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Board of Directors

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 statement 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
  • Matt Lautzenheiser (1st Vice Chairperson) – Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
  • Christina "Riley" Polumbus (2nd Vice Chairperson) - Logan Health
  • Victoria Lee (Secretary-Treasurer) – Glacier Distilling Company
  • Aubrie Lorona - Swan Mountain Outfitters
  • Ray Brown – Sanders County Community Development
  • Juli Thurston – Sanders County MSU Extension Service
  • Dirk De Coninck - East Shore Smoke House
  • Barbara Liss - Montana Bliss Artworks
  • Troy Douthit - Kootenai Country Montana
  • Steve Clairmont
  • David Diehl
  • Linda Howard - Wolf Trail Montana LLC
  • Lailani Upham - Iron Shield Creative / Visit Blackfeet (Blackfeet Tribe Tourism)
  • Edna White - Averill Hospitality
  • Ramona Holt – Holt Heritage Museum
  • Barb Neilan – Destination Missoula/CVB/TBID
  • Diane Medler – Discover Kalispell/CVB/TBID

Organizational Flow Chart October 2023

Interested in becoming a member of the Glacier Country Tourism Board of Directors? We are currently seeking applicants from Glacier, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli and Sanders counties. Flathead County already has the maximum number of people for this budget year per our bylaws.

The success of new air service at Missoula International Airport is due in large part to the partnership that the airport has with Glacier Country Tourism. Through marketing opportunities, events and online, the airport has received the constant benefit of the dedicated staff and members of Glacier Country Tourism.

- Cris Jensen, Missoula International Airport