News Faces, New Expertise: University of Idaho Foundation Announces New Leaders

Tuesday, November 20 2012

BOISE, Idaho –The University of Idaho Foundation Inc. has elected two new members to its board of directors. The new directors will add to the current board comprised of leaders from Idaho and around the nation. Their terms run for three years.

New board members are:

• Valerie “Val” Heusinkveld (’81), of Boise, is the chief financial officer of CradlePoint. She has more than 30 years of experience in financial leadership positions with public and private companies. Heuskinkveld earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Idaho’s College of Business and Economics

• William “Bill Kearns (’81), of Laguna Beach, Calif., is a principal in acquisitions and leasing for LBA Realty. The firm specializes in real-estate investments and manages core, core-plus, and value-added office and industrial properties. Kearns earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Idaho’s College of Business and Economics.

The Foundation also elected Laine Meyer (’72) of Los Altos, Calif., to serve as chairman of the board. Meyer is a retired vice president and director of Work Place Solutions with Hewlett-Packard. He and his wife Claudia live in California and have a second home in Sun Valley.

Serving with Meyer are Richard Allen of Scottsdale, Ariz., vice chairman; Carl Dyess of Beaverton, Ore., treasurer; Jeffry L. Stoddard of Laguna Niguel, Calif., past-chairman; and Nancy McDaniel of Boise, secretary.

Directors continuing their terms on the foundation board include :Tom Alberg, Seattle, Wash.; Daniel Alsaker, Spokane, Wash.; Carl Berry, Mill Valley, Calif.; Michael Bogert, Oakton, Va.; Andrew Emerson, Boise; Lori Espe, Newtown Square, Penn.; Michael Fery, Boise; Karen Gowland, Boise; Michael Hunter, Dallas, Texas; Peggy Jo Jones, Boise; Peter McDonald, Boise; Dayaldas Meshri, Tulsa, Okla.; Patrick Mitchell, Stamford, Conn.; Douglas Oppenheimer, Boise; David Poe, San Francisco, Calif.; Thomas Reveley, Bainbridge Island, Wash.; and Michael Sullivan, Boise.
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About the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc.
Founded in 1970, the University of Idaho Foundation Inc. secures, manages and distributes private support to enhance the growth and development of the University of Idaho. The nonprofit foundation is one of the largest charitable foundations in the state of Idaho.

***Media Contact: Nancy McDaniel, University of Idaho Foundation Inc., (208) 364-4065,

About the University of Idaho
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