Otter names Albertsons executive to State Board

A Boisean and Albertsons corporate executive will take a vacant seat on the State Board of Education.

Gov. Butch Otter announced Andrew Scoggin’s appointment late Thursday.

Andrew Scoggins
Andrew Scoggin

Scoggin is Albertsons’ executive vice president of human resources, labor relations, public relations and government affairs.

“I believe that we have real momentum in the state of Idaho right now to move forward on an agenda of improving education by providing direction, accountability and transparency,” Scoggin said in a news release. “And the Idaho State Board of Education should take the lead in this important effort.”

Scoggin will succeed Bill Goesling of Moscow. Goesling’s five-year term ended on June 30.

Scoggin’s term runs through June 30, 2021. He joins the State Board immediately, but his appointment will be subject to state Senate review during the 2017 legislative session.

Scoggin was chosen from a field of three finalists, Otter spokesman Jon Hanian said Friday. Other finalists were John Grossenbacher, retired director of the Idaho National Laboratory, and former state Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene.

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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