REDI Executive Board

Chairman

 

 Park Price – Park Price is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bank of Idaho, an independent community bank. He also serves as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco – Salt Lake Branch, the Chair of REDI, a regional economic development organization for Eastern Idaho, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the College of Eastern Idaho, and a director of Delta Dental Plan of Idaho. Prior to joining Bank of Idaho, he was the owner and President of Park Price Motor Company in Pocatello, Idaho, from 1979 to 2003.   Mr. Price served on the boards of numerous business and civic organizations, including Chair of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry and Chair of the Idaho Community Foundation.  Mr. Price currently serves as Eastern Regional Chair of Idaho Business for Education and as a board member of the City Club of Idaho Falls.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in economics from Dartmouth College.

Vice Chair

R. Scott Reese – R. Scott Reese is the Emergency Management Director for Bingham County. He is a graduate of Blackfoot High and attended Idaho State University studying political science. Scott was elected as Blackfoot’s youngest mayor, at age 28, and was the first to serve three consecutive terms. Scott worked at the family business until he became the first full time mayor. Scott serves as Chairman of the Blackfoot Urban Renewal Agency and served as Chairman of the Bingham Economic Development Corporation. He was on the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, served as the Bingham County Republican Party Chairman, was on the Board of Directors for the Association of Idaho Cities, and served on the Blackfoot School Board. He served six years as Chairman of the Idaho Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

 

Representative

Roger Stott – Roger Stott is the Manager of the Blackfoot Branch of Idaho Central Credit Union. He Started with ICCU in 2003 and has seen tremendous growth.  He has also worked in other industries including telecom, retail sales and construction. He has been the local branch manager since 2008 and is very committed to helping the community continue to grow.  He has served on the Idaho Potato Museum Board and the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce Board.  He is a graduate from Blackfoot High School and attended Idaho State University.

Representative

Mayor Kevin England – Mayor Kevin England was born in Pocatello Idaho in 1956 to Miles and Ilene England the 7th of 10 children. He has live in the Chubbuck\Pocatello area his entire life and loves it here. He graduated from Highland High School in 1975 where he enjoyed playing high school basketball. From 1975 to 1977 he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Albuquerque New Mexico. Upon returning from his mission he went to work with his father and brothers in a Painting and Wallcovering Contracting Business. He worked with that business for 20 years and then spent the last 16 years of his career as a sole proprietor in this same contracting business. He has also been licensed to sell insurance as well as becoming a licensed Realtor. In 1978 he married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, the former Melody Terry. They are the very blessed parents of 6 children and 22 grandchildren. Mayor England won a seat on the Chubbuck City Council in 2009 where he served a 4 year term, the last 2 as council president. He enjoyed that immensely. In 2013 he was elected as the Mayor of Chubbuck and was elected to a 2nd term in 2017.  He serves on the Bannock Development Board as an executive director, the Regional Economic Development Board also as an executive director, the Bannock Planning Organization Policy Board, and the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce Board. He is a past District Director of the Association of Idaho Cities where he is now a Vice-President of that association in line to be its President. He also serves on the Advisory Board for Idaho State Universities College of Technology. He has served in many callings in his church along with his wife. Mayor England loves serving the people of this community. 

Representative

Mayor Brian Blad – Brian Blad spent many years as a small business owner in Pocatello before jumping into local politics. He was sworn into office for his first term as Mayor in January 2010. He was re-elected to the office of Mayor in November 2017 and began his third term as the Chief Executive Officer of the city January 4, 2018. He manages the day-to-day operations of city government and presides over the meetings of the City Council. In his previous life, Brian served for 12 years on the executive board of the non-profit Blow-in-Blanket Contractor’s Association and served for 3 years as an officer. He is internationally recognized as an expert in the insulation industry and spent 10 years training and teaching insulation companies throughout North America on the importance of energy efficient building. As Mayor, Brian continues to be active in the community. He serves on various boards and committees, such as the Pocatello Development Authority, Bannock Development Corporation, and the ISU College of Technology Advisory Board to name a few. He participates in activities such as Portneuf Valley Fun Run Series, Pocatello Marathon, Chamber Putt Putt Golf Tournament and is a “Dancing with the Pocatello Stars” champion. He is also a 4-time Kiwanis “Pancake Flipping” champion and a Lip Sync Co-Superstar.
Brian and his wife, Laura, have 4 children, Ben, Jade, Jordan and Bryson, and one grandson, Owen.

Representative

Mayor Marc Carroll – Mayor Marc Carroll was elected on December 5 2017, and took office on January 2, 2018. He retired from the INL in January 2011, after a career of almost 35 years.  Thirty of those years were spent in a variety of professional manager assignments.  Marc believes strongly in volunteering time to community betterment, including 35 years spent in coaching refereeing and administering youth soccer programs in Blackfoot and conducting soccer coaching courses in five western states.  He was on the Executive Board of United Way of Southeastern Idaho for six years and chair of the Community Investment Committee for three years.  Just prior to the election, Marc was on City of Blackfoot’s Transportation Commission for 12 years, 7 of which he served as chairman. Marc and his wife Marilynn have been married for 50 years; their 3 daughters and families all live in Blackfoot.

Secretary/Treasurer

Teri TeNgaio – Teri TeNgaio is the Teton District Manager for Intermountain Gas Co. in Idaho Falls. She started her career with Intermountain Gas in January 2000 in the Pocatello office. She has worked in several capacities within the company. Prior to her current position, she was the District Manager in Soda Springs and relocated to Idaho Falls in December of 2008. Teri holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Rhetorical Studies from ISU. She is a member of the Rotary Club and serves on several boards including CEI Foundation, Rotary Club of Idaho Falls, and Snake River Animal Shelter. Teri is an Idaho native and is happy to be in Idaho Falls as part of IGC’s Eastern Region Management Team.

Representative

Andy Akers – Andy is a graduate of Idaho State University, with a BBA in Business Management and Organizational Behavior. A husband and father of four, Akers grew up in Pocatello, Idaho, around the electrical distribution industry starting his career in 1984.  He is currently President & CEO of Akers Land & Livestock.  Andy currently serves as a regional Board Member for US Bank and serves on the Board of the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) and is a past Regional Vice President of NAED.

Representative

Brian Allen – Brian Allen has more than 25 years of leadership experience in international project and operations management.  His broad experience includes leadership and sales experience in: information technology, ecommerce, telecommunications, international sales and operations management, and international project management. His experience includes service in the U.S. Air Force, as a company owner, managing multinational corporate expansions, as an executive consultant in company turnarounds, and leading quality process improvement initiatives.  His international leadership includes leading and managing projects and operations in 38 countries. Before teaching full time for Northcentral University, and working as a business consultant, Brian was the Chief Information Officer with Tandy Leather for eight years where he managed all global retail systems operations. He additionally served for 2 years as the Director of Tandy Leather Spain leading sales and marketing in the European Union. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management, a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Project Management, and a Doctor of Business Administration with a concentration in Technology Entrepreneurship.

Representative

Tony Lima – Tony Lima is vice president of public relations at Melaleuca, a privately held manufacturer of 450+ home, health and wellness products that generates over $2 billion in annual revenues. He serves on the board of directors for REDI, the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce, the Idaho Technology Council, the American Red Cross of Idaho/Montana, and the Idaho Falls Symphony. He chairs White Pine Charter School’s board of directors, and he served as a founding member of American Heritage Charter School. Prior to Melaleuca, he led marketing campaigns at advertising agencies in New York City, Florida and Salt Lake City. A few of his accounts included Walmart, McDonalds, Subway, ADP, Deloitte, and various hospitals and law firms. He graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University.

Representative

Mayor Sean Coletti – Sean Coletti was raised in Northern Utah and Eastern Idaho.  He graduated from Rigby High School and attended Ricks College prior to serving as a missionary in Seoul, Korea for two years.  Afterward, he continued his education at Brigham Young University, where he received his Bachelors Degree in Political Science, and University of Connecticut Law School, all while serving in the Army National Guard as a counterintelligence agent and Korean linguist. After school, Sean worked as a law clerk in Twin Falls and then American Samoa.  Professionally, he has worked as an attorney at a local law firm since 2007, which is also when he and his family moved to Ammon.  He currently serves as the Mayor of Ammon, after having served on the City Council for two terms. Sean currently also serves on various community and state boards, including the Idaho Health Facilities Authority, the Eastern Idaho Regional Wastewater Authority, the Idaho Innovation Center, Bonneville Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Regional Development Alliance, Regional Economic Development for Idaho, and the Idaho Special Assistant United States Attorney Executive Committee.  He previously served as Chairman of the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce and also Chairman of the Upper Snake River Valley Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. Sean is married to Ammon native Jessi Grigg Coletti, and they have two sons, Jaydn and Sterling.  They love spending time together as a family, whether indoors or outdoors—traveling, exploring, playing sports and  games, or just having fun.  Sean and Jessi also enjoy performing music together, as Sean is a singer and Jessi is an accomplished pianist. Their son, Jaydn, is a pianist and composer, and Sterling is a budding artist.

Representative

Dan Cravens –  Dan Cravens is the director of Bengal Solutions Consulting and teaches at the Idaho State University’s College of Business He is the former Southeast Idaho Regional Economist at the Idaho Department of Labor. He is also a columnist for the Idaho State Journal. He has served on the board of directors of Bingham Economic Development Corporation, a former member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Southeast Idaho, a member of the board of directors for the Bingham Community Center Learning Charter School, and Bingham Academy, a member of the board of directors for the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce, and the Chairman of Bingham County Republican Central Committee.  Dr. Cravens holds a Bachelor’s Degree in sociology from Quincy University, a Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law, a Master of Arts in government from Regent University, and a Doctorate in business administration from Argosy University – Salt Lake City.

 

Representative

Mayor Rebecca Casper – Rebecca Casper was re-elected to a second term as Mayor of Idaho Falls in a citywide election in November 2017. Prior to her election, Mayor Casper served as an adjunct professor at both BYU-Idaho and Eastern Idaho Technical College teaching foundational courses in American government and state and local governance. She earned her BA in 1985 and MA in 1987 in Political Science from BYU-Provo and her Ph.D. from UC-Berkeley in 1998. Prior to earning her degrees, she worked as a research associate at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C.  Locally, Mayor Casper sits on the Idaho Falls City Club Board of Directors. She also serves as a board director/advisor for the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce, the Regional Development Alliance, REDI, the Bonneville Metropolitan Planning Organization, and the Innovation Center, among others.  She is a co-founder and first director of the Mayor’s Scholarship Fund and currently serves on its Board of Directors.   At the state level, Mayor Casper serves as a District 6 Director for the Association of Idaho Cities Governing Board. She is a member of Idaho’s LINE 3.0 Commission charged with promoting nuclear energy opportunities for Idaho. She also serves on the Regence Blue Shield of Idaho Board. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Idaho Women in Leadership (I-WIL) organization. In 2016, she was named one of Idaho Business Review’s Women of the Year and in 2017, she was an honoree at the Sun Valley Film Festival Women’s Leadership Celebration.  Nationally, Mayor Casper serves on the Board of Directors for the Energy Communities Alliance (ECA) advocating for Eastern Idaho’s energy and environmental clean-up interests. In 2016, Mayor Casper was named as a participant in Governing Magazine’s Women in Government Leadership Program. Rebecca’s highest priority is her four children ranging in age from 26 to 17. 

Representative

Mark Peters – Dr. Peters is the director of Idaho National Laboratory and president of Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC. His credentials and experience include leadership and management of large institutions with substantial efforts focused on technology research and development. Prior to joining Battelle, he served as the associate laboratory director for Energy and Global Security at Argonne National Laboratory. Dr. Peters serves as a senior adviser to the Department of Energy on nuclear energy technologies, research and development programs and nuclear waste policy. As a recognized expert in nuclear fuel cycle technologies and nuclear waste management, he is called upon frequently to provide expert testimony to Congress and to advise in formulation of policies for nuclear fuel cycles, nonproliferation and nuclear waste disposal. In 2015, he was honored as a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society for outstanding accomplishments in the area of nuclear science and technology. He serves on the ANS Public Policy Committee, and served on the executive committee of the ANS Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division. Earlier in his career, he worked in science and research positions at both Los Alamos National Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Peters received his doctorate in geophysical sciences from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in geology from Auburn University. He has received extensive management and leadership education and training, including completion of the Strategic Laboratory Leadership Program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Representative

Mayor Jerry Merrill – Mayor Jerry L. Merrill was born in Blackfoot Idaho the eighth child born to Clifford and Rowena Murdock Merrill.  He grew up on a small farm in Moreland, Idaho just west of Blackfoot. He graduated from Snake River High School in 1975. After attending Ricks College for one year he left to serve an LDS mission in Japan. After returning from his mission, he spent one semester at BYU in Provo. That’s where Marianne Patrick was attending school. After winning her heart, he came back to Ricks College to enroll in the Landscape Horticulture Program. He and Marianne were married in April 1979. They are the parents of four children. He completed his degree at Ricks College and had an opportunity to take over some landscape jobs that a former employer needed completed.  From that work Jerry ended up starting his own landscaping business, now known as Merrill Quality Landscapes, Inc. From owning and running his business Jerry has gained a great understanding of budgeting, working hard, staying on the job until it is completed, communicating with employees and customers, as well as looking at both sides of an issue  and finding common ground to build on.  Jerry has been involved in serving in the community for close to 40 years.  He has been a member of the Kiwanis Service Club serving as President twice, Lt Governor for the SE Idaho District and serving over 20 years as a board member. He has been involved in Professional Associations serving as a board member and President of the Idaho Nursery Association.  In 2011, Jerry was elected to the Rexburg City Council. He has served as the liaison to the Parks and Recreation Committee and the Madison School Board. He has been a member of the Board of Urban Renewal, Traffic and Safety Committee and the Budget Oversight Committee.  Jerry loves the youth of our community. He served as Scoutmaster for 9 years and is the owner and driver of the Bobcat Spirit Bus.  Jerry was elected Mayor of Rexburg in November of 2015.  He took office in January of 2016.  He meets regularly with city department heads and enjoys a close working relationship with them. He also supports and works with several community entities. As mayor, he serves on the boards of The Rexburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Regional Economic Development of Idaho, Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership and Targhee Regional Public Transit Authority. Jerry’s passion is serving others to help make their lives better.