Jared Gebauer, Class 32, has accepted the position of general manager of the Wyoming operations of Allied Seed LLC. Jared and his family have relocated to Worland, WY. Previous to this move, Jared worked for Allied Seed in the Idaho operations.
Congratulations to Lovina (Roselle) Englund, Class 36, who recently received the Outstanding Young Range Professional Award from the Society of Range Management. Lovina is on staff at the University of Idaho.
Brenda Waters, Class 20, is on the move again! Brenda will be moving to Murfreesboro, TN, on May 1 and will be Superintendent of Stones River National Battlefield and National Cemetery.
Dale Dixon, Class 21, has a new position with BBB. Dale will shed all of his CEO duties and will focus on what he finds most fulfilling: products, service, and people - and how to make them better. Dale’s new title is Chief Innovation Officer, and he is part of a six-person executive team. He will remain in Boise and will work to grow a sales and marketing team (adding 10-15 people this year). The recent merger of BBBs in the West resulted in moving Operations and Administration to DuPont, Washington. The new BBB covers one million square miles, including Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and western Wyoming.
Mary Hasenoehrl, Class 17, and Doug Gross are proud grandparents to Zoee Jane Hasenoehrl, born at 3:11 on 3/11 in Lewiston, ID, to Jake (Mary’s oldest son) and Chelcee. Zoee weighed 5 lbs., 6 oz., and was 20 inches long. If you try to get past Mary with her phone pictures of Zoee, you will need to be fast! Mary is a very proud grandma!
Sympathy is extended to JD Simplot, Class 10, in the passing of his sister, Debbie Simplot McDonald, who lost her battle with cancer on March 12.
A number of LIA graduates are running for re-election in the Idaho legislature: Senator Dan Johnson, Class 14; Senator Jim Patrick, Class 15; Rep. Clark Kauffman, Class 13; Rep. Marc Gibbs, Class 4; Rep. Steve Miller, Class 29; and Rep. Caroline Troy, Class 15.
Speaking of legislators, retiring State Representative Gayle Batt, Class 18, was presented the Wayne Meyer Statesman Award at Class 36 graduation. This award was named in memory of Wayne Meyer, Class 27, a former state legislator and husband of LIA trustee, Karleen Meyer.
LIA Trustee Jim Lowe, Class 31, has joined the group for the 2016 Washington, D.C., Experience, April 10-15. We still have room for a few more. Contact us today if you are interested.
Nearly 1,700 postcards went out to potential applicants for the LIA program! Thanks to many alumni who nominated neighbors, friends, family members, and work associates. The selection process is becoming increasingly difficult with more and more deserving applicants to choose from - but what a great challenge!
Please encourage anyone interested in being part of Class 37 to complete their application and mail it to our office as soon as possible. Applications are due August 1.