Governor Steve Bullock today announced the following appointments.
Board of Public Education
- Darlene Schottle, Bigfork. Qualification: District 1, Independent. Schottle is an Independent Educational Contractor with the School Administrators of Montana, and served previously as the Superintendent of Schools for Kalispell.
Board of Housing
- Bob Gauthier, Ronan. Qualification: Public Representative. Gauthier is the Owner of Ahoy Leasing & Development and a Broker/Owner of Gauthier Agency, LLC.
- Jeanette McKee, Hamilton. Qualification: Public Representative. McKee is a Real Estate Salesperson for Prudential Montana Real Estate.
- Sheila Rice, Great Falls. Qualification: Public Representative. Rice is the Executive Director of NeighborWorks Montana and NeighborWorks Great Falls.
Judicial Nominations Commission
- Hal Harper, Helena. Qualification: Public Representative. Harper is retired after spending several years serving state government, and served as a long-time state legislator.
State Parks and Recreation Board
- Mary Sexton, Choteau. Qualification: District 3 Representative. Sexton is the former Director of the Department of Natural Resources and continues to farm and ranch.
- Tom Towe, Billings. Qualification: District 5 Representative, Chair. Towe is an attorney in Billings and a former state legislator.
Board of Public Assistance
- Helen Schmitt, Sidney. Qualification: Public Representative. Schmitt is the Program Director for the Richland County Coalition against Domestic Violence.
State-Tribal Economic Development Commission
- Jim Kennedy, Harlem. Qualification: Representative of the Fort Belknap Indian Community. Kennedy was selected to represent the Tribe on this Commission.
Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council
- Terry McKeon, Malta. Qualification: Survivor or Family Member of Survivor of Traumatic Brain Injury. McKeon is a CPA in Malta.
- Angela Wathan, Whitefish. Qualification: Injury Control or Prevention Programs. Wathan is a Chiropractor in Whitefish, and is serving as a member of the Flathead Valley Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group and the Save the Brain organization.