Meredith Stead lived in a few different places before calling Boise home. She was born on the East Coast before her father’s job moved their family west, where they lived for most of her school years. After high school, Meredith moved to Boulder so she could attend the University of Colorado and, after graduating with a BA in Communication and English Literature, went on to live in Los Angeles where she worked as a director’s assistant on independent films. Her career then took her north to Lake Tahoe, where she successfully put on the first annual San Francisco Ski and Snowboard Festival, drawing over 20,000 attendees with the first weekend. Two years later, she expanded the festival to three cities and continued to run the company until moving to Boise.
Meredith and Tommy relocated to Boise in 2011, just a few months after that fateful visit. Along with their Old English Bulldog Lulu, some of their family’s favorite things to do in Boise include biking around the city, gardening in their backyard, savoring the food and art scene of the city, and heading out of town for weekend day trips on classic Idaho adventures.
Meredith served 5 years as the Marketing Director for Ballet Idaho, working with a small team to expand audience reach and extend the dancer’s performance season. Her next professional endeavor took her to recruiting high wage jobs for the residents of the Treasure Valley through her role as marketing director of the Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP). Currently, she serves as a Strategic Sourcing Manager for Albertsons Companies, looking for efficiencies in the organization through process, technology, and partnerships.
Meredith is actively involved in a variety of nonprofit organizations. She served for nearly six years as a volunteer on the City of Boise Planning and Zoning commissions, including as Chairperson for two terms. She serves on the FUNDSY Board of Directors and previously as the president of Boise Metro Chamber’s Leadership Boise, as a mentor for Conservation Voters of Idaho’s Public Boards and Commission Fellowship, and on the Boise State Public Radio Community Advisory Board. She has been recognized by the Idaho Business Review as an Accomplished Under 40 and as a Power 25 in her industry.