Board Information and Meetings

Board Information and Meetings

Destination Missoula/Tourism Business Improvement District Board meetings are held the second Thursday of the month from 3-5 pm. Meetings are held at the PaddleHeads Post Conference Room located upstairs at 101 E. Main St. Meetings are open to Destination Missoula partners as well as the general public.  Please note: No board meetings are held in the months of August and December. 

Destination Missoula Board of Directors FY 2021-2022 

Officers

Stephen Simpson | President | Ecology Project International

Chuck Maes | President Elect | Grizzly Athletics-University of Montana

A University of Montana graduate, Chuck is the Associate Athletic Director with Grizzly Athletics and currently serves on the Sports Committee. Originally from Anaconda, MT, he is also a member of the Grizzly Scholarship Association and feels passionately about working with the International Association of Venue Managers. Chuck enjoys spending time at iconic Missoula events including River City Roots Festival, Out to Lunch, and Grizzly sporting events. His favorite things about Missoula are the people and all of the great amenities available in the summer.

Layne Rolston | Past President|Individual

Brenda Peyton | Treasurer | JCCS Accounting 

Erin McCrady | Counsel | Dorsey & Whitney LLC

Matt Ellis | Secretary | Missoula PaddleHeads

Matt is the Vice President of the Missoula PaddleHeads Professional Baseball Club and PaddleHead Post, a retail, ticketing, and visitors center hub in downtown Missoula. Throughout his career he has been both an owner and operator and has worked at all levels of Minor League Baseball. He has been a part of the Missoula PaddleHeads franchise as both an owner and operator since 1994. Matt and the PaddleHeads take community service very seriously. He is currently a Board of Director for the Missoula Downtown Association, Missoula Convention and Visitors Bureau, Missoula Parking Commission, and Missoula Curling Club. He is also a co-chair of the Downtown Missoula Master Plan Implementation Committee. Originally from Fort Huachuca, AZ, Matt holds a B.A. in Marketing from Arizona State University and is deeply committed to ensuring funding protection and growth of Missoula tourism. His favorite things about Missoula include the diversity of the city, our vibrant downtown community, the outdoor opportunities, and all of the arts and entertainment available here.

Ex Officio

Airport Representative | Missoula International Airport

Directors 

Leslie Dallapiazza | First Interstate Bank

Rachel Gregg | Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Mimi Gustafson | Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown

David Herrera | Gay Health Task Force

Ben Horan | Five Valleys Land Trust

Lauren Poppen | Southgate Mall

Terri Raugland | Blackfoot River Outfitters

Scott Richman | Townsquare Media

As the General Manager/CRO of Townsquare Media Missoula, Scott is an active member in the community whose passions range from supporting and promoting the Missoula International Airport, local restaurants, and all of the area's wonderful recreation opportunities. He holds a B.A. from George Washington University and is currently active on the DUI Task Force and the MBA. Scott's family loves Missoula and together they enjoy all of the skiing, hiking, and lakes as well as how easy it is to get to the East Coast/West Coast via our great airport. Scott can often be found skiing at Snowbowl, or golfing at the Ranch Club with his friends, Mary and Al, and his son Louis.

Raz Schneider | Second Set Bistro

Karen Schlatter | MT Event Services-University of Montana

Originally from Alaska, Karen loves all things outdoors. She holds a B.S. in Communication and Cultural Organization, and is currently the Events Coordinator for University Center Special Projects at the University of Montana. An active member in the community, Karen is a part of Leadership Missoula, YWCA Meals, Chamber Staff Ambassadors, Quality of Work Life Council, and DiverseU Committee. She is also the Chair for Leadership Missoula Quality of Life. Committed to tourism and community collaboration, Karen's favorite event in Missoula is the Farmers' Market.

Kim Sawyer | Wingate by Wyndham 

Molly Stockdale | Travelers’ Rest Connection

Tourism Business Improvement District Board of Directors FY 2021-2022 

Whitney Bergmann | President | Best Western Plus Grant Creek Inn

Whitney came to Missoula in order to study Communication and English at the University of Montana. Although born in Seattle, she was raised in northern Japan and is now the General Manager of the Best Western Plus Grant Creek Inn. Whitney loves the accessibility of all Missoula has to offer in a "small town" environment and is dedicated to making Missoula a destination for group/convention travel, team and tournament travel, as well as for major events that attract great music talent. Currently, she is a member of the Grant Committee and enjoys the many hiking opportunities Missoula has to offer. 

Jim McLeod | DoubleTree Missoula Edgewater

Kim Sawyer | Wingate by Wyndham

Mimi Gustafson | Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown

Annual Meeting

Our July Board Meeting acts as our annual meeting. During this meeting we take care of  the necessary business that needs to be addressed each year. This includes welcoming and voting in our new officers and board of directors for the year. - Barb please add more if necessary.