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Marnie Packard, Director of Gov. Affairs & Community Relations at SelectHealth, to Speak at the Upcoming Informational Session

Marnie Packard

The Executive MBA is pleased to announce that our June 28th Informational Session alumni speaker will be Marnie Packard.

Marnie Packard is the Director of government and community relations for SelectHealth. Marnie has more than fifteen years of experience in the health insurance industry in SelectHealth and her previous position in PacificSource. She works closely with Idaho legislators on policy issues surrounding health insurance and health care.

She is a member of the Boise Metro Chamber and the Healthcare Industry Advisory Board. She is in her third year of serving on the Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign, and is also a member of the board for Girls on the Run. Marnie received her Executive MBA on May 2018.

Please join us for this Informational Session, Thursday June 28th, from 5:30 – 7:00pm, to hear alumni perspectives, speak with our faculty, and tour the facilities. Register for the session below.

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Hannah Recla, President of Optimizon, to Speak at the Upcoming Informational Session

Hannah Recla

The Executive MBA is pleased to announce that our June 5th Informational Session alumni speaker will be Hannah Recla.

Hannah was recently promoted to President of  Optimizon after having served as Vice President of Client Services for three years. She has been with Optimizon since 2000 and has helped over 100 organizations implement Print Management. Her team provides expert data collection and analysis of current environments. They craft detailed RFPs for hardware, services, and complex software and then analyze the responses using Optimizon’s proprietary algorithms and methodologies. Her team also excels at providing highly-personalized support to the client-administrative teams which ranges from budget development to technical issue resolution. Hannah received her Executive MBA at Boise State University in 2018.

Please join us for this Informational Session, Thursday June 5th, from 5:30 – 7:00pm, to hear alumni perspectives, speak with our faculty, and tour the facilities. Register for the session below.

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Guest Randy Hales, former CEO of ZAGG, to Speak at Executive MBA Alumni Event

Randy HalesRandy Hales resides in Salt Lake City and is the former President and CEO of ZAGG, a leading provider of creative product solutions for mobile and media accessories. He joined ZAGG as the President and COO in December of 2011, having previously served on the ZAGG Board of Directors. Randy officially retired in March of 2018. Mr. Hales also currently serves as a board of director for Norco, Inc. and Development Capital. He also continues to teach in year two of the Boise State Executive MBA program.

The Executive MBA session “Leadership and Influencing Others” is open to all Executive MBA Alumni as well as anyone interested in learning more about the program. Join us May 10th from 7:30-9:30am in the Executive MBA classroom to learn from Randy Hales, EMBA guest faculty member and former CEO of ZAGG.

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Michael Keith, Vice President at Piper Jaffray, to Speak at the Upcoming Informational Session

Michael KeithThe Executive MBA is pleased to announce that our May 3rd Informational Session alumni speaker will be Michael Keith.

Michael currently serves as co-chair for EMBA X, the Executive MBA alumni club at Boise State. He is also a vice president in the Piper Jaffray Idaho public finance group. He has over ten years’ experience working with an array of clients that include school districts, cities, counties, and urban renewal districts providing experience in general obligation, revenue, and tax increment financings.

Prior to joining Piper Jaffray, Keith worked five years as a project associate for the Environmental Finance Center Region 10 (EFC) at Boise State University, assisting state and federal agencies with policy and operational finance issues. His work included providing educational programs, financial tools, and policy and operational initiatives to meet safe drinking water requirements.

Please join us for this Informational Session, Thursday May 3rd, from 5:30 – 7:00pm, to hear alumni perspectives, speak with our faculty, and tour the facilities. Register for the session below.

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Nicole Brown, Service Line Director of Orthopedics at Saint Alphonsus, to Speak at the Upcoming Informational Session

Nicole Brown The Executive MBA is pleased to announce that our April 5th Informational Session alumni speaker will be Nicole Brown.

Nicole is the Service Line Director of Orthopedics at Saint Alphonsus and has been in the healthcare field for over 15 years. Nicole Brown graduated with an Executive MBA from Boise State in 2013.

Please join us for this Informational Session, Thursday April 5, from 5:30 – 7:00pm, to hear alumni perspectives, speak with our faculty, and tour the facilities. Register for the session below.

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We are happy to have Tara Russell, Clay Young, and Carolyn Hennen as panelists for the Executive MBA Leadership Forum

Entrepreneur Panel

Carolyn Hennen

Carolyn Hennen
Carolyn Hennen built a successful career in the healthcare industry, most recently as the Manager of St. Luke’s Treasure Valley Echocardiography Lab. However, driven by strong entrepreneurial spirit, Carolyn and her husband Jeff, purchased The Rag Company in 2012. The Rag Company has become a global leader in providing high quality, high value microfiber products to customers around the world. Carolyn graduated from the Boise State Executive MBA program in 2016.

Tara Russell

Tara Russell
Tara Russell is the President of Fathom and Global Impact Lead of Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest travel and Leisure Company.  Fathom is a creative experience that brings humanity closer together and offers experiences to travelers hungry for meaningful opportunities to connect deeply to those around them.  Prior to Fathom, Tara founded Create Common Good, a successful nonprofit social enterprise base in Boise. Her passion lies in empowering and equipping others to live their best story.

Clay YoungClay Young
Clay Young is the CEO and Cofounder of Banner Solar and The Simple Company.  The company’s mission is to provide consumers with the information, at their fingertips, that helps them make healthy, natural and more sustainable grocery choices.  Prior to Banner Solar and The Simple Company, Clay was the CEO and Founder of Inovus Solar, which provides innovative, industrial-grade solar street and area lightings used by hundreds of operations.

 

Kevin Wade, Director of Information Technology at Idaho Power, Will Speak at the Executive MBA Informational Session

We are excited to announce that our alumni speaker  for the Executive MBA Informational Session on February 22 will be Kevin Wade.

Kevin is the Director of Information Technology at Idaho Power. He has been with Idaho Power for fifteen years where his work has dealt with meteorology and leading technical applications. Kevin is a 2016 graduate of the Boise State Executive MBA program.

Please join us on Thursday February 22, from 5:30 – 7:00pm. The session will include alumni perspectives, our faculty, and a tour of the facilities. Register for the session below.

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Matt Rissell, former CEO of TSheets, Sells His Company to Intuit

Matt RissellMatt Rissell, CEO and founder TSheets in Eagle, Idaho, spoke with our second year cohort about his growth and development as a leader. He also discussed the evolution of TSheets from a start-up to being purchased by Intuit for $340 million.

The Executive MBA is very fortunate to have had Matt Rissell speak recently at one of our classes.

Click Here to Read More About Matt’s Story.

Coffee with Alumni

This new video is a great opportunity to hear our alumni reflect on their experiences in the Executive MBA.

Jessica Flynn Recently Joins as a Women and Children’s Alliance (WCA) Board Member

Jessica FlynnJessica is the CEO of the award winning company Red Sky. She has furthered her commitment and dedication in helping the Boise community as a newly elected board member for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.

Jessica and her team recently facilitated a media training session with our second year cohort. Thanks for your support Jess!

Click Here to Read More about the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.