North Wind president named a Woman of the Year

The Idaho Business Review named North Wind President and CEO Sylvia Medina a 2012 Woman of the Year. Medina was honored along with other Women of the Year recipients on Feb. 21 at an awards event in Boise, Idaho, for her dedication to supporting youth and education programs, the arts, environmental conservation efforts and her local community.

Medina recently led a successful effort to open a community dog park and is leading the effort to help raise more than $3 million dollars to build a state-of-the-art animal shelter in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Medina serves as president of the Snake River Animal Shelter and as a board member of the Idaho State University Foundation, Holy Rosary School, Women Impacting Public Policy, Green Kids Inc. and the Institute for the Economic Empowerment of Women.

North Wind was formed by Medina in 1997, and is now a wholly owned CIRI subsidiary and a small business leader in environmental cleanup and restoration, waste management, engineering, project management and construction services for government and large industrial and resource development sites nationwide and internationally. North Wind also offers natural and cultural resource consulting, geographic information services, information technology and related services.

In January, North Wind was invited to serve on the Idaho Governor’s Nuclear Energy Leadership Commission. In early February, North Wind won a $2.6 million contract for a remedial investigation and feasibility study at the Fort Morrow/Port Heiden site in Alaska, a former World War II military site. The site is located on the Alaska Peninsula, approximately 430 miles southwest of Anchorage. Stay informed of North Wind news and employment opportunities by visiting