Tom Insko – Biography
Tom Insko is area manager of Boise Cascade’s Inland Region. Boise’s Inland Region includes nine manufacturing facilities, two plywood plants, four pine lumber mills, one stud mill, one particleboard plant and a laminated beam manufacturing facility. Located in northeast Oregon, northeast Washington and southwest Idaho, these operations currently employ approximately 1,200 people.
Insko has worked for Boise Cascade for 20 years holding positions of administrative analyst, plant manager, production manager, senior financing manager, region manager and area manager during his tenure. His current responsibilities include all operational aspects of the Inland manufacturing facilities as well as the sales organization for the composite panel business. He also manages state and federal forest policy activities for the company.
Insko was appointed by the Governor to serve as a member of the Oregon State Board of Forestry, the Northeast Oregon Regional Solutions Committee, and the Eastern Oregon University governing Board of Trustees. He also serves on the Western Resources Legal Center board of directors and is past president of the Eastern Oregon University Foundation.
A native of eastern Oregon, Insko grew up on a family farm 35 miles north of La Grande. He is a graduate of Eastern Oregon University where he received degrees in Mathematics and Business Economics and played intercollegiate basketball for the Mountaineers. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.