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Havreites in Leadership Montana Class of 2019

Forty-four professionals selected for premier leadership Development Program


Press release

BOZEMAN — Leadership Montana announced the selection of 44 community, business, education, healthcare, nonprofit and government leaders from across the state for the Class of 2019 including Havre’s Brad Baldwin of Baldwin Insurance and Jennifer Dees of Northwest Farm Credit Services.

These influential community members make up the 15th class of the prestigious program.

“The participants of our incoming class truly represent the best of Montana,” said President/CEO Chantel Schieffer. “We are excited to welcome class members from all corners of the state, representing both large and small Montana communities, as well as new and traditional industries that are vital to the Montana economy.”

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 will begin in September 2018 at Big Sky for the Orientation and Retreat and conclude with Graduation in Billings in April 2019.  Other program sites this year will include Philipsburg, Butte, Hamilton, Missoula, Helena, White Sulphur Springs, Great Falls, and Glasgow.

To date, nearly 600 people representing more than 60 communities across the state have graduated from the program.  Leadership Montana alumni serve in key leadership positions in businesses, education, government, healthcare, non-profit organizations, and community boards. 

  The others selected for the class are:


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 – Rocky Mountain College


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

Sheri Jarvis – Sheri Jarvis Art & Design


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


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


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


Diane Conti – BNSF Railway

Jennifer Cloutier – US Forest Service

About Leadership Montana

Leadership Montana exists to develop leaders committed to building a better Montana through knowledge, collaboration, and civility. LM is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and is supported by the generous support of individuals, foundations, and businesses across the state. For further information about the program, visit our website at http://www.leadershipmontana.org, or contact our office at 406-577-2727.


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