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:

  • Chase Averill (President/Chair) – Flathead Lake Lodge
  • Ramona Holt (1st VP) – Holt Heritage Museum
  • Cris Jensen (2nd VP) – Missoula International Airport
  • Shannon Brilz (Secretary-Treasurer) – University of Montana
  • Victoria Lee – Glacier Distilling Company
  • Karr Bergmann – Red Lion Ridgewater Inn & Suites Polson
  • Mike Johnston – Montana River Guides
  • Jen Kreiner – Sanders County Community Development
  • Matt Lautzenheiser – Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
  • Tina Oliphant – Kootenai River Development Council
  • Amber Pacheco-Holm – Libby Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Rick Sinclair – Diamond S RV Park & Campground
  • Aubrie Lorona - Swan Mountain Outfitters
  • Christina "Riley" Polumbus - Whitefish Mountain Resort
  • 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 2019

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

The staff at Glacier Country Tourism made me feel included from the first time I met them. Membership has provided me with great networking and educational opportunities that have positively benefitted my community and my business. I am very grateful for their expertise.

- Victoria Lee, Glacier Distilling Company