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Board Members

Meet the Ones Who are Making It Happen

Chip Scott

Executive Director

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Professional Background

Scott is former Vice President of Operations for the Memphis in May International Festival, Production Director the Seattle Music and Arts Festival, Bumbershoot, and booking and marketing director for a 14,000-seat arena in North Carolina. Years of experience in fundraising, project management and public relations.

Terri Gazdik

Board Chair

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Professional Background

She is a partner with Cooper Norman accounting firm. Her areas of specialty include tax and financial planning for construction and family businesses, auditing and business valuations. Construction accounting and taxation is a niche that Terri has been developing in Cooper Norman for the past 20 years. Terri is a graduate of Idaho State University, and is married to Paul Gazdik. She has two teenage girls that keep her involved in everything from mountain and rock climbing to skiing and camping.

She is a member of AICPA, Idaho State Society, NACVA, AGC – Associated General Contractors and Chairman of Finance Committee, past President of the YMCA, Board Member of the Idaho Falls Redevelopment Agency and Chair of Cooper Norman Audit and Accounting Practice. Her term will be completed in May 2019.

Bob Nitschke

Vice Board Chair

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Professional Background

Long time resident of Idaho Falls. He spent 31 years at the Idaho National Laboratory in various scientific and management capacities, including quality assurance, fission product transport, waste management, environmental restoration, chemical and radiological risk assessment, probabilistic safety analysis and cyber security. Previously he worked at Carolina Power and Light as a licensing engineer, and at Brunswick Steam Electric Plant as a station nuclear engineer. He holds degrees in physics and nuclear engineering from Georgia Tech.

In retirement, Bob is an active volunteer at the Idaho Falls Zoo, the Idaho Falls Community Food Basket, the Museum of Idaho and the Idaho Master Naturalist Program.

Jill Kirkham

Treasurer

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Professional Background

Jill Kirkham is a mother of three small children. I love Idaho Falls, and its family friendly environment. I am excited to serve the people of Idaho Falls and help see the city grow. I am invested in the community. My educational background is in public policy, and I believe in being an active citizen.

Doug Swanson

Board Member

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Professional Background

Brings over 18 years of management experience to the IFAD Board of Directors. In his last position as BDC/Marketing Manager for Teton Auto Group, he was responsible for Business Development and Marketing for Teton Toyota, Volkswagon, Honda, Hyundai and Auto Credit. At Teton, he had a very strong Grass Roots Marketing plan that included Sponsoring, Organizing, Staffing and Recruiting Volunteers for over 90 events a year. These events ranged from large events like the Eastern Idaho State Fair to working with Angels in the Outfield, a baseball program for disabled children. He excels at planning, marketing and executing events. In addition, he is the President for Upper Valley Grid Kid – a 50 year old non-profit youth football league, which included 105 Youth football teams, 2500 youth players, 500 USA Certified youth football coaches in 16 surrounding communities in 2016. He is currently an owner and operator of Bill’s Bike & Run, All American Sports, Idahosports.com. Doug is a graduate of Bonneville High School, and lives in Idaho Falls with his wife and children

John Lobuono

Board Member

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Professional Background

He received his Bachelors of Science (Marketing) and Master of Business Administration Degrees from University of Idaho. John was hired as the CEO of the Greater Moscow Chamber of Commerce during his last year of graduate school (85 – 88); he served as the CEO of the Greater Pocatello Chamber of Commerce (88-91). Later, John graduated from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce six-year “Organization Management Institute” program at Stanford University in 1991. John was President of the Idaho Chambers of Commerce in 1989.

He is the principal and owner of LoBuono and Associates (advertising agency) and Eagle Rock Productions (media production). In 2015, John became a licensed realtor, and is with Century 21 Greater LandCo Realty.

John is active in the Idaho Falls Rotary Club, and has served on the Idaho Falls Rotary Club board of directors. He was on the University of Idaho National Alumni Association board of directors, serving as president in 2001/2002. He is a past president of the Idaho Falls Exchange Club, and was a board member of the Idaho Falls Symphony (3 years). He is a member of the Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Commission, and joined the IFAD board in May of 2017.