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Leadership Montana will hold its annual statewide conference in Butte September 22 and 23 at NorthWestern Energy. This event will draw leaders from all corners of Montana who discuss important issues affecting businesses, higher education, government, non-profit organizations, the health care industry and more.

“We are very excited to showcase this rich community and what it means to be ‘Butte Tough’,” said Chantel Schieffer, President/CEO of Leadership Montana. “This annual gathering of alumni and friends is a great opportunity for us to continue our Leadership Montana experience and training. We also highly encourage anyone who is interested in leadership training or learning more about Butte to join us. This event is open to all.”

Keynote Speaker Brigadier General (ret.) Colleen McGuire will share her lessons in leadership.  McGuire served 32 years with the US Army and was the first women to hold several high-ranking positions including the Army’s top law-enforcement position as Provost Marshal General of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. She’s also a University of Montana graduate and recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Registration is $100 and participants do not have to be a graduate of Leadership Montana to attend. To register, visit