Leadership Montana announced the graduation of 44 community, business, education, health care, 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.

To date, there are nearly 650 graduates of the program representing over 50 communities throughout the state. Leadership Montana alumni serve in key leadership positions in businesses, education, government, health care, nonprofit 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.

The three-day, three session experience builds on the Leadership Montana experience by digging deeper into community issues, leadership theory and civil discourse.

Listed below, by hometown, are area individuals who successfully completed Leadership Montana Class 2019 and the businesses at which they are affiliated.


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; Vicki-Lynn Terpstra, PayneWest Insurance; Eric Wood, Billings Clinic, Misty Kuhl.

Red Lodge:

Kelly Heaton, Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

For more information, including a complete list of 2019 graduates, go to leadershipmontana.org.

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