Membership Policy


IBE members (currently numbering more than 80) are invited to join the organization based on their demonstrated interest in working across a broad spectrum of issues to enhance education quality in Idaho. Prospective members are recommended by a current IBE member based on the candidate’s broad interest in educational issues and on one of the following criteria:

  • A present or former CEO, President, or managing partner of his or her business, or
  • The senior executive of a division of a large corporation, whose headquarters are out-of-state.

Resource Partners

A founding principle of IBE is to work closely and develop strong relationships with key education stakeholders. These include the education community, education-related associations, other nonprofit organizations with an interest in education, and government entities at all levels.

We have dozens of such key education shareholders as partners, and we strive to maintain clear and open communications with them. We exchange views and consult with them regularly by way of meetings and work sessions. We also share with them the IBE Newsletter, which is published several times a year, as well as other issue-oriented communications from time to time.

For more membership information please contact the committee Chair: Pat McMurray


  • Board Chair
    Skip Oppenheimer
  • Executive Director
    Diana Lachiondo
  • Regional Vice Chair for East Idaho
    Park Price
  • Assistant Executive Director
    Lisa Fisher
  • Regional Vice Chair for North Idaho
    Judy Meyer
  • Secretary
    Tami Chafin
  • President
    Ed Dahlberg
  • Treasurer
    Brad Ryan

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By building on research and work done by others and by listening to key stakeholders, coalition members will pursue three main responsibilities. 
  • To be informed, and inform others about education in Idaho.
  • To assist in identifying key education priorities for the state issues.
  • To provide a consistent voice and leadership, over time, in advocating for positive change in education in the state.

Supporting Goals

  • Offer economic, community and workforce development perspectives on Idaho education.
  • Identify, advocate, and support achievement of key education priorities.
  • Provide a unified, quick response to emerging issues.
  • Offer continuity and consistency for longer-term priorities.
  • Work with key stakeholders to achieve educational priorities.
  • Measure and monitor the results of priorities and efforts.

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Caxton Printers
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Colliers International
Contractors Northwest
CRI Advantage, Inc
D.B. Fitzpatrick & Company, Inc.
Deloitte Tax
Delta Dental of Idaho, Inc.
Drake Cooper
Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
Energy Strategies Institute
F&C Corporation
Farm Bureau Insurance
First Federal Savings
Futura Corp
George B. Fisher LLC
Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP
HB Strategy Group
Highway 12 Ventures, Inc.
Idaho National Laboratory / Center for Advanced Energy Studies
Idaho Statesman
iVinci Health
Key Bank of Idaho
Keynetics, Inc.
Lemley International, Inc.
Merrill Lynch
Micron Technology
Moffatt, Thomas Barrett Rock & Fields
Norco Inc.
O'Neill Enterprises
Oppenheimer Companies, Inc.
Parkwood Business Property
Payne Financial Group Inc.
Petroglyph Energy, Inc.
Portneuf Medical Center
Premier Technology, Inc.
Primary Health Medical Group
Ritter Public Relations
Riverbend Commerce Park
St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Scott Peyron & Associates
Seidl Home Company, Inc.
St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
Stoel Rives LLP
The CAPROCK Group, Inc.
Trebar Financial Services, Inc.
Trinity Consulting, Inc.
U.S. Bank
URS Corporation
Wells Fargo Bank
Weyerhaeuser/TJ Intl
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