The Montana Public Interest Research Group (MontPIRG) and the MontPIRG Leadership Fund on Monday named a new executive director to head the two nonprofits as they head into the 2020 election season.
Liz Albers, a member of the Montana Arts Council, will replace current Executive Director Bryce Bennett on May 29.
“2020 is going to be the biggest election in Montana history and I’m ready to make sure young people have their voices heard at record levels” Albers said in a statement.
“I’ve knocked doors in every corner of this state and furthered the public interest in the halls of our state capitol. I’m ready to put that experience to work to give young people a seat at the table this November.”
Albers began her political foray in Montana as a field organizer in Havre in 2016. She joined the Montana Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee in 2018.
Prior to joining MontPIRG, Albers worked on Cora Neumann’s campaign for U.S. Senate as the Deputy Finance Director.
MontPIRG works to employer younger generations and develop the next generation of civic leaders.
“Liz is a talented organizer with the skills to move our state forward” said Kelly Armington, chair of the all-student MontPIRG Board of Directors. “Her passion for our democracy and empowering students is exactly what we need in these challenging times.”