People in Business






REDI announces hiring, promotion

Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI) has hired Molly Swallow to serve as manager of investor relations and advocacy and promoted Josh Wise to manager of talent attraction and business development.

The changes took effect Monday, a REDI news release said.

Swallow has resided in eastern Idaho for more than 25 years and has served in commercial banking since 2002. She will be responsible for facilitating REDI’s growing investor relations and advocacy efforts, the release said.

“I’m thrilled to be joining REDI and promote economic development in eastern Idaho,” Swallow said in the release. “The region has seen significant growth since REDI was established just two years ago.”

Wise has served as executive assistant since October 2015 and in his new role will support REDI’s growing business development and talent attraction efforts including business expansion, retention and attraction and securing talent to support business employment opportunities, the release said.

Staten joins TitleOne as business strategist

Krisi Staten has joined the TitleOne team as a business strategist, a TitleOne news release said.

An eastern Idaho native, Staten graduated from Idaho State University and brings more than 15 years of experience in marketing and business development.

She comes to TitleOne from the Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corp., where she had served as executive director since 2014.

Majumdar book receives award

Debu Majumdar’s novel “Sacred River: A Himalayan Journey” received first place in the Chanticleer Somerset Book contest in the category of adventure/suspense. The awards were announced Nov. 1.

Majumdar told the Post Register that authors from 33 countries competed in the contest. He describes the novel “as a spiritual adventure to the source of the Ganges River. It describes man’s search for meaning in life disguised in a gold heist mystery novel.”

Bonneville County deputy receives state honor

Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael Vasquez has received the 2017 Marine Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award.

David Dahms and Ed Lyon of the State Parks and Recreation Department presented Vasquez with the award last week. Vasquez was recognized in his nomination for various incidents in which he handled watercraft response and coordination with other area first responders as well as support to surrounding agencies, a Sheriff’s Office news release said.

Vasquez has promoted and educated the public on boating safety and a solid program of boat inspections on our Bonneville County waterways.

In 2016, Vasquez passed all the requirements of the Idaho Marine Law Enforcement Academy, and has since been a key partner with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation in the installation and monitoring of several life jacket loaner stations so that people can recreate safely on the water, the release said.

Vasquez also has been a longtime member of the Bonneville County Dive/Rescue Team as a diver, swift water and ice rescue instructor. He also serves on the Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and Honor Guard.