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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.

Gregg Alger, Owner, Huston Vineyards

In 2007 Gregg and Mary Alger started Huston Vineyards, a boutique winery in the Snake River Valley Wine Region near Huston Idaho. As owners and growers, their first vineyards were planted in 2007 and the winery and tasting room were opened in April 2011. Gregg has worked diligently in building the Snake River Valley Wine Region/ Sunny Slope Wine trail which was created in 2009 by a group of industry operators, chambers of commerce, city leaders from Nampa and Caldwell and Economic Development with the purpose of building tourism in Southwest Idaho’s wine country.

In addition to his work in agriculture and wine industry, he continues consulting for small businesses in strategic planning, sales management, and financial benchmarking in the digital printing and imaging field having worked in the industry almost 20 years. As a consultant, he specializes in business start-ups and organizations in high growth mode. Prior to this Mr. Alger started Fisher’s Office Equipment and prior to selling the business served as president.

Mr. Alger believes in partnering with the community that he lives. Nominated by industry peers and appointed by former Governor Butch Otter, Alger served as a commissioner for the Idaho Wine and Grape Growers Commission and served as chair of the Commission. Additionally, he serves as a board member for the Buy Idaho Association and is past Board Chair. In addition, as an alumnus, he maintains a high level of involvement with Boise State University. He has been on the COBE Advisory Council since ??? and served as the president from 2005 through 2007. In addition, is involved in many community associations/ organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, currently serving on the Caldwell tourism committee, Sales and Marketing Executives of Idaho, Ducks Unlimited, to name a few.

Candi D. Allphin, SVP & Managing Director Private Banking, US Bank (retired)

Candi Allphin has 38 years of banking experience with significant experience in commercial banking, retail banking, private banking, and extensive management experience. Currently, Candi is senior vice president and managing director for U.S. Bank Private Banking, Western Idaho Region. Other roles she has filled at U.S. Bank include group manager for Business and Private Banking and regional district manager of Community Banking.
Candi received a bachelor of business administration from Boise State University and is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School through the University of Washington.
Candi is highly involved in the banking industry serving in leadership and oversight roles for the Idaho Bankers Association and the American Bankers Association. She is also a community leader and serves or has served on boards for Boise State University Alumni Association and Foundation, the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Idaho Community Foundation, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, the Idaho Botanical Garden and The Junior League of Boise.
Among other awards, Candi is the recipient of Boise State’s 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award, Leadership Boise Alumni Association’s 2012 Legacy of Leadership Award and Idaho Business Review’s 2008 Women of the Year Award.

Matt Bell, Outreach and Network Development, University of Utah Health Care

Matt Bell is currently working in outreach and network development for the University of Utah Health Care.

From 2012-2016, Matt was a senior partner at WhiteCloud with responsibilities for existing client and account management, new business development, and company marketing and communications. In this role, Matt works with healthcare clients as they improve their clinical and operational performance through data-driven decision-making.

Matt began his career at St. Luke’s in as an administrative intern, and during his tenure with the organization, held various management and executive roles. When Matt left St. Luke’s to join WhiteCloud, he was the System Vice President of Strategic Planning, with responsibilities that included development of the strategic direction of the health system and leading strategic and operational planning for the health system as well as oversight of the construction, architecture, real estate services, marketing, public relations, and communications functions for St. Luke’s.

Matt arrived at St. Luke’s after graduating from the University of Minnesota, where he received a master of healthcare administration (MHA) from the Carlson School of Management. Prior to attending the University of Minnesota, Matt received a bachelor of science in political science and a minor in chemistry from the University of Utah. Matt is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Michael Bennion,  Director, Hewlett Packard Company

Michael Bennion is a director of Hewlett Packard Company (HPI) and has served in management and operational positions within multi-billion dollar businesses for over 20 years.
As a member of HP’s senior marketing insights team, Michael is responsible for HP’s global customer and market insights strategy for ‘Print’. This includes managing a portfolio of primary and secondary research projects, as well as various marketing analytics projects, that inform innovation, product development, and market execution. The ultimate goal of all these initiatives is to bring the voice of the customer into all marketing, strategy and business unit decision making.
Michael served as the global director of Customer Insights bringing in CPG best practices to develop an insight and innovation process for HP Printing that resulted in a pipeline of new product and service concepts that aligned to customer needs.
Michael also held the North America senior manager of Insights position. He was brought into the role to raise the bar for market research and shift the team from providing data to providing insights. He helped the team move into the role of an essential strategic partner bringing the voice of the customer to the businesses.
Michael earned a bachelor of business administration and a master of business administration from Boise State University, and a post-graduate certificate in leadership from Wharton Business School. He is an active member of several advisory boards including Boise State Universities College of Business, Rush Soccer, and Concordia Law School. Michael is married, has two daughters, and enjoys running, mountain biking and golfing.

Peter DiDio, VP Controller, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center

Peter DiDio, age 43, is the Vice President, Controller for St. Luke’s Health System. Mr. DiDio provides management and oversight of all finance functions, including financial reporting, regulatory reporting, general accounting, treasury, budgeting, and strategic financial planning. Mr. DiDio also serves as a member on internal governance operations boards and committees, as well as on various board committees related to St. Luke’s partnerships and affiliated organizations.

Debbie Flandro, Gaming Board Chair, North Quest Resort & Casino

Ric Gale, Founder & Principal, Gale Energy Consulting, LLC

Ric Gale is the founder of Gale Energy Consulting, LLC, a consulting firm which specializes in unraveling the complexities of utility regulation.

Mr. Gale is a former Idaho Power Company executive most recently serving as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, leading initiatives related to corporate sustainability efforts, state and regional issues, and strategic projects. Previously Ric was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, where he had primary responsibility for policy matters related to the economic regulation at Idaho Power.

Ric has testified before the Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada state commissions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Bonneville Power Administration, and the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. He was honored with the CEO’s Extra Mile Award in 2001 for work done in response to the Western Energy Crisis.

Ric Gale holds a BBA in 1975 and an MBA from Boise State University. He currently serves as chair on the College of Business and Economics (COBE) Advisory Council. Mr. Gale received recognition as an Outstanding Alumnus of the COBE in 2003. He also presently serves as a director on the Boise State University Foundation Board.

Mr. Gale has attended the Utilities Executive Course at the University of Idaho and has served on the faculty of that program covering the topic “Regulation and Ratemaking.” Ric is the past chair of the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) Rates and Regulatory Committee, concerned primarily with regulatory issues and rate-making methods. He also served on the EEI Executive Advisory Committee.

Ric is currently the co-chair of the Idaho Technology Council’s Energy Consortium.

Hart Gilchrist, Vice President of Operations, Intermountain Gas

Hart Gilchrist is the vice president of operations for Intermountain Gas. He is responsible for all operational activities at Intermountain Gas, which serves approximately 330,000 customers in southern Idaho. During his 21 years at Intermountain, he has served the organization in various operational capacities in the Boise district office as well as the Boise general office.
Hart earned his bachelor’s degrees in finance and marketing from the University of Idaho in 1994 and an MBA from Boise State University in 2002.
Hart is active in his community and currently serves on the Boise Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board, the Boise State University College of Business and Economics advisory board, the United Way of Treasure Valley Board of Directors and the College of Western Idaho Foundation Board of Directors.

John Grizzaffi, President, Stein Distributing Company, Inc.

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 Distributor’s 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.

William K. Ilett, President, TransCorp Inc.

William K. Ilett was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. Ilett graduated from Boise High School in 1962. After his military service, he attended college in California and Idaho. He graduated from then Boise College in its first four-year class, where he was Student Body President in his senior year. After graduation, he worked for a national Certified Public Accounting firm and passed the C.P.A. exam. Ilett worked his way through college in the truck business and returned to the truck sales and leasing business in 1969 as an accountant. In 1972, he formed and started his first truck related business. In 1982, he formed another truck leasing business, which grew into the largest independent truck leasing company in the Intermountain West. He sold the company to a publicly traded company in 1995. He has continued to operate a finance leasing company and does consult work and seminars in the transportation field.
Ilett led a group of local investors in bringing professional basketball to Southern Idaho in 1996. The Idaho Stampede was sold in 1999 to a national sports figure. The investor group brought the team back in 2001, and Ilett continues as the Managing Investor of the Idaho Stampede, which is now part of the N.B.A. Development League. He serves as Chairman of the league’s steering committee. Ilett serves on the Board of Directors of NationaLease headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. He is also a Director of Western Capital Bank in Boise. He is a past President of the Boise Sunrise Rotary Club. Ilett has been very active with Boise State University and is past Alumni Association President, past Chairman of the College of Business and Economics Advisory Council, and past Board member of the Bronco Athletic Association. He is also the past Chairman of the Boise State University Foundation. Ilett lectures at universities and teaches classes in sales and leasing on a national basis.
Ilett and his wife, Christina, reside in Boise, Idaho and Palm Desert, California.

Kevin Jones, CFO, Harmonic Investment

Kevin has over 25 years of experience in the industry. Prior to forming Harmonic Investment Advisors, Kevin was the Chief Investment Officer and Chief Operating Officer for D.B. Fitzpatrick & Co, where he oversaw all investment-related functions of the $850 million of assets under management in addition to overseeing the day to day operations of the firm. Additionally, he managed the All-Cap and Smid-Cap equity portfolios. Prior to joining D.B. Fitzpatrick & Co, Kevin was a Sr. Vice President and Sr. Portfolio Manager at ICM Asset Management where he managed the Smid-Cap Value strategy of $680 million. He sub-advised over $400 million of mutual funds for UBS Paine Weber, JP Morgan, and Merrill Lynch. He is past-President of the CFA Society of Idaho, a former member of the Finance Council of St. John’s Parish, a member of the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities of Idaho, and sits on the Advisory Council of Boise State University’s College of Business and Economics. He has been a contributor to local and national media such as the Idaho Business Review, Bloomberg and CNBC, and a guest lecturer at Boise State University and Gonzaga University. Kevin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Jay Larsen, Founder and CEO/President of the Idaho Technology Council

Jay Larsen is the founder and CEO/president of the Idaho Technology Council, a private sector organization focused on developing the innovative ecosystem in Idaho and helping technology companies start, grow and thrive. Larsen is a native Idahoan who obtained his bachelor of arts from Brigham Young University and his master of business administration from Boise State University.
Telecommunication has been the industry where Jay has spent 20 years of his career, with start-up long-distance companies and has managed and led teams with U S WEST Cellular, AirTouch Cellular, Qwest Communication and Verizon Wireless in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Utah. During these 20 years, Larsen led teams pioneering new wireless technologies and managed through several mergers and acquisitions.
He has served on a U. S. Congressman’s staff as director of economic development. Jay’s key areas of focus are organizational development, marketing, networks, innovation, and leadership. He has served on several boards focused on helping further Idaho talent and the development of innovation. Larsen has coached several sports teams and lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife and two Jack Russell terriers. They have been blessed with four sons.

Cathy Light, CEO, Lideranca Group

Cathy Light is a highly successful entrepreneur and marketing executive with global experience in a wide range of markets and industries. She is a dynamic speaker and engaging personality who has a genuine passion for helping business leaders achieve their goals.
Light is the founder of Business Builders, LLC and Assessment Leaders, two successful management advisory companies. She is also an Adjunct Business Professor at Boise State University and a member of several advisory boards and committees. Currently operating from offices in Boise, Idaho and Silicon Valley, California, she brings her wealth of business experience and expertise to corporate clients all across America.

Cathy Light’s style is results-oriented, and she specially tailors programs to meet each client’s unique needs. Open, honest communications are at the heart of all of her client engagements. She uses a straightforward approach to help executives set realistic and achievable change initiatives, and considers herself a true partner in each company’s ultimate success.
Light also believes strongly in establishing relationships at all levels within an organization to truly get at the core issues. Using an array of proven assessment and development tools, Light holds a “looking-glass” up to a company’s leadership. She helps implement visionary, long-lasting changes to create a healthier culture and improve an organization’s overall performance. As a result, she has earned the respect of both clients and colleagues around the world who enthusiastically recommend her services.

Cathy Light’s corporate career began at Fuji Optical Systems Ltd (a subsidiary of Fuji Film), where she worked for 10 years. As a senior sales and marketing executive, Light was instrumental in developing a new division for Fuji that revolutionized the dental industry for years to come. By utilizing Fuji’s leading, high-resolution imaging technology, the first video dental camera shaped like a mouth mirror was developed, an innovation that became a $100 million market within five years. Cathy Light later served as vice president and general manager of Sunrise Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded developer and manufacturer of lasers and related products for ophthalmic and dental applications. In 1995, Light was recruited to help the struggling dental division. Within two years, she achieved a 38% growth in sales, streamlined operations, established disciplined budget controls, and reorganized distribution channels. Light’s leadership turned the division around, setting it on a course of profitability and increased shareholder value.

In 1998, Cathy Light decided it was time to build on the business expertise and experiences she had gained, and she co-founded her own management advisory company: Business Builders LLC. For more than a decade now, Business Builders has provided management solutions to executives of early stage to Fortune 500 companies in a broad range of industries, helping to create effective strategies to position their businesses for future growth. Business Builders’ wide range of services includes web-based planning and performance systems, management 360 competency tools, executive coaching, human capital assessments, and an e-commerce training and development site. Light’s passion for building businesses led to the successful launch of another Silicon Valley venture, Assessment Leaders, in 2003. She continues to oversee both companies in addition to her independent consulting and advisory work.

Bernadette Madarieta, VP and Controller, Packaging Corporation of America

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.

Jason Manning, CFO, Jacksons Food Stores

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.

Susan Olson, COO/CFO, Hawley Troxell

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.

Brady Panatopoulos, Alscott, Inc. CFO/COO, J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation, CEO

Roger Parks, VP of Information Technology & CIO, J.R. Simplot Co.

Roger is currently the Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology for the J.R. Simplot Company headquartered in Boise, Idaho. In his current position, Roger’s duties include executive management of all information technology resources and systems for the J.R. Simplot Company.

In his years in the information technology industry, Roger has held various positions of increasing authority. Some of his successes include being one of the youngest managers in the AT&T Corporation at 20 years of age (Southwestern Bell Telephone Company); managing various technical and systems development organizations throughout his career; being Senior Information Technology Executive (CIO) for 4 different large corporations; being Regional Director over 9 states for NCR Corporation; and he established and managed a large consulting practice covering the Western Hemisphere for ICL Retail Systems headquartered in Bracknell, England.

Roger has vast technical and executive experience with all aspects of information systems, information technology strategies, management best practices, voice and data communications, systems development methodologies, and IT governance.

Rob Perez, Idaho Region President, Bank of the Cascades

Rob was born and raised in Mountain Home, Idaho. He is a descendant of Basque and Spanish immigrants who moved to Idaho in the late 1800s. During his formative years, Rob served as a shoemaker’s apprentice, an experience that had a profound impact on him personally and as a young businessman. After graduation from high school, Rob attended Boise State University and graduated cum laude in 1979. He also served as Boise State University student body president and president of the Big Sky Counsel of Student Presidents. It was during his tenure as student body president that he met a well-known Boise banker that encouraged him to consider the banking profession. This meeting resulted in Rob joining Idaho First National Bank upon graduation.

Rob’s 31-year banking career has encompassed a variety of lending and credit management roles. After 13 years with the Bank’s corporate banking division, the last 7 years of which was spent as group manager, Rob left to start the bank’s first Commercial Real Estate Division. By then Idaho First had changed its name to West One Bank and subsequently sold to U.S. Bank of Portland. From 1996 until 2001 Rob served as Senior Vice President and Intermountain Division Manager for U.S. Bank, which encompassed production offices in Boise, Spokane, Reno, Las Vegas, and Salt Lake City and involved a loan portfolio in excess of $1 billion dollars. Shortly after the bank had experienced its third merger Rob began investing in commercial real estate. His investments have involved land acquisition, land entitlement, subdivision development, and limited vertical construction. Today Rob is focused on his position as founder, President, and CEO of Western Capital Bank, a state-charted, FDIC insured commercial bank. Western Capital serves the greater Boise business and professional community. The bank has enjoyed the largest initial capitalization of any bank in Idaho history.

Rob has been active in the Boise community and has served on numerous boards. Today Rob serves as President of the Arid Club, a member of the Board of Advisors for the Boise State University College of Business and Economics, a Director for the Boise State University Foundation, City Club Board of Directors, and the Urban Land Institute Executive Committee. Rob is also a former Board Member and Executive Committee Member of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and Board of Director for the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry.

Timothy A. Schlindwein, Managing Principal, Schlindwein Associates, L.L.C.

Timothy A. Schlindwein is managing principal of Schlindwein Associates, LLC, an independent investment advisor with U.S. offices in Chicago and Dallas. Mr. Schlindwein possesses over 45 years of experience in the investment management industry. He has created mutual funds, managed mutual funds and institutional portfolios, and headed an investment firm with managed assets exceeding $28 billion.

He has built and managed complete investment operations, and his hands-on investment experience includes all areas – portfolio management, research, and trading.

Prior to founding Schlindwein Associates, LLC in 1995, he spent 20 years with the Chicago investment counsel firm of Stein Roe & Farnham, progressing from portfolio manager to chairman and chief executive officer. He earned his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from the University of Chicago where he served on the Booth School of Business Advisory Council from 1991 to 2012. He has lectured on portfolio management and investment manager evaluation for the School’s Executive MBA program in Chicago and the Executive Education program in Chicago and the United Arab Emirates. He is a director of American Friends of Tel Aviv University and a member of the Boise State University College of Business and Economics Advisory Council. He is a Chartered Investment Counselor.

Naomi Shankel, Director of Operations Integration, Idaho Power Company

Naomi is currently director operations integration at Idaho Power. Shankel has been with Idaho Power since 2001 serving in a variety of roles including Vice President of Audit and Compliance. As VP of Audit and Compliance, her role included oversight of corporate security, internal audit and FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) and environmental compliance.  Before joining Idaho Power, Shankel was a senior auditor for Deloitte in Boise. Shankel earned her accounting degree and an executive master of business administration from Boise State University.

Ron Van Auker, Jr., President, Van Auker Properties

Ronald Van Auker, Jr. is a native Idahoan, born in Caldwell in 1983. From the time he was 14 he worked for his father during summers in all areas of the family construction business. After high school, Van Auker attended the University of Oregon and studied finance. During college, he worked for Bank of America in Eugene and had the opportunity to participate in a foreign exchange program in Valdivia, Chile for a semester in his junior year. He was also a member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity where he held multiple leadership positions, Toastmasters International and the Lundquist College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council. He also participated in intramural athletics.

In 2005, Van Auker moved back to Boise and joined the family business. He has had many responsibilities over the past eight years and continues to learn the various aspects of the business. Van Auker Companies is a full-service design, construction and real estate development company that was established in Caldwell in the 1960s.

Ron lives with his wife Amy and three children in Nampa. He enjoys playing golf, hunting birds and spending time with his family.

David Wali, Executive VP, The Gardner Company

David Wali is executive vice president of Gardner Company. Prior to joining Gardner Company in the fall of 2013, he spent 13 years as the director of investments for Colliers International in Boise, Idaho.

During that time he was responsible for concluding transactions in retail, office, medical, industrial, apartments and hospitality projects exceeding $750 million in value.

In addition, David is a managing member of Wali Investments. This entity presently has ownership of a variety of office, medical, retail, and hospitality developments in Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Colorado. Wali Investments holdings exceed 500,000 square feet.

Among the commercial properties in Boise that David has an interest in are 9th & Idaho, the Fidelity Building, Hotel 43/Chandlers, Papa Joe’s, Albertson Market place 17th and State, the Riverside hotel and a variety of other commercial properties located throughout the Treasure Valley and the Northwest.

David has had significant experience in developing and operating the office, retail, and hospitality components of larger projects and has an eye for unique buildings, unique uses, and unique deal structures.

Education — Boise State University, bachelor of business administration, minor in entrepreneurship management.

Notable Projects — Principle broker for 150,000 SF redevelopment of four city blocks downtown encompassing national retail, entertainment, hospitality (BoDo), Boise, Idaho
— Redeveloper of 112 room hotel downtown; Hotel 43/Chandler’s Steak House, Boise, Idaho
— Redevelopment and rebranding of a 304 room hotel with 21,000 SF of conference space on 15 acres of land; Riverside Hotel, Boise, ID
— Redevelopment and rebranding of early 1900’s warehouse into specialty outdoor retail store known as Idaho Mountain Touring consisting of 18,000 SF; 13th & Main, Boise, Idaho
— Redevelopment of the U.S. Bank tower with the addition of 300,000 SF of retail, transportation, education, conference, and office; known as City Center Plaza.

Clay Young, CEO, BannerSolar P.B.C.

Seasoned, serial entrepreneur and early-stage investor. All consuming passion for protecting the planet we will leave to our children and all the other wonderful inhabitants of this world. Keenly focused on how to creatively use innovation in solar energy and mobile communications to educate consumers about renewable energy and make it part of the fabric of their lives.
Employment history with several companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Extended Systems and Microsoft. Co-founded three companies, including ProClarity Corp, Inovus Solar Inc. and BannerSolar P.B.C.