advisory Board.

    Tracy received the 2016 Boise State Distinguished Alumni Service Award. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in business administration from Boise State.

  • Brian Yeargain

    Brian Yeargain

    Bronco Athletic Association

    Brian is a CPA principal in Little Morris LLP, a CPA firm in Boise Idaho. He serves on the Board of both the Bronco Athletic Association and Boise State University Foundation. Brian is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Idaho Society of Certified Public Accountants. Brian has a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Boise State University. Brian is very involved in the community, currently or previously serving on the Board of Directors for Camp Rainbow Gold, Neighborworks Boise, the Boise State University Alumni Association and the Boise State Accounting Advisory Board.  Brian is a second-generation Bronco with his dad graduating from BJC in 1959.

    Brian is a CPA principal in Little Morris LLP, a CPA firm in Boise Idaho. He serves on the Board of both the Bronco Athletic Association and Boise State University Foundation. Brian is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Idaho Society of Certified Public Accountants. Brian has a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Boise State University. Brian is very involved in the community, currently or previously serving on the Board of Directors for Camp Rainbow Gold, Neighborworks Boise, the Boise State University Alumni Association and the Boise State Accounting Advisory Board.  Brian is a second-generation Bronco with his dad graduating from BJC in 1959.

  • Roger Michener

    Roger Michener

    Emeriti

    Roger spent ten years in education, his last two years as a high school principal.  When he left education, he moved to Boise and began a 35-year career in commercial real estate sales and development. Roger is retired founder of Michener Investments LLP, a full service commercial real estate brokerage. His son, Hoyt now runs the daily operations.

    His years at Boise Junior College were memorable for two reasons.  First, he played quarterback for the great football coach Lyle Smith, and second it is where he met his wife of 58 years, Barbara Gaver Michener.  Barbara graduated from Boise State University in 1991.

    Roger is an emeriti director of the Boise State University Foundation board, serving on the real estate

    committee. He served on the boards for the Boise State Alumni Association, College of Western Idaho and Idaho State University Foundation. He was awarded the 2007 Silver Medallion Award. Roger attended Boise Junior College, has a bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University and a master’s degree in education from University of Idaho.

    Roger spent ten years in education, his last two years as a high school principal.  When he left education, he moved to Boise and began a 35-year career in commercial real estate sales and development. Roger is retired founder of Michener Investments LLP, a full service commercial real estate brokerage. His son, Hoyt now runs the daily operations.

    His years at Boise Junior College were memorable for two reasons.  First, he played quarterback for the great football coach Lyle Smith, and second it is where he met his wife of 58 years, Barbara Gaver Michener.  Barbara graduated from Boise State University in 1991.

    Roger is an emeriti director of the Boise State University Foundation board, serving on the real estate

    committee. He served on the boards for the Boise State Alumni Association, College of Western Idaho and Idaho State University Foundation. He was awarded the 2007 Silver Medallion Award. Roger attended Boise Junior College, has a bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University and a master’s degree in education from University of Idaho.

  • Paul Powell

    Paul Powell

    Executive Director, University Foundation

    Paul is executive director of the Boise State University Foundation. Previously, he was president of Petroglyph Energy Inc., where he also served as executive vice president and chief executive officer. Paul served on the boards of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce (chairman), Boise State Bronco Athletic Association (president), Boise State Foundation, Intermountain Industries Inc., Boise State president’s advisory board, Idaho Petroleum Council (vice president), and the Idaho Public Charter School Commission. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University.

    Paul is executive director of the Boise State University Foundation. Previously, he was president of Petroglyph Energy Inc., where he also served as executive vice president and chief executive officer. Paul served on the boards of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce (chairman), Boise State Bronco Athletic Association (president), Boise State Foundation, Intermountain Industries Inc., Boise State president’s advisory board, Idaho Petroleum Council (vice president), and the Idaho Public Charter School Commission. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University.