BOZEMAN - Leadership Montana announced the graduation of 44 community, business, education, healthcare, nonprofit and government leaders from across the state for the Class of 2019 of its flagship leadership program.
Leadership Montana presents an annual seven session program of leadership development, education about issues facing Montana today, and opportunities for networking and collaboration. This year’s class visited Big Sky, Phillipsburg, Butte, Hamilton, Missoula, Helena, White Sulphur Springs, Great Falls, Glasgow and Billings.
“On behalf of Leadership Montana, I am excited to welcome these accomplished individuals into our growing alumni group,” said Chantel Schieffer, President/CEO. “Leadership Montana is designed to bring together some of the brightest and most diverse minds to help secure the future of our great state. With these new alumni, we are continuing in the tradition set forth by our founding members over a decade ago.”
To date, there are nearly 650 graduates of the program representing over 50 communities across the state. Leadership Montana alumni serve in key leadership positions in businesses, education, government, healthcare, non-profit organizations, and community boards.
Nineteen alumni completed the newly designed Masters Class of 2019 which visited Pray, Lewistown, and Helena. Upon graduation from Leadership Montana, alumni are invited to continue their leadership journey through the Masters Class, a shorter and smaller class experience allowing participants to dive deeper into issues facing Montana as well as their own leadership journey.
This three-day, three session experience will build on the Leadership Montana experience by digging deeper into community issues, leadership theory, and civil discourse.
Presenting the Leadership Montana Class of 2019 (Flagship)
David Loessberg—Campbells’ Plumbing and Heating
Jim Beal - CTA Architects
Amy Carter - First Interstate Bank
Chad Hanson - Great West Engineering, Inc.
Ric Heldt - A&E Architects, PC
Dennis Sulser - St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation
Vici-Lynn Terpstra - PayneWest Insurance
Eric Wood - Billings Clinic
Misty Kuhl -
Andi Baldwin – Profitable Ideas Exchange
Jay Fischer – Morrison Maierle
Julie Jackson – U.S. Bank
Carl Nystuen – DA Davidson & Co.
Penelope Pierce – Gallatin Valley Land Trust
Danielle Scharf – Sanderson Stewart
Clark Sherman – Saint James Episcopal Church
Andrea Surratt – City of Bozeman
Bridget Wilkinson – Bozeman Area Community Foundation
Courtney McKee – Headframe Spirits
Kody Farkell – Pondera County
Joan Kronebusch – Town Pump Hotel Group
Sunni Heikes-Knapton – Madison Conservation District
Lisa Koski – Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, Inc.
Susan Wolff – Great Falls College MSU
Owen Robbins – First Interstate Bank
Brad Baldwin – Baldwin Insurance
Jennifer Dees – Northwest Farm Credit Services
Craig Aasved – Shodair Children’s Hospital
Hannah Cail – Montana Legal Services Association
Nate Linder – NorthWestern Energy
Christopher Oliveira – Crowley Fleck PLLP
Jan Stoddard – Montana Department of Commerce
Lisa Troyer – PacificSource Health Plans
Mark Meredith – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
Chance Barrett – Rocky Mountain Bank
Chris Clouse – Flathead Valley Community College
Jennifer Cloutier – US Forest Service
Samuel Enemy-Hunter – Enemy-Hunter Designs
Michael Basile – Montana Rail Link, Inc.
Matthew Mellott – Sterling Commercial Real Estate Advisors
Tung Pham - Submittable
Haylee Folkvord – Sacajawea Hotel
Sheri Jarvis – Sheri Jarvis Art & Design
Diane Conti – BNSF Railway
Presenting the Leadership Montana Class of 2019 Masters Class
Michael Barber - Retired
Kris Carpenter - Sanctuary Spa and Salon / The Joy of Living
Leonard Malin - Tumbleweed Runaway Program
Toby O’Rourke - Kampgrounds of America, Inc
Tory Atkins - Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply
Heather Collins - Eagle Mount
Chantel Schieffer - Leadership Montana
Scott Sehnert - Rocky Mountain Bank
Chuck Winn - City of Bozeman
John Carmody - Northwestern Energy
Brenda Peterson - The Wendt Agency
Jen Hensley - Pacific Source Health Plans
Lanny Hubbard - Montana State Fund
Jim Bliss - Tri State Restaurant Supply Inc
Amy Coseo - Studio Verde Creative
Eric Halverson - Missoula International School
Hatton Littman - Missoula County Public Schools
Kelly Heaton - Domestic and Sexual Violence Services
Paula Eberling - Seventh Judicial Victim Witness Program
About Leadership Montana
Leadership Montana exists to develop leaders committed to building a better Montana through knowledge, collaboration, and civility A collaboration of leaders from business, labor, healthcare, education, nonprofit, and government coming together to form a strong partnership for the betterment of our state, Leadership Montana offers participants programming that strengthens leadership skills while fostering personal growth. For further information about the program, visit our website at www.leadershipmontana.org, or contact us at 406-577-2727.