Meet the IGEM Council
The 12-member IGEM Council is appointed by the Governor and responsible for vetting IGEM grant proposals to mitigate risk and maximize the return on investment for this publicly-funded grant program. Their work advances the program’s overall goal of economic through investments in technological advancements and innovation.
The IGEM council includes the following individuals from the private sector, public sector and state agencies.
Dr. David Hill
State Board of Education
Senator Kelly Anthon
Representative Paul Amador
Director, Idaho Commerce
Dr. Noël Bakhtian
Director for the Center for Advanced Energy Studies
Dr. Janet Nelson
Vice President for Research and Economic Development, University of Idaho
Dr. Harold Blackman
Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Boise State University
Dr. Scott Snyder
Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Idaho State University
CEO, Superior Farms
William Gilbert, Jr.
Council Vice Chair
Co-Founder and Managing Director, The CAPROCK Group, Inc.
Executive Chairman, Konexus
Corporate Financial Management Consultant / Start-Up Mentor and Investor