Chantel McCormick Schieffer is the new executive director of Leadership Montana, the premiere leadership development organization in the state. She is responsible for continuing the organization’s high-quality eight-month leadership training program, increasing awareness of the group across the state and directing fundraising efforts. A 2010 graduate of Leadership Montana, she will be reaching out to the hundreds of Leadership Montana alumni to encourage their ongoing interest and participation in the program.
Schieffer was the director of development at Thrive in Bozeman. She has served as the vice president of Grasslands Renewable Energy and as a business development specialist at the Energy Promotion and Development Division for the State of Montana. She has a bachelor's degree in political science from MSU and received the State of Montana Excellence in Leadership award in 2009. Schieffer is also a commissioner on the Montana Commission of Community Service, a director of the Montana Ambassadors and a member of the Montana State University Alumni Foundation board of advisers.
Leadership Montana is a nonprofit organization bringing together business leaders, community members, educators and government officials to build a strong partnership for the betterment of Montana. Established in 2004, the program has more than 400 alumni including members of the state legislature, the governor’s staff, the Board of Regents, city and county government and CEOs and leaders of private businesses and nonprofits across Montana. More information can be found at leadershipmontana.org.