Roy Eiguren’s decades of experience have earned a reputation as one of Idaho's premier advocates of issues before federal, state and local decision makers. As founder of Eiguren Ellis, he has an unsurpassed record of successful public issues management, lobbying, regulatory coordination and political campaign strategy.
The Idaho Year book describes him as "a lobbyist extraordinaire...respected for his wise counsel...[and] a powerful behind the scenes player." Roy is widely recognized to have stronger ties and connections, and better insight into the upper reaches government, than most who are employed in it. He regularly represents clients as a lobbyist before departments and agencies of the state and federal governments. In addition to his lobbying expertise on a wide range of issues, he has served as campaign finance adviser to United States Senator Mike Crapo, Congressmen Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador, and Governors Phil Batt and Butch Otter.
An attorney since 1977, Roy’s legal expertise compliments his lobbying. Before entering law practice in 1984, he was Special Assistant to the Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy and served as Chief of the Legislative and Administrative Affairs Division of the Attorney General of the State of Idaho. He also served as a Deputy Secretary of State and as an Ada County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney.
Active in business, Roy is the owner of Intelligent Office of Boise, a professional business office center that is a component of an international franchise system. He also serves as a Director of Idaho Independent Bank, Gold Torrent Mining Corporation and as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Directors of Tolsma USA, an international agricultural technology company. He is a past Director of Avista Corporation, a regional electric and natural gas utility.
Eiguren is an active member of the community. Currently he serves as a director on the board of American Red Cross of Idaho and Montana, advisory board member for the School of Public Service at Boise State University, and as a Director of the Foundation for Idaho History. Previously Eiguren served as Chairman of the Idaho Capitol Commission (which planned and managed the multi-million dollar renovation of the Idaho State Capitol Building), Chairman of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, President of the Cennarusa Foundation for Basque Culture, Chairman of the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Foundation, Director of the University of Idaho Foundation, and Member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the University of Idaho College of Law.
Roy is a graduate of the Executive Management Program of the Dartmouth School of Business Administration and attended Georgetown University College of Law and the University of Idaho College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate.