Board of Directors

President:  
Steve Arveschoug

V.P.:  
Brian Obert

Treasurer:  
Rick Edwards

Past President:  
Paul Tuss

Charter Board Positions (13):

Anaconda – Jim Davison, Anaconda Local Development Corporation
Butte –  Joe Willauer,  Butte Local Development Corporation
Billings – Steve Arveschoug, Big Sky Economic Development Authority
Bozeman – Paul Reichert, Prospera Business Network
Colstrip - Jim Atchison, Southeastern Montana Development Corporation
Great Falls – Brett Doney,  Great Falls Development Authority
Havre – Paul Tuss, Bear Paw Development Corporation
Helena –  Brian Obert, Montana Business Assistance Connection
Kalispell - Kim Morisaki, Montana West Economic Development
Lewistown - Kathie Bailey, Snowy Mountain Development Corporation
Missoula – Grant Kier, Missoula Economic Partnership
Terry - Beth Epley, Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation
Wolf Point - Tori Matejovsky, Great Northern Development  Corporation
 

Rotating Board Positions (up to 12) (term ending):

Tim Guardipee,**  Native American Development Corp.  (2020)
Jason Rittal, MACo, Helena  (2019)
Vacant   (2020)
Vacant   (2020)
Rick Edwards*, NorthWestern Energy, Butte (2020)
Russ Fletcher *, MATR, Missoula (2020)
Leslie Messer, Richland Economic Development (2020)
Sarah Converse, Sweetgrass Development, Great Falls Region (2019)
Sue Taylor, Bearthooth RC&D, Joliet   (2019)
Tracy McIntyre, Rural Economic Designs  (2019)
Stephanie Ray, CTA, Livingston,  Helena (2019)
Chris Cequone, New Fields, Missoula (2019)

Ex Officio Board Positions:

Ken Fichtler ***  Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Pam Haxby-Cote, Sean Becker   ***  MT Dept. of Commerce
Charles Robison  *** USDA/Rural Development MT
Wayne Gardella *** SBA District Director
*** MACo
*** MT Tribal Nation Representative
***MT League of Cities and Towns
*** EDA
Gloria O’Rourke***,  MEDA  (Secretary)

*Required business seat
**Native American seat
***Ex Officio seat

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