Kandy Jenkins, MBA, has been hired by the Montana Medical Association Health Plan and Trust (MMAHCPT) as plan administrator. MMAHCPT is the only health insurance plan managed by Montana physicians that is offered to businesses in the health care industry in the state.
Aaron Madsen joins Elite One Source ® Nutritional Services as warehouse supervisor where he brings more than 20 years of leadership experience from various multi-unit, district and store management positions within the oil industry.
Pam Udall has been hired as the business development director at the Downtown Missoula Partnership (DMP). Udall earned a B.A. in communications from the University of Montana, and then embarked upon a 25-year career in communications and program start-ups in Montana, Texas and Nevada. She returns home to Missoula from UNLV, where she helped launch the university’s first School of Medicine. Prior to that Udall served for 10 years as the media and PR director for the Texas Medical Association. She also served on the team that started the Texas Lottery in the 1990s. Udall will be responsible for tracking investment and business activity in downtown Missoula, formalizing business recruitment strategies, strengthening connections with Missoula’s economic development partners, deploying economic impact and community opinion analyses, and managing the downtown business and property inventories.
Stacy Oren and Susana Moore have joined EXIT Realty Bitterroot Valley as agents.
Gregory Koniges has been promoted at Elite One Source ® Nutritional Services from Quality Control Inspector to Quality Control Supervisor. Koniges earned his degree in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Montana and has since worked in a Genetics Laboratory, a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, and a chemist.
Taylor Diggs and Padraig Dennehy were sworn in as officers of the Montana Dental Association's Second District Dental Society. Diggs will serve as president and Dennehy as vice president. As officers they will advocate for the dental health needs of Montanans as well as lobby for laws and policies that protect and enhance the delivery of dental care in Montana.
John Bradford, MPAS, PA-C, has been elected to a four-year term on the board of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) as a PA director at large, beginning January 2018. Bradford, a Certified PA practices in urgent care, general medicine, occupational health and emergency medicine in rural Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. During his career, he has worked on five continents to improve health in resource-poor areas. Bradford is a Missoula resident who is currently practicing medicine in the Prudhoe Bay region of Alaska, operating a small clinic that serves several hundred people.
John Herring was named Realtor of the Year for 2017 at the Montana Association of REALTORS® annual joint convention. Herring was first licensed in 1989, and is broker-owner of RE/MAX All-Stars in Missoula. His involvement in the REALTOR® community includes having been president of the Missoula Organization of REALTOR® in 2005 and 2013 as well as president of the Montana Association in 2017. He also has been awarded REALTOR® of the Year in 2006, 2014 and 2016, and was Salesperson of the Year in 1998. He's earned the Graduate REALTOR® Institute, Accredited Buyers Representative, and E-Pro designations as well as the Certified Residential Specialist Designation held by less than 5 percent of Realtors nationwide.
Professor Emeritus Greg Munro of the University of Montana's Alexander Blewett III Law School received the Career Achievement Award from the Montana Trial Lawyers Association at their annual convention in Missoula in August.