Board Members



Our board of directors is made up of retired public employees like yourself, who work on a volunteer basis. Primary expenses are employment of a lobbyist and member communication, recruitment and retention. We also funded the GABA lawsuit with donations from members.

Current Board members and officers are:

Mike O’Connor retired as the Executive Director of the Montana Public Employee Retirement Administration in 2005. He has over 25 years of working experience with Montana’s retirement systems; has been on the AMRPE Board since 2008; and is AMPRE’s current President.

Lyle Manley retired from the Legal Services unit of the Montana Department of Transportation in 2009 after working for over thirty years at the state. He joined the AMRPE Board in 2013 and currently serves as the Vice President.

Jan Brown joined the board in 2010 and has been the secretary since 2012. She retired from the Dept. of Environmental Quality in 2007 and had previously served in the Montana House of Representatives from 1983-1991.

John McEwen joined the board in 2006 and has been the treasurer since 2008. He retired from the Department of Administration, State Human Resources Division in 2003.

Patty Mott retired from the Dept of Labor in 2012. She has been a board member since 2015. She serves on the membership, audit and legislative committees of AMRPE.

James Driggers retired from the Department of Public Health and Human Services after 31 years as a state employee. He has served on the board for one year and is on the Legislative Committee, the Nominating Committee, and serves as chair of the Constitution and By-Laws Committee. James has two sons and lives in Helena with his wife, Elly, who is a newly retired public school teacher.

Dale Boespflug retired in 2002 after 31 years of service with the Dept. of Public Health and Human Services. He became a member of the AMRPE board of directors in 2013 and serves on the Legislation and Contractor Coordination Committees.

Jim Lewis joined the board in 2013. He retired from the Montana Department of Transportation in 2011. He serves on the Constitution and Bylaws and Litigation Committees.

Cathy Kendall has been on the Board since 2011. She retired from the Office of Public Instruction in 2010.


Mike O’Connor, President 406-442-3396
Lyle Manley,Vice President 406-449-7011
Jan Brown, Secretary 406-443-3824
John McEwen, Treasurer 406-449-8947
Patty Mott 406-933-8486
James Driggers 406-443-3837
Dale Boespflug 406-417-0786 or 799-4232
Jim Lewis 406-449-6641
Cathy Kendall 406-442-1564

Join Us

The next meeting is on December 19, 2017 at 3:00 PM  Please call 406-442-4934 for location information. All are welcome to attend.


P.O. Box 603
Helena, MT 59624-0603
CMS Contractor Phone: 406.442.4934
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