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Access Idaho General Manager Named as a Finalist for Innovator of the Year Award

BOISE, Idaho--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Access Idaho General Manager, Jeff Walker, was recognized as one of three finalists for Innovator of the Year during the 12th Annual Idaho Innovation Awards held in Boise on October 24.

A selection committee consisting of leaders from Idaho's business, technology, and academic communities evaluated the nominees.

The Innovator of the Year category recognizes pioneering business professionals who have at least 10 years of experience in their fields and are the first to develop new ideas or more effective processes, services, products, or technology.

Walker has worked at Access Idaho for 20 years and is responsible for the organization's overall operations and administration. He has experience working with federal and state leaders, start-up companies, and large technology corporations. In addition, Walker has directed technical and marketing teams to create award-winning online government solutions, including PayPort, OntheGo and the state of Idaho's trucking portal.

Walker holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Idaho as well as a master's degree in history from Washington State University.

The Idaho Innovation Awards spotlight innovations, revolutionary professionals, and groundbreaking companies throughout Idaho.

About Access Idaho

Access Idaho is the administrator of Idaho's official Web portal (idaho.gov) and provider of electronic government solutions for the state. The network manager for the portal is Idaho Information Consortium, a subsidiary of digital government firm NIC.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is celebrating 25 years as the nation's premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 5,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single access point for government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.

Contact:

Access Idaho
Rich Steckler, 208-332-0102 x1120
rich@accessidaho.org

@IDAHOgov
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