Named the Idaho Business Leader of the Year for 2015, Reeves joins an illustrious list of Idaho business leaders. The IBLOY started in 1959, and has honored many business leaders such as Harry W. Morrison, Morrison-Knudson (1962), J.R. Simplot, J.R. Simplot Company (1963), Cecil Andrus, State of Idaho (1971), Robert D. Bolinder, Alberton's (1975), Carolyn Ticknor, Hewlett-Packard (2000), Douglas A. Sayer, Premier Technology, Inc. (2009), and Charley Jones, Stinker Stores (2011).
“The students at Idaho State University rolled out the red carpet for Rob. It was an honor to stand next to my CEO as he received the credit he deserves as a leader and mentor,” reported Leah O’Flynn, Director of GROWTH (Great Returns ON Worldwide Tech Humanity).”I am confident we helped the students prepare themselves for the workforce and feel many of them are headed for a successful career path. Alpha Kappa Psi gave Redfish Technology an opportunity to influence many people and I hope these opportunities continue coming our way.”
This award is distinctive at ISU because the nomination and the selection of the honoree are completely student-driven. The students spend several months conducting the selection process and then planning a spring celebration with the winner. The students start by request nominations from across Idaho. Each person nominated is then evaluated by the members of Alpha Kappa Psi on a number of criteria: recognition of the nominee’s stature as a business leader within the business community, involvement in community service, evidence of support for higher education, and the candidate’s reputation as an ethical businessperson and role model for our students.
“It was extremely rewarding to meet with such engaged and bright future business leaders who have an eye to their role in the community”, stated Reeves. “It was quite an honor to be chosen as IBLOY, and a great time celebrating with Alpha Kappa Psi and Idaho State University at the banquet. I want to send a big thanks to all the family and friends who rallied from all different directions to be there!”