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MBA Graduate, Ben Zamzow Named COO at Rocky Mountain Companies

image Ben Zamzow, COBE grad Boise State UniversityBen Zamzow a Boise State University MBA graduate, has been named chief operating officer at Rocky Mountain Companies.

Zamzow will oversee the commercial development process for Rocky Mountain Companies including property acquisition/disposition, construction, property management and company operations.

Previously, Zamzow  was a commercial real estate broker at Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate.

He received the IBR Accomplished Under 40 Award in 2015.

COBE Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma Recognized for Giving Back

BetaGammaSigma students with blankets donations

The Boise State University COBE Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) was highlighted in the national BGS newsletter for their participation in BGS Gives Back service event. Our BGS members made blankets and donated them to two local non-profit organizations: The Women and Children’s Alliance and City Light (Boise Rescue Mission’s facility for women and children).

“Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is an international honor society that recognizes business excellence. In addition to values of professional excellence, honor and leadership, the society emphasizes service through its BGS Gives Back program,” explains Mary Olson, BGS advisor. “It is a great experience for our members to give to our local community and make a positive difference in the lives of others. Mahatma Gandhi said it well: ‘The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.’ Together, we can make a difference!”


Gail Puccetti Awarded Classified Employee of the Year

Gail Puccetti, Classified Employee of the Year 2016Gail Puccetti was presented the 2016 Outstanding Classified Employee of the Year award at the College of Business and Economics’ fall 2017 back-to-school cookout. Senators and executive board members from the 2017-18 ACE Senate were there for the presentation. The award was presented by ACE president Rob Pangaro.

Puccetti is an employee of the College of Business and Economics and she is the building manager for the Micron Business and Economics Building (MBEB). Puccetti started the job just after  MBEB opened in 2012.

“Gail was chosen for her dedication, work ethic and her great attitude,” said Pangaro.”She works well with university personnel and members of the Boise community.”

ACE senators and executive board members at award presentation 2017The Association of Classified Employees has been giving this award since 1988. In order to be nominated an individual must have been employed a minimum of five years at Boise State in a permanent classified position. Recipients are selected based on their contributions to their departments and the university. Community service is also considered.

See the ACE website for past award recipients.


Daniel Rush, Department of ITSCM, Published in Journal of Cleaner Production

Daniel RushNew to COBE this fall, information technology management faculty Daniel Rush has had a paper published in Journal of Cleaner Production. The paper is title “Systems Enabling Low-Carbon Operations: The Salience of Accuracy,” and can be viewed here. Co-authors on the paper are Nigel Melville, University of Michigan and Terence Saldanha, Washington State University.

The Journal of Cleaner Production is an international, transdisciplinary journal focusing on cleaner production, environmental, and sustainability research and practice. Through published articles, they aim to help societies become more sustainable.  Journal of Cleaner Production is ranked first on Google Scholar’s sustainable development category.

Sept. 14: Ask Me Anything with COBE Alumni

Ask Me Anything! event at Boise StateAsk four COBE alumni, now business professional, anything you’ve ever wanted to know, but haven’t had an opportunity to ask.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
in the Imagination Lab, MBEB 2302


  • Conrad Ball, Commercial Relationship Manager at Washington Trust Bank
  • Lauren Johnson, Account Manager at Clearwater Analytics
  • Lance Millington, Director of Channel Sales at Kount
  • Shannon Stith, CFO at Thomas Cuisine Management

All Majors Welcome
Free Pizza


Find more workshops and events from COBE Career Services.

(208) 426-3862 |

Sept. 19: Slice of Advice- Interview Prep

Learn how to prep for your next big interview. Presented by Ernst and Young, one of the “Big Four” accounting firms.

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 19, 2017
MBEB 1120 Conference Room

All major welcome.

(208) 426-3862

Sept.22: Jeff Edwards, PhD, Live CARMA Webcast

The speaker is Jeff Edwards, PhD, Belk Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Edwards will speak on the topic of “Extending Methods for Integrating Moderation and Mediation.”  This presentation takes a back-to-basics approach for specifying and testing models that integrate moderation and mediation, explaining how the equations for any model can be written and combined to derive, estimate, and compare any effects of interest. We also take a behind-the scenes look at the bootstrap, showing how bootstrap coefficients generated by any statistical program can be used to construct confidence intervals of interest in Excel.

10:00 a.m.
Friday, September 22, 2017
MBEB 4100 Executive MBA Classroom

This live webcast is one of the benefits of our membership to the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA) membership, a COBE scholarship initiative. Please check out the CARMA website here, and consider registering to have access to the full benefits such as recordings of the video library of all past webcasts and presentation slides here. Since COBE and Boise State is an institutional member, once you complete your registration, you will have individual access to many benefits in addition to the occasional live webcasts we will have in the Micron Business and Economics Building.