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301 S Park, Helena 59601 841-2700
TDD (Telephone Device for the Deaf) 841-2702


Director, Pam Haxby-Cote 841-2745
Chief Legal Counsel, Marty Tuttle 841-2706
Communications Director, Emilie Ritter Saunders 841-2557
Executive Assistant, Gail Gallik 841-2704
FAX # 841-2701



Office of Legal Affairs 

Chief Legal Counsel, Marty Tuttle 841-2706
Legal Counsel, Amy Barnes 841-2733
Legal Counsel, Garrett Norcott 841-2703
Paralegal, Bonnie Martello 841-2596

Office of Communications

Communications Director, Emilie Ritter Saunders 841-2557
Creative Content Manager, Teresa Adams  841-2558
Communications Manager, Daniel Iverson 841-2893
Communications Manager, Todd Jackson 841-2811

Office of Human Resources

Human Resources Manager, Nan LeFebvre 841-2727
Human Resources Specialist, Penny Fassett 841-2718

Office of Accounting & Budget

Accounting & Fiscal Manager, Teri Juneau 841-2712
Budget Manager, Bill Hoffmann 841-2720
Accountant, Craig Woods 841-2713
Accounting Technician, Jackie Furlong 841-2714
Purchasing Agent, Heidi Sampson 841-2715
Payroll, Benefits & Accounting, Cynthia Davis 841-2717

Office of Information Technology

Information Technology Manager, Larry Krause 841-2705
Web / Application Developer, Sue Leferink 841-2721
Network Administrator, Terry Meagher 841-2722
Desktop Support Technician, Linda Sharkey 841-2726


PO Box 200523 Helena, MT 59620-0523
Division Administrator, Jennifer Olson 841-2773
Legal Counsel, Amy Barnes 841-2733
Administrative Assistant Supervisor, John Mueller 841-2869
Administrative Assistant, Emily Rowe 841-2791
Fax # 841-2771

Community Grants Bureau

Community Grants Bureau Chief, A.C. Rothenbuecher 841-2551

Community Development Block Grant Program

Program Manager, Vacant  
Program Manager, Vacant  
Program Specialist, Vacant  
Program Specialist, Stephanie Crider 841-2867
Program Specialist, Sharon Lofftus 841-2785
Program Specialist, Jeanette Blize 841-2782

Coal Board

Administrative Specialist, Anne Pichette 841-2598

Hard Rock Mining Impact Board

Administrative Officer, Anne Pichette 841-2598

HOME/HTF Programs

Program Manager, Vacant  
Program Specialist, Stephanie Crider 841-2867
Program Specialist, Jeanette Blize 841-2782
Program Specialist, Vacant  
Program Specialist, Sharon Lofftus 841-2785

Treasure State Endowment Program

Program Manager, Becky Anseth 841-2786
Program Specialist, Michele Cushman 841-2789
Program Specialist, Valerie Short 841-2787


Community Planning Bureau

Community Planning Bureau Chief, Vacant  

Community Technical Assistance Program

Division Engineer, Vacant 841-2597
Division Engineer, Richard Knatterud 841-2784
Planning Specialist, Galen Steffens 841-2819
Planning Specialist, Maria Jackson 841-2550
Outreach Specialist, Gus Byrom 841-2777
Legal Counsel, Amy Barnes 841-2733

Montana Main Street Program

Program Coordinator, Tash Wisemiller 841-2756


PO Box 200528 Helena, MT 59620-0528
Housing Website
Division Administrator, Bruce Brensdal 841-2844
Operations Manager, Stacy Collette 841-2826
Research and Outreach, Penny Cope 841-2846
Office Manager, Paula Loving 841-2824
Toll Free Number 1-800-761-6264

Board of Housing

PO Box 200528 Helena, MT 59620-0528  
Main Number 841-2840
Fax Number 841-2841
Accounting Manager, Ginger Pfankuch 841-2855
Multifamily Manager, Mary Bair 841-2845
Homeownership Manager, Vicki Bauer 841-2849
Program Specialist, June Pack 841-2795

Mortgage Servicing

PO Box 200550 Helena, MT 59520-0550 841-2799
Main Number 841-2799
Manager, Mary Palkovich 841-2857
Toll Free Number 1-855-841-2872

Section 8 Housing Programs

(Tenant Based & Project Based Section 8)  
Box 200545, Helena, MT 59620-0545  
Main Number 841-2830
Fax Number 841-2810
Manager, Leslie Torgerson 841-2806


PO Box 200505 Helena, MT 59620-0505
Division Administrator, Sean Becker 841-2707
Office Manager, Shantal Niederstadt 841-2730
Fax # 841-2871

Finance Assistance Bureau

Bureau Chief, Karyl Tobel 841-2732


       Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund/Workforce Training Grant

Section Manager, Annmarie Robinson 841-2744

Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund

Program Specialist, Debi Davidson 841-2792
Program Specialist, Alyssa Townsend 841-2748

Workforce Training Grant

Program Specialist, Vacant 841-2550
Program Specialist, Janice Wannebo 841-2741

Commerce Loan Fund (Certified Regional Development Corporations/Micro Business Finance Program/Montana State Small Business Credit Initiative/Montana Wood Products Revolving Loan Fund)

Section Manager, Carolyn Jones 841-2594

Certified Regional Development Corporations (CRDC)/Micro Business Finance Program (MBFP)

Program Specialist, Vacant 841-2751

Montana State Small Business Credit Initiative (MT SSBCI)/Montana Wood Products Revolving Loan Fund (WP RLF)

Program Specialist, Vacant 841-2737

Board of Research and Commercialization

Executive Director, Dave Desch 841-2759
Program Specialist, Jane Todd 841-2760
Fax # 841-2761

Census & Economic Information Center Bureau

Interim Bureau Chief, Tom Kaiserski 841-2034
Senior Research Economist, Joe Ramler 841-2719
Research Economist, Benjamin Gill 841-2739
GIS Coordinator, Leslie Zolman 841-2743
Information Technology Specialist, Dick Hanson 841-2742
Administrative Assistant, Maria Tromly 841-2740
Fax # 841-2731

Industry Development Program

Program Manager, Tom Kaiserski 841-2034
Development Officer, Dustin de Yong 841-2032
Program Assistant, Vacant  

Business and Technical Assistance Bureau

Bureau Chief, Casey Lozar   841-2821

Office of Indian Country Economic Development

Program Manager, Heather Sobrepena-George 841-2775
Entrepreneurial Development Manager, Philip Belangie 721-3663
Tribal Economic Development Commission/Indian Language Program Manager, Billie LeDeau 841-2754

Small Business Development Center

SBDC State Director, Chad Moore 841-2746
SBDC Associate Director, Lori Gilliland 841-2716
MT Tech Innovation Partnership Program Manager, Vacant  
SBDC Marketing and Public Relations Specialist, Emma Lunak 841-2747

Office of Trade and International Relations

Export Montana Website
Made in Montana Website
International Trade Manager, Angie DeYoung 841-2783
International Trade Officer, Katie Willcockson 841-2750
International Marketing Officer, Canon Luerkens 841-2724
Fax # 841-2871


Bureau Chief, Jenny Pelej 841-2896
Consumer Marketing Manager, Raylee Honeycutt 841-2948
Travel Trade Manager, Marlee Iverson 841-2895
Travel Trade Coordinator, Kim Birrell 841-2898
Public Relations Coordinator, Andy Shirtliff 841-2897
Digital Marketing Manager, Norm Dwyer 841-2885
Social Media Coordinator, Vacant 841-2879
Publications Specialist, Jacquie Welch 841-2886
Network Administrator, Donald Todd 841-2892
Content Specialist, Kristen Gates 841-2763
Web Content Specialist, Vacant 841-2788


Film Commissioner, Allison Whitmer 841-2881
Location Coordinator, J.D. Jacoby 841-2880
Fax # 841-2871

Sales & Constituent Services

Bureau Chief, Jan Stoddard 841-2894
Tourism Grant Manager, Carol Crockett 841-2796
Compliance Specialist, Barb Sanem 841-2769
Business Development Specialist, Kevann (Kev) Campbell 841-2887
Made in Montana Program Manager, Lonie Stimac 841-2868
Made in Montana Marketing Coordinator, Vacant 841-2795
Tourism Outreach Coordinator, Carmen Levick 841-2873

Budget & Operations

Bureau Chief, Anna Marie Moe 841-2797
Financial Specialist, Jo Morand 841-2798
Administrative Assistant, Carmen Whiting 841-2870
Fulfillment Specialist, Vacant 841-2768


PO Box 200126 Helena, MT 59620-0126 - 2401 Colonial Drive, 3rd Floor
Executive Director, David Ewer 444-1285
Deputy Director, Geri Burton 444-1365
Chief Investment Officer, Joseph Cullen, CFA, CAIA, FRM 444-0058
Financial Manager, Julie Feldman, CPA 444-0099
Associate Financial Manager, Frank Cornwell, CPA 444-0587
Associate Financial Manager, Polly Boutin 444-0220
Director of Public Market Investments, Rande Muffick, CFA 444-0586
Portfolio Manager - Director of In State Loan Program, Doug Hill 444-1278
Portfolio Manager - Fixed Income, John Romasko 444-0258
Director of Private Investments, Ethan Hurley 444-0250
Director of Risk Management, Dan Zarling 444-0086
Accountant - AOF, Tammy Lindgren 444-0005
Network Administrator, Mary Noack 444-0060
Senior Bond Program Officer, Louise Welsh 444-0891
Accountant -- STIP, April Madden 444-0003
Program Assistant & Board Secretary, Dana Chapman 444-0002
Fax # 449-6579
Fax # STIP 444-4268


PO Box 200506, Helena, MT 59620-0506, 2401 Colonial Drive 3rd Floor 
Executive Director, Adam Gill 444-0259
Financial Specialist 444-0039
Fax # 444-0019


PO Box 338, Virginia City, MT 59755 - 300 W. Wallace St     


Operations Manager, Elijah Allen 843-5247 x208
Virginia City Office Fax 843-5468
McFarland Curatorial Center Fax 843-5447
Museum Technician, Kate Slawski 843-5247 x204
Museum Technician, Marge Antolik 843-5247 x209
Preservation Specialist, Jeff Cleverley 843-5247 x239
Preservation Specialist, Safety Officer, Don Steeley 843-5247 x239
Administrative Assistant, Kate Slawski 843-5247 x201
Volunteer Coordinator, Vacant 843-5247 x206