Sun Valley Economic Development is a 501c6 that operates under the guidance of a full-time executive director and volunteer Board of Directors.  Sun Valley Economic Development's Board is a diverse and experienced set of leader, with representatives from our region's largest employers, public offcials and other influential community organizations.

Executive Director

Harry Griffith was appointed Executive Director in April 2011 after retiring from a 25 year career at BP. Originally trained as a geologist, Mr. Griffith worked in a variety of project and commercial roles for BP, with direct experience in five countries. He has had senior leadership roles in emerging markets of Latin America, Russia, and China and led multi-million dollar start-up projects for retail service station network, gas field and pipeline transmission system development. He has also had direct accountability for a wide variety of business functions including engineering studies, contracting/procurement, project management, corporate finance, commercial negotiations, M&A, statutory accounting, and performance management. Mr. Griffith is a resident of Sun Valley and involved with a number of local organizations such as the Ketchum Community Development Corporation and the Sun Valley Ski Educational Foundation. He also serves as a member of the Idaho National Laboratory’s Citizens Advisory Board, and is member of the Association of Independent Petroleum Negotiators and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mr. Griffith received a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business.

Board Members

The Sun Valley Economic Development Board of Directors has nine private sector members plus six public sector members representing the five cities of the Sun Valley region, and the Blaine County Commissioners.  The public sector members are ex-officio non-voting members of the Board together with a representative of the Idaho Department of Commerce.

Public Sector

Jacob Greenberg
Peter Hendricks
Craig Eckles
Baird Gourlay
Don Keirn
Jerry Miller

Private Sector

Steve Mills, Chair
Jack Bariteau
Walt Denekas
Bryan Furlong
Mike Goitandia
Maggie Howard
Cody Langbehn
Rick LeFaivre
Matt McNeal
Dan Olmstead
Candice Pate
Carter Ramsay
Eric Seder

Harry Griffith

P.O. Box 4380 | Ketchum, Idaho 83340

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