Roger Plothow spent 37 years as a journalist, including 22 as CEO, vice president, editor and publisher for newspapers in Idaho and Utah. He received a master’s degree from Gonzaga University in Communication and Leadership Studies in 2019 and is a member of the National Communications Honor Society. He joined Idaho Business for Education’s Youth Apprenticeship Program in 2020 as its Business Development and Program Manager for Eastern Idaho, where he has lived for 25 years.

In addition to his work with IBE, Roger is a member of the adjunct faculty at Gonzaga University’s graduate School of Leadership Studies, and College of Eastern Idaho.