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    2023 Montana State Council SHRM

    Leadership Team

    State Council Director
    Ronda Wakefield, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CPHR
    Director of Employee Development & Success
    Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort
    Cell:  406-250-1120

    State Council Director-Elect
    Andre Mehan
    Director of Human Resources
    Whitefish, MT
    Past State Council Director

    Kristina Hanninen, SHMR-CP, PHR, PMP
    Business System Analyst III- HR Applications
    Energizer Holdings, Inc.
    Missoula, MT


    Secretary / Conference Coordinator 2024
    Amanda Hawley, SHRM-CP, PHR
    Program Manager, A Plus Health Care
    Kalispell, MT
    Work: 406-725-3697
    Maureen Bryan
    SVP HR, Parkside Federal Credit Union
    Kalispell, MT
    Certification Director
    Dr. Deanna Keller, SHRM-SCP
    Missoula, MT
    College Relations Director

    Sarah Lappin, Interim Manager, HRBP Hi-Line
    Human Resource Business Partner
    Logan Health

    Cell: 406-407-4282

    Communications Director

    Austin Hobza, SHRM-SCP
    HR Manager
    PDT, Inc.
    Work: 406-541-4255


    Diversity Director
    Michelle Cohens
    HR, Sletten Construction Company
    Great Falls, MT
    Work:  406-454-6418
    Cell: 406-750-3623

    Foundation Director
    Alona Simonovich, SHRM-SCP
    Director of Human Resources
    Hospitality Director
    Adam Ragsdale
    Operations Director, Missoula Housing Authority
    Missoula, MT
    Work: 406-549-4113 x128
    Legislative Director
    Grover Wallace

    President - Grover Wallace and Associates Leadership and HR Resources LLC

    Membership Director
    Brittany Waiss
    Human Resources Manager
    Kettlehouse Brewery
    Technology Services Director
    Deborah Derrick Gass, SHRM-CP, PHR
    MT Department of Labor - Workforce Services Division
    Workforce Consultant
    Missoula, MT
    Work:  406-218-7488
    Workforce Development Director
    Diana Piccono

    HR Manager-Helena
    Montana Department of Transportation
    Cell: 406-461-1789

    2024 Director-Elect
    Amanda Hawley, SHRM-CP, PHR
    Program Manager, A Plus Health Care
    Kalispell, MT
    Work: 406-725-3697


    Katie Slick, SPHR, SHRM-CP
    Field Services Director
    AR, CO, GU, HI, ID, LA, MP, MT, NM, TX, WY