Speaker's Bureau


A joint effort of the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce and Post Falls School District. This resource is available for educators throughout Kootenai County to provide guest speakers for your students and connect the workplace with the classroom. How it works:

1) The Speakers Bureau is organized by Idaho “Super Clusters”. Browse through the menu below to find different business types and companies that are of interest.
2) Click on the speaker name to generate an e-mail request. You may request Job Shadowing or Tours if that option has an “X” next to it.
3) Scheduling takes place by a dialogue between the teacher and speaker. Please include as much detail in your initial request as possible and the speakers will respond in a timely manner.
4)Evaluate the speaker after their presentation using the online form. Feedback is important for ongoing training of our speakers.

For Teachers:
Speakers Bureau Coordinator
Craig Wilcox

For Speakers:
Want to volunteer to be a speaker?Complete a brief online application and you will be contacted.
Audio training file
From training session by Judy Drake (this is a large file)
Message point flyer
Contains information to help you develop your presentation.




  Post Falls Chamber of Commerce Speaker's Bureau    
  Click on a name to schedule. An "X" indicates an opportunity is available in that category.    
    Teachers: Take the President's "Financial Literacy Challenge": Information here        
    Idaho Super Cluster (indicated in gold)   Opportunities  
    Business Type Company Contact Speaker Job Shadow Tour    
    Agriculture and Natural Resources              
    Conservation Kim Erk X        
    Food Industry Sysco Grant Birch X        
    Forest Products Idaho Veneer John Malloy X        
    Forest Products Idaho Women in Timber Jackie McAvoy X        
    Government USDA Dave Paul X        
    Arts & Communications              
    Computer Graphics Century Publishing Mike Urquhart X   X    
    Publishing / Journalism Kagey Company Kerri Thoreson & Kiki Miller X        
    Business & Management              
    Accounting & Finance Century Publishing David Risdon X X X    
    Accounting & Tax H & R Block Keri Amos-Sorenson X        
    Accounting / Taxes Shirley Bade Law Firm Shirley Bade X        
    Banking / Credit Union STCU Elisabeth Hooker X        
    Banking / Credit Union STCU Anne Hagman X        
    Banking / Credit Union Numerica Jody Azevedo X        
    Banking / Credit Union Horizon Credit Union Winnie Hillock X        
    Banking Mountain West Bank Shelly Romine X        
    Banking Mountain West Bank Becky Finney X        
    Banking Panhandle State Bank Tamie Phelps X        
    Banking Idaho Independent Bank Chelsea Nokes X        
    Banking Sterling Savings Bank Sally Ellingsen X        
    Banking U.S. Bank Susan DuBois          
    Banking Community First Bank Cindy Jordan X        
    City Planning Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency Tom Lien X        
    Director of the Small Business Development Center NIC William Jhung X        
    Insurance & Financial Services Anderson Hassell A.J. Hassell X        
    Insurance & Investing New York Life Dave Pelz X        
    Investing D.A. Davidson & Co. Darin Hayes X        
    Investing D.A. Davidson & Co. Craig Wilcox X        
    Investing Edward Jones Investments Eric Soles X        
    Investing Demars Financial Group Steven Daines X        
    Hospitality & Tourism Holiday Inn Heather Pappin X        
    Management, Manufacturing Wilkinson Company Nick Teets X        
    Management, Marketing & Sales Road House Cycles Jinny Lyon X        
    Management, Marketing & Sales Knudsten Chevrolet Eve Knudsten X        
    Mortgage Countrywide Home Loans Matt LaVigne X        
    Engineering and Industrial Systems              
    Aviation Empire Airlines Tim Komberec X   X    
    Automotive Parker Toyota Mike White          
    Engineering ITD Damon Allen X        
    Manufacturing Kimball International Debra Wunderlich X X X    
    Manufacturing Ground Force Ron Nilson X X X    
    Manufacturing Ground Force John Chambers X X X    
    Manufacturing Buck Knives C.J. Buck X        
    Manufacturing Bay Shore Systems Jim Tippett X X X    
    Manufacturing / Printing Century Publishing David Risdon X        
    Manufacturing / Wastewater Blue Water Technologies Tom Daugherty X   X    
    Health Sciences              
    Health Care / Non-Nursing fields Kootenai Medical Center Tim Feagan X        
    Health Care / Nursing Kootenai Medical Center Wendy Hahn X        
    Wellness Marci Clark Wellness Center Marci Clark X        
    Health Care / General Kootenai Medical Center Danny Klocko X        
    Funeral English Funeral & Chapel Eric English X        
    Human Resources              
    Aging Area Agency on Aging Pearl Bouchard X        
    Education NICHE Jay Baldwin X        
    Government / Law Enforcement US Marshals Alex Claunts X        
    Government City of Post Falls Mayor Clay Larkin X        
    Human Resources Humanix Marla Rue X        
    Human Resources / Interview Training North Idaho College Sherry Wallis X        
    Human Resources / Career Path St. Vincent de Paul Richard Irving X        
    Human Resources Idaho Department of Labor Craig Hampton X        
    Legal Rich P. Wallace, Attorney Rich Wallace X        
    Military (Civilian Workforce) Dept of Defense (retired) Bruce Rice X        
    VP for Community Relations North Idaho College John Martin X        
    Public Administration City of Post Falls Eric Keck X