Missoula Economic Partnership is Hiring an Executive Director

The Missoula Economic Partnership (MEP) is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization into a bright future by building on past successes, translating findings and recommendations into clear and compelling economic development strategy for the region, and executing strategy implementation.

Recognizing the importance of the moment and seizing on a leadership transition, MEP’s Board of Directors engaged Garner Economics, LLC in March of 2018 to explore the economic development challenges and opportunities facing both the organization and the region as a whole. The report assessed current dynamics within the Missoula market and identified ways to improve upon economic development outcomes, as well as helping to inform the search for new executive leadership by identifying strategic objectives and the skill set required to implement that strategy. The Board of Directors agrees with the recommended skill set and, as a result, has decided to launch an executive search.

Scott Burke, MEP Board Chair commented on the search, saying “This set of recommendations offers an exciting opportunity to identify a new leader who can advance MEP to a higher functioning level as an organization and help shape a vibrant economic future for our community.”

MEP’s Board of Directors has formed a search committee and will be accepting applications for the Executive Director position until August 10, 2018. The search committee will focus on local candidates with strong experience and connection to economic development in Montana, and hopes to make a hiring decision by early fall.

The new Executive Director will be a visionary and dynamic leader with a passion for economic development.  Developing strategy, growing the investor base, and collaborating with an impressive array of businesses, non-profits, and economic development entities are all core responsibilities.

For more information about the position and instructions to apply, please see the full MEP Executive Director Search Announcement


July 16, 2018 |

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