September 24th, 7:30am (doors open at 7:15 a.m.)
Dave Bieter was born inBoise, and for as long as he can remember he wanted to serve as mayor of his hometown. That goal was realized in 2003, when he won election to City Hall on the first ballot despite facing two well-known opponents. Voters re-elected him in 2007 and again in 2011, making him one of only a handful of mayors inBoise’s history to win the office three or more times.
Bieter is a graduate ofBishopKellyHigh School, theCollegeofSt. ThomasinSt. Paul,Minn., and the University of Idaho College of Law. Prior to becoming mayor, he worked as a municipal attorney for severalIdahojurisdictions and in private practice. He also served five sessions in the Idaho House of Representatives.
Mayor Bieter’s signature accomplishments include three new neighborhood libraries, three school-based community centers, and hundreds of acres of parks and Foothills open space, including the critical Stack Rock and Hammer Flat areas. He established the first (and still only) local government ethics commission inIdaho, and he has been a forceful advocate for improved transportation, sustainable and affordable growth, and a quality of life that’s essential to good jobs and strong businesses.
His vision is to makeBoisethe most livable city in the country.
Major Event Sponsor Speaker: Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Brian Bailey’s successful journey began as a College Intern with Northwestern Mutual in 1991. Within his first year as an intern, Bailey qualified as a National Top 10 producer and led the college interns across the nation. After graduating from Utah State University, Brian began his full-time practice with Northwestern Mutual in Logan, Utah then continued his success in Portland, Oregon and New Mexico State. While in New Mexico State, Brian served as the Agency Director and ran a Northwestern Mutual corporate agency office. Bailey quickly moved up the ranks within Northwestern Mutual by only having 11 years of personal production and hitting the Perennial 100 lives written. Brian has held every contract in Northwestern Mutual ranging from College Unit Director, Field Director, Managing Director, Agency Director and Managing Partner.
Brian is an avid hunter and fisherman. He is married to Jenny for 20 years; they have four daughters, Madi, Abby, Emma and Lucy.
Breakfast Sponsor Speaker: Cooper Norman
Lance Fenton graduated from Boise State University and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting in 2003. As a student, he was an active participant in Beta Alpha Psi, a nationally recognized accounting fraternity.
Lance joined Cooper Norman in 2004 and originally worked in the Twin Falls office. In 2008, he was asked to relocate to the Boise office. Lance is now the Partner in Charge of the Boise office and sits on the management committee for the firm. Lance received his CVA designation in 2011 and was recognized in June of 2012 by the Idaho Business Review as one of their “Accomplished Under 40”.
Networking Reception Sponsor: Wells Fargo
Debbie Westmoreland serves as the Southern Idaho/Eastern Oregon Community Banking president for Wells Fargo, a position she has held since January 2008. She is responsible for managing the retail bank which encompasses 50 retail stores and almost 500 team members. Debbie has a proven track record of success and is a strong advocate of development, mentorship and coaching through disciplines required to ensure delivery of high performing teams. As a 20-year veteran of the company, Debbie was born and raised in the Central Valley of California where she started her career with Wells Fargo as a teller. From there Debbie gained the experience and personal success that led her to many of her previous roles which include store manager, district manager and Premier Banking manager. As the recent Chair of the 2011 Wells Fargo Community Support/United Way Campaign in Idaho, Debbie achieved record breaking success raising more than $557,000 this year for Idaho communities.
A graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle, Debbie is an active community volunteer serving on the Boise School District Foundation Board, Idaho Humane Society Board, Boise School District Foundation Finance committee, the Idaho Humane Society Philanthropy committee, and previously serving as a board member of The United Way of Treasure Valley.
Special Boise State Alumni Speakers:
Travis Hawkes received his BBA in Business Management from Boise State University and is the President of Sports Fan Corporation (The Blue & Orange Store, Pro Image, Capz). As an innovative entrepreneur he successfully created new retail concepts and marketing strategies that have performed at the top of their peer group nationwide. He has lectured to retail and trade associations about these concepts and experiences. Travis has worked on multiple political campaigns as a fundraiser, strategist, and consultant. Travis is also a Managing Partner and co-founder of Capital Eleven, LLC, a venture capital firm.
Shannon Stoeger has been employed by the Bank of the Cascades since 1999, as a SVP & Area Manager, Shannon oversees the management of the Bank’s Garden City, Plaza 121, Vista, Overland and Eagle branches. She graduated from Boise State University in 1994 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration. She has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and is a 2005 graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School.