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Jim Riley

Jim Riley

Mr. Riley is the senior partner of Riley Stegner and Associates, LLC, a consulting firm providing business, government relations and public relations expertise for private and public entities primarily in the forestry and natural resources sector. Mr. Riley founded the firm in 2003. 

Riley Stegner and Associates is known for developing and advancing innovative solutions to business challenges and environmental issues associated with public and private interests. Riley Stegner has undertaken policy initiatives in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Arizona, as well as Washington, D.C.  Strategic partnerships supported by excellent communications, both internal and external, are the core elements of Riley Stegner’s business approach. The firm has successfully advanced new legislation and policy at both the state and national levels to regulate national resource businesses. 

Prior to founding Riley Stegner, Mr. Riley served as the president and chief executive officer of the Intermountain Forest Association (IFA), headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The IFA represented western forest products business in local, state and national professional and policy forums. 

Mr. Riley currently serves on the board of directors of Mountain West Bank, a leading regional bank, headquartered in Idaho. Mr. Riley has also served on governing boards of numerous professional organizations, including founding member and trustee, Forest Industry Labor Management Committee; member, Idaho Forest Products Commission; member, University of Idaho Policy Analysis Group; executive committee, U.S. Coalition for Fair Lumber Imports; founding board member, American Forest Resources Alliance; board of directors and executive committee, American Forest Resource Council; member, Collaborative Conservation advisory board, Alliance for the West; board of directors, Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry; North Idaho advisory board, The Nature Conservancy; member, Society of American Foresters; member, National Roadless Area Conservation Advisory Committee, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; board president, Children’s Village Foundation and director, Idaho Transportation Coalition. 

Prior to starting the IFA, Mr. Riley served as the chief executive of the Intermountain Forestry Services in Ogden, Utah and a senior program manager for the National Forest Products Association in Washington, D.C. 

Mr. Riley completed his graduate and undergraduate studies in forest management and economics at Utah State University. Mr. Riley currently resides in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where he is active in community and family activities. 

McClure Center

Physical Address:

Capitol Annex Ste. 116

Mailing Address:

James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research
Capitol Annex
514 W. Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4549