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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.

Susan Olson

COO/CFO, Hawley Troxell • (208) 426-1125

As the COO/CFO Susan provides strategic direction on firm finances, operations, growth, and business initiatives. She joined the firm in 2001 after spending time in the health care and finance industries.

Guided by the firm’s objectives, culture, and the ethical requirements of the legal profession, Susan is responsible for all financial and operational functions of the firm, which presently has 29 partners. It is Susan’s duty to ensure the firm meets its financial goals and objectives and has the proper operational controls and people systems in place to achieve the firm’s business objective - exceptional client service. Susan provides constant attention to the improvement of the organization to ensure financial strength and operating efficiencies of the business of law.

Susan is a Certified Legal Manager and received her MBA from Boise State University and a bachelor of science in business administration from Lewis Clark State College.

She is board president at Hillcrest Country Club, leadership council chair for the American Lung Association, president of the Treasure Valley CFO Forum, and past president of the Association of Legal Administrators.

Susan received the Women's & Children's Alliance Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) award in 2003.