Who Am I?
I am currently the president of B&G Ventures, LLC a consulting company that provides marketing guidance and planning to startup companies and existing companies looking to expand their business. Since moving to Idaho in 2006 I have been involved in local government and community activities and just finished a four year term on the Star City Council. I am presently Co-Chairman of the Central Valley Coalition, an organization that is supporting the expansion of Idaho Hwy 16 a major transportation and economic project located in Central Southwest Idaho. Since moving to Idaho I have been a member of the Boise Valley Economic Partnership, a board member for ESTech (Eagle, Emmett and Star Technology Corridor) an association in support of community development. I have also served as the Chairman of the City of Star Economic Development Committee for from 2007 to 2009. Before moving to Idaho I worked in the semiconductor and microelectronics industry for 35 years with Reeves Instruments, Raytheon Marine, Hughes Aircraft, GM Hughes, and Delta Design.
As a Vice President of sales and marketing, I was responsible for opening new markets in Asia, Europe and across the US. In my career I have worked with start-up companies. In that capacity I built and directed sales and marketing organizations, managed customer service staff and coordinated domestic and international trade shows, technical seminars, and industry workshops to introduce new products and services to an expanding global customer base.
I hold a Private Pilot, Multi-engine, Commercial, and Instrument Rated FAA License and served in the United States Navy from 1970 – 1974.