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August 4, 2015 - John Adams
CEO & President of Grease Monkey International
John is part owner and President/CEO of Grease Monkey International, Inc. GMI and affiliates is a franchisor of quick lubrication, automotive repair and maintenance facilities. John also serves as Chairman and President of RAMA Investments, Inc., the company invests in and develops express tunnel car washes. He is a founding member of BB&L, LLC and National Retail Concept Partners, LLC. John served in many capacities for Big O Tires from 1983 -2008 where he retired as President. He has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Idaho and a MBA from Golden Gate University.
August 6, 2014 - Jon Ness
Chief Executive Officer, Kootenai Health
Jon Ness has served as CEO of Kootenai Health since 2010. Prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer of Billings Clinic—the largest healthcare system in Montana. Jon has nearly 30 years’ experience as a healthcare executive and has led organizations in Virginia, North Dakota, Montana and Idaho. He serves on several local and regional boards, including VHA Pacific Northwest, North Idaho Rural Health Consortium, Jobs Plus, Idaho Hospital Association and the Idaho Hospital Association’s Legislative Affairs Committee. Jon is also a member of the Coeur d’Alene 2030 Community Advisory Committee. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Dakota State University and spent two years in the Peace Corps in the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific.
August 5, 2013 - Jeff Williams
President & CEO of Glanbia Foods, Inc.
Jeff has 23 years of experience in the dairy industry and has been in his current role as President & CEO of Glanbia Foods since 2005. Jeff also has management responsibilities for Glanbia’s joint venture-Southwest Cheese, LLC in Clovis, NM. Jeff serves on the board of Southwest Cheese, the National Cheese Institute Board and Regence Blue Shield of Idaho. Prior to joining the dairy industry, Jeff worked as a banker for eight years. Under Jeff’s leadership, the company has grown to over 650 employees in south central Idaho and another 350 in Clovis and has achieved sales revenues of over $1.4 billion. Glanbia is the largest producer of American-style cheese in the country with nearly 20% market share. Jeff obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon in marketing and he went on to get his MBA from Columbia University in New York City.
August 8, 2012 - Sharon Allen
Retired Chairman of the Board for Deloitte LLP
Sharon Allen graduated from the University of Idaho’s College of Business and Economics in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She went on to spend her entire career with Deloitte LLP, retiring in 2011 as the first female chairman of the board. She began her career with the company in Boise and became company’s first female office managing partner. Allen continued receiving promotions and went on to become Portland’s office managing partner, then moved to Los Angeles where she was the regional managing partner for Deloitte’s Pacific Northwest Practice. At that time, it was the second largest region in the country. In 1994, Allen became the first female board member in the company’s history and went on to be elected as the executive chairman in 2003.
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August 8, 2011 - Bill J. Whitacre
President and CEO, J. R. Simplot Company
Mr. Whitacre was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the J. R. Simplot Company in September 2009. He joined the Company in March 2000 as President, Turf & Horticulture Group. He became President of the AgriBusiness Group in 2002. Mr. Whitacre has over 30 years experience in the agriculture industry. Prior to joining Simplot he was President & CEO of Research Seeds, Inc., a Land O’Lakes subsidiary. Mr. Whitacre currently serves as a board member of The Fertilizer Institute, International Plant Nutrition Institute, Nutrients for Life Foundation and Farm Foundation. He is a past president of American Seed Trade Association, Western Seed Association and North American Seed Institute.