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Careers You Can Bank On

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hear advice from top industry professionals on careers in banking and financial services. Get your questions answered and make professional connections. This panel discussion will be followed by student Q&A and networking. Co-presented by Career Services for the College of Business and Economics (COBE), the Finance Management Association (FMA), and the Risk Management Association (RMA).

Boise State University College of Business and Economics Career Services


Alex Suffa

Alex Suffa

Alex Suffa is Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager at Idaho First Bank with eight years of community banking experience. She was born and raised in the Treasure Valley and received her bachelor’s degree in Finance with a minor in Entrepreneurship from Boise State University. Alex currently serves on the Risk Management Association Board, Business Links Boise Board, is the Chapter Advisor for Alpha Chi Omega chapter at Boise State, and is involved in the Boise State COBE Alumni Chapter. Her favorite things about Boise are the accessibility to recreational activities and kindness of the community. She loves spending time with her family and going to country concerts. You will often see Alex accompanied by her puppies, Pia and Posie.  

Dan Cotner

Dan Cotner

Dan Cotner is a VP, Commercial Relationship Manager with Idaho First Bank. Dan has supported banking and financial services in the treasure valley for 10+ years and focuses on a proactive and consultative approach to his clients. He enjoys finding creative funding solutions and is passionate about helping business owners grow and succeed.

He is actively involved in the community serving as the President of the RMA board, helping financial institutions better understand and address risk, and the Boise Climbers Alliance board, a local climber advocacy group focusing on resource access and promoting low impact, environmentally sensitive, safe climbing practices.

Cotner received a BBA in Finance with a minor Accounting from Boise State University. In his spare time, you can catch him in the outdoors rock climbing, mountain biking or in the backcountry on his splitboard.

Tyler Byers

Tyler Byers

After four years in the United State Marine Corps, I moved back to my home state of Idaho and began looking for job opportunities. Attracted to the multitude of federal holidays, I eventually secured a position as a part-time teller with D.L. Evans Bank in 2012. While going to Boise State University, I worked through a variety of roles gaining experience as a teller, new accounts representative and loan assistant. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance in 2015 and entered D.L. Evans Bank’s management intern program. Through the intern program I gained further exposure to the Bank’s operations with training in the special assets, credit analysis, and loan file review departments. In April of 2017, I was promoted to a Commercial Loan Officer. In September of 2017, I was presented with an opportunity to transfer into our regional credit department working directly with the Regional Credit Officer on loan file review and approval. I completed my MBA program through Boise State University in 2018. The vast array of experience and education has been helpful in my current role within the regional credit office. I now work directly with the region’s 25 loan officers, serving as a resource on structure and loan policy, review and approve all incoming loan requests above individual loan authorities, and present loans requiring Senior Loan Committee approval each week.

  • No registration required.
  • Open to all COBE students, including pre-business.
  • This event will be held in person.

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