Governor-elect Little announces transition committee

Governor-elect Little announces transition committee
Posted at 1:16 PM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 15:16:02-05

Governor-elect Brad Little has announced his transition committee, which will review applications and make employment recommendations to the Governor-elect to ensure his vision for education, the economy and continued prosperity of Idaho, according to a news release from Little’s office 

The committee is headed by Brian Wonderlich, Chairman of the Transition Committee and Partner at Holland and Hart. 

It includes:

Wiley Dobbs, Twin Falls, Former Superintendent, Twin Falls School District 

Bill Gilbert, Boise, Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Caprock Group, Inc.

Cally Grindstaff, Fairfield, Retired VP CR/OD, Clear Springs Food

Tom Harris, Meridian, President, Western States CAT

Debbie Hetherington, Boise, Retired Owner and Partner, Premier Insurance

Joy Kealey, Boise, Vice President, Silver Creek Holding Company; Co-Owner, Chicago Connection

Pete Koehler, Caldwell, Retired Chief Deputy, State Department of Education

Tom Lovell, Boise, President, Professional Firefighters of Idaho

Edward Miller, Boise, Partner, Givens Pursley

Vicki Risch, Boise, Former First Lady of Idaho

Megan Ronk, Meridian, Director, Business Innovation & Development, Idaho Power; Former Director, Idaho Department of Commerce

Kevin Settles, Boise, Owner, Bardenay

Cindy Siddoway, Mud Lake, Rancher; Republican National Committeewoman

Tom Stoeser, Coeur d’Alene, CEO, Riverbend Commerce Park and

Ben Ysursa, Boise, Former Idaho Secretary of State

“It was with great forethought that we composed this team of leaders from around the state to help assist with my transition to Governor,” Little said. “My committee and I are dedicated to finding the right candidates to fill each agency position. Those hired will aid in our commitment to create the best possible atmosphere to keep Idaho’s kids here and allow those who have left to return.”

The application process is now open. To submit a resume please visit for more information.