Missoula Downtown Foundation Board of Directors

Christine Littig

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.

Dan Maronick

Vice President
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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 College 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.

Libby Brunell

Past 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.

Jared Kuehn

Board Member

Dan Cederberg

Board Member

Rob Fleming

Board Member
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Rob Fleming is a lifelong resident of Missoula and is more than proud to call it his “forever” home. After graduating with a business degree from the University of Montana in the early 1990’s, he found his way into mortgage lending in 1995 and is still actively helping Missoulians achieve home ownership as a loan originator and Branch Manager of Mann Mortgage. Over the last 15 years Fleming has also served on the boards of Missoula International School, Habitat for Humanity and the Montana Association of Mortgage Bankers. He joined the MDF Board in January 2022 and looks forward to helping serve the wonderful community of Downtown Missoula! Fleming is passionate about continuing to nourish what has always made Missoula such a special place: an engaged, diverse and welcoming community, amazing outdoor access, incredible educational opportunities and a first-class downtown. Rob is proud to have two young adult daughters who are as in love with Missoula as he is.  When he is not working or with family, he gets out on his bike, snowboard, cross country skis or into his favorite Montana rivers as much as humanly possible!

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.

Hailey Kern

Board Member
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Hailey Kern and her husband, Peter, own the Bicycle Hangar (two locations), and she is the co-founder of Cancer Support Community Missoula. A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, she came to Missoula in 2005 for college at the University of Montana. She has long had an affection for the Missoula community since the commencement of her philanthropic journey through UM’s Alphi Phi sorority. Kern has served on the Board of Directors for both Living Art of Montana and Cancer Support Community Missoula. She is a courageous cancer survivor and supports blood drives at the Bicycle Hangar throughout the year. Hailey is married to Peter, and their son, Hank, is a sixth-generation Missoulian. She and her family cherish our community and all that makes it unique. Like many others in Missoula, she is proud to call this place home.

Michelle McCue

Board Member
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As a lifelong Missoulian, Michelle McCue loves Downtown and all it has to offer. After 10 years at Neptune Aviation in a Community Relations role, Michelle recently embarked on a new career as Director of Community Outreach at CostCare, continuing her passion for connecting local businesses to the community through events, marketing, communications, and media. McCue has a B.A. in Communications from the University of Montana. After graduation, she worked in the wireless industry before embarking on her most fulfilling role as a full-time, stay-at-home mom to four children. She is an avid volunteer for many organizations including Sentinel Kiwanis, St. Francis Xavier parish, Girl Scouts, and Missoula Catholic Schools. Michelle is married to Mike, and they have four grown children, Emily, Meagan, Finn and Bridget. Mike owns Northwest Tower.

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