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Jennifer Verdon – DEC Chair

Jennifer Verdon

IDEC Chairman

International Manager
Idaho Department of Commerce Division of International Business

PO Box 83720,
Boise, ID 83720
Tel: (208) 287-3165
Fax: (208) 334-2783

P: (208) 334-2470

Jennifer Verdon is the manager for the International Business Team at the Idaho Department of Commerce. She has a B.S. degree in International Business from Boise State University. Mrs. Verdon has been with the Idaho Department of Commerce since 2007 and the core focus of her team is to assist Idaho companies with their global outreach, primarily via exports. Mrs. Verdon is also involved in the promotion of the state for Foreign Direct Investment opportunities. She has planned and/or participated in numerous global trade activities such as Governor-led trade missions, trade shows, inbound buying missions, trade workshops, etc. Mrs. Verdon is routinely involved in planning international seminars and workshops while also serving as the Chair on the Idaho District Export Council, sitting on the board of the State International Development Organization and being a member of the Investment Advisory Council to the US Department of Commerce.

Gary R. DeGrange

IDEC Treasurer

Vice President, International Banking

Zions Bank
800 W. Main Street, Suite 700
Boise, ID 83702
Tel: (208) 501-7477

P: (208) 501-7477

Gary DeGrange is a Vice President with Zions Bank’s International Banking Department in Boise. He has thirty-five years of banking experience, thirty-one in the field of international banking. He helped establish Idaho’s first international banking department in Boise. His background includes in-depth experience in foreign exchange, letters of credit, documentary collections, bankers acceptance financing and international treasury management. His primary responsibility is to support and expand Zions Bank’s portfolio of clients involved in international trade. Gary is a current member and past Chairperson of the Idaho Export Council and the Idaho Association for Financial Professionals and is a NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional. He frequently speaks at public forums addressing international banking topics. Mr. DeGrange was born in Spokane, Washington and raised in California and Idaho. He graduated from Capital High School in Boise, Idaho and attended Boise State University. DeGrange is married, has two grown sons, and enjoys white-water rafting, fishing, hunting and camping.