TRAVIS BURGESS, ’98, partner, Eide Bailly (past Alumni Association board president, current treasurer for the Past Alumni Leaders chapter)
Travis Burgess has been a guiding force for the Boise State Alumni Association since joining its board in 2005. His alumni leadership resume includes participation on most, if not all, committees and service in all executive committee positions, including two terms as treasurer and long hours as the association’s volunteer accountant.
A partner at the local offices of Eide Bailly, a regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm headquartered in Fargo, N.D., Burgess participated in all association events, including activities away from Boise, during his leadership tenure from 2005-2011.
He has been steadfast in his support of the Future Alumni Network Club by attending student events, and he continues to recruit Bronco Contacts, alumni volunteers who organize Boise State events in their hometowns across the nation.
Since leaving active service with the association’s board, Burgess has remained engaged as a member of the steering committee for the Boise State Alumni and Friends Center, is the treasurer for the Boise State Past Alumni Leaders Chapter, and continues to offer his professional expertise to the nonprofit in a variety of ways.
Burgess received his BBA in accountancy in 1998 and he has been a Lifetime Alumni Association member since 1999. Burgess and his wife, Terri, have two sons, one of whom currently is attending Boise State.
TOM CARLILE, ’73, CEO, Boise Cascade Company
Tom Carlile graduated from Boise State in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and began what has become a 40-year career with Boise Cascade Company, a national building products manufacturing and distribution company headquartered in Boise and publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Today, Carlile leads Boise Cascade’s 5,000 employees and its $3 billion operation as chief executive officer and one of its directors. During his career he has filled numerous leadership roles throughout the company including executive vice president and chief financial officer, and vice president, controller and information services. Carlile was a member of the Boise State University College of Business and Economics Advisory Council. He has also served on the advisory board for FM Global, a commercial and industrial property insurance company, and is past chair of the Treasure Valley American Red Cross.
He and Bernice, his wife of 45 years, have three children and three grandchildren. They are all die-hard Bronco football fans.