The Billings Association of Realtors have announced that they have hired Steve Simonson as their New Government Affairs Director.

Simonson graduated from MSU Bozeman in Agricultural Land Resources and was the “grass pro” on several golf courses prior to returning to the family farm near Thompson Falls. The farm grew peppermint and Simonson started and sold three small businesses including Big Sky Tea. He also had a “town job” with a new start up organization Sanders County Community Development Corporation. Simonson’s economic and community development experience extended into Colorado, serving as Executive Director of Trinidad Las Animas County EDC. He was also later involved with CSU Venture Capital and the Innosphere projects in Fort Collins.

Simonson also served a five-county region as Economic Development Director for

Beartooth Resource, Conservation and Development and most recently served as the Senior Project Manager at BSEDA 

 Simonson is married to Rachel, who works in Planned-Giving at St. Johns United and together they enjoy fly fishing and all things outdoors.


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