Elevate Leadership Committee

The ELS is organized by the Idaho State University College of Business, Leadership Pocatello-Chubbuck Foundation , and Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho. It is coordinated by the ELS conference committee. 

ELS seeks to host an annual conference in Pocatello targeted at business professionals to increase leadership skills , encourage innovative ideas, and foster collaboration within and between organizations.

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Adam Waldron

Idaho Farm Bureau

Adam Waldron is the ID director for Farm Bureau Insurance of Idaho. He is known as an innovative, collabrative, and team-oriented leader who challenges existing thinking with novel approaches, experimentation and simplification. 

Victoria Byrd

McDonalds

Victoria Byrd is a Pocatello  native and is finishing her degree in Marriage and Family Science through BYU-I. She is the Director of Marketing and communication for McDonald’s and the mother of 4 sons. 

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Danika DeGiulio

Idaho Farm Bureau

Danika DeGiulio is the Assistant to the IS Director for Farm Bureau Insurance of Idaho. She is a mentor who encourages professional growth with co-workers and in the community. 

Rainbow Maldonado

Fisher's Technology

Rainbow Maldonado is the Account Manager at Fisher’s Technology for Pocatello and surrounding areas. She is also the Director of Marketing and Community Engagement for Historic Downtown in Pocatello. Rainbow has been involved with Leadership Pocatello-Chubbuck since 2015, as a Facilitator, serving on the Board of Directors, the steering committee for the Youth Leadership Program, LEAP, and President for the 2021-2022 term. She is an avid community advocate & volunteer and embraces community involvement opportunities. “I love the area we live in and care deeply about the quality of life for our community.”

Brandon Peterson

Idaho Farm Bureau

Brandon Peterson is the Director of Accounting at Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho. His team delivers on all things billing and financial reporting related for the company. He is a believer in “grit” and the phrase “Teamwork makes the dream work”

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Kristine McCarty

ISU College of Business

Kristine McCarty is the Director of Graduate Studies at the Idaho State University College of Business overseeing admissions, recruitment, and student services for the business graduate programs. Kristine holds a Master of Business Administration from ISU. In her free time, she enjoys drinking coffee, walking her dogs, and running.

Cassey Leatham

Mountain America Credit Union

Cassey was raised in Pocatello and is a graduate of Idaho State University. She recieved her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and is a SEG Relationship Manager at Mountain America Credit Union. 

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Ken Corbridge

J.R Simplot

Ken was born and raised in Pocatello and is a graduate of Idaho State University. He has been employed with JR Simplot Company for 27 years where he is currently a Production Area Manager. Ken has been a part of Leadership Pocatello- Chubbuck since 2014 and was the Board president in 2018-2019. He is also a member of the steering committee for the Youth Leadership Program, LEAP. 

Dustin Henry

J.R Simplot Co.

Dustin is a Pocatello native. He has been employed by JR Simplot Company for 21 years holding many positions. H e is currently a Production Area Manager. Dustin has also been involved with Leadership Pocatello-Chubbuck since 2013. He has held many positions on the Board of Directors, and served as board president 2016-2017 

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Eddie Colon

Idaho Farm Bureau

Eddie Colon is the Ux Architect and Developer team lead working under Adam Waldron in Information Services.  He works in step with developers to help foster growth and keep consistent alignment with the business. Eddie enjoys clean design’s, great user experience and being awesome
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