People in Business



Ann Marie Peters Joins College of Eastern Idaho

Ann Marie Peters recently joined the College of Eastern Idaho as the director of strategic partnerships.

Peters is the co-founder of Interview Savvy, a Chicago-based training and career skills firm.

Additionally, she has more 20 years of experience in behavioral coaching, strategic planning, consulting, and project management in the financial services and banking industry.

Peters’ experience includes strategic planning, behavioral coaching development and facilitation, consulting, project management, sales training development and facilitation and script development. She is credited with “writing, managing and launching a groundbreaking international management behavioral coaching program,” according to a biography provided by the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce.

Peters’ human resources expertise includes incentive program development and management as well as employee recruitment and hiring. Peters’ “reputation as a start-up and turnaround expert resulted in her being the featured employee for HSBC in Working Mother Magazine’s Top 100 Companies,” the biography said.

Peters received her bachelor of arts degree in behavioral sciences from the University of Chicago and her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business.

Distinguished Under 40 Awards announced

The Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2017 recipients of its Distinguished Under 40 Award.

The chamber will present the 10 recipients with their awards during a formal luncheon at noon on Sept. 26.

The business community is invited to support the accomplishments of the award winners, a chamber news release said. Attendees also will hear from keynote speaker Ann Marie Peters. She recently joined the College of Eastern Idaho as the director of strategic partnerships.

Individual tickets and full table registrations are available for purchase under the events tab at The registration deadline is Friday.

The 2017 Distinguished Under 40 winners are:

n Christopher J. Brayton, 3B Detention and Treatment Center

n Byron Wiscombe, D.L. Evans Bank

n Julie Hogue, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center

n Angie Mago, B &T Hospitality Management

n Bryan Clark, Post Register

n Dana Briggs, City of Idaho Falls

n Chloe Douchette, Museum of Idaho

n Dr. Robert Hoover, Idaho National Laboratory

n Ross Kunz, Idaho National Laboratory

n Janet G. Barton, Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce

Distinguished Under 40 is an annual awards program that honors 10 young professionals who “have gone above and beyond to accomplish great things in their careers, community and education,” the release said. To be considered for the award, young professionals were nominated by co-workers, managers and business associates.

This year’s supporting judges were members of the Chamber of Commerce Past Presidents Club, the release said.