Missoula Downtown Foundation Board of Directors

Libby Brunell

President
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For over 15 years, Libby worked in academia, giving her extensive experience in creating engaging professional development, program development and management, public speaking training, personnel supervision and evaluation, branding and promoting new programs, event organization, solution orientated problem solving and building efficient and effective teams.

As a senior consultant with Cascadia Business Development, she reviews, designs and facilitates change management initiatives to create lean, conscious growth through operational and team excellence.  Building organizational capacity helps businesses take the right actions, at the right time for the right reasons.

In addition to her commitment to organizational capacity development and design, as well as professional development training, Libby actively volunteers for numerous local non-profit organizations, including the Missoula Downtown Foundation, and is also a member of Leadership Missoula 34.

Christine Littig

Vice President
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Christine Littig joined the Missoula Downtown Foundation (MDF) board of directors in April 2018.  Littig is a successful businesswoman, having spent the past 25 years working in the food service industry as a manager, chef-owner, and owner of Missoulaʼs Old Post Pub, RedBird and Berniceʼs Bakery respectively.  Her commitment to Missoula activism and social involvement began as a board member of the Missoula Downtown Association (MDA) and she was president of that organization in 1997. Littig previously sat on the Finance Committee for the Montana CDC (now Montana & Idaho CDC), and had the unique opportunity to be involved in the process to change Montanaʼs liquor license laws.  She is currently on the Advisory Committee for the Missoula College Culinary Program and recently sat on the board of directors for Missoulaʼs Blue Mountain Clinic and the capital campaign to #raisetheroof.  Littig is a fourth generation Montanan, a graduate of the University of Montana, proud mother of two teenage girls.

Jared Kuehn

Past President

Josh Eder

Treasurer
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A native of Missoula, Josh Eder has worked in financial advising since 2006 and has been with S.G. Long and Company since 2009. He earned a B.S. in Business Finance from the University of Montana in 2005 and has earned multiple licenses, including Series 7, 65 and 63, and health and disability insurance. Eder has served on the Board of Directors for the Missoula Downtown Foundation since 2015 and has also served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity, Pheasants Forever, and the Clark Fork Coalition. He is married to Chanda, and they have one daughter, Ellery.

Dan Cederberg

Board Member

Jimmy Grant

Board Member
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Jimmy discovered his love for Missoula in 1996 when he arrived as a freshman at the University of Montana. After graduation and a seven-year departure to work for the National Park Service and attend graduate school, he considers himself fortunate to have been able return for a position at Historical Research Associates (HRA), one of the country’s leading historical consulting companies and a longtime downtown business. He currently a Senior Historian at HRA specializing in Native American history, natural resources history, and environmental history. He is also an interpretive planner and served as lead author on the Missoula Downtown Heritage Interpretive Plan. His volunteer commitments to downtown include serving on the Unseen Missoula program committee and the Heritage Missoula committee. Jimmy is also an avid distance runner and serves on the board of directors of the local non-profit Run Wild Missoula. He has co-directed the River City Roots Run and co-directed the Mountain Running Film Festival for several years. He is also a founder and volunteer coordinator of Montana Trail Crew, which is Run Wild Missoula’s trail stewardship organization. His wife, Lori, is a teacher with Missoula County Public Schools and they are parents of two daughters.

Anne Guest

Board Member

Dan Maronick

Board Member
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Dan moved to Missoula from Helena in 2016. He brings enthusiastic energy and passion for the downtown community and experience serving on the boards of Downtown Helena Inc, and the Downtown Visioning Partnership (2004-2008), helping to revitalize Helena's historic walking mall. Originally from Great Falls and a fourth generation Montanan, he attended Carroll Colelge and studied Political Science and Business Management. As the Loss Control Development Coordinator and a licensed claims adjuster at ATTIC RRG, he coordinates the integration of safety technology for the company's membership fleet. Dan's previous experience includes medical device sales, restaurant and bar hospitality and professional baseball grounds maintenance. Dan enjoys exploring Montana's beautiful outdoors, volunteering for local events and spending time on Missoula's amazing lakes and rivers.

Travis Neil

Board Member
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Travis Neil joined the Missoula Downtown Foundation in 2020 with over 16 years of Construction experience and 12 years with Dick Anderson Construction. Neil also has a plethora of experience being on several Board of Directors and Committees. He was a part of the Great Falls Development Authority, Neighborworks Great Falls, and the Business Improvement District. Neil brings years of experience to the MDF board and will help to further the MDF's mission to support and promote Downtown Missoula.

Alan Newell

Board Member