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LEADERSHIP AWARD NOMINEE ROB G. DICKINSON – GENERAL COUNSEL, HAWKINS COMPANIES Rob G. Dickinson serves as General Counsel to Hawkins Companies LLC, a national commercial retail development company, with over 30 years of development, management and ownership experience. Hawkins Companies is a national full-service real estate firm offering pre-development, development, construction, finance, accounting, leasing, marketing, brokerage, property management and legal services to its clients through in-house staff. To date, Hawkins Companies has acquired sites and constructed and/or developed improvements for, and/or leased property to, over 400 different national, regional and local clients, in over 200 retail projects in 23 states in excess of 9.2 Million square feet. It currently owns and manages a portfolio of over 3.6 Million square feet of retained commercial property. As General Counsel, Rob manages the Law Department, and oversees and coordinates all legal work, including real estate matters, landlord/tenant relationships, employment and labor law issues, corporate administration and governance, contractual and statutory compliance, and management of outside counsel. Rob also serves as one of five (5) members of the executive committee responsible for directing and carrying out all business operational and administrative functions, and establishing and implementing strategic goals and corporate policy. Rob was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho in 1964, but grew up in a small town in Oklahoma, where he attended and graduated from Ponca City High School in 1982. Rob then attended Oklahoma State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance and a Minor in Economics. Rob went on to enjoy several years of general business experience before entering law school in 1992. He attended St. Mary’s University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the St. Mary’s Law Journal, and graduated with his J.D. in 1995. After graduating from law school, Rob served for two years as a law clerk for the Honorable Jim D. Pappas, Chief Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Idaho, and Panel Judge, United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. Upon leaving the U.S. Courts, Rob entered private practice with the Boise, Idaho law firm of Moffatt Thomas Barrett Rock & Fields, Chtd. from 1997 to 1999. His practice at Moffatt Thomas emphasized the areas of business transactions, bankruptcy, collections, and commercial litigation. Rob joined Hawkins Companies in February 1999, and succeeded to the position of General Counsel in 2001. Currently, Rob is a member of the American Bar Association, and a member of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, Business and Corporate Law Section, Real Property Section, and Labor and Employment Law Section of the Idaho State Bar. He joined the Association of Corporate Counsel, Mountain West Chapter, in 2009. Rob has donated time and energy in a variety of ways to several public services, including serving as a director to non-profit organizations, various leadership positions within the Boy Scouts of America, a lecturer in private and public settings, a coach for little league baseball and youth soccer, and a self defense instructor for women and teenage girls. Rob is married to Wendy Dickinson. They have been married for 21 years, and enjoy raising their four sons, Taylor, Jennings, Charlie and Elliot, ranging from a senior in high school to a kindergartner in elementary school. LEADERSHIP AWARD NOMINEE RAND L. PEEBLES – VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL COUNSEL, POWER ENGINEERS Rand L. Peebles is the general in-house counsel for POWER Engineers. He retired from private practice as a partner in Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley (“Hawley Troxell”) in July 2008, to join POWER Engineers (“POWER”) as that company’s first in-house general counsel. The legal services department at POWER consists of a seven person group. Rand was born on July 3, 1946, in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1964, he graduated from Cleveland High School located in Reseda, California. In 1965, he attended the University of Hawaii graduating with a B.A. degree in economics in 1969. From 1969 to 1970, he worked on his M.B.A. at the University of Hawaii. In 1970, Rand attended law school at the University of San Francisco, graduating with his J.D. in 1973. He practiced law in San Francisco from 1973 through 1975 with Dooley, Martin Anderson & Pardini and from 1975 through 1980 with the law firm of Tobin & Tobin. In 1980, Rand moved to Hailey, Idaho, and opened a law practice known as Lawson & Peebles. In 1992, Lawson & Peebles merged with the Boise law firm of Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley (“Hawley Troxell). Rand was a partner at Hawley Troxell from 1992 through August, 2008, when he retired from private practice to become general counsel to POWER. His private practice emphasized corporate law, education law, construction law, municipal law, land use planning and development, and real estate acquisitions. While at Hawley Troxell, Rand served on the Board of Partners and managed its Ketchum office. Rand has lectured on sexual harassment issues in the work place and presented seminars to his clientele on alternative dispute resolution techniques and indemnification issues in the corporate and construction law fields. Rand represented the Blaine County School District from 1985 to July, 2008, and served as the City Attorney for the City of Sun Valley from 1995 through July 2008. Rand began representing POWER, a nationally acclaimed consulting engineering company in 1988, specializing in energy, facilities, communications and environmental solutions. Rand advises POWER on all its general corporate and construction matters in his capacity as general counsel. POWER has 25 offices throughout the U.S. and three international offices. Rand is a member of the Idaho and California state bar associations. He is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the American Bar Association. Rand’s public service commitment includes: 1981 – 1999 Director of Ketchum and Blaine County Recreation Little League Association (1983 – 1997); Coached Little League Baseball and Babe Ruth Baseball on a continuous basis during this time period; 1982 – 1994 Cub Scout Pack Master, Ketchum Pack 184; Award Snake River Council District Chairman’s Award for Service in 1995; 1999 – 2004 Served as the public advocate on the Idaho State Board of Acupuncture; Rand is married to Patricia Anne. They have been married for 42 years. They have two sons, Matthew and Evan, and three grandchildren. LEADERSHIP AWARD NOMINEE KEVIN D. SATTERLEE – GENERAL COUNSEL, BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY Kevin Satterlee was named Boise State University’s Associate Vice President and General Counsel in 2005. He had previously served the University as Associate Vice President of Planning and Special Assistant to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. From 1995 to 2001, Kevin was a deputy attorney general in the Idaho Attorney General's Office and was assigned as the Chief Legal Officer to the Idaho State Board of Education. Kevin received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Boise State University (magna cum laude) in 1990 and his law degree from the University of Idaho (magna cum laude) in 1993. Kevin is a member of the Board of Directors of the Idaho Law Foundation and is currently serving as its Treasurer.
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