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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

  • michael bennion

    Michael Bennion

    Global Director of Insights

    HP, Inc.
  • Nicole Brown

    Regional Director

    Saint Alphonsus Health System, Inc.
  • Paris Cole

    Chief Executive Officer
  • Peter DiDo

    Peter DiDio

    VP Controller

    St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
  • Denise Dunlap

    Managing Partner

    Loon Creek Capital
  • Jeff Feeler

    President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

    US Ecology, Inc.
  • Hart Gilchrist

    Hart Gilchrist

    Director Operations Services

    Intermountain Gas Company
  • Randy Hales

    Chief Executive Officer

    Next Level Apparel
  • Sylvia Hampel


    Clearview Cleaning
  • Joy Kealey

    Vice President

    Silver Creek Holding
  • Brian King

    Sr. VP, Financial Advisor / Branch Director

    RBC Wealth Management
  • Darren Kyle


    McDonald's Restaurants of South Central Idaho
  • 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
  • cj martin

    CJ Martin

    VP, Global Commercial Excellence

    Mediadata Solutions
  • Micron Business and economics building

    Chad McKibben


    Energy Enterprise Group LLC
  • Khang Nguyen

    Chairman and CEO

    MK Group
  • Susan Olson

    Susan Olson


    Hawley Troxell
  • Andy Scoggin

    Chief Executive Officer

    Scoggin Capital Investment
  • 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

  • scott sword

    Scott Sword

    Engineering Manager

  • Micron Business and economics building

    Ron Van Auker, Jr.


    Van Auker Properties
  • david wali

    David Wali

    Executive VP

    The Gardner Company
  • clay young

    Clay Young


    Bannersolar PBC


  • Gregg Alger


    Huston Vineyards
  • candi allphin

    Candi Allphin

    Retired SVP

    US Bank
  • Matt Bell

    Matt Bell

    Outreach and Network Development

    University of Utah Healthcare
  • Micron Business and Economics Building

    Dave Cooper


    Dave M Cooper
  • debbie flandro

    Debbie Flandro

    Gaming Board Chair

    North Quest Resort and Casino
  • ric gale

    Ric Gale


    Gale Energy Consulting
  • Grizzaffi_John

    John Grizzaffi


    J.W. Thornton Wine Imports
  • Micron Business and economics building

    Bill Ilett


    Transcorp Inc., Northwest Bank
  • Mike Mers

    Founder and CEO

    Aspen Capital Management
  • 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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