Episode 6: Leslie Messer - Leadership Montana
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November 25, 2020
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December 30, 2020


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Episode 6: Leslie Messer

In this episode, Leslie Messer shares her personal experience with COVID-19, her journey as mother to a daughter with medical complications, and her work to promote economic opportunities in eastern Montana.

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Eric Halverson


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.

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Leslie Messer


Leslie is the Executive Director of Richland Economic Development Corp in Sidney, volunteers for organizations across Montana, and serves her community as an EMT in her spare time. Leslie’s core value of faith is on display every day as she leads at work, at home, and in her community.