BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 30, 2018 — The American Red Cross of Greater Idaho is pleased to announce that Roy Eiguren of Eiguren Ellis Public Policy is the new chairman of its board.
“This is an incredible opportunity for me, and I couldn’t be prouder to serve as chair of this board and continue the great work being done,” Eiguren said. “The American Red Cross is very important to our family as it not only saved the life of my father once, but three times. I believe in the mission of this great organization and the valuable role it plays in our communities.”
Eiguren brings knowledge in government affairs and leadership experience through his involvement in numerous organizations. He is known for his passionate commitment to his clients and his community. Eiguren has played a valuable role on the Red Cross of Greater Idaho board of directors and will provide a seamless transition to chairman.
“We are thrilled to have Roy serve as our chairman. He knows this community, and he knows the work that the Red Cross is involved in on a daily basis,” said Nicole Sirak Irwin, American Red Cross of Greater Idaho and Montana CEO. “His leadership will help continue to accomplish our mission of alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing our volunteers and donors.”
Eiguren is managing partner of Eiguren Ellis Public Policy. He is widely recognized and valued for his strong ties and connections throughout Idaho, representing an array of large businesses, associations and agencies. He has extensive experience successfully advocating for a wide range of complex issues on behalf of his clients in the Idaho Legislature, the governor, the congressional delegation and state and federal agencies.
His understanding of Idaho runs deep as do his insights into diverse policy areas impacting many aspects of public and business life. Eiguren has served as a campaign finance adviser to United States Sen. Mike Crapo, Congressmen Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador and governors Phil Batt and Butch Otter.
Previously, he was an attorney at Givens Pursley LLP and special assistant to the administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy. He also served as chief of the Legislative and Administrative Affairs Division of the attorney general of the State of Idaho, as a deputy secretary of state and as an Ada County deputy prosecuting attorney.
Eiguren's community and cultural commitment has included board service as: chairman, Idaho State Capitol Commission; chairman, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce; director, Foundation for Idaho History; director, University of Idaho Foundation; director, Boise Philharmonic Association; president, American Basque Association, and others.
Eiguren is a graduate of the Executive Management Program of the Dartmouth School of Business Administration and attended Georgetown University College of Law and the University of Idaho College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate.