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Peter J. Smith IV, 2019 Leaders in Law

Peter J. Smith IV, 2019 Leaders in Law

From the Idaho Business Review While attending Walla Walla University, Peter J. Smith IV took a year away from college to volunteer in Monteverde, Costa Rica, where he and a friend taught sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. “We spent the year living in an 8- by 10- foot shack attached to the school in…

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Regan Charlton, 2019 Leaders in Law

Regan Charlton, 2019 Leaders in Law

From the Idaho Business Review While attending Boise State University, Regan Charlton was the captain of the debate team, an experience that nudged her toward practicing law. “It was kind of a natural transition. There’s a lot of crossover between debate and the practice of law,” Charlton says. “Some people would say it’s arguing, but…

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Caitlin Elizabeth O’Brien, 2019 Leaders in Law

Caitlin Elizabeth O’Brien, 2019 Leaders in Law

From the Idaho Business Review When Caitlin Elizabeth O’Brien began college at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, majoring in psychology, she hadn’t considered a career in law. “I thought I wanted to be a clinical psychologist, and started down that path of wanting to get my Ph.D,” she says. After graduating, she went to work…

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Cora Whitney, 2019 Leaders in Law

Cora Whitney, 2019 Leaders in Law

From the Idaho Business Review From the age of 12, Cora Whitney knew she wanted to practice law. “My dad is a judge, so I grew up watching him in court,” she says. “I really enjoyed that, and it inspired me to go into law.” Although her new aspirations derailed plans made by the 11-year-old…

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Scott Mason, 2019 Excellence in Finance

Scott Mason, 2019 Excellence in Finance

From the Idaho Business Review As the vice president and brokerage director for MassMutual of Idaho, Scott Mason is in a position to help people, both individuals and other agents. “I love training agents, and I love working with my own clients,” Mason says. “We change people’s lives, and we change families’ lives for generations.”…

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Todd Christensen, 2019 Excellence in Finance

Todd Christensen, 2019 Excellence in Finance

From the Idaho Business Review Todd Christensen attributes his lifelong interest in finance and business to something his father said to him when he was 8 years old. “I recall, very vividly, an experience with my dad,” Christensen says. “We went to open up a banking account, and before we went in, he said, ‘Son,…

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Katie Dow, 2019 Excellence in Finance

Katie Dow, 2019 Excellence in Finance

From the Idaho Business Review It’s no secret that a lot of business gets done on the golf course. For many business professionals, it’s why they take up golf in the first place. But it was the opposite for Katie Dow: she was already a golfer when she realized she wanted to go into finance.…

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Bob Kustra, 2019 Icon

Bob Kustra, 2019 Icon

From the Idaho Business Review Bob Kustra recently stepped down as the president of Boise State University, after serving for 15 years. But Kustra had never even been to Boise — or to Idaho — until he became a candidate for the presidency in 2003. It was during that first visit to Boise, while staying…

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Bob Rosenthal, 2019 Icon

Bob Rosenthal, 2019 Icon

From the Idaho Business Review When Bob Rosenthal started college, he knew he wanted to work in radio or television broadcasting. Rosenthal landed his first job in the industry soon after graduation, as the sports director for the NBC television affiliate in Missoula, Montana. He was only 21 at the time. “It’s been 45 years,”…

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Sheri Schmidt, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

Sheri Schmidt, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

From the Idaho Business Review Twenty years ago, Sheri Schmidt went to work for The Home Depot as a cashier. She quickly realized she loved the company and its culture. Now, after working as a cashier, an assistant manager and a loss prevention manager, Schmidt is the store manager of the Boise Home Depot. Schmidt’s…

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