BOISE, Idaho – Gov.-elect Brad Little has announced his transition committee.

This committee will review applications and make employment recommendations to Little to ensure his vision for education, the economy and continued prosperity of Idaho.

The committee is headed by Brian Wonderlich, chairman of the Transition Committee and partner at Holland & Hart. Below are the names, residences and occupations of all committee members.

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
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.”

To learn more about each Transition Committee member, please visit our website at

The application process for state positions is now open. To submit a resume please visit
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