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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.
Bernadette has over fifteen years of financial management professional and forest products industry experience. She is currently the Vice President & Controller at Boise Inc., a manufacturer and seller of packaging and paper products with $2.5 billion of annual revenues. She's been with Boise Inc. and its predecessor companies for ten years. At Boise Inc., Bernadette is responsible for control functions, including SEC filings, SOX controls, compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, internal financial accounting and reporting, income tax, merger and acquisition due diligence, finance business system applications, and she leads the financial integration activities for the company's acquisitions.
Before joining Boise Inc., she was an Assurance and Business Advisory Manager with KPMG and Arthur Andersen where she worked for over 5 years serving large public company clients.
Bernadette holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Boise State University, where she graduated as a Top Ten Scholar. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Idaho Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Treasure Valley CFO Financial Forum. She also serves on the College of Business and Economics Advisory Council at Boise State University.