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Susan Giannettino has been an avid listener and supporter of public radio for over twenty five years and has the coffee mugs from stations in four states to prove it! After retiring in January, 2010, Susan contacted General Manager John Hess and asked for the opportunity to get more involved in supporting public radio.
Susan retired from the position of Deputy State Director for the Bureau of Land Management. Prior to that role, she held various leadership positions throughout the west, having started her federal service with Forest Service in 1975 in Montana. Having a career in natural resource management ensured she saw the importance of public lands and natural resources to the people of the west. Economically, socially, culturally and politically; natural resource policy choices are vital issues in Idaho. Difficult choices with significant consequences are topics that are and should be addressed by Boise State Public Radio. So, Susan thought she could continue to contribute through membership on the Community Advisory Board.
Susan has advanced degrees in cultural anthropology from the Universities of Montana and Washington and, while working in Idaho, got her Master’s degree in Instructional and Performance Technology from Boise State University.
Susan is currently a Trustee on the Board for the Idaho Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and is a ski patroller for the Blaine County cross country ski trails.
Susan and her husband have traveled extensively and intend to expand their exploration of the world however old dogs are holding them closer to home for the time being. She is learning to crochet, knits during football games, but has yet to pull the loom back out of the closet. A founding member of the Flicks Book Club, Susan loves to read. But the activities that have really expanded with retirement are the active ones; cross country skiing, running, and hiking.