Great Falls Montana Tourism is the official destination management organization for Great Falls, Montana. Learn about the organization's purpose and history, and the staff who help make the DMO successful at growing tourism, developing the destination, and advocating for tourism.


Strengthen our economy by promoting the uniqueness of Great Falls, Montana to visitors.


Be THE place in Montana to visit for a genuine experience.


Authentic | Innovative | Bold | Accountable | Respectful | Passionate Results Focused | Trusting | United | Honest

Great Falls Montana Tourism Milestones


Convention and Visitors Bureau established.


Tourism Business Improvement District established.

August, 2015

Great Falls Montana Tourism become affiliated under the Chamber of Commerce.

January, 2016

The first unified strategic plan is created.

May, 2016

The first Request for Proposal for Media, Research, and Strategy is submitted.

April, 2017

The first unified marketing strategy is adopted.

October, 2017

Consolidated operations.

June, 2018

Management agreement between TBID and CVB.

January, 2019

Secured NEW media company.

April, 2019

Refreshed strategic plan.

Meet the Staff of Great Falls Montana Tourism and Board of Directors

Great Falls Montana Tourism is the one effort of Great Falls’ tourism efforts. It combines the work of the Great Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau and Great Falls Tourism Business Improvement District into one strategically aligned team focused on one vision, mission, priorities, and objectives. The Board of Directors meets monthly at 9 AM on the third Thursday at Great Falls Montana Tourism, 100 1st Ave N, Lower Level Video Conference Center, Great Falls, Montana.

Board of Directors

Director Organization
  Christina Horton C.M. Russell Museum  
  Lexi Jones The Do Bar  
  Ron Korb Cherry Creek Media  
  Wendy Lee Scheels  
  Jay Russell Lewis and Clark Foundation  
  Wayne Thares Taco John's  
  Brian Thompson Hi-Line Climbing  
  John Faulkner Great Falls International Airport  
  Gayle Fisher Central Montana  
  Kerry McInerney Great Falls Association of Realtors  
  Kellie Pierce Great Falls Downtown ASsociation  
  Andy Ferrin Great Falls Retail Association  
  Susan Shannon Cascade County  
  Karen Venetz Great Falls Lodging Association  
  Brett Doney Great Falls Development Authority  
  Steve Herrig City of Great Falls  
  Becky Amaral-Miller Staybridge Suites  
  David Buckingham Crystal Inn  
  Peter Jennings Hotel Arvon  
  Sandra Johnson-Thares O-Haire Motor Inn  
  Peggy O-Hare-Becker MidTown Motel & Perkins  
  Laurie Price Hilton Garden Inn  
  Scott Shull Days Inn  

Rebecca Engum

Executive Director | 406-750-1198

Passionate and Positive, Rebecca and anchors the team, ensuring strategic objectives are met and designing new objectives for consideration for our Board of Directors. She coordinates our digital, print and social media marketing, and local teams producing signature events. Rebecca generates excitement for Great Falls Montana at trade shows and engages our community for Team Great Falls.

Marisela Hazzard

Content Director | 406-836-1118

Mari develops, produces, and schedules media to be placed on all of our owned channels. She is the voice behind our social media posts, newsletters, website copy, and cohost of the podcast, We’re No Dam Experts. You’ll also see Mari in front of the camera now and again visiting with Champions in Great Falls. Mari is a dedicated team player committed to promoting Montana’s Basecamp.