MDA Board Announces New Executive Director
The MDA Board of Directors announces its new executive director, Webb Brown, IOM. He will officially start at the central office on January 10, 2022. Brown is concluding his current position as the CEO of the Montana Regional Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
We are excited to welcome Webb to our organization,” said Dr. Ingrid McLellan, MDA President. “He brings a lot of experience to the position. His knowledge and expertise will help us grow our association and focus on oral health advocacy. We are looking forward to him joining our team!”
MDA is a return to association management for Brown, retiring as CEO of the Montana Chamber of Commerce in 2018 after twenty years. He also worked for the Billings and Lewistown chambers of commerce and the Sanders County Economic Development Corporation. Brown is originally from Trout Creek and still owns property there. He attended Carroll College, although his BA in Political Science is from the University of California at Riverside. His Institute for Organization Management (IOM) designation is from the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Brown is currently an MBA candidate at the University of Montana.
“I am thrilled to join the MDA team,” said Brown. “Current staff Jean Strainer and Pamela Maslanka are great assets for the organization, and the strong board, led by Dr. McLellan, will be a joy to work with. I plan to hit the road to visit all the local societies around the Treasure State and coordinate with the American Dental Association (ADA). We have big plans for the future, including preparation for our Centennial Celebration in 2023!” MDA was incorporated in 1923.
In his role, Brown will also be responsible for the Montana Oral Health Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity providing grants to promote Montanans' oral health through the support of dental education and access to care.