BOISE, December 29, 2023 — Gabe Caretto, Finance and Analytics Director, and Danielle Weaver, Associate Principal and Senior Architect, have been announced as returning members for the CSHQA Board of Directors to serve another three-year term. As Internal Directors, they will join Scott Maloney, Senior Partner and Founder of Crain & Company, Denver, Colorado, who has also returned to serve a three-year term as an Outside Director. Jim Otradosky (Chair), Jim Marsh, Mark Gier, Jesse Goldman, Jason Brunson, and Emily Baker, Founder and Managing Partner of Portman Square Group, also sit on the Board.
Each year, three of the nine seats on the board become available for election, either for returning or new members, for a three-year term. It is the mission of the board to balance the group with complementary skill sets and a culture that allows the members to work together to make the most effective decisions for CSHQA. This year’s class of directors included an opportunity to elect two internal directors and one outside director, who will begin their service on January 1, 2024.
Core responsibilities include:
· Provide continuity for the organization by assuring adequate management succession planning
· Select and appoint officers to whom responsibility for the administration of the organization is delegated
· Govern the organization by broad polices and objectives formulated and agreed upon by the CEO and Executive Team, including assigning priorities and ensuring the organization’s capacity to carry out programs by continually reviewing its performance
· Acquire sufficient resources for the organization’s operations and prudently finance the company’s products and services adequately
In 2018, CSHQA became a 100% employee-owned company after receiving certification through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) model. The current membership includes over 600 companies who have joined since 2017. At CSHQA, our more than 100 employee-owners have contributed to the firm’s award-winning reputation and to the company’s continued growth and success in the design industry.
The oldest architecture firm in the state of Idaho, CSHQA is an award-winning design firm specializing in full-service architecture and engineering, interior design, and landscape architecture. The firm designs commercial, industrial, retail, restaurant, hospitality, aviation, civic, education, and healthcare projects. Established in 1889, and 100% employee-owned since 2018, CSHQA has offices in Boise, Idaho; Denver, Colorado; and Sacramento, California with licensed professionals to meet client needs across the nation.
Dear Community Partner,
First let me thank you for taking the time to read and consider this letter. My name is Kirk Carpenter, and I am the Varsity softball coach at Centennial High School. I cherish the opportunity I have to be a part of this amazing school, to carry on the rich history and traditions of the great coaches and players that have come before me. My experience in coaching has been in the organized “club” environment, as a newer High School coach I have come to the realization of some hurdles that our school has too truly be successful.
As you are probably aware there are many needs for funds in our public-school systems, and each dollar must be used to its fullest extent to provide the education and safe school environment our children deserve. As a result, we have experienced a decrease in available funds for sports and extracurricular activities. Unfortunately for Centennial this has presented a decrease in the ability to fund improvements in our softball program for many years. We depend solely on fundraising and higher “pay to play” fees for our athletes.
We are looking for partners like you to help us in creating a successful program that our players and this community can be proud of. As one of the oldest schools in the district we are playing on fields that need major updates, we have facilities that have not been invested in for many decades, the equipment and uniforms have been handed down year after year.
My intent today is to find partners who will invest in our future!
Centennial Patriots Softball
BOISE, ID (December 1, 2023) -- CAMP Cocktail Bar, located inside The Warehouse Food Hall, is kicking off the holidays with its ‘Raising Spirits’ specials throughout December. One dollar from each featured Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktail sold during the month will be donated to the Idaho Humane Society (IHS).
“There’s no better time to give back than the holiday season and we’re proud to once again be able to support such a great organization,” said Lori Carrier, general manager of CAMP Cocktail Bar. “We’re looking forward to making spirits bright this season and invite everyone to come out and enjoy a delicious cocktail while supporting an even better cause.”
Tito’s Handmade Vodka will make a $1 donation each time a guest orders a signature cocktail like the Holiday Horchata Mudslide or the Bad Santa.
To learn more about the Warehouse Food Hall and its vendors, visit www.warehouseboise.com.
BOISE, December 1, 2023 - The Board of Directors of CSHQA is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Bigham as the new Chief Operations Officer. Jonathan will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the firm and ensuring that CSHQA’s business strategies are implemented successfully. He will focus on directing all internal affairs and communication policies to employees, while spearheading new initiatives and helping to build out core teams. He will work with CSHQA’s CEO, Ryan D. Martin, to expand the firm’s business development footprint nationwide and help guide the firm toward being more efficient and profitable while encouraging a supportive and engaging workplace culture. Jonathan will also work with the VP of Business Development, Shiloh Shaver, in forging strategic partnerships and relationships with clients, vendors, banks, and other key professional business partners.
Jonathan has extensive professional experience cultivating practices, policies, and procedures; for over 25 years, he has shown strong leadership skills and an ability to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the businesses for which he’s worked. Most recently as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, he oversaw the day-to-day operations and worked with the executive team to develop new growth opportunities for Pembrooke & Ives, a leading interior design firm based in New York City. Prior to his time at Pembrooke, Jonathan served as COO/CFO of Coffee Digital, a multi-discipline creative agency based in lower Manhattan, now owned by Lagardere North America. He has held a number of different positions throughout his career dealing in operations and strategic finance in the publishing industry and has led growth initiatives for firms such as Rodale and American Media. During his career, Jonathan has helped facilitate M&A transactions amounting to over $700 million in value.
Jonathan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Lynchburg, and his Masters of Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. He has maintained an active presence in the CFO Leadership Council NYC as a Co-Chair and Advisory Board Member since 2014.
Jonathan’s proven success as a leader along with his knowledge of markets, competitors, and industries relevant to CSHQA is key to the firm’s continued growth and success. “The meticulous selection process by the CSHQA search team, where unanimous consensus was reached in selecting Jonathan, underscores his suitability for the role,” John Maulin, Architect Principal and Interim COO said. “I am confident his leadership will build upon our existing momentum and lead the company to greater success.”
“His remarkable track record of transforming organizations through streamlined financial management and strategic planning aligns perfectly with our goals,” Ryan D. Martin, CSHQA CEO said. “Jonathan's appointment is a crucial step in completing our Executive Team and advancing our Growth Transformation agenda. I am genuinely excited to have him as a partner in steering the firm's direction forward, and I look forward to benefiting from his unique perspective across all facets of our operations.”
The oldest architecture firm in the state of Idaho, CSHQA is an award-winning design firm specializing in full-service architecture and engineering, interior and environmental design, and landscape architecture. Nearly 100 professionals design commercial, industrial, retail, restaurant, hospitality, aviation, civic, education, and healthcare projects. Established in 1889, CSHQA has offices in Boise, Idaho; Denver, Colorado; and Sacramento, California with licensed professionals to meet client needs across the nation. We became 100% employee-owned in 2018.
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