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JKAF announces new executive director, president

Albertson Family Foundation announces new executive director and president

Roger QuarlesThe J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation announced today that Roger Quarles will serve as its new executive director and former executive director Jamie MacMillan will fill the role of president.

“I am excited to continue the great work of the foundation,” Quarles said. “I look forward to helping carry on the hopes of the Albertson family to make Idaho an even greater state.”

MacMillan, whose great grandparents Joe and Kathryn Albertson started the Albertson grocery store chain, was executive director for five years.

“Roger brings a strong background in business, education and community building to his new role,” MacMillan said. “This gives our family and me more capacity to have an impact on the causes we really care about. We love Idaho and we believe in the potential of its people.”

Quarles came to Idaho in 1992 after launching a successful restaurant chain in California. He then taught high school in Wood River Valley for five years while earning a doctorate from the University of Idaho. Quarles was principal at Kuna High School from 2000-2005 before serving as the assistant superintendent for a year and then superintendent in the Caldwell School District until 2011. He was co-director of Idaho Leads at the Boise State Center for School Improvement for two years and served as Idaho’s chief deputy state superintendent in 2013.

The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation is a Boise-based private family foundation committed to the vision of limitless learning for all Idahoans. In the last 16 years, the Albertson Family Foundation has invested more than $600 million in Idaho. To see the Foundation’s 2013 Annual Grant Report, click here.