Board Member Press Release

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Humanities Montana will welcome six new members to its board of directors at our September board meeting. As authorized by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the governor of the state of Montana may appoint up to six members of the board.

Governor Greg Gianforte appointed four board members: Glory Blue Earth-Highley of Deer Lodge, Jessica Flint of Billings, Susan Hughes of Helena, and Lathie Poole of Bozeman. These four governor’s appointees replace Mandy Smoker Broaddus of Helena, David Irion of Billings, Carmen McSpadden of Bozeman, and Aaron Pruitt of Bozeman.

Regarding the governor’s selections, Humanities Montana executive director Randi Lynn Tanglen, Ph.D., said, “We are honored that Governor Gianforte has appointed these dedicated individuals to the Humanities Montana board.”

In addition to the governor’s appointees, Humanities Montana’s board of directors voted to elect two additional members: Jennifer Corning of Billings and Ramey Growing Thunder of Poplar.

“Humanities Montana’s volunteer board members make invaluable contributions of time and expertise to our mission of serving communities through stories and conversation,” Tanglen said. “Our newest board members bring diverse experiences and talent to the organization and represent the vast geography of our state.”

Humanities Montana’s next public meeting of the board of directors will be September 23–25 on the Fort Peck Reservation. To learn more about Humanities Montana’s board of directors, visit

Humanities Montana is Montana’s state humanities council with a mission to serve communities through stories and conversation. We offer experiences that nurture imagination and ideas by speaking to Montanans’ diverse history, literature, and philosophy. Established in 1972, we are one of 56 councils across the nation that the National Endowment for the Humanities created to better infuse the humanities directly and effectively into public life. These councils produce, fund, create, and support humanities-based projects and programs, eye-opening cultural experiences, and meaningful conversations.