February 21, 2018 - Holiday Inn 12:00PM




Special Olympics will be holding their State Games in Great Falls this year. It is an economic boon to the city that gets chosen. Special Olympics is a unique product that calls for a unique approach to marketing. There are several groups of stakeholders. How do you go about reaching each group? We will have two guests on February 17 to provide insight for us.

Bob Norbie - President/CEO

Bob has been a passionate advocate of the mission for 25 years. Bob says that athletes are masterful teachers if we pause long enough to listen, learn and let them reveal the champion in all of us. As Chief Executive Fan, Bob oversees the movement’s vision and strategic direction that currently impacts approximately 3,000 athletes annually through the efforts of nearly 4,000 volunteers in 120 programs statewide. He has served in many other capacities with the Special Olympics International movement. As interim national director in 1998, Bob guided the reorganization of Special Olympics South Africa. He served a five year term on the Special Olympics International Board of Directors (2007-2011), chairing the International Advisory Council during this same time, and served a six year term on the Special Olympics North America Leadership Council (2006-2011).

Josh Anderson, Athlete & SOMT Receptionist/General Assistant: 
Josh joined the SOMT staff in 2008 part-time doing clerical, custodial and athlete leadership work. He has been a Special Olympics athlete since 2000 when he began competing with the Troy Mountaineers. In 2005, he represented Montana at the Global Athlete Congress in Panama. Josh also served on the SOMT Board of Directors from 2003-2008. He relocated to Great Falls in 2009 with his dog, Marley, and now trains and competes with the Great Falls Hornets team.



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