Formerly, Mr. Olson was Vice President of Corporate Development at Trus Joist, a $1 billion Boise, Idaho-based specialty building products company. He was Secretary of the Board of Trus Joist MacMillan, a limited partnership with the Canadian forest products leader MacMillan Bloedel, Ltd. He was Chairman of the Board of Norco Windows, Inc and of Outlook Window Partnership, the sixth largest wood window manufacturer in the United States and the largest in Canada.
He has served for many years as Chairman of the Board of the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI), a $12 billion pension fund. He is an elected Board member of the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) Washington, DC. Mr. Olson is a member of the Board of Directors of Syringa Bank and its Compliance and ALCO Committees. His past board of directors experience has included public companies as the audit committee chair and/or designated financial expert. Additionally, Mr. Olson previously worked as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Law School: Lewis & Clark Law School, 1978
Undergraduate: University of Idaho College of Business, 1969
Past Board member Boise Area Chamber of Commerce
Past Board member Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry
Past Board member Boise Public Schools Foundation
Past Board member Bishop Kelly Foundation
Past Board member Fundsy
Past President Lowell Elementary School PTA,
Past Chairman of the Board, Northern Rockies Action Group