Director of Finance
An MBA whose job title reads “bean counter,” Frank Cudia is not your average bean counter. Actually he hates to count the beans – he’d much rather spend his focused energy on the big picture, the profit and loss ledger lines that tell whether key projects can get done and a business prospers. “I’m not one to worry about minutia,” he said. “I worry about the big numbers.”
But as head of finance for the Chamber of Commerce, everything financial goes through him.
Throughout his adult years, Frank Cudia has been in many professional positions that involved leadership, creativity, adherence to rules and other pieces crucial to starting, growing and maintaining a solid business. From the U.S. Air Force to electronics / computer technology* to securities and insurance, Cudia has shared his business development mentality with the Chamber since 2007 as the Director of Finance and Retention.
Phone: (406) 215-1325
Director of Member Services
Stephanie started as a volunteer with the Chamber in the Spring of 2021. She had recently moved to Montana with her husband and three teenage children and was looking for a way to connect with the community. She has a Masters of Divinity and has a background in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling. The Chambers Substance Abuse in the Workplace Initiative drew her into the Chamber but it was her love for organizing, processes and minutia that planted her.
She is now a paid employee working part-time as the Member Services Director. She manages the membership database, makes sure members are using their benefits and organizes the social media needs of the Chamber and its members.
Director of Administration
Katie was born and raised in Missoula Montana. Katie attended the University of Montana. Katie worked for many years in the nonprofit childcare industry giving her a passion for families in our community. When not at work she can be found on the rivers and lakes surrounding Missoula and cheering on the Packers during football season.
Director of Programs & Events
Dan comes to The Chamber with over a decade of live events experience. From professional theatrical engagements to corporate events, Dan has spent the last seven years in New York City executing live events for Fortune 100 Companies and hunting for the best slice of vegan pizza in the city.
A Montana native, Dan fell in love with Missoula through his years attending Missoula Children’s Theater’s Performing Arts Camp. His time at The University of Montana from 2008 to 2012, only further cemented his love of Missoula and its culture. And after almost a decade away, he’s thrilled to have returned to his favorite town in Montana.
When he’s not executing events, Dan writes scripts and makes podcasts from his palace on the North Side. If you see someone around town on a blue vespa in a floral print shirt, chances are it’s him.
For all that the Chamber has accomplished in the past, our sole focus is on creating new opportunities for success today and a bright future tomorrow. We are devoted to making our community a great place to live, work and raise families.
Everything we are and everything we do is in the service of a stronger business community.
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