2012 Officer Elections
Regional directors for the Billings, Great Falls and Helena areas were elected at this year’s Annual Meeting at the Fairmont Hot Springs June 16.
DeeDe Baker was elected to her position as Region I Director to represent MPEA members in the Billings area. Baker works in the Billings Unemployment Insurance Division of the Department of Labor and Industry, has been an MPEA member since 2001and was appointed to the Board in 2011. The Billings region consists of all those zip codes that begin with 590, 591 and 593.
LeeAnne Gills was re-elected to her position as Region II Director which covers the Great Falls area. Gills is a member of MPEA’s University System Chapter and works at the University of Montana, Great Falls College of Technology. Gills, an army veteran, has served her chapter as its president and participated in University System negotiations. Region II consists of all those zip codes that begin 592, 594 and 595.
Brian Inman was elected to his first term as Region III Director. This is the Helena region and it covers all those MPEA members with a zip code that begins 596. Inman is a member of MPEA’s Highway Patrol Chapter, was appointed to the position earlier this year and had served his chapter as the union representative. Inman, who has lived in Montana for the past nine years, participates in the patrol’s Montana Hope Project.
Per MPEA Bylaws, those running for office unopposed are considered elected.