Boise Metro Chamber Announces Addition to Board of Directors, President and CEO of the J.R. Simplot Co., Garrett Lofto
BOISE, ID – The Boise Metro Chamber announced today the addition of Garrett Lofto, President and CEO of the J.R. Simplot Company to the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Lofto’s addition will bring the Board of Directors to a total of 31 members that is compiled of business executives and CEO’s in the Treasure Valley. Directors of the Chamber are responsible for the Chamber’s governance, policy setting, strategic direction, and financial operations. Each member of the Board of Directors serves a three-year term.
Lofto began his career with the J.R. Simplot Company in 1992 and he’s spent his whole career at Simplot, most recently serving as President of the Simplot AgriBusiness division. As President and CEO, he oversees the company’s integrated portfolio that includes phosphate mining, fertilizer manufacturing, farming, ranching and cattle production, food processing, food brands, and other enterprises related to agriculture.
Lofto is the past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fertilizer Institute and the Nutrients for Life Foundation. He has sat on the Board and Executive Committee of the International Plant Nutrition Institute and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House of Charities of Idaho.
“We are so pleased that Garrett, the President & CEO of one of Idaho’s largest employers, will be stepping onto the Boise Metro Chamber board. I have often suggested that we have the honor of having the most influential board of business leaders in our state, and the addition of Garrett Lofto certainly enhances that notion,” said Bill Connors, President and CEO of the Boise Metro Chamber.
“The attributes of our Boise Metro area stand out as one of the best places to live and operate a business in our country, and this has only proven to be more true while we’ve navigated the unchartered waters resulting from the global pandemic,” Lofto said. “I am excited about the future of the Treasure Valley and our State and how the Boise Metro Chamber can help shape that in a positive way with the strong commitment of the Board and staff.”
About the Boise Metro Chamber: Established in 1883, the Boise Metro Chamber is Idaho’s only U.S. Chamber of Commerce five-star accredited member that strives to be the leading business advocacy organization in the Boise Valley. As the region's business advocate for a vibrant, prosperous economy and outstanding quality of life, it serves 1,850 member businesses representing 120,000+ employees. Its mission is to provide leadership that will help create regional economic prosperity and success for its members.