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BOISE, ID, March 17, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Heidi Jarvis-Grimes is the Vice President of the Idaho Technology Council. She has more than 20 years of successful experience in business development, strategic initiatives and industry relations.
Prior to joining the ITC, Heidi served as Director of Advancement for Strategic University Initiatives, and the College of Arts and Letters at Idaho State University (ISU). In this role, her leadership increased visibility for ISU, grew the donor prospect pipeline, and created strong relationships with industry. Under her leadership, ISU launched many sustainable relationships that support university research and program initiatives.
"Heidi brings a wealth of experience to the Idaho Technology Council," said Jay Larsen, President and Founder of the ITC. "Her expertise in business development and her existing relationships with industry will allow her to nurture Idaho's innovation economy."
After graduating from the University of Dayton, Heidi started her career as Executive Director for the Washington/Idaho Symphony. She then served as Director of External Relations in Advancement for Research in addition to Corporate and Foundation Relations. Heidi also served on the Executive Board of the Center for Environmental, Research, Education and Outreach Committee at Washington State University before transitioning to Idaho State University. Heidi has two professional passions, advancement in the arts and interdisciplinary university initiatives. Heidi completed her 20th season as Conductor of the Pullman Community Civic Symphonic Ensemble and rwas ecently honored as Guest Conductor of the Royal Hawaiian Ensemble in Honolulu, Hawai'i. She is a professional conductor, clinician and adjudicator at local, state and national levels, and is published with the Leblanc Bell Quarterly Educator's Viewpoint and Conn Selmer's Keynotes -- character, education, inspiration and performance. She was the recipient of the Pullman, Washington Chamber of Commerce Civic Improvement Award, presented for outstanding contribution to the improvement of community and citizen relations.
She is passionate about leading initiatives that impact Idaho's technology community.
"With the second fastest growing tech sector in the nation, Idaho has proven itself to be a leader," noted Heidi Jarvis-Grimes. "The Idaho Technology Council's role in fostering this expansive growth made it an easy choice for me to be part of the leadership team. It is an honor and my pleasure to work with our members and partners."
About the Idaho Technology Council: The mission of the Idaho Technology Council is to help technology companies in Idaho start, grow, and thrive. The ITC includes major corporations, mid/start companies, and universities. The ITC is a member-driven organization committed to the success of Idaho's technology ecosystem. Through the leadership of the private sector, the ITC brings together industry, education, research, investment and government throughout the state to champion the growth of Idaho's technology ecosystem. The ITC includes such global members and sponsors as Hewlett-Packard (www.hp.com); Keynetics (www.keynetics.com); Micron Technology (www.micron.com); the Idaho National Laboratory (inlportal.inl.gov); Monsanto (www.monsanto.com), and Deloitte (www.deloitte.com).
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