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Presley Arrowood

Director of Marketing and Communication

Office: BA 509

(208) 282-3108


BA Idaho State University

Presley started her journey at the College of Business working as a graphic design student intern in the Career Path Internship program for the College’s marketing director at the time. Upon graduating from ISU, Presley held marketing management positions for a variety of companies in the area and also worked as a graphic designer for the Idaho Small Business Development Center. In 2023, Presley was given the opportunity to join the College of Business once more as the Director of Marketing and Communication. She now oversees and develops the College’s marketing and public relations strategies and promotional materials.

Tanya Betty

Tanya Betty

Administrative Assistant

Office: BA 510

(208) 282-2504


Tanya helps with various aspects of the Graduate Programs and can advise on the graduate admission process. Tanya is also the assistant for Professional Development events, the CPI process, and student leadership. Stop by and visit Tanya anytime for any questions you may have; if she can’t help you, she will find out who can.

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Kelli Horrocks

Financial Technician

Office: BA 331

(208) 282-1411


Kelli worked as an Administrative Assistant for the College of Education in Field Experiences (student teaching) for 9 years and has been a Financial Tech at the College of Business for the last 6 years. Prior to College of Education, she worked as a Branch Operations/Card Coordinator for ISU Credit Union (now Lookout Credit Union) for 11 years. She has an Associates Degree in Administrative Accounting.

Ashley Larson

Ashley Larson

Assistant Director of Student Services

Office: BA 510D

(208) 282-3856


Master of Public Administration, Idaho State University
BA Social Work, Idaho State University


Ashley is the Assistant Director of Student Services for the College of Business. In her role, she works closely with undergraduate students to encourage and support their academic success through providing academic advising and assistance with related questions. Ashley earned both her Bachelors degree in Social Work and her Masters in Public Administration here at Idaho State, and is a Bengal through and through! Additionally, Ashley spent four years working in the Idaho State University Admissions Visitor Center as an Admissions Advisor, helping students begin their college journey.

Kristine McCarty

Kristine McCarty

Philanthropic Advisor (Director of Development)

Office: BA 334

(208) 282-4608


MBA Idaho State University
HBA Idaho State University

Kristine is the Philanthropic Advisor (Director of Development) for the College of Business. Previously, she served as Director of Graduate Studies with the College of Business, working closely with the MBA program faculty and helping guide students through their graduate program. She earned her Honors Bachelor of Arts in anthropology with a minor in marketing in 2014 and her Master of Business Administration with a marketing emphasis in 2017. She is involved with the Pocatello community and has participated in various boards and groups including Business Women of Pocatello, Elevate Leadership Summit, Chamber Chiefs, and Leadership Pocatello-Chubbuck. 

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John Ney

Director of Walter Brown Center for Sales Excellence and Professional Development, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Office: BA 510

(208) 282-3637


MA Gonzaga University
BS University of Idaho

John Ney is the Executive Director of the Walter Brown Center for Sales Excellence in the ISU College of Business. He is also an Assistant Marketing Professor and the Director of Professional Development for the College of Business (COB) at Idaho State University. John teaches in the Marketing department and loves it! Prior to ISU he served as the Senior Manager of Customer Operations and Marketing for the start-up cell phone company Syringa Wireless LLC, from 2007 – 2012. Syringa Wireless grew to approximately 15,000 customers and 22 retail stores during that time. Our unique selling point was providing world class customer service! John has extensive experience in marketing and management, having been Vice President of Customer Operations at Project Mutual telephone (PMT) in Rupert, Burley and Twin Falls, Idaho. Prior to that, he worked for GTE/Verizon for eight years in Everett WA, Dallas TX, and St. Louis MO, where he held progressive positions of responsibility and finished with Verizon as the Manager of Customer Quality in the Customer Contact Division. John also does private consulting work in the areas of marketing, management & customer service. John has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Idaho and a Master’s degree from Gonzaga University. John is a 3rd generation Idahoan and lives in Pocatello.


Orla O'Connor

Student Services Advisor

Office: BA 510

(208) 282-1493


MBA Idaho State University

Orla serves as the Student Services Advisor for the College of Business, offering academic advising and support to both newly admitted and current undergraduate students within the College. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music, completed in 2021, and a Master of Business Administration with a Healthcare Administration emphasisearned in 2023.

Suzette Porter

Suzette Porter

Management Assistant

Office: BA 202

(208) 282-3585


BS University of Northern Colorado

Suzette grew up in Colorado and has been in Idaho for just over 17 years. She worked for the College in 2000 for three years before moving to Malad for her husband’s job for nine years, and then returned to the College of Business five years ago working as an Admin in the MBA Program before moving back to her administrative position in the main office. Suzette not only assists the Dean, but also works closely with the faculty and assists students with projects and events.

Christina Reddoor

Christina Reddoor

University Business Officer

Office: BA 203 - Main Floor



BS Business Administration, Eastern Oregon University

Christina supports the College of Business, Graduate School, Museum and Library as a business officer, a role she took on in 2019. She brings almost 15 years’ experience in finance, accounting and administration to this assignment. Prior to joining ISU as a Senior Accountant in 2015, she served as a legal office administrator and then held progressive accounting roles in the private sector. Christina holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Eastern Oregon University. One of the things that Christina enjoys most about her role in the College of Business, within her other units and as part of the university as a whole, is that it’s very service oriented. She’s always glad to help with anything anyone needs, so don’t hesitate to reach out to her.

Tara Smith

Tara Smith

Director of Advising and Student Services

Office: BA 510C


Master of Public Administration, Idaho State University
BA Communication, University of Wyoming

Tara joined the College of Business in 2018 after earning her Master's in Public Administration from ISU.  Tara oversees all aspects of undergraduate and graduate students such as advising, recruiting, awarding scholarships, and commencement. Tara began working at ISU in 2011, where she handled employer relations for the Career Center.  

Kate Zajanc

Senior Accountant

Office: Museum 212A



Kate supports the Idaho Museum of Natural History and the College of Business in finance and accounting.  She came to ISU in 2014, where she worked for the Department of Geosciences until 2020.  Prior to joining ISU, she was employed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Historical Resources. Kate holds a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Eastern Oregon University and an MS and MBA from Idaho State University.