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University Foundation names new board members

The Boise State University Foundation has named four new members to serve on its board of directors. Rick Pedigo, Bruce Mohr, Cheryl Larabee and Brent Moylan will join the board in July and will serve three-year terms.

The volunteer board members guide and advise the foundation to help ensure long-term financial support for generations of students.

“We are excited to have such high-caliber talent joining the Boise State University Foundation board of directors this year,” said Brandy Stemmler, board executive chair. “Each new board member adds significant skills to our mission of promoting the sustainability and success of the university through the management of philanthropic gifts. We welcome our newest board members and look forward to their contributions toward our work on behalf of the university and most importantly, Boise State students.”

A nonprofit Idaho organization, the Boise State University Foundation was established in 1964 to benefit Boise State University. The foundation works closely with the Division of University Advancement to inspire, generate and prudently manage private support for the university.

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, Pedigo  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. Pedigo and his wife are avid Bronco fans who support Boise State by attending athletics games and fundraising events, and by donating medical products to the School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences and Department of Athletics.


Cheryl Larabee

Cheryl Larabee is a lecturer emerita in the College of Business and Economics. She previously served as the associate vice president for the Division of University Advancement at Boise State following a 24-year career in corporate banking. Her work at Boise State included development efforts for the Micron Business and Economics Building and teaching business to first-year students in the Skagg’s Hall of Learning. Larabee 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.

Bruce Mohr

Bruce Mohr is a founding partner at Buffington Mohr McNeal, a Boise-based wealth management firm. For more than 23 years Buffington Mohr McNeal has provided fiduciary financial advice nationally to individuals, families and institutions. Mohr received a bachelor’s degree from Boise State and a master’s degree in finance from the University of Oregon. While at Boise State, Mohr was active in the honors program and currently serves on the advisory board of the Boise State Honors College. He has served on various volunteer boards, including Boise Contemporary Theater, Boise City Arts Commission, Ballet Idaho, Morrison Center Endowment Foundation, Boise Nationals Soccer Club, Hillcrest Country Club and Southminster Presbyterian Church. Mohr and his wife LeAnn live in Boise.

Brent Moylan

Brent Moylan is the SVP and CFO of the J.R. Simplot Company. Moylan started with the company in 1986 after working in public accounting. He worked in various finance positions within the Simplot Company from 1986 to 1998. Moylan 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 as the SVP and CFO of the Simplot Company in the fall of 2019. Moylan is active with the local YMCA as a board member and sits on its strategic planning committee. He is a graduate of Boise State and has been married to his wife, Laura, for 30 years. They have a daughter, Sophie, and an English cream retriever named Winston.