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COBE Advisory Council

Active. Engaged. Valued.

The College of Business and Economics (COBE) is helping create the future for our students and the Treasure Valley through entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and collaboration. Collaboration with leaders from our vibrant business community is central to our ability to achieve our mission and strategic goals. The COBE Advisory Council (COBEAC) is made up of business leaders who not only care about the direction of our valley but strongly believe that COBE can be a key driver in creating economic value and improving our community’s high quality of life.

Current members

  • Candi Allphin

    Candi D. Allphin

    SVP & Managing Director Private Banking

    US Bank (Retired)
  • Matt Bell

    Matt Bell

    Outreach and Network Development

    University of Utah Healthcare
  • michael bennion

    Michael Bennion

    Global Director of Insights

    HP, Inc.
  • Cole_Paris_200x225

    Paris Cole

    Chief Executive Officer
  • Peter DiDo

    Peter DiDio

    VP Controller

    St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
  • Feeler_Jeff_200x225

    Jeff Feeler

    President, Chief Executive Office and Chairman

    US ecology, Inc.
  • debbie flandro

    Debbie Flandro

    Gaming Board Chair

    Northern Quest Resort & Casino
  • ric gale

    Ric Gale


    Gale Energy Consulting, LLC
  • Hart Gilchrist

    Hart Gilchrist

    Director Operations Services

    Intermountain Gas Company
  • Grizzaffi_John

    John Grizzaffi


    Stein Distributing Company, INC.
  • Hales_Randy_200x225

    Randy Hales

    Retired President, Chief Executive Officer

    ZAGG, Inc
  • Hampel_Sylvia_200x225

    Sylvia Hampel


    Clearview Cleaning
  • Kevin Jones

    Kevin Jones


    Harmonic Investment
  • King_Brian_200x225

    Brian King

    Sr. VP, Financial Advisor / Branch Director

    RBC Wealth Management
  • Jay Larsen

    Jay Larsen

    Founder, CEO and President

    Idaho Technology Council
  • Bernadette Madarieta

    Bernadette Madarieta

    VP and Controller

    Lamb Weston
  • jason manning

    Jason Manning


    Jackson Food Stores
  • Cobe Building

    Chad McKibben


    Energy Enterprise Group LLC
  • Susan Olson

    Susan Olson


    Hawley Troxell
  • Naomi Shankel

    Director Operations Integration

    Idaho Power
  • Shannon_Pat

    Pat Shannon

    Retired Dean and Professor of Supply Chain Management

    Boise State Univeristy
  • Ron Van Auker, Jr.


    Van Auker Properties
  • david wali

    David Wali

    Executive VP

    The Gardner Company
  • clay young

    Clay Young


    Bannersolar PBC


  • Gregg Alger Photo

    Gregg Alger


    Huston Vineyards
  • Cobe Building

    Bill Ilett


    Transcorp Inc., Northwest Bank
  • Panatopoulos, Brady 9-14-06

    Brady Panatopoulos

    Chief Executive Officer

    Albertson Foundation
  • Roger Parks picture ( J.R

    Roger Parks

    Retired, Full-time Consulting in Higher Education, Executive Coach

  • Schlindwein_Tim

    Tim Schlindwein

    Managing Principal

    Schlindwein Associates, LLC
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