LANCE McCLEVE, AMANDA BARTLETT AND BRYON WELCH. The Idaho Legislature’s Office of Performance Evaluations was recently recognized by the American Evaluation Association with its 2016 Outstanding Evaluation Award. The award recognized the office’s evaluation of Idaho’s statewide K-12 longitudinal data system and student information system. McCleve, MPA, ’10, was project lead, and Bartlett, MPA, ’09, and Welch, MPA, ’10, were additional team members. Other Boise State alumni who have worked and interned in the office include: Hannah Crumrine, MPH, health promotion; MHS, ’09; Ryan Linnarz, BS, political science, ’13; MPA, ’16; Eric White, BA, English, ’07; MPA ’15; Samantha Metcalf, BS, political science, ’15; Chelsea Shaver, BA, political science, ’15; Tyler Kent, MPA, ’12; April Hoy, BA, history, social studies/secondary education, ’11; MPA, ’13.
JARED HIGHT, BA, arts and sciences, ’03, has been promoted from vice president of claims to General Counsel at Pets Best Insurance Ser- vices LLC, a leading U.S. pet health insurance agency in Boise.
AMY HERZFELD, BA, history, ’01, was named co-executive director of Basic Rights Oregon in Portland after serving for two years as the nonprofit’s movement building director. Basic Rights is one of the nation’s largest state- based advocacy groups for LGBTQ communities.
JIMMI NICOLE SOMMER, MPA, ’01, a foreign service officer at the U.S. Department of State, received a Meritorious Honor award for her exceptional work on the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in November 2015, culminating in a visit from President Obama and other top officials. She currently is serving as a transportation officer at Embassy Manila in the Philippines. Previously, she worked in the Situation Room in the West Wing of the White House.
BRET MOFFETT, MBA, business and econom- ics, ’00, has been appointed the chief executive officer at Power Engineers in Meridian. He will be Power’s third leader in the firm’s 40-year history. Power is one of the country’s largest engineering firms and consistently ranks in the top 35 of the annual Engineering News Record list of top design firms.
BECKY BROADBENT, BA, political science, ’85, has been appointed associate general counsel with the Office of General Counsel at Boise State. Broadbent has been engaged in private practice in Boise for 26 years. Her extensive ex- perience includes employment law, human re- source issues, regulatory compliance, contract and policy analysis, administrative law, civil and commercial litigation, and mediation. She was trained as a mediator in 2003 and received advanced mediator training in 2012.
BRIAN HATHHORN, BAA, marketing, ’84,
has been named vice president-relationship manager with Banner Bank’s Boise Commercial Banking Center located at 10th and Bannock streets in downtown Boise.
JENNIFER DE GRASSI WILLIAMS, MA, arts and sciences, ’77, was inducted into the Nation- al Teachers Hall of Fame at Emporia State Uni- versity in Kansas. She is the first Idaho teacher to have received this honor and one of only five teachers recognized nationwide each year. She spent a week in Washington, D.C., where the five teachers were acknowledged by the National Education Association, was honored at the White House and met President Obama.
ASHLEY MILLER, BA, communication, ’08, was promoted to chief operating officer with Orchard Medical Consulting. In addition to her B.A., she also holds an MBA from Arizona State’s W.P. Carey School of Business. She’s been with Orchard Medical Consulting for 12 years.
ALEX JONES, BA, English, ’16, has accepted a job at the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program (JET).