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Board of Directors

President:  
Paul Tuss

V.P.:  
Steve Arveschoug

Treasurer:  
Rick Edwards

Past President:  
Jason Rittal

Charter Board Positions (9):
Anaconda – Jim Davison, Anaconda Local Development Corporation
Butte – Pam Haxby-Cote, Butte Local Development Corporation
Billings – Steve Arveschoug, Big Sky Economic Development Authority
Bozeman – Paul Reichert, Prospera Business Network
Great Falls – Brett Doney,  Great Falls Development Authority
Havre – Paul Tuss, Bear Paw Development Corporation
Helena –  Brian Obert, Montana Business Assistance Connection
Kalispell - Jerry Meerkatz, Montana West Economic Development
Missoula – James Grunke, Missoula Economic Partnership

Rotating Board Positions (up to 13) (term ending):
Tim Guardipee,**  Native American Development Corp.  (2018)
Jason Rittal, Eastern Plains EDC/CRDC (2017)
Anne Boothe, Triangle Telephone*, Malta (2018)
(vacant)    (2016)
Rick Edwards*, NorthWestern Energy, Butte (2018)
Russ Fletcher *, MATR, Missoula (2018)
Leslie Messer, Richland Economic Development (2018)
Kathie Bailey, Snowy Mountain Development Corp. (2017)
Sarah Converse, Sweetgrass Development, Great Falls Region (2017)
Sue Taylor, Bearthooth RC&D, Joliet   (2017)
Tracy McIntyre, Rural Economic Designs  (2017)
Jim Atchison, Southeastern MT Development Corp., (2017)
Stephanie Ray, CTA, Livingston,  Helena (2017)
Chris Cequone, New Fields, Missoula (2017)

Ex Officio Board Positions:
Ken Fichtler ***  Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Sean Becker   ***  MT Dept. of Commerce
John Walsh  *** USDA/Rural Development MT
Roger Hopkins *** SBA State Deputy Director
Gloria O’Rourke***,  MEDA  (Secretary)

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

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Congratulations!
to the following MEDA Rick Jones Memorial Scholarship Spring Round winners: John Winegart, Brigitta Freer, and Joseph Willauer.