BOISE, ID – December 29, 2008 – (RealEstateRama) — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has appointed Steven Keen of Boise to Idaho Housing and Finance Association’s (IHFA’s) Board of Commissioners.
Keen is currently the Vice President and Treasurer for both Idaho Power Company and IDACORP, Inc. based in Boise. He began his tenure at Idaho Power in 1982 and ultimately attained the position of Tax Director within the utility. In 1999, Keen became President of IDACORP Financial, a wholly owned investment subsidiary of IDACORP, INC. that primarily invested in tax advantaged real estate, before returning to the parent company in his current role in 2006. He began his business career in public accounting with Ernst & Whinney in Boise prior to joining Idaho Power.
“IHFA is pleased to welcome Keen to our Board of Commissioners,” said Gerald Hunter, IHFA’s president and executive director. “Keen’s business and real estate experience will be invaluable as we work to address important housing needs across Idaho.”
Keen is a CPA, licensed in the State of Idaho. He holds a BBA in Accounting and graduated with high honors in 1981 from Idaho State University in Pocatello.
He is the current board Chairman for the Idaho Tax Foundation. Previously, Keen served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho, President of the Board of Directors for the Idaho Society of CPA’s (ISCPA) and as President and a member of the Board of Governors for the Affordable Housing Investor’s Council. He was named the “Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry for 1999” by the ISCPA.
Keen was appointed to IHFA’s board July 1. His term expires July 1, 2012.
The Idaho Housing and Finance Association, a financial services and housing organization, provides funding for affordable housing in Idaho communities where they are most needed and when it is economically feasible. IHFA uses no state funds or state employees to support its operations. For more information, visit our Web site at www.ihfa.org.
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