A fourth-generation business and commercial real estate owner, Lorraine Roach has more than 25 years of experience in business and economic development, with clients throughout Montana and the Rocky Mountain west. She brings specific strengths in finding win-win solutions to complex community development challenges, having worked on commercial, technology, medical, transportation and light industrial projects.
She is known for her ability to listen and analyze data and trends to help business and community leaders create development strategies consistent with market needs and local values.
Originally from Idaho, Lorraine is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound in Business Management and French, and spent four years marketing a group of historic hotels and resorts in Europe's Bavarian Alps.
She was named one of Idaho's "Top 40 Under 40" Business leaders, served on the Idaho Governor's Rural Development Council, President of the North Idaho Chamber of Commerce, member of the International Economic Development Council, and National Board of the Partners for Rural America.
Lorraine currently lives in the Stevensville area of the Bitterroot Valley. She and her husband Mark, an IT performance management consultant, enjoy snow skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and involvement in the church and local community.