Staff & Board

The Montana Council on Economic Education staff consists of an Executive Director who manages administration and programs.  MCEE is fortunate to receive professional services from several faculty at Montana State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics (DAEE), including Dr. Diane Charlton, Dr. Joe Atwood, Dr. Gregory Gilpin, Dr. Eric Belasco and Dr. Myles Watts.

Dax Schieffer

Dax Schieffer

Executive Director

406-624-6617
406-539-1026
mcee@montana.edu

Board Term to 2024

  • Llew Jones – MT State Legislator, Conrad
  • Shandy Moran – USDA Rural Development, Wolf Point
  • Jeff Nix – Sunburst School District
  • Randy Olson – Blue Rock Products Co., Sidney
  • Christopher Romano – Montana Division of Banking and Financial Institutions, Helena
  • Eric Swenson – MT Office of Public Instruction, Helena
  • Barbara Wagner – Montana Dept. of Labor & Industry, Helena

Board Term to 2025

  • Brenden Craig – First Interstate Bank, Kalispell
  • Troy Downing – Auditor, Helena
  • Koy Hoover – Stifel-Nicolaus, Bozeman
  • Rhonda Krieger – Federal Reserve Bank, Helena Branch
  • Ken Laddusaw – PayneWest (retired), Billings
  • Ryan Lindsay – Wipfli, Helena
  • Todd O’Hair – Montana Chamber of Commerce, Helena
  • Sean Sturges – D.A. Davidson Co., Great Falls

Board Term to 2026

  • James Brown – Montana Independent Bankers, Helena
  • Kelly Cresswell – Reach Higher Montana, Helena
  • Rick Edwards – NorthWestern Energy, Butte
  • Melanie Hall – MT Division of Banking & Financial Institutions, Helena 
  • Myles J. Watts – Montana State University, Bozeman

FY23 Executive Committee

  • Sean Sturges – D.A. Davidson Co., Great Falls
  • Ken Laddusaw – PayneWest, Billings
  • Rhonda Krieger – Federal Reserve Bank, Helena Branch
  • Koy Hoover – Stifel-Nicolaus, Bozeman
  • Eric Swenson – MT Office of Public Instruction, Helena
  • Myles J. Watts – Montana State University, Bozeman