Meet the Billings Chamber Ambassadors. These members are volunteer representatives of the Chamber who are happy to work with you regarding your benefits, to help integrate you into networking events, and/or establish connections with the Chamber community. What’s more, they’ve all seen success through their own memberships and are ready to share their story and see how they may help you reach your goals. Read on to learn more about these friendly, professional Ambassadors!
Becky Bey – KLJ
Becky is a Government Relations Specialist at KLJ. Prior to joining the KLJ team 3 years ago, she worked 29 years in non-profit and government human services’ agencies providing development, community communications, grant writing and operations supervision. In addition to her work at KLJ, Becky is an Independent Scentsy Consultant. She is a Montana native and has lived in Billings for over 20 years with her husband, Eric. In her off time, Becky enjoys movies, reading, travel and time with friends.
Brandon Scala – Valley Federal Credit Union
Brandon is the Business Development Rep for Valley Federal Credit Union. Some of the organization’s he belongs to are the Board of Directors for the DBA, Billings Parking Advisory Board, Local Government Advisory Board, DBA Project and Promotions Committee, Billings Chamber Mentee Program and Trail Head Leadership Academy. In his down time, Brandon enjoys hanging out with his family, playing billiards, and reading.
Kyle Schlichenmayer – Coldwell Banker Commercial
As an agent at Coldwell Banker Commercial CBS, Kyle works with clients on purchasing, selling, and leasing commercial real estate. Kyle joined NextGen to build relationships with the next generation of Billings’ leaders. He has developed business relationships with our next great leaders, and developed some great friendships in the process. In addition, NextGen has played a crucial role in his continued career development and success.
Brian Hafner – Universal Lending
Brian graduated from MSU-Billings with a degree in Business Management in 2010. He is currently working for Universal Lending Home Loans as a Mortgage Loan Originator. Brian assists borrowers when they are ready to purchase or refinance their homes. He looks forward to getting to know and working with members throughout the community. He is also the 2018-2019 Co-Lead of the Grow Action Team of NextGEN.
Keith Hart – The Brokerage Real Estate
Owner/Broker of “The Brokerage” real estate office. Husband to Jessica Hart, Chamber Queen, and dad of Knox, wild man. Keith cares deeply about the people and organizations that he does business with, and strives to make Billings a better place to raise a family, run a business and live life!
Drew LeVeaux – HUB International
Drew works for HUB International Insurance and specializes in selling commercial property, liability, and workers compensation to businesses throughout the Northwest. In 2014, Drew became a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), passing five rigid exams and furthering his insurance knowledge. Topping his most recent accomplishments, Drew received a 2014 SHARP award from HUB International. This award is given to top sales people within the organization and Drew was 1 of 13 people to receive the award within their 5 state region. The insurance business has always been in Drew’s blood. From a very early age, his family owned a small insurance agency in Billings, eventually selling that agency to HUB in the early 2000’s. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife, Emily, or spending time with family and friends on the golf course.
Leif Welhaven – Newman Restoration
Leif is the Director of Business Development at Newman Restoration & Cleaning. Leif specializes in Sales, Marketing, Relationship Building, and Website/Social Media Management. Prior to his time with Newman he worked on Biz Dev for EEC and spent 15 years as a District Manager for Cellular Plus/Verizon Wireless. Leif is passionate about volunteerism and has been an active member of the Breakfast Exchange Club for 20 years. He is currently on the Board for the National Exchange Club and supports Exchange Clubs in: MT, ID WA, OR, AK, and Hawaii. Leif is single and has 2 grown children; Colton (24) and Hope (20). In his spare time he enjoys working out and riding his Harley Davidson Street Glide.
Tyler Crennen – First Interstate Bank
Tyler was born and raised in Billings, MT and returned to his hometown in 2011 to work for First Interstate Bank. He graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT in 2008 with a degree in Finance and Economics and worked for an agency under the U.S. Department of Treasury in Salt Lake City, UT after college. He is currently working for an amazing company as a Commercial Banker at the First Interstate Bank Central Ave. branch and is involved in several community programs through the bank. In addition to his career, Tyler is a proud member of the Billings West Rotary Club, Bobcat Quarterback Club, and the MSU Alumni Foundation. He is a member and avid golfer at The Briarwood Golf Club, plays on a summer league softball team, and enjoys all the hunting and fishing the Montana outdoors has to offer with his wife Brooke.
Brittani has over 11 years of experience in Real Estate industry. As Coldwell Banker the Brokers, Residential Sales Manager, Brittani provides outstanding training, support, marketing solutions, mentorship and coaching to bring growth to the residential agent’s business. Brittani is also involved in the industries that service the real estate community, by actively serving on several committees and tasks forces with both the Association of Realtors and Home Builders Association. Countless hours are volunteered for each of those organizations to ensure that the future of real estate in Billings will remain strong. Her love for her community is shown through her passion for commitment and dedication to the cause. The most important things to Brittani are spending time with her family, cooking, gathering with friends and embracing the wonderful city and state we all call home.
Sarah has spent her entire professional career in Higher Education. She received her Bachelor’s degree in English and Master’s degree in Public Administration from MSU-Billings. She and her husband have two children and live in her hometown of Huntley. Sarah currently works for Dawson Community College. If you are interested in learning more about two-year degrees, certificates or workforce development opportunities please let her know! Community College is not just for students graduating from high school and Dawson Community College offers online opportunities that make courses accessible.
Wayne Wallace – Edward Jones
Roger Gravgaard – U.S. Health Advisors
Tami Bonkowski – Western Skies Real Estate
Lee Humphrey – Edward Jones
Alexis Mason – Big Sky Exterior Design
Jerry Theis – Aflac
Win Seitz – QBS
Rob Lowe – Pierce Flooring
If you’d like to learn more about becoming a Chamber Ambassador, email Jennifer@billingschamber.com