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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 the College’s ability to achieve its vision, mission and strategic directions. The COBE Advisory Committee (COBEAC) is made up of business leaders who not only care about the direction of our Valley, but believe strongly that COBE can be a key driver in creating economic value and improving our community’s high quality of life.

John Grizzaffi

President, Stein Distributing Company, Inc. • 208-426-4034

John Grizzaffi’s successful management career in the beverage distribution industry spans four decades. He went to college in Texas and spent a good deal of his career in the southern United States. John played key roles in national brand companies and independent organizations in Texas, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and California before moving to Boise in 1996. John’s commitment to excellence is synonymous with his name. John is now president and general manager of Stein Distributing Company and is a dedicated member of Boise’s community. He is highly involved in community activities like Boise State University College of Business and Economics advisory board, member of Big Brother Big Sister, member of St. Luke’s Children Advisory Board, member of Idaho Beer and Wine Distributors board, and is a past president and broad member of the Crane Country Club Country.

Stein Distributing is a beverage wholesaler of beer, specialty malt beverages and non-alcoholic products. It is a proud distributor of such quality products as Anheuser-Busch, Widmer Bothers, Redhook Ale Brewery, Kona Brewing Company, Kirin, Odell Brewing, Sockeye Brewing Co., Uinta Brewing Company and 10 Barrel Brewing Company, Firestone Walker. It services 26,000 square miles in 10.5 counties with a population of over 550,000 people.