In this episode, Eric speaks with Tony Brockman, a media expert and Leadership Montana graduate who spends an extraordinary amount of time and energy serving his community. Tony discusses why he invests so deeply in his community, the story of how the Kalispell Core and Rail Project came to be, his powerful personal story of “countless contradictions and endless optimism,” and much more.
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.
Tony Brockman was born and raised in the Flathead. A graduate of the University of Montana, he has focused his attention on local and state endeavors, notably economic development. In 2014, Tony received an appointment to the Flathead County Economic Development Authority, and is intricately involved in the Kalispell Core & Rail Redevelopment Project, a nationally recognized multi-faceted joint effort between Flathead County EDA and the City of Kalispell to redevelopment and revitalize Kalispell’s Core Area.