Board of Directors Committees and Members

ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

Committee Chair - Jen Hensley | Vice Chair - Erin Billings
Wayne Nelson (EX O)
Jodi Moreau, Staff Liaison

Committee Description: Develop and direct a legislative strategy for the benefit of the University of Montana.  The committee encourages active interaction with local officials and state legislators to raise awareness of the value that UM provides to the citizens of Montana.

Committee as a Whole

RECOGNITION COMMITTEE

Committee Chair - Moraine Byrne  |  Vice Chair - Denise Grills
Wayne Nelson (EX O)
Jodi Moreau, Staff Liaison

Committee Description: Review and select alumni deserving of special recognition as Distinguished Alumni.  Also evaluates applicants for the UMAA Scholarship.

Committee Members

Vanessa Bucklin

Ken Dunham

Brandon Gebhardt

Jen Hensley

Will Kellogg

Sean Morrison

Bruce Posey

Kent Price

FINANCE & INVESTMENTS COMMITTEE

Committee Chair - Kent Price | Vice Chair - Denise Grills
Wayne Nelson (EX O)
Jed Liston, Staff Liaison
Brent Russ, UMAA CPA

Committee Description: Review and advise on all matters relative to the financial affairs of UMAA.  Review draft budget and approve final budget at the spring meeting.  Review and approve financial summary from previous fiscal year.  Evaluate and recommend items which the association may want to endorse as profit making ventures

Committee Members:

Moraine Byrne

Brandon Gebhardt

Will Kellogg

Tim McCue

Bruce Posey

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Committee Chair - Erin Billings  |  Vice Chair - Christine Howe
Chris Newbold (EX O)
Jed Liston, Staff Liaison

Committee Description: To nominate and choose alumni who are willing to serve a three-year term on the UMAA board.  The slate is prepared with structured criteria that results in the broadest representation of our alumni base.  A vote is taken at the spring meeting.  Open to all members of the board.

Committee Members:

Ryan Hansen

Kris Kloser

Tim McCue

Peter Loftus

Emily Ferguson-Steger

ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Committee Chair - Kris Kloser | Vice Chair - Vanessa Bucklin
Chris Newbold (EX O)
Jodi Moreau, Staff Liaison

Committee Description: Develop ideas and plans to increase Alumni Association membership and to enhance the relationship between the alumni and the University.

Committee Members:

Erin Billings

Ken Dunham

Ryan Hansen

Jen Hensley

Christine Howe

Peter Loftus

Sean Morrison

Emily Ferguson-Steger

STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE

Committee Chair - Peter Loftus | Vice Chair – open
Chris Newbold (EX O)
Jed Liston, Staff Liaison

Committee Description: Develop, modify and evaluate the strategic plan/goals and objectives of the Alumni Association to ensure meaningful lifelong connections between UM and its alumni and friends.

Committee as a Whole