Speaker Date Topic
Alexis Alloway - Republic Services May 20, 2022 6:45 AM
Recyling in the Gallatin Valley
Recyling in the Gallatin Valley

What actually happens to things we recycle in the Gallatin Valley? And why can’t we recycle glass? Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into our local recycling systems and gain a better understanding of why it’s so important to reduce and reuse in addition to recycling.

Brian Sprenger - Bozeman Airport Director Jun 03, 2022 6:45 AM
Airport Update
Airport Update

Brian was born in Denver, Colorado and moved to Bozeman with his parents and brother in 1974. He attended Bozeman schools and graduated from Montana State University in 1989 with a degree in Business Management. He became an Accredited Airport Executive in 2004.  

Brian began "hanging" out at airports at a very young age with his father, Al who was a manager with the original Frontier Airlines. His mother, Darlene was a stewardess (politically correct at the time) also with the original Frontier Airlines. Brian's "official" aviation career began at Gallatin Field in 1983 cleaning airliners. In 1985, Brian began a 14 year career with Northwest Airlines as a Customer Service Agent in Bozeman, Montana and Honolulu, Hawaii, Station Manager in Kalispell Montana and Manager of Education Programs at the airline's headquarters in Eagan, Minnesota until 1999. Brian returned to Bozeman in 1999 as the Assistant Airport Director at Bozeman Yellowstone Int'l Airport and was appointed the Airport Director in 2009.  

Brian and his wife Phronsie have three adult children and one in high school. He is a current member and past President of the Montana Airport Manager's Association. He is also a past board chair of the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce and the Bozeman Convention and Visitor's Bureau.  Currently, Brian is President of the Northwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives, a member of the Governor's Tourism Advisory Council, a member of the Museum of the Rockies Board of Trustees and a Board Member for the Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District.

Clinton Gerst - Bank of Bozeman Jun 10, 2022 6:45 AM
The Role of Community Banking in the National Economy
The Role of Community Banking in the National Economy

Clinton will present a summary of the importance of community banking for our national economy and also give a preview of interest rates, financial technology firms, banking marijuana related businesses, and cybercurrency.

Clinton is the President of the Bank of Bozeman.  He moved to Bozeman from Texas in 2015.  Clinton started his over 30-year banking career in New York but fell in love with this part of North America when he ran Citibank’s office in Calgary, Alberta Canada.

Clinton has a BS in engineering, magna cum laude, from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  Clinton and Joanne have two children – a daughter who is married and works in New York and a son who is a recent MSU grad and works for the city of Bozeman.

NO SPEAKER or MEETING Jun 17, 2022 6:45 AM
Annual Dinner on Tuesday INSTEAD
Dr. Alex Adams Jun 24, 2022 6:45 AM
Director - Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity
Director - Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity

Dr. Adams brings a wealth of experience to CAIRHE as a nationally recognized and highly respected health disparities researcher. She recently was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Adams received her M.D. from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign and her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Wisconsin Hospital/St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. Adams’s husband, Erik Adams, M.D., Ph.D., teaches in the WWAMI Medical Education Program at MSU and also serves as a faculty mentor for CAIRHE.

Based at Montana State University, the Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity (CAIRHE) (“Care”) is an official state of Montana research center designated by the Montana University System Board of Regents.

CAIRHE's mission is to reduce significant health disparities in Native and rural communities through community-based participatory research (CBPR) that is considerate of and consistent with their cultural beliefs. CAIRHE serves the people of Montana as a robust, interdisciplinary research center with strong engagement in communities across the state (see map above). Using proven CBPR methods, the Center and its investigators conduct groundbreaking health equity research and interventions that make a profound, sustainable difference in the lives of Montanans. CAIRHE also maintains a growing statewide and national network of research partners, the Health Equity Network, including clinical organizations, public health agencies, foundations, and other centers, as a way to expand collaboration and dissemination of positive research outcomes.

NO SPEAKER or MEETING Jul 01, 2022 7:00 AM
OFF for 4th of July Holiday
OFF for 4th of July Holiday
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