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2013 Businesswoman of the Year

Deborah Gass Headshot PhotoDeborah Derrick Gass of the MT Department of Labor-Missoula Job Service is our 2013 MBN Businesswoman of the Year.   

It’s my honor to introduce this year’s Business Woman of the Year recipient. She was nominated by two members, Jodi Bowser and Bev Aguirre. But this is not the first time. This year, the third time is definitely the charm.

This member is a huge asset to MBN and our community. She has served on the MBN Synergy Board holding several positions, was instrumental with the evolution of the MBN Symposium and she is a former MBN President and recipient of the Flying High Award. She is a quiet powerhouse that has helped and influenced many.

In the business community, she is active in the Missoula Big Sky Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, the Chamber and the Missoula Downtown Association. She is a graduate of Leadership Missoula, was nominated as the SBA Woman in Business Champion and was recognized statewide for her work with the Department of Labor. She has also excelled in her diverse professional life as a restaurant and office manager at Zimorino’s and HR Specialist at Partners in Home Care.

In her personal life, she dedicates her time to her family and friends, the Red Cross, the Girl Scouts, the Garden City Ballet and her many years teaching Sunday school.

I know her as a quiet, calming influence, the voice of reason, a beautiful soul and an extremely dedicated dance mom.

It’s my honor to introduce to you, the 2013 Business Woman of the Year, Deb Gass.
By Linda Baumann, 2012 MBN Businesswoman of the Year