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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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Kevin King, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

Kevin King, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

From the Idaho Business Review Kevin King started his first business when he was just 15, and he’s been managing his own businesses ever since. “I’ve been an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember,” King says. “I’ve only worked for a few people throughout the years, and even during those times, I had…

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Kerri L. Bryant, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

Kerri L. Bryant, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

From the Idaho Business Review As the director of the project management office for Scentsy, Kerri Bryant is right where she wants to be. “I don’t have elaborate goals of becoming CEO for a major organization or running my own business,” Bryant says. “I think project management, in general, is fulfilling for me because it’s…

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Finia Dinh, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

Finia Dinh, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

From the Idaho Business Review When Finia Dinh was just months old, her parents and her four older siblings embarked on a journey from Vietnam to the United States in search of a better life. Though her family didn’t speak English and had little money, they left the rest of their family behind and began…

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David Duro, 2019 CEO of Influence

David Duro, 2019 CEO of Influence

From the Idaho Business Review As President and CEO of the Treasure Valley Family YMCA, David Duro is well positioned to see positive changes in the world every day. He’s also leading the charge for that change. “Our YMCA will change the world,” he says. “We envision a community where all children can reach their…

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Paris Cole, 2019 CEO of Influence

Paris Cole, 2019 CEO of Influence

From the Idaho Business Review Paris Cole believes people flourish when given the opportunity and flexibility to do their best work. For Cole, this means hiring the best people and giving them the freedom to succeed by not micromanaging them. At the core of his management style is the Golden Rule: treating people the way…

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Toni L. Coleman Carter, 2019 Women of the Year

Toni L. Coleman Carter, 2019 Women of the Year

From the Idaho Business Review As the Inclusion & Diversity Strategy Director for Idaho National Laboratory, Toni L. Coleman Carter collaborates with business leaders and strategic partners to foster cultures that are inclusive. Carter is also a dedicated philanthropist, supporting organizations like the Precious Gift of Hope Foundation, Chariti Home Ministries and the YMCA Learning…

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Shavonna Case, 2019 Women of the Year

Shavonna Case, 2019 Women of the Year

From the Idaho Business Review Shavonna Case grew up on a family farm in Washington state, and shortly after graduating high school, she moved to Seattle to, as she puts it, “change the world.” “I quickly realized I had no idea how to proceed,” she says. But when Case began working a temporary position at…

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