Katie is a client relations director in the Benefit Planning department in Billings. She graduated from Montana State University, Bozeman, with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 2004 and shortly after began her insurance career in Seattle working with general aviation clients throughout the United States.A Billings, Montana, native with strong roots in the community, Katie returned home and joined PayneWest in 2012 as a commercial account manager. In 2015, she was promoted to the benefit planning client relations director working with teams throughout the Montana offices. She brings a quick analytical mind and great enthusiasm to her role and takes great pride in bringing exceptional talent into the organization and guidance in their continued professional development. Growing up in a family-owned, local business, Katie loves how her job keeps her involved in the community, allowing our businesses and people to prosper and grow. In her downtime, Katie enjoys cooking for family and playing outside in the gorgeous Montana mountains.