February 02, 2005

Crapo Hires New Coeur Dâ??Alene Regional Director

Stefany Bales joins Senate staff in North Idaho office

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo this week welcomed a new addition to his staff. Stefany Bales has been named Regional Director for Crapoâ??s Coeur dâ??Alene office. She will be based in the Coeur dâ??Alene office, but will cover the region from Coeur dâ??Alene north to the Canada border. Bales most recently served as the Vice President of Communications for the Intermountain Forest Association (IFA).â??Stefany brings a strong presence to my staff,â?? Crapo said. â??She has a wealth of experience in natural resources issues and she is a long-time Idaho resident. Her organizational coordination with grassroots groups has been outstanding. I enjoyed working with her when she was part of IFA, and I am thrilled that she has joined my staff.â?? Bales holds a Masterâ??s degree in Natural Resource Management and Communication from the University of Idaho, and Bachelorâ??s degree in English Literature from Elmira College in Elmira, New York.# # #