Board & Committee

Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District

Board of Directors

Government Representatives:
Name Jurisdiction Position
**Don Seifert Gallatin County County Commissioner
Jim Doer Gallatin County County Executive
Joe Skinner Gallatin County County Commissioner
Bill Berg Park County County Commissioner
Ted Barkley City of Belgrade City Administrator
Ann Cole Town of Three Forks City Representative
Brit Fontenot City of Bozeman Economic Devel. Director
David Rowell Town of Manhattan Mayor
Russ Nelson City of Belgrade  Mayor
Brian Sprenger Gallatin Field Manager
Alistair Stewart Mt Mfg. Extension Service Director, Appointed by MSU Chancellor
**Steve Caldwell Park County County Commissioner
James Bennett City of Livingston City Commission, Chairman
*Pierre Martineau Town of West Yellowstone City Council
Non-Government Representatives: Stakeholder Organization Representatives
Debra Youngberg Belgrade Chamber  Executive Director
Debbie Berg MT Job Service  Manager
Don Gimbel Vision Livingston  Member
Dr. Paul Lachepelle Montana State University  Faculty Member
 Private Sector Representatives:
**Scott Pogh NW Farm Credit  VP-Relationship Mgmt.
Bill Simkins Simkins-Hallin Lumber  CEO
*Wyeth Windham Printing For Less  Sales President
*Jaren Starr American Bank  Vice President
*Manny Goetz Yellowstone County Motor Sales  Owner
Jane Tecca Pure West Realty  Broker
Jerry Pape ThinkBIG  President
Members at Large
Name Jurisdiction Position
Cheryl Ridgely Bozeman Deaconess Hospital Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer
Calculations                         *Executive Committee Member      **Officers of the Board Number Percent
Government Representatives 14 54%
Non-Government Members 11 42%
Members at Large 1 4%
Total Board Membership 26 100%

Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District

Strategy Committee

The Planning Organization must appoint a Strategy Committee. The Strategy Committee must represent the main economic interests of the Region and must include Private Sector Representatives as a majority of its membership. In addition, the Planning Organization should ensure that the Strategy Committee includes public officials, community leaders, and representatives of workforce development boards, institutions of higher education, minority and labor groups, and private individuals. The Strategy Committee representing Indian Tribes or States may vary.

Strategy Committee

Heather Belamy NorthWestern Energy  Manager
Bill Berg Cool Works Owner
Joe Skinner Story Creek Enterprises, Inc.  Owner
**Don Seifert Gallatin County  County Commissioner
Matt McCune Autopilot Design Owner
Mike Hope Ferraro’s, etc. Owner
Tony Martel Martel Construction  Owner
Representatives of Other Economic Interests
Chris Nauman Downtown Bozeman Partnership Executive Director
Debbie Berg MT Job Service Director
*Pierre Martineau Town of West Yellowstone City Council
CEDS Committee Calculations Number Percent
Private Sector Representatives 9 75%
Representation of Other Economic Interests (no more than 49%)  3  25%
Total Committee Membership 12 100%