IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - REDI announced Tuesday current Ammon Mayor Dana Kirkham has been hired as the region’s Science Technology and Research (STAR) Director.
Kirkham will begin part-time with REDI on September 11 moving to full-time when her mayoral duties end in December.
“We are excited to have Dana Kirkham join our staff in this important position dedicated on our region’s science, technology and research (STAR) sector,” said REDI CEO Jan Rogers. “With her background in working at the federal government, CIA and State Department, and her strong legislative experience, Dana will bring impressive skills to support STAR efforts throughout the region.”
Kirkham will be the point of contact on this growing and vital industry cluster, serving as the primary spokesperson for topics and actions tied to STAR industry representatives.
“I look forward to supporting Eastern Idaho’s vast STAR industries while focusing specifically on federal programs across the region," Kirkham said. "Managing and expanding these key sectors will benefit the whole region by creating more STAR related opportunities.”