Board of Directors

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Glacier Country Tourism’s board of directors is made up of leaders from across all eight counties in the region. Our board members’ skills, knowledge and passion for the travel industry are not only a benefit to us in our region but across Montana. Our board of directors is one of our organization’s greatest assets.

“Our board is dedicated to our mission and values statements and they provide the vision and ‘big picture’ leadership that gives Glacier Country Tourism’s staff and contract agencies our organizational strategy and plan with which to help us achieve our goals.” – Racene Friede, President CEO

Board of Directors:

  • Shannon Brilz (Chairperson) – University of Montana
  • Ramona Holt (1st Vice Chairperson) – Holt Heritage Museum
  • Cris Jensen (2nd Vice Chairperson) – Missoula International Airport
  • Victoria Lee (Secretary-Treasurer) – Glacier Distilling Company
  • Karr Bergmann – Red Lion Ridgewater Inn & Suites Polson
  • Mike Johnston – Montana River Guides
  • Matt Lautzenheiser – Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
  • Tina Oliphant – Kootenai River Development Council
  • Amber Pacheco-Holm – Libby Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Aubrie Lorona - Swan Mountain Outfitters
  • Christina "Riley" Polumbus - North Valley Hospital
  • Brenda Schilling - Glacier County Port Authority
  • Chris Darlow - Darlow's Quality Foods
  • Rob Harvey – Big Sky Motel/Falls Motel
  • Ray Brown – Sanders County Community Development
  • Juli Thurston – Sanders County MSU Extension Service
  • Ashley Kavanagh - Rose Petal Floral, Cafe, and Supplies
  • Barb Neilan – Destination Missoula/CVB/TBID
  • Diane Medler – Discover Kalispell/CVB/TBID
  • Dylan Boyle – Explore Whitefish/CVB

Organizational Flow Chart 2020 - updates coming soon

Interested in becoming a member of the Glacier Country Tourism Board of Directors?

Glacier Country Tourism offers my organization the opportunity to reach out-of-state prospects I’d not be able to reach on my own. Their social media reach is targeted and takes the worry and work away from what I could do alone. Best ROI on marketing money around.

- Shannon Brilz, University of Montana