In this episode, Eric visits with Leonard Malin about what it means to “do the work” of understanding and respecting cultural differences. We know Leonard as a big-hearted human working to promote inclusivity in the many communities he influences.
Eric, a graduate of Leadership Montana Class of 2016 and Masters Class 2019, leads this project with an unmatched curiosity and thirst for learning how each interviewee leans into leading. Eric magically brings to life the story underneath the words and weaves together a series that perfectly illustrates the meaning and value of listening deeply. Originally from Billings, Eric currently resides in Missoula where he serves as the Communications and Development Administrator for Partnership Health Center.
Leonard says: “I am a husband, Dad to my three semi-grown kids, papa to my grandson, and companion to my little dog Sam. I grew up on the Montana Hi-Line, in Malta. I love to read, I love to learn, I love music. I also love to get outside and soak in this Big Sky Country.
I earned a degree in accounting from Montana State – Go Cats!!! I have worked as a CPA, a banker, in accounting and finance for a mining and manufacturing company. I worked for a time at the Tumbleweed Runaway Program, and a brief stint in the craft spirits industry. I just recently joined the Mission West Community Development Partners, in Ronan, Montana, as the Business Development Center Director.”