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Flathead Business Newsmakers

| May 22, 2022 12:00 AM

• Mountain-Pacific Quality Health announces the new hire of Robert Lopp. As part of the organization’s restructuring, Lopp will be the chief administrative officer, a new position that will oversee internal support services across all areas of the company and help integrate and allocate resources. Lopp has extensive experience and has held executive management roles in finance, information technology, human resources, business relationships and health care provider relations. He has also been a long-time partner and advocate for improving health care, especially in rural areas. While Lopp resides in Kalispell, he will frequently commute to Mountain-Pacific’s headquarters office in Helena.

Mountain-Pacific Quality Health also welcomes Angela Skolrud as its newest account manager for Montana. Skolrud brings more than 20 years of experience as a registered nurse in the state of Montana and a broad spectrum of knowledge in long-term care, medical-surgical, hospice, home health and behavioral health. In addition to her professional career, Skolrud has a Bachelor of Science in nursing and is currently working to complete the Master of Science psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner curriculum.

Mountain-Pacific is a nonprofit corporation and holds federal and state contracts to help oversee the quality of care for patients and their families. Mountain-Pacific works within Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific Territories of Guam and American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to help improve the delivery of health care and the systems that provide it. Mountain-Pacific’s goal is to increase access to high-quality health care that is affordable, safe and of value to the patients they serve. www.mpqhf.org.

Jessica Hanson, Commercial Relationship Manager at First Interstate Bank in Kalispell, has been named MoFi’s Flathead Valley Small Business Lender of the Year for 2021. MoFi presents this award annually to its most prolific commercial and small-business lending partners, individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to meeting the needs of entrepreneurs in their community. Additionally, First Interstate Bank has been named MoFi’s 2021 Montana Lender Partner of the Year, referring more business owners to MoFi than any other lending institution in the state.

Hanson has deep experience in banking, starting her career at age 17 and joining First Interstate Bank 15 years ago. At First Interstate, she has held a variety of roles and leadership positions, becoming Commercial Relationship Manager in late 2020. She graduated from the University of Montana in 2006 with degrees in Business Management and Business Marketing.

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Angela Skolrud

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