BOZEMAN, Mont. – Governor-elect Greg Gianforte today announced his transition advisory team for the Department of Administration.
The advisory team will identify and review candidates to serve as the next director of the Department of Administration, and will forward its recommendations to Governor-elect Gianforte.
“To change the way Helena does business, we need a change agent leading the Department of Administration who will put Montanans first, adopt a culture of customer service, and streamline operations,” Gianforte said. “I thank this team for its service, and look forward to its recommendations.”
This is the ninth transition advisory team the governor-elect has established to assist in identifying exceptional candidates to serve as agency heads and members of related boards. So far, Gianforte has announced transition teams for Agriculture, DPHHS, DOC, FWP, Revenue, and Transportation as well as joint advisory teams for Commerce-Labor/Industry and DNRC-DEQ.
All members of the Department of Administration Transition Advisory Team serve in a voluntary capacity and are not compensated for their time.
Earlier this month, Gianforte launched ServeMontana.com, a website in which individuals may submit their credentials for consideration to serve Montana, including leading state agencies.
Members of Governor-elect Gianforte’s Department of Administration Advisory Team follow:
David Bell – president and CEO of ALPS Corporation
Don Bennett – president and CEO of Freedom Bank
Karen Fagg – director on the board of MDU Resources Group, Inc.; former vice president at DOWL HKM; former director of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
Christi Jacobsen – Secretary of State-elect; deputy secretary of state
Forrest Mandeville – Montana state representative (HD-57) and chair of the State Administration Committee
Mike Milburn – chair of Governor-elect Gianforte’s transition; chief of staff for Montana Attorney General Tim Fox
Laef Olson – senior technology advisor for Apax Partners
Scott Reichner – owner of Flathead Mortgage Co.; former Montana state representative (HD-9), chair of the House Education Committee, and member of the Joint Select Committee on Efficiency in Government