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Jim Bachand

Chief Executive Officer
Professional Standards Administrator

Responsible for: Jim oversees all of MOR's programs and services as well as internal operations and external functions, such as advocacy and communications.

Personal info:  Jim’s past experience includes divisional Chief Operation Officer positions for 3 of the top 5 financial services organizations (Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, and the ‘Last Bank’ Washington Mutual ‘WaMu’). B.A. from U of M, so yes, a proud Grizzly; however, can often be found advocating for the Bobcats, because balance is important.  Master’s in leadership in human systems and organizational design, holds certifications in executive leadership coaching, adult education, and has received several national leadership awards for mergers and acquisitions in the bank industry.

Hobbies: Jim is often found on one Missoula’s local pickleball courts, when he isn’t working on home gardening projects with his husband of 22 years.

Joined MOR: 2019

Committee Liaison for:  Board of Directors, Admin & Finance, Professional Standards, Members Benefits

Sonya McCloney

Membership & Operations Director
Professional Standards Administrator

Responsible for: Sonya oversees MOR's membership department as well as all continuing education (CE) programs and services. She is the staff liaison for the MOR4Kids Board of Directors and is also one of two Professional Standards Adminstators on staff.

Personal info:  Sonya previously worked as Manager of Customer Service in the utility industry for nearly 25 years.  Sonya graduated from the University of Montana in 2001 with a B.A. in Psychology.

Hobbies: When not in the office, Sonya spends her time hiking, camping and enjoying the outdoors with her huskies.

Joined MOR: 2014

Committee Liaison for:  MOR4Kids, Professional Development

Dwight Easton

Public Affairs Director


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Committee Liaison for:  Public Affairs

Bri Hoffman

Front Desk Administrator

Responsible for: Bri is responsible for general administrative support, as well as managing the Association's SentriLock Lockbox Program.

Personal info: I recently graduated from The College of Idaho with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with specializations in Accounting, Marketing, and Communications. I also played softball competitively up until the end of college. Go Yotes! I have about 5 years of professional experience in customer experience. Using my multi-tasking and leadership skills, I previously working up to a Team Lead position in the Customer Service Department.

Hobbies: When not working, I am with friends and family enjoying the outdoors or having a movie night. You will also see me enjoying at least a few concerts/festivals each year. I also enjoy watching sports or playing them, any of them, but especially softball and volleyball!

Joined MOR: 2024

Carly Griffin

Membership & Communications Coordinator

Responsible for: Carly supports MOR's membership department with the on-boarding of new members and assists with MOR’s education and event planning. She also manages MOR’s membership communications including the association’s website, social media, and e-newsletter.

Personal info: Originally from Nashville, TN, Carly has 10+ years of communications and marketing experience in industries including real estate, multi-family, and the nonprofit sector. She relocated to Missoula in 2019. She and her husband Chris have 2 dogs and 2 cats, and fun fact, they met while both living in Philipsburg, MT from 2010 to 2012.

Hobbies: In her spare time, she enjoys curating Spotify playlists, planning her next trip, collecting vinyl, and exploring Missoula.

Joined MOR: 2021

Committee Liaison for: Young Professionals Network (YPN), Communications and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I)

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