Leadership Montana Program Reflection: Molly Davidson (Missoula), Class of 2022
Flagship Session: Jenna Boltz
January 9, 2024
Masters Class Session: Sara Urbanik
February 1, 2024


Brady Henthorn, Class of 2024, Missoula

Flagship Reflection

Brady Henthorn, Missoula, Class of 2024

The Flagship Class of 2024 gathered in Helena after two months apart, eager to engage and reconnect. As each session continues, I’m inspired by the humility of my classmates and how Leadership Montana provides an opportunity to not only grow as successful community leaders but also encourages vulnerability, authenticity, and genuineness.

Although I’m a proud 5th generation Montanan, each session is a humbling experience as I realize just how little I know about this remarkable state. While I don’t aspire to be heavily involved in government relations, it was fascinating to learn from the folks at the Federal Reserve and engage in an open forum with Governor Gianforte. During our time in the state capital, we were given a sneak peek of the
new MT Heritage Center Museum, set to be complete by the summer of 2025.
I highly recommend visiting once it opens!!

I continue to be amazed by the passion and commitment of people in the Montana community and the significant role Leadership Montana plays by creating an addicting desire to become a better person, leader, and community member. Dr. John Cech, President of Carroll College, and Craig Aasved, CEO of Shodair Hospital, are both LMT alumni and exemplified such values by generously hosting our class by providing food, gifts, and inspiring us all with their dedication to leaving a positive legacy.

I’ll be honest, I was reluctant to volunteer for the ‘Flagship Spotlight’, but now realize how much I’ve learned in just four sessions. Whether it’s interacting with community members, class discussion with Carmen and Hatten, or bonding with classmates over a beer, I am grateful to be part of a community that continually strives for personal and collective improvement. As my classmate Rende said, it’s important to “find your village”, and the Flagship Class of ’24 is helping me do just that.