BOISE, ID – Leadership Boise (LB), a program of the Boise Metro Chamber, today announced the LB Class of 2020. As one of the longest-running, Chamber-sponsored leadership programs in the United States, LB has graduated more than 1,550 business and civic leaders since its inception in 1975.
Through monthly day-long sessions, participants develop and enhance their knowledge and understanding of their community, including its complexities and potential. The program strives to foster new perspectives for creative leadership with the goal of providing participants with the foundation needed to expand their leadership roles in the community.
Each year, the Leadership Boise Interview & Selection Committee is tasked with choosing 54 classmates out of an incredible field of applicants. “Selecting this year’s class was not an easy task. The candidate pool was impressive and presented a variety of backgrounds and experiences that was sure to build an amazing class,” said Lindsay Andrysiak, Leadership Boise President. “I am so inspired by each member of this group and know that individually, and as a class, they will affect positive change on our community now and well into the future! I look forward to watching them grow, learn about the community, and find new ways to be connected and involved.”
This year’s theme is “Leading Beyond Limits”. The Opening Retreat, their first session, took place on August 17-18, 2018 at the YMCA Horsethief Camp outside of Cascade, ID. Participants heard from David Duro, President & CEO, Treasure Valley YMCA; Jim Everett, Co-President, College of Idaho; and Tanner Rohne, Associate Executive Director, Y Camp at Horsethief Reservoir.
“This group of established leaders is curious, determined, and creative. I am delighted to have the chance to see them continue to connect with our community and inspire each other.” said Meredith Stead, 2018-2019 Leadership Boise Vice President. “I have no doubt that together they will have an amazing impact on our city over the next two years and throughout their own areas of influence for many more to come.”
The Leadership Boise Class of 2020 includes the following 54 participants:
Jessica Aguilar, D.L. Evans Bank
Rachel Anderson, Intermountain Gas Company
Camille Bates, Allied Business Solutions
Zach Bethel, Washington Trust Bank
Kristy Bowers, Boise Co-op
Chris Brearley, Idaho Air National Guard-Full Time
Kristi Britt, Wells Fargo Advisors
Lisa Chapman, Boise Cascade Company
Kylene Collette, Boise State University
Justin Collins, Ada County
Kimberly Ellsworth, Idaho Nonprofit Center
Peter Eschbacher, HDR Engineering, Inc.
Alexandra Grande, Holland & Hart, LLP
Lori Gull, Idaho Central Credit Union
Tony Hart, Duft Watterson
Alexa Head, Group One Sotheby's International Realty
James Hillig, Idaho Humane Society
Shira Hotvedt, Boise Centre
Darren Howard, GGP
John Hughes, Hawley Troxell
Stacey Lamer, Jacobs
Tom Laws, City of Boise
Nate Lining, Coles Reinstein, PLLC
Amber Lovotti, Red Sky
Jeremy McLean, Idaho Army National Guard
Daniel Mediate, St. Luke’s Health System
Kelsey Merida, Fisher's Technology
Kate Nelson, Jannus, Inc.
Simone Olive, FACES of Hope Victim Center
Jonathan Oppenheimer, Idaho Conservation League
Maria Ortega, University of Idaho Boise
Cole Pelosi, MetaGeek
Bill Peters, Icon Credit Union
Brayden Petersen, Bronco Motors Inc.
Rory Rohrenbach, Idaho Independent Bank
Paul Rosenwinkel, Sunwest Bank
Brienne Sandow, St. Luke's Health System
Wyatt Schroeder, CATCH
Nick Schuitemaker, Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate
Erik Sheldon, HP Inc
Josh Shiverick, CTA Architect Engineers
Mitch Skiles, Ada County Highway District
Emily Solly, Mountain West Bank, Division of Glacier Bank
Cornelia Sprung, RedBuilt
George Thomas, Stevens-Henager College
Ashley Thompson, Axiom, PLLC
Christine Tiddens, Idaho Voices for Children, a Program of Jannus, Inc.
Carolina Valderrama, U.S. Department of Commerce
Anthony Vincelli, Idaho National Guard
Anthony Vitulli, KeyBank N.A.
Tonya Westenskow, First Interstate Bank
Steven Wieland, Mooney Wieland Smith & Rose PLLC
Heidi Wilfong, HP Inc.
Laura Williams, Capital City Development Corporation
Boise Metro Chamber
About Leadership Boise: Leadership Boise is a program of the Boise Metro Chamber and is one of the longest running Chamber sponsored programs in the United States, LB has graduated more than 1,550 business and civic leaders since its inception in 1975.
This month, we are thrilled to introduce Nate Fehrenbacher as our Member Spotlight. We asked Nate a few questions about himself and what makes working at one of the Treasure Valley's leading tile and stone providers so enjoyable. Here's what he had to say.
Organization Website (to be listed in newsletter)
Bedrosians Tile and Stone
What is your favorite film?
What is the best book you've read recently?
“Killers of the Flower Moon”
What sport do you enjoy watching most?
Football, World Cup, Tour de France
Who is the most interesting historical figure?
What is your favorite hobby or thing to do during the weekend?
Cycling and yardwork
Favorite Idaho escape?
Anywhere in the mountains
Favorite place in Boise to take a visitor?
Julia Davis Park
What is the most important trend in your business or industry?
Color, Shape, Texture
What is the best advice you've received?
“Work hard and retire as early as you can!”
Who is a local business or business person you admire?
My wife Teresa Whitney with Albertsons! She has worked hard to keep Albertsons in the forefront of a local company and put in a lot of work at the new Broadway location.
What is the number one reason to do business with your company or organization?
Our team’s knowledge and customer service.
What do you enjoy most about your company or organization?
I have a great team that I work with, and Bedrosians has given me vast experience in running my own location as if it was my own company.
Tell us about a current or upcoming project or company-wide initiative.
With the boom in growth that Boise is experiencing we have been fortunate to be involved in many of the large projects happening downtown. From the re-do of the Grove Hotel Water Feature to the Afton, the new Fast Eddy's location, Crescent Rim, and JUMP, we do everything we can to deliver a good product at a fair price and on time. We also work closely with a lot of the builders and remodelers to provide product for anyone looking to create a home that they can be proud of. It's a good feeling knowing that we are a part of the growth of Boise!
Check out Nate's spotlight in our Seen & Heard column of our newsletter!
Local company Zenware joined an elite crew to restore historic and world-renowned Air Force One. Zenware was one of the key sponsors of the annual Air Force One Detailing event. Two of the partners, Rod Puzey and Jody Sedrick, spent the entire week working side by side the elite preservation team to help preserve Air Force One and the 19 other planes at The Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington.
The annual event is run by industry leader and master detailer trainer Mr. Renny Doyle and his wife, Diane, who hand selected master detailers for the 2018 Air Force One Detailing Team. Sixty master detailers from all over the country — including Alaska and Hawaii — flew in to Seattle for a week of restoration and preservation work. 2018 marks the 15th year of this amazing event where these men and women volunteer their expertise and services to literally preserve history. Everyone on the team takes part in the restoration of the very first Air Force One that was used by Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Nixon. They then worked on an additional 18 planes, including a B-29 Bomber, B-17 Bomber, B-52, and other historic planes.
To literally touch and preserve history was an unbelievable experience. We are proud to have Zenware’s field service app RoadFS be the official software of the 2018 Air Force One Detailing Team. If you are wondering, we can’t wait to return next year.
By Jody Sedrick