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
  • Brenda Schilling - Glacier County Port Authority
  • Barb Neilan – Destination Missoula/CVB/TBID
  • Diane Medler – Discover Kalispell/CVB/TBID
  • Dylan Boyle – Explore Whitefish/CVB

Organizational Flow Chart 2020

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

Glacier Country Tourism has been a valuable partner to the community-based work of our rural economic development organization. Their support and technical assistance has contributed to the success of Thompson Falls Main Street as a statewide model of planning and tourism infrastructure projects.

- Jen Kreiner, Sanders County Community Development Corporation