Governor Little announces appointments to Idaho Transportation Board and Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation CommissionMonday March 11, 2019
Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today his appointments of Jim Thompson of Sandpoint and Robert Hoff of Idaho Falls to serve on the Idaho Transportation Board, and Betty Coppersmith of Eagle to serve on the Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
Jim Thompson, P.E., will serve as the District 1 representative on the Idaho Transportation Board. Thompson is a heavy construction manager with more than 30 years of experience in construction, including owning his own company. He is a registered civil engineer in Idaho and California and a graduate of the University of Idaho.
Robert Hoff will serve as the District 6 representative on the Idaho Transportation Board. Hoff is a pilot who started an aviation business at the Idaho Falls Airport that continues to operate today. His family’s farm and ranch operation also is still in operation. He served on the Idaho Aeronautics Board from 1998 to 2012. Hoff graduated from the Idaho State Technical School.
Betty Coppersmith will serve on the Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Coppersmith retired in 2016 after a 30-plus year career working for Chevron, Texaco Exploration and Production, Inc., and various other energy companies. Coppersmith received her M.B.A. from California State University-Bakersfield and her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University.
“All of these individuals are well qualified for the boards and commissioners on which they will serve,” Governor Little said. “I appreciate their eagerness to step up and serve the people of Idaho.”
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