Chamber Board & Staff
The Chamber Board offers a great way for members to be involved, and to network and contribute. There is wonderful satisfaction in being a part of the processes that grow and nurture the community.
Mike Durning, Chairman of the Board
Long time resident of Caldwell. Retired in 2008. Mike has three children, one living in Caldwell and two living in the state of Washington. He has nine grandchildren ranging in age from twenty-eight to three. His interests include reading, traveling, and spending time with his family. He enjoys golf, hunting, fishing, especially steelhead fishing and spending time each week at breakfast with a group of retired law enforcement friends.
The majority of Mike’s working career was spent in potato processing with J.R. Simplot Company and a Dutch company called Aviko. He attempted early retirement but ended up spending time in the chemical industry, mining industry, and finally retired as an adult probation officer in Canyon County.
Mike lives in a small gated community adjacent to Purple Sage Golf Course and enjoys the amenities of the facility. He finds the time that he spends with the Caldwell Chamber to be rewarding and has given him an opportunity to re-connect with businesses and citizens of Caldwell.
James Thomssen, Past Chair
D.L. Evans Bank
Jim Thomssen is the Vice President and Branch Manager of the new D.L. Evans Bank in Downtown Caldwell. With 32 years in the Banking industry Jim knows the importance of community in banking and as a Chamber Board Member. Buy, Borrow and Bank Local are words to live by. He and Melissa moved to Canyon County from the Ontario area where Jim was the Chamber President for the Ontario Chamber in the year 2000. Prior to Ontario they spent 13 years in the Tacoma Washington area.
Warren Kouba, Past Chair
Vice President and Senior Commercial Banking Relationship Manager with Sunwest Bank, with over 20 years of Retail, Small Business, Commercial Real Estate and Corporate Banking experience. Warren previously owned and operated several small businesses prior to his banking career, utilizing these wonderful life experiences to draw upon to become a trusted banking advisor for many small and medium sized businesses.
Warren has served on the Board for the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce for the past seven years and is also an active board member for Destination Caldwell and Indian Creek Plaza. As an Idaho native, Warren enjoys dirt bikes and mountain bikes and camping with his family. Warren lives in Nampa with his wife Andrea, and two children Haiden and Westin.
Virginia Fuentes, Director
First Interstate Bank
Betsy Hunsicker, Director
West Valley Medical Center
Betsy Hunsicker joined West Valley Medical Center as CEO in March 2014. She joined West Valley’s parent organization, HCA, in 2003 when she started at Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. Prior to Rose, she worked at a variety of healthcare organizations, including the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and Kaiser Permanente in Denver. She earned a bachelor’s of science in industrial engineering from Northwestern University and dual master’s degrees in health services administration and business administration from the University of Florida.
Hunsicker serves on the board of the Caldwell Foundation for Educational Opportunity, the Advisory board for the Caldwell YMCA, the Idaho Business for Education Board, and the Idaho Hospital Association Board. Hunsicker is originally from Gainesville, Florida. She, her husband, Jeff, and their two children, Charlie and Ann, enjoy spending time in the Idaho outdoors skiing, rafting, and camping and are active members of the Caldwell community.
Kenny Rambo, Director
Michelle Robinson, Director
Mishelle Hagewood, Director
All About Medicare
Sarah Andrade, Director
Savala DeVoge, Director
The College of Idaho
Ryan Goff, Director
Roger’s Tire Pros & Auto Care Center
Patrick Harting, Director
Stephanie Rohrdanz, Director
Silvercreek Realty Group
Philip(Phil) Whitbeck, Director
Deer Flat Church
James Barrett, Director
Keri Sigman, Director
Ex-Officio Board Members
Caldwell Economic Development Council
Mayor, City of Caldwell
Caldwell School District
Interim Director for Treasure Valley Community College
Vallivue School District
Theresa Hardin – Executive Director
Lexi Cook – Administrative Coordinator and Accountant
Gail Nordby – Projects & Events Coordinator
Catharine Fultz – Office Coordinator
704 Blaine St. Caldwell, ID 83605