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Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center tabs Gallegos

Pamela Gallegos has been named the new Chief Executive Officer for the Shoshone-Bannock Gaming Operations and the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center.

The Fort Hall Business Council chose Gallegos for the position after an extensive search and interview process, an event center news release said.

Gallegos has a history in leadership positions with tribal entities and health care systems, working in finance from Director of Administration to Chief Financial Officer, the release said. She was instrumental in opening three casinos from the ground up, the release said.

“Her extensive experience and expertise operating tribal gaming operations will help keep our operation successful,” Chairman Nathan Small said in the release.

Gallegos, originally from Albuquerque, N.M., has both an MBA and an MHA (Master of Health Administration) and attended the Project Management Institute, an intensive leadership training program.

“Pamela’s experience with opening new casinos is invaluable as the property looks to open a brand new gaming floor this year,” Small said.

In 2017, the tribes broke ground on the 85,463-square-foot casino addition connected to the west side of the hotel.

Michael Baker International appoints Kullman as director

Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, announced that Jeffery R. Kullman, P.E., has joined the firm as Senior Vice President and Regional Director for the firm’s Mountain Region.

Kullman will be based in the company’s Denver office and will oversee the engineering business, marketing and financial operations of the firm’s Denver; Idaho Falls; Salt Lake City; and Anchorage, Alaska operations, a Michael Baker International news release said.

“Our Mountain Region has tremendous growth potential as our Water, Transportation and Design-Build practices, among others, are well-positioned to leverage innovative techniques and new technologies that will expand our footprint in the region and shape the future infrastructure to better meet the needs of the surrounding communities,” Dale R. Spaulding, the company’s COO, said in the release.

The company’s Idaho Falls office is at 2004 Jennie Lee Drive. It can be reached by phone at 208-535-8240.

Miller joins TitleOne as escrow assistant

Angie Miller has joined TitleOne as an Escrow Assistant in the company’s Idaho Falls office.

Miller has 25 years of experience in customer service as well as 20 years in the commercial insurance industry, a TitleOne news release said. Most recently, she worked at PayneWest Insurance as a Commercial Account Specialist.

TitleOne’s Idaho Falls office is at 1614 Elk Creek Drive. Its phone number is 208-522-7895.

Hackett, Lynes join Post Register ad staff

Lindsay Hackett and Kennedy Lynes have joined the Post Register as multimedia advertising sales representatives.

Hackett has a background in retail; she managed the Vanity store in Idaho Falls, where she also worked as a company trainer and social media expert. She will focus on building new relationships locally.

“I’m looking forward to working with local businesses, to develop really fun and effective marketing campaigns,” Hackett said. “I’m especially excited to incorporate social media into the mix.”

Lynes worked in the hospitality industry before joining the Post Register.

“Learning about each business, their unique qualities and needs, is my passion,” Lynes said. “It is fun to find solutions that deliver for my clients.”

Hackett can be reached by email at or by phone at 208-970-9812.

Lynes can be reached by email at or by phone at 208-970-9835,

Park promoted to advertising specialist

The Post Register has named Chris Park digital advertising specialist.

This is a new position within the company’s advertising sales department, so that it can better meet the changing advertising needs of eastern Idaho companies.

Park recently completed an advanced digital sales certification through the Local Media Association.

“I really enjoy telling clients about our expansive digital advertising capabilities,” Park said. “We can deliver state-of-the-art solutions, from hyper-local to global, to best reach a business’ target audience. And I enjoy it when my clients realize how our campaigns include so much more than print advertising.”

Park can be reached by email at or by phone at 208-970-9832

I.F. Arts Council welcomes members

The Idaho Falls Arts Council announced that three new members — Dana Kirkham, Kathryn Dabell and Tracy Hoart — were voted in to the board of directors during the January meeting.

Hoart previously served on the board and as chairwoman. Ann Riedesel is currently serving as the chairwoman. The board also includes Kevin King, Sharon Price, Coleen Niemann, Steve Parry, Emma Hulse, Linda Hughes, Liza Leonard, Terry Miller, Ann Marie Peters, Roger Plothow, Steve Poulsen, Lori Priest and Kathy Simpson.

“We are so excited to welcome Dana and Kathryn to the board and to welcome Tracy back,” said Brandi Newton, the Arts Council’s executive director, in a news release. “They are all extremely talented and have jumped in ready to work. We love to have a diversity of experience and skills on the board to help us set the vision for the Arts Council.”

The Idaho Falls Arts Council office is at 498 A St. It can be reached by phone at 208-522-0471.