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Colliers' Jim Shipman, Managing Owner & Partner honored with CEO of Influence Award

Idaho Business Review Unveils the 2022 CEO of Influence Award Honorees

2021 was a year of resilience and pivoting for businesses. Those two words were likely uttered more than any others in real and virtual conference rooms throughout the year. Companies had to rethink business models, react to ever-changing conditions and invent creative ways to rally the troops and attract and retain talent. Those organizations with innovative, competitive and forward-looking CEOs performed the strongest. 

2021 CEOs of Influence

2021 CEOs of Influence in attendance at the VIP reception at Arid Club: (L to R) John Brunelle, Suzie Hall, Tiam Rastegar, John McCreedy, Diane Bevan, David Bailey and Michael Francis. Photo courtesy of Cherie Prochaska of Arid Club.

Through its 2022 CEO of Influence program, Idaho Business Review (IBR) is excited to recognize 20 of these leaders who have persevered through the hardships, challenges and obstacles of the past year — and not just bounced their businesses back but have bounced them forward, with an eye on 2022 and beyond. 

The CEO of Influence program rightly honors some of the state’s top leaders in industry, government and the nonprofit sector who are leading the charge toward growth and prosperity. The program’s honorees are nominated each year from colleagues, peers and community members who feel their leaders deserve to be called out for their dedication to their organizations and employees. The list of candidates is then narrowed down to 20 individuals by an internal IBR committee, which considers each nominee’s track record of leadership, vision, innovation, competitiveness, financial performance and community leadership.

"Business is thriving in Idaho, and we are elated to return to an in-person event to celebrate this amazing group of leaders,” said IBR Publisher Cindy Suffa. “We are grateful to the business community for its tremendous support throughout the pandemic and we appreciate the continued support from CEO of Influence presenting sponsor, Perkins Coie.”

This year’s awards ceremony to honor these 20 exceptional CEOs will be held in person at 5:30 p.m. on May 5 at Boise Centre. If you’d like to attend, tickets are available now. The leaders will be featured in a magazine to be distributed at the awards event and then released to subscribers on May 13.

Be sure to warmly congratulate:

Jim Shipman, Colliers

Georganne Benjamin, Optum Idaho

Bud Compher, Jr., NeighborWorks Boise

Sarah Cunningham, Ethos Design + Build | Remodel and Ethos Real Estate

Jaime Ekman, Stoltz Marketing Group

Jake Erickson, Bingham Healthcare

Patrick Fithen, A Body & Mind Health Services

Rachel Flichel, Dress for Success Boise Valley

Travis Gerhard, TMG Financial Group

Doug Haneborg, Express Employment Professionals

Jeff Heath, Business Interiors of Idaho (BII)

Mark Houston, Bright Bank

Jeff Jackson, Jackson Jet Center

Casey Lynch, Roundhouse

Shannon McGuire, Spark! Strategic Solutions

Tim Porter, Frozen Dessert Supplies

Tom Romrell, The Bank of Commerce

Vivek Sankaran, Albertsons Companies

Kristi Saucerman, Auction Frogs

Brian Sielaff, Tamarack Grove Engineering

Click here to read the full Idaho Business Review article

For further information, please contact:
Amie MacKinnon | Director of Marketing & PR, Idaho
208 472 1662 |

About Colliers

Colliers (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI) is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 64 countries, our 17,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert real estate and investment advice to clients. For more than 27 years, our experienced leadership with significant inside ownership has delivered compound annual investment returns of 20% for shareholders. With annual revenues of $4.1 billion and more than $50 billion of assets under management, Colliers maximizes the potential of property and real assets to accelerate the success of our clients, our investors and our people. Learn more at, Twitter @Colliers or LinkedIn. Colliers Paragon, LLC.

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Jim Shipman

Managing Owner | Market Leader


Jim serves as the Managing Partner and Market Leader for the Colliers Idaho offices (Boise, Nampa, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls and Pocatello). In this role, he oversees all aspects of the brokerage and property management services, business development and departmental objectives. Jim is licensed as a Broker in Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Oregon, providing clients access to multiple markets throughout the West. 

Prior to joining Colliers, Jim was an Executive Vice President & Partner at Phillips Edison & Company.  Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Jim helped complete over $300M of ground-up development and acquisition of net-lease properties throughout the United States.  

Jim was CEO and President of HGM Medical Lasers based in Salt Lake City, Utah which manufactured and distributed lasers worldwide. He oversaw all aspects of the business, including procurement, manufacturing, engineering, regulatory compliance, sales & marketing and accounting.  He increased value of the company tenfold at the time of the sale and was honored with a nomination for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the turn-around of the business. 

Jim’s professional experience also includes 25 years as an attorney practicing almost exclusively in real estate services.  He practiced with Isaacson, Rosenbaum, Woods & Levy in Denver, Colorado and Parsons Behle & Latimer in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

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