Greg Metzger – President/CEO
Greg Metzger was born in Bellingham, Washington and raised in Ferndale. Greg graduated high school in 1974 and spent seven years in the US Navy as a weather forecaster. Greg earned an Industrial Technology degree at Western Washington University in 1985 and worked at Boeing as an Industrial Engineer and a Composites Research Engineer. While at Boeing, he achieved an MBA at City University in 1987. Greg came to Bozeman Fiber in August 2017, and is focused on successful growth and future expansion. Greg is married to Kim, and has two adult children. When he’s taking a break from expanding Bozeman Fiber, he enjoys walking with his wife and dog, golf, and spending time with his family.
Chris Naumann – Chairman
Chris became the Executive Director of the Downtown Bozeman Partnership in May of 2007. As such, he directs the Downtown Business Improvement District and the Downtown Urban Renewal District. Previously, he served as a member of the Downtown Urban Renewal District board from 2005 to 2007. From 1995 to 2009, Chris and his wife, Laura, owned and operated Barrel Mountaineering, an outdoor store located on Main Street in historic downtown Bozeman. Born in Evanston, Illinois and raised in Jefferson City, Missouri, Chris received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Geologic Sciences in 1991 from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. After several mountain adventures in Asia, Chris settled in Bozeman back in 1993.
Brit Fontenot – Vice Chair/Secretary
Brit is the Director of Economic Development for the City of Bozeman, Montana. He has worked for the Bozeman community for over a decade in various capacities – from City Clerk to Assistant to the City Manager. Currently he is responsible for implementing the City’s economic development strategy of job creation and industry diversification. Brit engages both public and private sectors to collectively and creatively offer solutions to many of the pressing economic issues in and around Bozeman. Additionally, he provides support to local business by aiding in the navigation of various local regulatory processes. Brit holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette and earned an M.A. in History from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.
Steve Johnson – Treasurer
Steve has been employed at Bozeman Public Schools since 1986, he is currently the Deputy Superintendent Operations. He is a native Montanan and graduate of Montana State University. Steve has been involved with governmental accounting his entire professional career, with the Montana Legislative Auditor, Helena Public Schools and Bozeman Public Schools. Steve is a member of the Montana Association of School Business Officials and has served as its President. Steve is also a past President of the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as a Green Coat Ambassador for the Bozeman Chamber. He received the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce Guy Sperry Award in 2009 for his service to the Chamber and the community of Bozeman.
Scott Mcmahan – Director
Scott McMahan is the Information Technology Director for the City of Bozeman, Montana. He has worked for the City for nine years. Scott was born and raised in Montana and enjoys the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Scott earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Montana. Scott manages the IT staff members, IT related projects, and he is involved with developing long-term strategic technology initiatives. He has been providing technical services to local government for 26 years. His areas of focus have been helping local government with network design and implementation, server and pc infrastructure design and support, long term IT planning, disaster recovery, and cloud based services.
Daryl Schliem – Director
Daryl Schliem, President/CEO, joined the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce with over twenty years of experience in for-profit and non-profit development. (He is beginning his 10th year in Bozeman) His leadership in the non-profit sector included Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Commission, Convention and Visitors Bureau and Tourism Business Improvement Districts. Daryl was the Vice President / Project Manager of the Aurora, Illinois Chamber of Commerce and President / CEO of the Corsicana Navarro County Texas Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Commission and Convention and Visitors Bureau. He graduated from the Institute for Organizational Management in 2000.
Bruce Parker – Director
Following a 43-year career in the banking industry, Bruce has been enjoying retirement since June 2017. He is now enjoying Montana’s seasons (including some Arizona winter sun), serving on three non-profit boards, and his grand kids. Bruce is a 1970 graduate of Simms (MT) High School and holds a BS degree in agricultural economics from Montana State University. His banking career included tours of duty with the cooperative Farm Credit System, Wells Fargo Bank (Norwest Bank at the time) and First Interstate Bank. For the last four years, he served as Bozeman Regional President for First Interstate. In his many stops along the way, he was active in community organizations including Jaycees, Chamber, United Way and (primarily educational) non-profit charitable foundations.
Jackie Haines – Director
Jackie Haines is the Executive Director of the Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District headquartered in Bozeman, Montana. NRMEDD is an economic development organization that serves Gallatin and Park Counties in Montana. Previously, Jackie worked as the Economic Development Director for HRDC, for 4.5 years. In this role, she oversaw workforce development programming, founded a homeless youth shelter in Bozeman, and facilitated a volunteer income tax assistance program. Jackie received her Master’s Degree in Applied Economics from Montana State University. In her free time she enjoys traveling the world, exploring the Montana outdoors, and going on hikes with her goldendoodle, June and her husband, Steve.
Mike Waterman – Director
Raised in Colorado, Mike attended Colorado State University where he earned his undergrad degree in finance and met his wife, Lisa. After graduation, he worked for FirstBank in Colorado while earning my Master’s Degree at the University of Colorado. In 2002, he moved to Helena and he began his career in public school finance at the Office of Public Instruction. In 2007, he moved to Lewistown, Montana, where he served as the District Business Manager. He remained there until 2012, when he was offered a similar position for the Bozeman School District.