University Relations and Communications

Executives in Residence program features tech, real estate, and banking pioneers

September 1, 2015 



Aaron Clingingsmith, University Relations, 406-657-2269
Barbara Wheeling, College of Business, 406-657-2326


MSUB Business Hall of Fame Inductees


Story by Jennifer Ries, MSUB Foundation



MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Join Montana State University Billings College of Business Thursday, Sept. 10, for an Executive in Residence program featuring the 2015 inductees of the Montana Business Hall of Fame.


Presenting trailblazers of innovation and generosity, the interactive panel discussion includes Greg Gianforte, founder of RightNow Technologies; Don and Marilyn Floberg, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Floberg Real Estate; and Tom Scott, chairman of First Interstate BancSystem of Montana.


The inductees will share the challenges and insights that built their success as part of an Executive in Residence program. This event is open to the public and will be held in the Montana State University Billings Library, Room 148, from 2-3:30 p.m.

The Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding businessmen and women who have made significant and enduring contributions to their business, industry, and communities through extraordinary leadership.


College of Business Dean Barbara Wheeling said Hall of Fame inductees exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit of Montana.


“Their accomplishments and innovations serve to inspire others to make the best of their chosen careers while being thoughtful of the people in their organizations and communities,” Wheeling said.


Nominees are selected based on a number of criteria, such as their level of business leadership and ethics, willingness to take risks, concern for customers and employees, innovation and impact on their community and the state’s economy. Nominations for hall of fame inductions will reopen in January for the 2016 class.


The MSUB community is also invited to An Evening with Terry Bradshaw following the panel discussion. The dinner ceremony begins at 7 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Grand Montana. Tickets for the dinner are $100 per person. Seating is still available but limited.