Archive for June, 2015
It’s the end of an era at WorldMontana®. This past weekend at the WorldMontana® annual board meeting, Ron Lukenbill, our fearless and passionate leader stepped down from the Board of Directors to take on a more ancillary role within the organization. Termed the “bearded energizer bunny” by his staff and friends, Ron has led the WorldMontana® team for decades, growing WorldMontana’s® presence through a combination of excellent organizational leadership and a sheer force of will. At the annual meeting, Ron was honored for his twenty seven years of service and commended again for his award from the state department which he received last year. The Board of Directors is now led by Bill MacBride. Bill is joined on the Board by Stephan Maley, Ann Dooling, and Doug Young. Together they will take WorldMontana® in exciting new directions as they settle into their new location in Helena, hosted by Carroll College’s Artaza Center for Global Education. Now, closer to the capital and the resources that they offer to our vision of citizen diplomacy, we will have the ability to showcase Montana’s government and democracy to our visitors from overseas.