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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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Odette Bolano, 2019 Women of the Year

Odette Bolano, 2019 Women of the Year

From the Idaho Business Review Odette Bolano says her immigrant parents did everything they could to make sure their children were cared for, loved and had the education that would allow them to excel in their adult lives. These values have allowed Bolano to succeed in life, and as the president and CEO of Saint…

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Diane Bevan, 2019 Women of the Year

Diane Bevan, 2019 Women of the Year

From the Idaho Business Review Diane Bevan learned the value of hard work growing up on a small family farm in rural Oklahoma. And as the tallest of six siblings—all girls—Bevan often wore her sisters’ hand-me-downs, which forced her to learn the valuable skill of sewing. Though born of necessity, it’s a skill Bevan is…

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Franklin G. Lee, 2018 Leaders in Law

Franklin G. Lee, 2018 Leaders in Law

From the Idaho Business Review Growing up, Franklin G. Lee wanted to be an architect. He followed that dream, earned degrees in architecture, and began working in the field. When some of his clients got into legal trouble, Lee was tasked with assisting his client’s lawyers, and that’s when he became interested in practicing law.…

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Clay Karwisch, 2018 Leaders in Law

Clay Karwisch, 2018 Leaders in Law

From the Idaho Business Review In college, Clay Karwisch planned to become a history professor. But before pursuing graduate school, he changed his mind and decided to become a lawyer instead. “It’s been a good fit,” Karwisch says. “One of the things I really like about practicing law is, even if you specialize in a…

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