Episode 36: John Morrison - Leadership Montana
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Episode 36: John Morrison

This episode features John Morrison, former State Auditor and current member of Leadership Montana’s Indigenous Immersion Initiative. John talks about his work as State Auditor, his experience in the Indigenous Immersion Initiative, and his work on Healthy Montana Kids.  John co-authored the book Mavericks: The Lives, and Battles of Montana’s Political Legends.  He shares a few highlights and lessons from the book, including stories about Jeanette Rankin, Mike Mansfield, Thomas Walsh, and more.


John Morrison

Guest Bio

John Morrison is an attorney and former Montana State Auditor. He was a member of the first Leadership Montana class; the Class of 2005. John grew up in Whitefish and graduated from Hellgate High School in Missoula. John is based in Helena, where he lives with his wife, Cathy. John and Cathy have two daughters, Allison and Amanda, who were born and raised in Montana.

Eric Halverson co-host of listen first montana

Eric Halverson


Eric Halverson leads the production of the Listen First Montana podcast 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 and is a graduate of Leadership Montana Class of 2016 and Masters Class of 2019.