Our Team

Over the past five years, the Boise Valley Economic Partnership has succeeded in spreading the word that the Boise Valley is a great place to do business. During the next five years, our team will continue to focus on  attracting new employers, talent and capital investment, as well as ensuring that our existing business thrive.  BVEP is always available to assist with your company's needs, please contact us for assistance.  Our services are always confidential and free-of-charge.

Meet the BVEP Team:

Clark Krause, Executive Director

Clark Krause has been the Executive Director of the Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP) since September 2010.  In that time, Clark has been instrumental in restructuring the organization, and creating a new mission based on measurable and accountable actions and goals.  In the past four years, our organization has welcomed 11 companies and over 2,000 jobs to the Boise Metro. 

Clark has been on dozens of national sales missions promoting the Boise Valley to companies and consultants, rebuilt the marketing program & Public Relations outreach, coordinated a new effort to assist valley entrepreneurs, and actively advocates for local and statewide programs that will jumpstart economic-based job growth in our communities.  He was also instrumental in helping pass two new incentives through Idaho's legislature with the Idaho Opportunity Fund and the Tax Reimbursement Incentive.  Clark's knowledge of state incentive programs has helped Idaho be more competitive in economic development. Out of Clark’s leadership, was launched in 2014 as an initiative to assist local Boise Valley tech companies in attracting talent.  Showcasing a day in the life, the website identifies six personalities of tech talent that live and thrive in the Boise Metro. 

Clark came to BVEP with a strong history and experience in economic development, most recently as the former President and CEO of the New Mexico Partnership. During six and half years with the New Mexico Partnership, Clark and his team were tasked with out of state recruitment of economic-based jobs into New Mexico. Under his leadership, the Partnership attracted 45 companies and created over 14,000 jobs in the state. Prior to his time in New Mexico, Clark was the Director of Economic Development for Cedar City/Iron County, Utah, where he recruited nine companies, 1,150 jobs and $185 million worth of industrial development.  He also spent seven years as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Brian Head Ski Resort in southern Utah, and ten years in sales and marketing for American Honda Motor Corporation and Ford Motor Company.  


Clark Krause | | (208) 863-9675

Jana Jones, Director, Economic Development Services

Jana Jones has been with the Boise Valley Economic Partnership since 2006, and is currently the Director of Economic Development Services. During her tenure with BVEP, she has worked on a variety of business attraction projects, assisted with local business expansions and on advocacy issues.

Prior to joining BVEP, Jana worked in the economic development field at the State of Idaho, Department of Commerce as Marketing Manager for Economic Development Division. She has also spent time in the private sector, including 12 years as President and Owner of Silver Creek Inc., a regional distributor of fresh produce in Idaho and Utah.

Jana is also involved with a variety of organizations, including the Idaho Economic Development Association, where she  is currently Co-Chair of the Education Committee. She is also on the Executive Board of SWI-MA, Southwest Idaho Manufacturing Alliance, A Fellow through Industrial Asset Management Council, a 2013 Idaho Business Review Woman of the Year nominee, and one of 2015 North America Top 50 Economic Developers through Consultant Connect. 

An Idaho native, Jana is a graduate of the University of Idaho with a double major in Public Relations and Advertising.

Jana Jones |
(C): (208) 921-4686 | (D): (208) 472-5246

Lisa Holland, Marketing & Content Manager

Lisa joined the Boise Valley Economic Partnership team in April 2011 as Marketing Specialist. In this role, among her many responsibilities is to increase the resources and depth of information available to businesses, contacts and the community. In addition, she is also responsible for assisting in project management, stakeholder and community relations, as well as coordinating many of BVEP's events.

Lisa is a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in management. Not content to just study while in school, she also managed the Students in Free Enterprise student organization, and held a variety of internships including Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and Albertsons/Supervalu.

Prior to joining the BVEP team, Lisa was a sales assistant with Delta Dental of Idaho.

Lisa Holland |
(C): (208) 340-6990 (D): (208) 472-5229

Ryan Wallace, Economic Development Administrative Assistant

Ryan Wallace joined the Boise Valley Economic Partnership in July of 2015 as the Economic Development Administrative Assistant. Ryan’s role is to keep the office organized as he manages the database, assists with event planning, and works to enhance office efficiency.

Ryan moved to Boise to become a Bronco at Boise State University, where he is currently pursuing a degree in Business Economics. He was born and raised in California, but has fallen in love with Boise because of it’s amazing proximity to the outdoors and its rich culture.

Ryan Wallace | (208) 472-5210

Mark Tidd, 2015 Board Chairman

Mark Tidd is the Chief Executive Officer of TitleOne Corporation, a leading provider of title insurance and escrow services in the state of Idaho.  Mr. Tidd has led TitleOne as a startup in 2000 through its recent expansion into East Idaho, North Idaho, and the Magic Valley.   TitleOne now serves 13 counties through its 13 offices.  He has spent the past 20 years in a variety of executive leadership roles in the title and escrow business.  Prior to working in the title business, Mr. Tidd spent seven years as a Project Business Manager for Morrison Knudsen Corporation with assignments from East Coast to West Coast.  He is a past director of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and Children’s Home Society of Idaho.   He is currently on a number of advisory boards, and is the 2015 Chair-Elect for the Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP).  Mr. Tidd holds an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Idaho and an MBA from Boise State University.  He resides in Meridian with his wife Heidi and three boys. 

Betsy Galtney, Consultant, Business Development

Betsy Galtney recently joined the Boise Valley Economic Partnership.  Her responsibilities at BVEP include business attraction activities designed to proactively recruit companies from key industries to relocate or expand in the Treasure Valley. Her role also includes the coordination of sales missions with site selectors, industry leaders and key stakeholders as well as support of  marketing activities.  

Before teaming with BVEP, Betsy worked in the economic development and regulatory affairs department of Idaho Power for 14 years. Prior to working with Idaho Power she managed a marketing and sales team at Duke Energy tasked with product creation and the sales of natural gas and electricity in retail markets throughout the United States.

Betsy’s educational background includes a major in Policy Studies from the James A. Baker Institute at Rice University as well as additional majors in Political Science and Business Administration.  She is a licensed Producer-Property and Casualty in the State of Idaho and actively volunteers for organizations including Hospice, the St. Luke’s Foundation, and St. Joseph’s School. She is a member of the United States Tennis Association and the Professional Association of Dive Instructors.

Jessica Flynn, Red Sky Public Relations, Strategic Advisor

Headquartered in Boise, Red Sky is Idaho’s largest public relations agency with expertise that spans industries, crosses geographic borders and places the team at the forefront of the rapidly evolving communication landscape.  Jessica Flynn leads the agency and supports BVEP by providing strategic communications counsel. Red Sky’s experience spans practice areas of Consumer Products, Government, Healthcare, Public Affairs and Technology. The agency is consistently recognized as one of the fastest growing independent agencies in the nation, and is a recipient of the 2011 Bulldog Stars of PR Awards as a Small Agency of the Year and the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. Red Sky is the sole Intermountain West member of Pinnacle Worldwide, one of the world’s leading organizations of independently owned public relations firms. For more information, visit

Karena Boesel, Business Development

Karena Boesel has been with the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce since 1999.  She has been recognized by the ACCE Circle of Champions several years in a row for the top 10 in number of new sales and dollar value of new sales.  In her current position as VP of Membership, Karena oversees the Chamber’s membership. Karena also works to assist the Boise Valley Economic Partnership in bringing in new members.

Karena received her B.A. in Marketing from Boise State University. She has been recognized as one of Idaho’s “Accomplished Under Forty” and “Woman of the Year” by the Idaho Business Review.  The national Chamber organization ACCE awarded her as one of the “40 Under 40: Rising Stars of the Chamber World”.

 Karena continues to stay actively involved in his community and currently serves as the Vice President of the Idaho Botanical Garden Board of Directors, a Boise Library Ambassador, Community Advisor for the U of I. 

Karena is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys all that Idaho has to offer. | (208) 472-5238

Sarah J. Cortez, Business Development

Sarah Cortez has been with the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce since 2012 as an account manager.  Sarah's role is to increase membership opportunities for the Chamber as well as the Boise Valley Economic Partnership.

Prior to working at the Chamber, Sarah spent 11 years in radio, television and digital media sales.  Sarah was also a member of the Chamber’s Ambassador Committee before joining the staff. | (208) 472-5214

Paul Fleming, Business Development

Paul Fleming joined the Chamber of Commerce sales team after a 20 year career in the food and beverage industry.  14 years with Albertsons grocery stores and 6 years with Craig Stein beverage as a sales representative. Paul is from Washington state and has lived as far south as Texas and laid his roots here in Boise in 1991.  He is an avid cyclist, skier and loves to be outdoors camping with his Beautiful wife and 3 children.  Paul brings to the chamber his passion for the Boise valley and his energetic positive personality. | (208) 472-5222

Clark Krause
Executive Director
Mobile: 208-863-9675
Phone: 208-472-5230
Jana Jones
Director, Economic Development Services
Mobile: 208-921-4686
Phone: 208-472-5246
Lisa Holland
Marketing & Content Manager
Mobile: 208-340-6990
Phone: 208-472-5229
250 S. 5th St.
Suite 300
Boise, Idaho 83702
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