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BOLD Exchanges: Boise State Edition

BOLD Conversations, Alumni Relations, Alumni and Friends Center, Allison Corona photo.

BOLD Broncos (Broncos Of the Last Decade) and a guest are invited to join Boise State leaders as they share their stories of personal and professional success.

Presented by the Boise State President’s Club and Alumni Association, BOLD Exchanges will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 6–8 p.m. at the Alumni and Friends Center. The event also includes a reception and leadership speed networking. Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Complimentary parking is available in the Alumni and Friends Center lot. RSVP by clicking the orange button below, emailing or calling (208) 426-2700.

Exclusive Event for BOLD Broncos

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 20
Time: 6–8 p.m.
BOLD Graduates: $10
BOLD Alumni Association/President’s Club members: $5
Boise State Students: $5
Location: Alumni and Friends Center


Featured Speakers

Laura Simic
Vice President for University Advancement

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Laura has more than 30 years of advancement experience in public and private higher education.  In her current position at Boise State University, she leads the teams responsible for the University’s fundraising, alumni relations and donor relations, and provides strategic leadership for campaigns.  She began her career as a ninth-grader looking up donor and alumni phone numbers in phone books for the University of Oregon Foundation.  Since then she’s held a variety of positions at the VP, AVP and director levels at the University of Oregon, the University of Tennessee, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Creighton University where, as Interim Vice President and Sr. Associate Vice President of Development & Campaign Director, she provided tactical leadership for the University’s $471 million Willing to Lead campaign.  Laura has served as president of the Delta Delta Delta Foundation, a director of the University of Oregon National Alumni Association, trustee of the Mortar Board National Foundation, and on the boards of several community-based non-profit organizations.  She currently serves on the board of directors of the Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation.  She achieved her CFRE designation in 1995 and is a recipient of the Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive Award from the Charlotte Association of Fundraising Professionals chapter.

Greg Hahn
Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing

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Greg Hahn is associate vice president for communications and marketing at Boise State University, overseeing and coordinating advertising, publications, branding, web strategy and content, social media, media relations, and public outreach. He joined Boise State in 2013 from Idaho Public Television, where he was host and producer of the statewide political show, “Idaho Reports,” and was a contributing writer and producer of the documentary series “Outdoor Idaho.” He started his journalism career at newspapers, eventually working as both a reporter and then editor for 12 years at the state’s largest newspaper, the Idaho Statesman. He lives in Boise with his wife, Julie, two dogs and some chickens. 

Leslie Webb, Student Affairs, John Kelly photo.Leslie Webb
Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

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Leslie Webb is the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Boise State University. Her background in educational leadership is complemented by a commitment to justice (all forms) with a focus in the higher education setting. Leslie has held previous roles at Boise State University, Central Washington University, Highline Community College and the Art Institute of Seattle. Her life changing professional role was as a diversity and leadership educator. Her undergraduate degree is in Theatre Arts (Central Washington University), Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel (Western Illinois University), and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership (Colorado State University). She is a mom of two, a dedicated trail runner and spends some of her free time mentoring those interested in making the world a better place through education.

Mark Heil
Vice President for Finance and Administration and CFO

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Mark Heil is the Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Boise State University.  As head of the Division for Finance and Administration, Mark oversees University Financial Services, including accounting and financial reporting, treasury, tax, and regulatory compliance.  He is also responsible for the Department of Human Resources, the Budget Office, and the Taco Bell Arena.

Prior to joining Boise State University, Mark served as Vice president and Corporate Controller for Micron Technology, Inc., a Fortune 200 company providing advanced memory solutions to the computing, networking, mobile, industrial and automotive segments.  Mark served as the Company’s Corporate Controller for 15 years, and was responsible for accounting operations, accounting transaction services, controls and compliance, financial reporting and finance systems.  He also led the accounting for and integration of a number of acquisitions through the consolidation of the memory industry.  Prior to being named as Corporate Controller, Mark had several leadership positions with increasing responsibilities.

Mark worked in the Boise office of PricewaterhouseCoopers in the business assurance group for over six years prior to joining Micron.  Earlier in his career, Mark worked in Branch Operations for a regional financial institution in southern Idaho.

Mark is a graduate of Boise State University with a BBA degree and majors in Accounting and Computer Information Systems.  He holds a CPA license in the state of Idaho, and is a member of the National Association for Chief Business Officers, the Education Advisory Board, the Idaho Society of Certified Public Accountants, Treasure Valley CFO, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.