Friday, March 23, 2012

Commerce Director to speak March 30 at I.F. City Club forum

Jeffrey Sayer
Idaho Commerce Department Director Jeffery Sayer will be the speaker at the Idaho Falls City Club's March 30 forum, at the Samuel Horne Bennion Student Union Building, 1784 Science Center Drive.

His talk, "Moving at the Speed of Business," will address several topics, including:
    •    Business attraction and retention
    •    Long-term competitiveness
    •    The “Window Dressing” of Business Attraction
    •    The Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM)
    •    The Idaho Leadership in Nuclear Energy (LINE) Commission

An eastern Idaho native and Brigham Young University graduate,  Sayer was appointed to his current post by Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter in October 2011. He is the former president and managing partner of Novayx Group, a firm specializing in providing financial and business sophistication for small- to medium-sized businesses. Before that, he was president and chief financial officer of Mountain View Hospital in Idaho Falls. He began his career with Ernst & Young in Silicon Valley, where he specialized in advising venture-capital funded technology companies through all stages of growth. His experience includes corporate turnarounds, public offerings, equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, and extensive involvement in corporate strategy and leadership.

Sayer serves on the board of directors of the Idaho Governors Cup, Idaho Falls Auditorium District, Hospice of Eastern Idaho, and was a former member of the Governors Select Committee on Health Care.

Lunch will be served at noon. Cost is $14 for members and $16 for non-members. Gallery seating is $5. Reservations or advanced payment are required for lunch service, and are due by noon Tuesday. To pay by credit card, visit