Leadership Montana announced the graduation of 43 community, business, education, healthcare, nonprofit and government leaders from across the state for the Class of 2016. These community members make up the 12th class of the program.

Leadership Montana is comprised of a 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, Pablo, Whitefish, Livingston, Bozeman, Helena, White Sulphur Springs, Great Falls, Glasgow and Billings.

“On behalf of the Leadership Montana Board of Governors, I am excited to welcome these accomplished individuals into our growing alumni group,” said Tom McGree, Chairman of the Board. “Leadership Montana is designed to bring together some of the brightest and most diverse minds to help secure the future of our great state. With these new alumni, we are continuing in the tradition set forth by our founding members over a decade ago.”

To date, there are 507 graduates of the program representing over 50 communities across the state.  Leadership Montana alumni serve in key leadership positions in businesses, education, government, healthcare, non-profit organizations, and community boards.

The Bozeman Leadership Montana Class of 2016:

Kristy Buckley, Crowley Fleck
Heather Collins, Eagle Mount Bozeman
Chris Dahl, Foundant Technologies
Kerry Hanson, MSU Alumni Foundation
Chris Kearns, Montana State University
Craig Woolard, City of Bozeman