Jason B. Kreizenbeck – President, CEO and Co-Founder, Lobby Idaho, LLC

Mr. Kreizenbeck is the President, CEO and Co-Founder of Lobby Idaho, LLC. He is a senior public affairs professional with more than 25 years of experience in policy development, strategic planning, coalition building, lobbying, public relations and communications in the government and private sectors. He is a skilled communicator with on-the-ground experience working with government officials at the local, state, federal and international levels. He co-founded the Idaho-based contract lobby firm Lobby Idaho, LLC in January of 2012 and has worked there ever since.

Mr. Kreizenbeck has worked in various positions in both the public and private sectors throughout his career, giving him a broad perspective on effective government affairs. Mr. Kreizenbeck served as Chief of Staff to Idaho Governor C.L “Butch” Otter, where he managed the Governor’s professional staff and worked directly with the Executive Cabinet and Legislature on behalf of the Governor. Mr. Kreizenbeck served in this capacity from November of 2007 through October of 2011, during which time Governor Otter was successfully re-elected to his second term of office in the fall of 2010.

Prior to working for Governor Otter, Mr. Kreizenbeck was Director of Government Affairs for Micron Technology, Inc., an international semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Boise, Idaho. He was responsible for all company government affairs and political activities, directly hired and managed team members in Washington, D.C., and several state sites in the United States, and coordinated with the company’s international locations. Mr. Kreizenbeck served as Director from August of 2002 to November of 2007. He also served as Micron’s Idaho Government Affairs Manager from May of 1999 to August of 2002.

Mr. Kreizenbeck has also served in several other government and political positions including:

  • Deputy Campaign Manager and Finance Director for the successful campaign of Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson (ID-02), June through November of 1998
  • Government Affairs Specialist for contract lobby firm Connolly and Smyser, Ctd. in Idaho, December of 1998 through April of 1999
  • Special Assistant and Staff Assistant for Idaho Governor Philip E. Batt, January of 1995 through May of 1998
  • Field Director for the successful campaign of Idaho Governor Philip E. Batt, June through November of 1994.

Mr. Kreizenbeck currently serves as the Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee for the National Association of State Lobbyists (NASL) and on the Executive Committee of the Idaho Legislative Advisors (ILA). He graduated with honors in the study of Politics from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington in May of 1994. He and his wife Mary live in Boise and have three children—Joe, Ava and Drew.

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Carlie M. Foster Esq Lobby Idaho team

Carlie M. Foster | Esq.

Carlie Foster joined the Lobby Idaho team in 2015. Born and raised in Canyon County, she is dedicated to serving Idaho and enjoys working closely with Idaho’s decision makers.

Mrs. Foster graduated from the College of Idaho in 2011 with a degree in Political Economy. During her studies at the College of Idaho, she interned for a state Senator during the 2010 legislative session. She then attended Concordia University School of Law in Boise, where she earned her J.D. and was admitted to the Idaho State Bar in October of 2015.

Mrs. Foster worked at the Canyon County Public Defender’s Office before and during law school. She held a Limited License to practice law while at the Public Defender’s Office and successfully represented several clients in court. Throughout this time, she gained a depth of legal knowledge and background working with policy. This created an enthusiasm for not only defending the Idaho Code, but also for being involved in the policy making process.

Mrs. Foster excels in maintaining client contact. She is experienced in legal and policy research and drafting legislation. She handles every aspect of representation, from writing a bill to presenting it before a legislative committee.

Additionally, Mrs. Foster is the owner and managing member of Foster & Associates Legal Group, PLLC, a law firm established in 2018 to help provide legal counsel to local subdivisions. She represents the Notus-Parma Highway District, allowing her to combine her government affairs experience with her legal degree and passion for making Idaho a better place to live.

Mrs. Foster serves on the Community Board for the Jayden DeLuca Foundation, a local organization dedicated to helping families affected by congenital heart defects. She learned of the group after her son was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect and had to undergo several life-saving surgeries in the first six months of life. She is grateful to give back to a community that provided so much support during a difficult time for her family, and to be part of an organization that funds research into the field of congenital heart defects.

Mrs. Foster and her husband, Matt, and their son, Thomas, live in a home surrounded by farmland in Canyon County. She enjoys any time spent outside or in the kitchen!

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Jacy Ballenger | Office Manager

Jacy Ballenger is the Office Manager for Lobby Idaho. She brings more than 10 years of experience in accounting, making her an asset to the Lobby Idaho team. Her attention to detail and strong desire to help others, make her a perfect fit for the multi-faceted position.

Jacy is happy to call the great State of Idaho home and has had the pleasure of residing in many of its beautiful locations. She is a graduate of Twin Falls High School and the University of Idaho. Jacy spent the first few years out of college in Sun Valley and has resided in Meridian for the last 15 years.

Jacy loves spending time with her husband, Greg, and their three children, Jaymes, Jackson, and Cannon. Relaxing at their family cabin in New Meadows, reading, playing cards, and wine drinking are among her favorite activities!