NNU is pleased to announce that their Development Officer for Foundations & Corporations, Bryon Knight, has been named one of Idaho’s 2011 Accomplished Under 40.
Knight has served NNU since July 2008. In the past he worked for Title One and Albertson Inc., Corporate Real Estate. Bryon states that his most significant personal accomplishments are his marriage to wife Karen, 14 years, and his four children. “They are amazing and remind me every day why I do what I do,” says Knight. “Whether I’m coaching on the baseball field or securing a significant donation for the University, it is critical to me that in some small way I have made a positive impact personally and/or professionally.”
The Idaho Accomplished Under 40 has a panel that closely ranks four categories when choosing the award recipients: professional accomplishments, leadership skills, community involvement and long-term goals.
Mahmood U. Sheikh, deputy executive director for the Idaho State Bar and Idaho Law Foundation, and one of 10 on the selection panel, said, “What impressed me the most was that all the applicants had defined, genuine accomplishments with regards to leadership and community involvement. These individuals are actively involved for the right reasons and not just to impress their peers or to receive praise from those they are helping. They are civic-minded leaders working daily to achieve that which ultimately enhances our communities.” Knight was selected from a pool of 187 nominees.
NNU’s Vice President for University Advancement Joel Pearsall commented, “NNU is pleased that Bryon has been honored by selection to the 2011 Accomplished Under 40. It simply underscores what we have observed regarding Bryon’s leadership skills and his involvement in the community.”