Jay Bodner was named Executive Vice President in June 2018, before that he served as the Natural Resource Director since 2002. Utilizing his strong agricultural background and education, he has developed and executed innovative campaigns for issues affecting the cattle industry.
Jay works with local, state, and federal officials to achieve workable solutions concerning complex issues such as water quality regulations, wildlife management, and federal land issues. In addition, he extends his strong relational skills and advocacy for the cattle industry as a lobbyist for the association during Montana Legislative sessions.
Jay grew up on a cow/calf operation in Raynesford, Mont. He attended the University of Montana and received a degree in Business Administration. He enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, as well as spending time with his wife, Donna, and his children, Anthony and Janae.
Jay also serves on a number of industry and civic groups including: Statewide TMDL Advisory Group; Nutrient Work Group; Western Environmental Trade Association; Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative; Warren Community Park Board; Lewis and Clark 4-H Foundation; and Treasure State Resources Association.