The Idaho Business Review recently named Sylvia Medina one of the 2012 Women of the Year. For seven consecutive years, the magazine has recognized women from public, private, and charitable business sectors in Idaho. According to the Idaho Business Review, this year’s 50 honorees were selected from more than 180 nominations.
Medina is President and CEO of the North Wind Group. Formed in 1997, North Wind is a small business leader in environmental, engineering and construction services for federal and state agencies and private industry. Based in Idaho Falls, North Wind has grown to a group of companies employing more than 300 scientific, engineering, construction and professional personnel in 18 offices located throughout the country.
Medina is a strong supporter of the community and is dedicated to supporting youth and education programs, the arts, and environmental conservation efforts. Furthermore, Medina has worked with local officials leading an effort to raise more than $3 million dollars to build a state-of-the-art animal shelter facility plus a community dog park (which opened this past Fall). In addition to serving as the president of the Snake River Animal Shelter, Medina serves on the boards of directors for the Idaho State University Foundation, Holy Rosary School, Women Impacting Public Policy, Green Kids Inc., and the Institute for the Economic Empowerment of Women. Along with her corporate and community roles, Medina is a wife, mother to three small children, and a published author!
Medina will be honored at an awards event, along with the other Women of the Year recipients, on February 21, 2012, in Boise.
The North Wind Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cook Inlet Region, Inc., and is headquartered in Idaho Falls, Idaho.