Meet our Board and Staff

Executive Secretary

James Holbrook (IBEW)

Born and raised in Billings, Montana, James worked for 18 years as a Montana Combination Station/Central Office Technician with US West, Qwest and CenturyLink where he served as chief steward, representative, and treasurer for IBEW local 206 before being elected business manager in 2014. He has served as secretary treasurer for the Montana State Conference of Electrical Workers, a board member for the Big Sky CLC and board member for the Montana AFL-CIO. A US Army veteran and father of four, James currently lives in Helena, Montana with his wife of 23 years.


Erin Foley (Teamsters)

Vice President-Treasurer

Quint Nyman (MFPE)

Vicky Byrd (MNA)

Amanda Curtis (MFPE)

KaCee Ballou (MFPE)

Colette Campbell (MFPE)

Mike Kenison (MFPE)

Kate Haegele (AFGE)

Timm Twardoski (AFSCME)

Clint Penny (IBB/IW)

Jerry Rukavina (CLC)

Scott DeMarois (IAFF) 

Mario Martinez (UBC)

Jack McBroom (IBEW)

Al Ekblad (IUOE)

Jim Larson (Teamsters)

Kim Rickard-Smeltzer (LiUNA)

Dusty Deering (UA)

Darrell Johnson (USW)

Jacquie Helt (SEIU)



Political Director

Amanda Frickle


Communications Director

James Burrows

Executive Assistant to the Executive Secretary

Lorri Nisbet