Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Morrison-Maierle’s Board of Directors selects the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer and reviews the company’s strategies, financial objectives, and operating plans. The board is made up of a chairman and seven members, two of which are not Morrison-Maierle employees.

Morrison Maierle, Inc. employee Jack Schunke, Vice President, Bozeman Office Manager, Land DevelopmentJack Schunke, Chairman

Jack is the Bozeman Office Manager and Chairman of the Board of Directors. He began his career with Morrison-Maierle in 1975 after graduating from Montana State University with a B.S. in Construction Engineering. Jack specializes in management of Rural Improvement Districts and land development, design and construction management of roads, water, sewer, streets, stormwater, and parking areas. Since 1990, he has served on the Board of Directors and recently retired from the company’s ESOP committee.

Carl Anderson_boardCarl Anderson

Carl is a Vice President and the Billings Office Manager. His expertise lies in water, wastewater, and storm water projects. He earned a B.S. and a M.S. in Civil Engineering both from Montana State University in 1983 and 1984. He started his career at Morrison-Maierle in 2004 and has been on the Board of Directors since 2008. Carl is experienced in project development, design, construction management, and coordinating client and project requirements. He is married to Cheryl and has two children and two grandchildren. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and fly fishing, skiing, hunting, or backpacking in the great outdoors of Montana.

Scott Bell_boardScott Bell

Scott is a Vice President and serves as the Airports Market Group Leader at Morrison-Maierle. An employee-owner since 1984, he holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Montana State University in civil engineering. As Market Group Leader and Project Manager, Scott is responsible for the planning, design, and inspection phases for public and private sector projects.

Jon Carlson_boardJon Carlson

Jon comes to Morrison-Maierle as its first non-employee to serve on the Board of Directors. He is CEO of Braun Intertec Corporation, Minneapolis-based firm specializing in geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, geothermal consulting, building envelope consulting and materials and analytical testing services

Deborah Johnston_boardDeborah Johnston

Debbie began her Morrison-Maierle career in 2002. Since then she has transitioned from Missoula Office Manager into the role of Mining Market Group Leader in 2014. This is her second time serving on Morrison-Maierle’s Board of Directors. She was elected as a Vice President in 2010. Debbie holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Gonzaga University and went on to take graduate level courses in Water Resource Engineering from the University of Idaho. Her engineering specialties are hydrology and hydraulics, mine process engineering, and environmental and hazardous waste reclamation. She serves as a Board Member for the Missoula City/County Board of Health and for the Missoula Economic Partnership. Debbie and her husband, Dan, have two daughters and a son. They enjoy spending time at their lake cabin and snow skiing.

Kurt Keith Kurt Keith

Kurt is the firm’s Chief Client Services Officer. He has been with Morrison-Maierle since 1993 and is also currently the firm’s Buildings Market Group Leader. A vice president since 2008, Kurt received his B.S. in engineering science from Montana Tech and M.S. in civil/structural engineering from Purdue University. He specializes in the design and management of public and private building design. He lives in Bozeman and is married to Anne. They have two college-aged daughters.

 Julie Shifflet Julie Shiflet

Julie comes to the Board of Directors ith a wide variety of experience in both the public and private sectors. She has expertise in finance, capital markets, human resources, information technology, and taxation. As a founding partner of Northwest CFO, LLC, she assists emerging and mid-market companies so they may increase cash flow, profitability, sales, and company value. She also sits on the Board of Directors for Northwest Farm Credit Services, and American Chemet Corporation and Subsidiaries.