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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

  • Matt Bell

    Matt Bell

    Outreach and Network Development

    University of Utah Healthcare
  • michael bennion

    Michael Bennion

    Global Director of Insights

    HP, Inc.
  • Paris Cole

    Chief Executive Officer

    Truckstop.com
  • Micron Business and Economics Building

    David Cooper

    President

    David M Cooper
  • Peter DiDo

    Peter DiDio

    VP Controller

    St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
  • Jeff Feeler

    President, Chief Executive Office and Chairman

    US Ecology, Inc.
  • Hart Gilchrist

    Hart Gilchrist

    Director Operations Services

    Intermountain Gas Company
  • Grizzaffi_John

    John Grizzaffi

    President

    Stein Distributing Company, INC.
  • Randy Hales

    Retired President, Chief Executive Officer

    ZAGG, Inc
  • Sylvia Hampel

    President

    Clearview Cleaning
  • 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

    CFO

    Jackson Food Stores
  • cj martin

    CJ Martin

    VP, Global Commercial Excellence

    Mediadata Solutions
  • Cobe Building

    Chad McKibben

    Owner

    Energy Enterprise Group LLC
  • Mike Mers

    Founder and CEO

    Aspen Capital Management
  • Khang Nguyen

    Chairman and CEO

    MK Group
  • Susan Olson

    Susan Olson

    COO/CFO

    Hawley Troxell
  • Micron Business and Economics Building

    Naomi Shankel

    Director Operations Integration

    Idaho Power
  • Pat Shannon

    Retired Dean and Professor of Supply Chain Management

    Boise State Univeristy
  • Steve Storey

    Idaho Market President

    KeyBank
  • Micron Business and Economics Building

    Scott Sword

    Software Engineer

    Intuit
  • Micron Business and Economics Building

    Ron Van Auker, Jr.

    President

    Van Auker Properties
  • david wali

    David Wali

    Executive VP

    The Gardner Company
  • clay young

    Clay Young

    CEO

    Bannersolar PBC

Ambassadors

  • Gregg Alger

    Owner

    Huston Vineyards
  • candi allphin

    Candi Allphin

    Retired SVP

    US Bank
  • debbie flandro

    Debbie Flandro

    Gaming Board Chair

    North Quest Resort and Casino
  • ric gale

    Ric Gale

    Founder

    Gale Energy Consulting
  • Cobe Building

    Bill Ilett

    Investor

    Transcorp Inc., Northwest Bank
  • Brady Panatopoulos

    Chief Executive Officer

    Albertson Foundation
  • Roger Parks

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

  • Tim Schlindwein

    Managing Principal

    Schlindwein Associates, LLC
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