Board

 

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Terri Gazdik is the Chairperson of the Board. 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. tgazdik@idahofallsauditoriumdistrict.com

 

Bob Nitschke is a 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. rnitschke@idahofallsauditoriumdistrict.com

 

Doug Swanson 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. dswanson@idahofallsauditoriumdistrict.com 

 

John LoBuono moved to Idaho in 1982 to attend the University of Idaho, where he received his
Bachelors of Science (Marketing) and Master of Business Administration Degrees. 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.

John has lived in Idaho Falls since 1991 with his wife, Lori, and has two mature children and 4 grandchildren, 11 to 23 years of age. 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. jlobuono@idahofallsauditoriumdistrict.com

 

Jill Kirkham   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.  jkirkham@idahofallsauditoriumdistrict.com