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The Wheeler Center Fellows "Envision Montana Summer Colloquium"

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August 8, 2011View for printing

The Wheeler Center Fellows "Envision Montana Summer Colloquium" has announced the participation of the following emerging Montana leaders and their policy presentation responsibilities during the week they are on the Salmon River.

The group will discuss their vision for Montana's future during the trip. Each participant will be making public presentations upon their return to their businesses and communities. Please invite them to speak to your organization!

Many thanks to event sponsors Holiday River Expeditions, Donald and Signe Farris of Bozeman, an anonymous Bozeman donor and NorthWestern Energy.

'Envision Montana: Under 35 Summer Colloquium' Schedule of Presenters August 16-22, 2011

Energy | 17th PM

Zac Adkins (Butte) - Recent graduate from Montana Tech of the U of M in General Engineering Civil Option

Chantel McCormick (Bozeman) - Serves as Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations

Zack Porter (Missoula) -- Campaign Coordinator for All Against The Haul; against a Northwest industrial corridor

Lesa Pribyl (Big Sandy) - Program developer/manager at MSU in departments of Extended University and Extension


Agriculture | 18th AM

Marguerite Jodry (Sheridan) - AmeriCorps VISTA member serving with the Ruby Valley Community Food Project

Jeremy Norby (Sidney) - Insurance agent at Seitz Insurance Agency, an independent insurance provider

Ariel Overstreet (Big Timber) --Manager of Communications for the Montana Stockgrowers Association

Aeric Reilly (Stanford) - Membership Director for Montana Farmers Union in Great Falls, MT


Culture/Humanities | 18th PM

Caroline Keys (Missoula) - Musician; making a living playing gigs, teaching, and booking music

Rylee Sommers-Flanagan (Absarokee) - Graduate of Emory University, beginning a Creative Writing Master's program at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland

Zack Rogala (Darby) -- Montana's foremost executive non-profit director, and avid student of life

Erin Chamberlin (Helena) - Finishing Master's of Architecture degree at MSU in pursuit of a doctorate in International Development

Libbie Anderson (Whitefish) - Studied Photography at MSU and our very own 'U-35' photography maverick


Government | 19th AM

Katy Peterson (Winston) - Consumer Marketing Manager for the Montana Office of Tourism

Shoots Veis (Billings) - Working in, for, around, cooperatively, and with governments with a particular affinity for Montana, local government, and international affairs

Noah Stout (Darby) -- Second year law student at University of Montana interested in the Montana Constitution


Business| 19th PM

Danica Jamison (Bozeman) - 4H Extension Agent for Gallatin County

Shannon Peterson (Circle) - Licensed architect with CTA Architects in Billings

Kassia Randzio (Missoula) -- Development Associate at the National Forest Foundation

Abby Schlatter (Bozeman) - Consulting for several organizations in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors


Education | 20th AM

Anne Cantrell (Big Sky) - Writer and editor for MSU's Communications office and the MSU News Service

Kathryn Watson (Bozeman) - Education and Outreach Coordinator for Montana Watercourse


Healthcare | 20th PM

Mark Schallenberger (Belgrade) - Technical lead and project manager in charge of developing a novel combinatorial medical device at Bacterin International Inc.

*Schedule as of August 3, 2011

Reader Comments:

A great group. Wish we had more business representation from the growing technology sector where so many of our young people are working.
--Liz Marchi

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