UM Montana Event Services Assistant Director Wins Missoula Businesswomen Award

February 14, 2017

Shannon Brilz, courtesy photo.

MISSOULA – The assistant director of Montana Event Services at the University of Montana recently received the Flying High Award from the Missoula Businesswomen’s Network. As the recipient, Shannon Brilz entered MBN’s Flying High Hall of Fame, which celebrates “extraordinary women who have made significant contributions” to both MBN and the community.

“Her leadership qualities are undeniable,” said Liz Roosa-Millar, UM’s University Center director. “She uses quiet strength, a keen sense and understanding of humans and how they interact, and she operates from a place of caring.”

Brilz has been a part of MBN for the past 10 years, served on the Synergy Board as the directory editor from 2012-16, and was a business sponsor, exhibitor and attendee at the annual Women’s Symposium. She has volunteered with Missoula First Night Steering Committee, Big Sky Band Parents Council and many more organizations in Missoula.

Montana Event Services is part of the UM’s University Center. It helps produce events on campus.

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Contact: Amber Gauthier, University Center media specialist,, 406-243-5341.