The Montana Board of Investments today announced the pending retirement of Executive Director David Ewer, effective in October 2018.
During a career that spanned more than 30 years, Ewer held numerous positions for the Board including head of equity research, deputy director, and for seven years, executive director. He served many years as Budget Director for Governor Brian Schweitzer and helped to navigate the state’s finances through the Great Recession. Ewer served in the Montana House of Representatives for four terms and is best known for his opposition to electric deregulation.
“David has done a truly outstanding job and all Montanans have benefited,” said Board Chairman Mark Noennig. “His knowledge, expertise, and ability to communicate with the staff, the Board and the public is impressive. He has ably lead our organization; he will be missed, but we wish him well in his retirement.”
The Board’s human resource committee chairman Karl Englund said the committee would begin its search efforts this week.
“My sense is the Board will search for someone equally competent, measured, and straightforward. Montana’s investments are in good shape, and we are confident we will find a very qualified replacement,” Englund said.