- July 8, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
There’s been a changing of the guard at Montana West Economic Development, where retiring President and CEO Jerry Meerkatz has passed the baton to Christy Cummings Dawson.
Cummings Dawson has served as MWED’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center adviser for the past two years, and is well-poised to pick up where Meerkatz left off.
Meerkatz brought a lot to the table when he joined the MWED staff in 2016, with 35 years of experience managing large and small tech companies across North America. That knowledge no doubt buoyed him as he guided MWED and the Flathead County Economic Development Authority through the creation of the Glacier Rail Park. The development of the industrial park made it possible to relocate downtown rail-served businesses, thus enabling the Kalispell Parkline Trail to take shape this year on the railroad bed that…