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Muffy Davis, 2020 Women of the Year

Muffy Davis, 2020 Women of the Year

From the Idaho Business Review Rep. Muffy Davis won her seat in the Idaho House of Representatives in November 2018, capturing more than 56% of votes to become one of just 14 Democrats serving in the 70-member Idaho House of Representatives. “I’m thrilled to be here,” Davis said, “but it’s very hard work.” Davis knows…

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Jessica Rolph, 2020 Women of the Year

Jessica Rolph, 2020 Women of the Year

From the Idaho Business Review A love of entrepreneurship and social responsibility led Jessica Rolph to co-found her first company, organic baby food maker Happy Family. Success did not come instantly though. “We launched with frozen baby food in 2006, and it completely failed,” she said through a laugh. “But we hung in there ……

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Leahann Romero, 2020 Women of the Year

Leahann Romero, 2020 Women of the Year

From the Idaho Business Review Although many people likely view reporting to a probation officer as a punishment, Ada County Juvenile Court Probation Supervisor Leahann Romero said her goal is to instead make those visits about rehabilitation. It’s an approach that has shown success. By helping juveniles in the criminal court system set and meet…

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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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