Randy Hill is a Corporate Lawyer at Stoel Rives in its Boise office, focusing his practice on mergers and acquisitions, energy and infrastructure development, project finance and other transaction matters. Before joining the firm, Randy most recently served as chief legal officer for a major, multi-billion-dollar division of AECOM (previously Washington Group International and then URS through successive mergers), a leading engineering, construction and management solutions business serving clients in the oil and gas, power, industrial process, civil construction, mining and government sectors worldwide. He was responsible for all legal affairs of this global business, including contracting, risk management, claims and litigation, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate governance and compliance, and also served as the executive leader of the company’s Boise office.
Randy also served as General Counsel and then President and CEO of an independent power company, guiding all of its operating, financing, development, acquisition, energy marketing and other business activities. Previously, he was a corporate lawyer for about a decade at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, a premier Wall Street law firm, and then for a few years at Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley in Boise. He earned a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and a law degree from Georgetown University.
George was born in Bonners ferry, Idaho and raised in Dover, Idaho. He graduated from Sandpoint Senior High School in Sandpoint, Idaho. Following four years of U.S. Naval Service, George graduated from the University of Montana with a BS Degree in Business Administration.
After a brief time in the private sector, George entered Federal Service with the Rural Electrification Administration in Washington D.C., and then later transferred to the Bonneville Power Administration. During his Bonneville career George was primarily involved in various aspects of the electric energy marketing functions of the Administration.
George retired from Bonneville in 1999 returned to his home town of Dover and was elected to the Idaho House of Representatives in November 2000 and served until November 2014 after 14 years of service.
As a member of the Idaho House of Representatives, George served on the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee, the House Natural Resources Committee, the House Environment, Energy and Technology Committee and as Co-Chair of the Joint Interim Committee on Environment, Energy and Technology.
George remains involved in community affairs, serving as a member of the Idaho Transportation Public Transportation Advisory Committee, Sandpoint Elks Club, and a member of the local posts of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, (Senior Vice Commander), the American Legion, and the Vietnam Veterans of America.
George and his wife Jenise are members of Christ our Redeemer Lutheran Church and reside in Dover, Idaho.
Mark Lliteras retired as an executive vice president and regional manager with Wells Fargo Commercial Banking based in Boise, Idaho. In his role, Mark oversaw a team of commercial banking professionals who provided loan, treasury management, and deposit products to middle-market companies with annual revenues between $10 million and over $4 billion located in southern Idaho. Mark had been with Wells Fargo and its predecessor, First Security Corp, for over 40 years with the last 30+ years being in commercial banking.
He earned his B.S. in mathematics from Boise State University (BSU).
Mark was active in the community, serving as treasurer of the Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry and on the Idaho Bankers Association board. In the past, he has been chairman and director of the BSU Foundation Inc., and has been involved with Idaho Business Week, Ada County American Cancer Society, Discovery Center, BSU Alumni Association, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Pacific Coast Banking School, and St. Alphonsus Foundation.
Mark Lliteras was born and raised in Boise. Mark and his wife have two grown sons.
Daniel Kunz has more than 35 years of experience in areas of engineering, management, accounting, finance and operations. Mr. Kunz holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.
Mr. Kunz is founder, and from 2004 until April 2013 was President, CEO and Director, of U.S. Geothermal Inc. (HTM:NYSE MKT), a renewable energy company. U.S. Geothermal Inc. developed, owns and operates three geothermal power plants. The 13 MW Raft River geothermal project in southeast Idaho is the first geothermal power plant in the Pacific Northwest. The 10 MW San Emidio power plant near Reno, Nevada is a new modular water cooled plant. The 25 MW Neal Hot Springs power plant is a new and innovative technology plant that attracted US Department of Energy support.
Mr. Kunz was Director, President and COO of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (currently Turquoise Hills Resources Ltd) a New York Stock Exchange listed company involved in international mineral exploration and development. In 1998 Mr. Kunz led Ivanhoe into Mongolia where, in 2001 he was part of the team that discovered Oyu Tolgoi, one of the largest copper-gold deposits in the world. The market capitalization value of Ivanhoe was about $400 million when Mr. Kunz joined the company in 1997 and was about $14 billion when he retired in 2004 to form a renewable energy company.
In 1993 as president, CEO and director, Mr. Kunz led the IPO of MK Gold Company on the NASDAQ, a gold company he co-founded with worldwide gold mining operations and production of some 200,000 ounces of gold per year from the mines it owned and operated.
Mr. Kunz served as a senior executive of Morrison Knudsen Corp (now URS Corporation URS:NYSE) including Vice President & Controller. During his 17-year tenure with the Morrison Knudsen, Mr. Kunz participated in engineering, construction and operations activities related to natural resource development projects. He was responsible for engineering, development, operation, and reclamation of a number of key energy projects throughout the U.S. and around the world.
In 1995 Mr. Kunz was named its Distinguished Alumni from the University on Montana Tech (formerly the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology). Mr. Kunz was a member of the board of directors of the Boise Chamber of Commence, the U.S. Mongolia Business Council, The U.S. Kyrgyz Business Council and the advisory board to the Boise State University accounting department.
He is currently a member of the advisory board for the Engineering Department at the University of Montana Tech and serves on the board of directors of several public companies involved in natural resource development.
Jackie Flowers is the General Manager of Idaho Falls Power – a locally owned electric utility providing electric service to more than 26,000 meters in the City of Idaho Falls. Flowers manages a staff of 65 employees and a $70 million budget. In addition to providing electric service, the utility owns and maintains four hydropower plants along the Snake River in Idaho Falls, maintains nearly 450 miles of transmission & distribution lines, and manages the City’s dark fiber optic network. Flowers joined the utility in July 2006 as the first female manager in the utility’s 113 year history. Flowers, a Wyoming native, is a Registered Professional Engineer with a background in Civil Engineering and more than 20 years of experience, thirteen of which involve managing publicly owned utilities.
Flowers serves as the Governor Appointed Chair of the Board of Directors for the Idaho Strategic Energy Alliance representing public power interests in Idaho and is appointed to the Idaho Energy Resources Authority board. She serves on the Northwest Public Power Association Board of Trustees and the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems Board of Directors. Flowers is also a member of the American Public Power Association, Idaho Consumer-Owned Utilities Association and Past-President for the Partnership for Science and Technology. Additionally, she is currently serving as President of the Idaho Falls Rotary Club No. 1041.
In 2010, the Partnership for Science and Technology awarded Flowers the Energy Advocate Award for exceptional leadership and devoted service to the advancement of energy initiatives.
Beyond the walls of the power utility, you can find Ms. Flowers spending time with her family skiing, kayaking, camping, hiking, biking and any other activity that involves the outdoors.
Michael Mark Mooney (Mike)
Mike Mooney is an Idaho native calling Pocatello his home. Mooney began his banking career in 1974 as a management trainee for Idaho Bank and Trust and held executive management positions with increasing responsibility throughout his distinguished banking career. Mooney retired from banking in a Regional President position at Bank of the Cascades.
Over the past 42 years Mooney has been active in leadership roles in the banking industry as well as in the communities he served. "During my career it has been my honor to represent Idaho on the Salt Lake City Branch of the Federal Reserve Board, The Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle, the Board of the Pacific Coast Banking School, and now on the Idaho Energy Resource Authority Board." Mooney continues to be involved in many not for profit organizations with a particular focus on early childhood education in Idaho as well as community health with his Board involvement at St. Luke's and Delta Dental of Idaho.
Mooney is a graduate of Utah State University and later earned an MBA from Idaho State University. Mooney continued his life long learning with a degree from the Pacific Coast Banking School.
Mike has been married to Karen for 44 years and is a proud parent of two accomplished daughters, Megan and Katie. You can find Mike most days with his grandson Hank engaged in some 2.5 year old pursuit including; golf, soccer, excavation, and gymnastics.
Mike is a Licensed professional engineer with over 45 years of electrical engineering and consulting experience with national engineering and energy development firms. He has lead engineering units in providing power generation, transmission and distribution services throughout his career as a consultant. Mike has served on a variety of large projects throughout the world as a senior project manager. His expertise includes system planning, design, economic analysis, equipment selection, SCADA systems, system protection and coordination, system mapping, system stability, design, and construction management. Mike's extensive background in Engineering makes him an expert in his field and a necessary member of the IERA board. Mike currently resides in Eagle Idaho and is a big supporter of the College of Idaho.