Doug Oppenheimer is president of Oppenheimer Companies, Inc., and several affiliated companies. Oppenheimer Companies is involved in national food sales, manufacturing and marketing. The company is also involved in commercial real estate development and is responsible for such buildings as One Capital Center, and the Wells Fargo Building in downtown Boise, as well as other projects.
Doug is currently involved with a number of civic and board activities including serving as Director, Idaho Shakespeare Festival Advisory Board; Development Chair and Director, Idaho Business for Education; Member, Board of Governors, Andrus Center for Public Policy; Director, St. Luke’s Health Foundation; Director and Honorary Member, Zoo Boise; Board Member, Boy Scouts of America, Ore-Ida Council and Western Regional Council; Director, Killebrew Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament; Director and Secretary, Idaho Community Foundation; Trustee, College of Idaho; and Member, St. Luke’s External Relations Committee.
His past involvement includes: Director, University of Idaho Foundation; Director, Boise State University, College of Business & Economics Advisory Council; Board of Directors, Learning Lab of Idaho; Board of Directors, American Red Cross – Boise Chapter; Board of Directors, Community House; President/Chairman and Board of Directors, Fundsy; President and Board of Directors, Discovery Center of Idaho; Board of Directors, Boise Art Museum; Board of Directors, Temple Beth Israel; Board of Directors, Idaho US Olympic Committee; Board of Directors, TVTV – Public Access TV; Chairman, Arid Club; and President, Boise Public Schools Education Foundation.
He is also the author of Sun Valley: A Biography. The first book written on the history of Sun Valley, Idaho.
Doug graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.A. in journalism. He also attended World Campus Afloat as well as completed Stanford’s strategic marketing course. He received an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the University of Idaho in 2012. Doug and his wife Mary live in Boise and have five children, Sarah, Tara, Will, Andrew and Grace and eight grandchildren.