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Joanne M. Pieper (Chair)

Ms. Pieper retired as Senior Vice President of New York Life Insurance Company. She served in the Company’s New York City home office where she held variety of management positions during her entire 28-year career. As Senior Vice President, Ms. Pieper was the head of a Profit Center which designed, marketed and administered group insurance programs for life, medical and disability insurance programs custom designed for large national employers and members of national professional associations. While in New York City, the New York YWCA named her as a “Woman Achiever of the Year”. After retiring, she relocated to Montana where she has been a leader in civic and philanthropic activities. She served as President of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of the Rockies. While a member of that board, she served as chair of the Development and Strategic Planning committees; she chaired the Wine Classic fund raising event four times; and she served on the Finance Committee. Ms. Pieper served a two year term as a member of the Editorial Board of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. She served on the Board of the Heart of the Valley Humane Society where she chaired committees and was instrumental in its successful campaign to build a new state of the art shelter. Ms. Pieper was a participant in Governor Martz’s task force which studied the problem of the uninsured in the State. Ms. Pieper is currently a member of the Museum of the Rockies National Advisory Board and is a member of the Haven Women’s Shelter capital campaign committee. She regularly provides financial support and other assistance to a number of local nonprofit organizations which she is passionate about.