BOISE, ID - The Boise Metro Chamber is pleased to announce the addition of three exceptional business leaders to its esteemed Board of Directors. The appointments were voted in during a board meeting held on September 7, 2023.
The newly appointed members are:
1. John Colgrove, Albertsons: Colgrove brings a wealth of experience in the retail industry and will provide valuable insights to the Chamber's initiatives. Most recently, Colgrove was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising for Denver Division, before being chosen for his current position of Division President of the Intermountain Division in October 2017.
2. Fran Malecha, Amalgamated Sugar: Fran Malecha, President and CEO of Amalgamated Sugar, joins the board with an impressive career history. Prior to his current role, Malecha served as President, CEO, and director of Compass Minerals Inc. He also held senior positions at Viterra, Inc., a global agribusiness company, for over a decade. Earlier in his career, Malecha spent 14 years in the grain division of General Mills, Inc. His extensive experience in the agribusiness sector will be a valuable asset to the Chamber's mission.
3. Paul Zurlo, Blue Cross: Zurlo leads a diverse collection of teams at Blue Cross of Idaho. A key focus of Zurlo’s work is bringing a greater focus on the needs of the customer as the health plan industry evolves. Zurlo has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, working for numerous companies across the country, including WellPoint (now Anthem), PFIZER, and Emblem Health in New York. He joined Blue Cross of Idaho in 2016 and assumed his current position in 2019. Zurlo brings his expertise from Blue Cross to the board, contributing valuable insights into the healthcare industry.
The Boise Metro Chamber is excited to have these accomplished individuals join the Board of Directors. Their diverse backgrounds and extensive experience will help shape the Chamber's strategies and strengthen its commitment to promoting economic growth and prosperity in the Boise metropolitan area.
About the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce: Established in 1883, the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce is the only five-star accredited Chamber of Commerce in Idaho and strives to be the leading business advocacy organization in the Boise Valley. The Boise Metro Chamber is a private, nonprofit, membership-driven organization comprised of more than 1,950 business enterprises, civic organizations, education institutions, and individuals. Its mission is to provide leadership that will help create regional economic prosperity and success for its members.