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. Randy Rucker, Dr. Joe Atwood and Dr. Myles Watts.

Dax Schieffer

Dax Schieffer

Executive Director

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

Board Term to 2023

  • 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 
  • Julie Hanson – White Sulphur Springs School District
  • Carol Perlinski – Town & Country Foods (retired), Bozeman
  • Myles J. Watts – Montana State University, Bozeman

Board Term to 2022

  • Brenden Craig – First Interstate Bank, Helena
  • Cary Hegreberg – Montana Bankers Association, Helena
  • Sean Sturges – D.A. Davidson Co., Great Falls
  • Rhonda Krieger – Federal Reserve Bank, Helena Branch
  • Ken Laddusaw – PayneWest, Billings
  • Ryan Lindsay – Wipfli, Helena
  • Koy Hoover – Stifel-Nicolaus, Bozeman
  • Carol Kruger – The Wendt Agency, Great Falls
  • Todd O’Hair – Cloud Peak Energy, Helena

Board Term to 2021

  • Danni Coffman – Crowley Fleck, Kalispell
  • Gregg Davis – Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell
  • Llew Jones – MT State Legislator, Conrad
  • Ross Lane – Montana Rail Link, Bozeman
  • Jeff Nix – Sunburst School District
  • Randy Olson – Blue Rock Products Co., Sidney
  • Greg Strizich – Helena Community Credit Union
  • Eric Swenson – MT Office of Public Instruction, Helena
  • Mary Whittinghill – Montana Taxpayers Association (retired), Helena
  • Ty Wells – Montana Livestock Ag Credit, Helena

FY21 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