Office of Governor

Greg Gianforte

APPOINTMENTS

Chief Information Officer: Kevin Gilbertson

Department of Administration (Director): Misty Ann Giles 

Department of Agriculture (Director): Mike Foster

Office of Budget and Program Planning (Director): Kurt Alme

Department of Commerce (Director): Scott Osterman

Community Service Director: TBA

Department of Corrections (Director): Brian Gootkin

Office of Economic Development (Director): TBA

Department of Environmental Quality (Director): Chris Dorrington

Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks (Director): Henry "Hank" Worsech

Office of Indian Affairs (Director): Misty Kuhl

Department of Labor and Industry (Commissioner): Laurie Esau

Department of Military Affairs (Adjutant General): Major General John "Pete" Hronek

Montana Lottery Director: Scott Sales

Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (Director): Amanda Kaster

Department of Public Health and Human Services (Director): Adam Meier

Department of Revenue (Director): Brendan Beatty

Department of Transportation (Director): Malcolm "Mack" Long


STAFF

Kurt Alme - Budget Director

Charlie Brereton - Health Care Policy Advisor

Sonny Capece - Economic Development Specialist

Will Emery - Research/Press Assistant

Mike Freeman - Natural Resources Policy Advisor

Travis Hall - Senior Advisor & Director of Strategic Communications

Christine Heggem - Chief of Staff

Karli Hill - Director of Engagement

Elizabeth Klinker - Constituent Services

Rachel Meredith - Counsel

Anita Milanovich - General Counsel

Mike Milburn - Senior Advisor

Glenn Oppel - Policy Director

Celia Rigler - Staff Assistant

Tory Scribner - Scheduler

Brett Simons - Economic Development Specialist

Hannah Slusser - Executive Assistant to the Lieutenant Governor & Chief of Staff

Brooke Stroyke - Press Secretary

Liane Taylor - Boards & Nominations

Garrett Turner - Director of Media & Content

Tory Scribner - Deputy Scheduler

Anna Fielder - Scheduler


COVID-19 TASK FORCE

Don Beeman - member of the Bozeman Health Board of Directors; former VP of U.S. Commercial Operations for Merck’s Vaccine Division

Father Patrick Beretta - parish priest at St. Patrick and Immaculate Conception Churches in Butte

Daniel Bierschwale - Executive Director of Big Sky Resort Area District

Dax Cetraro - Owner of Village Inn Pizza, Grand Plaza Casino, Rialto Bar

Greg Chilcott - Ravalli County Commissioner; Trustee for Montana Association of Counties

Brenda Connelly - chief operation officer for The Springs Living

Pamela Cutler, M.D. - emergency room physician and president of the Western Montana Clinic; president of the Montana Medical Association

Heidi M. Duncan, MD, FAAFP - Medical Director at the Billings Clinic

Randy Edwards - regional vice president for EmPres Healthcare Management; licensed nursing home administrator

Scott Gottlieb, M.D. - 23rd commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute

Wayne Leiker - VP of Refining Operations at Calumet Refinery

Scott Malloy, LCSW - program director at Montana Healthcare Foundation

Liz Moore - Executive Director of the Montana Nonprofit Association

Hannah Nieskens - Superintendent of Whitehall; 2018 Montana Principal of the Year & 2019 NASSP Principal of the Year finalist

Rick Norby - President of Montana League of Cities and Towns; Mayor of Sidney

Todd O’Hair - President and CEO of the Montana Chamber of Commerce

Gwyn Palchak, BSN, RN-BC, ACM-RN - president of District 7 Nurses Association of the Montana Nurses Association

Adjutant General Matthew Quinn - Commander of Montana Air National Guard; currently leads Governor Bullock’s Coronavirus Task Force

Brian Rigby - president and apprenticeships coordinator of Iron Workers Local No. 732

Carley Robertson, M.D. - primary care physician and vice president of the Montana Medical Association

Sheryl Scheafer - President of Montana Parent Teachers Association

Dan Schmidt - Superintendent of Poplar Schools

Jesse Slaughter - Cascade County Sheriff

Rich St. John - Chief of the Billings Police Department

Karen Sullivan, MA - Butte-Silver Bow Public Health Officer

Randy Swenson - Owner of TenderNest Assisted Living

Cherie Taylor - CEO of Northern Rockies Medical Center

Steve Wahrlich - Owner of Best Western Plus Clocktower Inn & Stella’s Kitchen and Bakery

Kaci Wallette - Ft. Peck Tribal Executive Board member and nurse

Tony Ward, Ph.D. - professor and chair of the School of Public and Community Health Sciences at the University of Montana

Elsie Arntzen, ex officio - Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction

Troy Downing, ex officio - Montana State Auditor-elect

Christi Jacobsen, ex officio - Montana Secretary of State-elect

Austin Knudsen, J.D., ex officio - Montana Attorney General-elect