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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.

Jason Manning

CFO, Jacksons Food Stores • 208-426-1125

Jason Manning is the chief financial officer of Jacksons Food Stores, a convenience store chain operating over 215 retail sites. Jacksons also serves as a wholesaler and transporter of fuels. Jacksons operates in the western states of Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Jason has worked with Jacksons for over sixteen years. Prior to joining Jacksons, Jason worked for the Boise offices of Deloitte and Touche, and Myers and Stauffer LLP, both CPA firms. Jason is a graduate of Idaho State University with a BBA in accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the AICPA and the Idaho Society of CPAs. Jason currently serves as an advisory member to the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University. Jason is married to Mistie, his wife of over 20 years, and has one daughter, Naomi (16). He enjoys golf and most outdoor activities.