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Smith

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CPA David Smith joins city of Idaho Falls accounting team

Former Idaho Falls City Councilman David Smith has joined the city’s accounting team.

Smith, a CPA, has more than 30 years of accounting, auditing, tax, and business consulting experience, with a professional focus on forensic accounting, a city news release said.

Although Smith’s position reports to the city controller in the municipal services department, Idaho Falls Power pays the salary and benefits for this position from the city’s enterprise fund, the release said. Smith’s primary focus is on supporting accounting functions for the electric utility.

Smith was appointed to the Idaho Falls City Council in 2015 and he served until 2017. During that time, he served as the liaison to Idaho Falls Power and served on the Policy Makers Council for the American Public Power Association.

“Smith’s accounting expertise, experience and depth of knowledge stood well above the other applicants,” said Bear Prairie, Idaho Falls Power’s assistant general manager, in the release. “We were fortunate to have someone with his credentials apply. We interviewed other qualified CPA’s, but no one had his level of experience.”

Hunter named Idaho Central CU’s regional mortgage sales manager

Collin Hunter is serving as a regional mortgage sales manager in Idaho Central Credit Union’s Idaho Falls Mortgage Center.

Hunter, who grew up in Hamer, has worked at the credit union for eight years, and he has originated mortgages as a mortgage loan officer since January 2006, an ICCU news release said.

Hunter also is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association and Greater Idaho Falls Association of Realtors. Prior to going to work at ICCU, he worked at New Penn Financial as a mortgage manager.

Hunter also is one of the founders of Alturas International Academy, a local, public charter school, and serves as a treasurer on its board.

Hunter can be reached by phone at 208-709-2874 or by email at chunter@iccu.com.

Eckman, Morse now mortgage loan officers at Idaho Central

Tony Eckman and Katie Morse are now mortgage loan officers in Idaho Central Credit Union’s Idaho Falls Mortgage Center.

Eckman, who grew up in St. Anthony, has worked in the mortgage industry for four years, an ICCU news release said. He has worked in the mortgage industry for four years, having previously worked at New Penn Financial as a mortgage loan officer.

Eckman is a member of the Greater Idaho Falls Association of Realtors, the Young Professionals Network, and the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association.

Morse has been with ICCU since December 2011. She recently completed one year as a mortgage loan officer-in-training and previously worked as a financial services officer, the release said. She brings experience in purchases, refinances and home equity products.

Morse, who has lived in Idaho for the past six years, graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in business studies.

Eckman can be reached by phone at 208-478-3594 or by email at teckman@iccu.com. Morse can be reached by phone at 208-637-8736 or by email at kmorse@iccu.com.

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