Kathie Bailey is a native rural Montanan with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services and minors in Organizational Communication and Management from Eastern Montana College (now MSU-Billings). She also has a Masters of Education in Adult, Community and Higher Education from Montana State University (MSU) in Bozeman.
In 2005 she became an NDC Certified Economic Development Financial Professional. Kathie has served as an MSU Extension Agent, the City of Colstrip's Administrative Assistant to the Mayor and as a Fergus County Commissioner.
Since Snowy Mountain Development Corporation's inception in 2001, Kathie has served as Executive Director, serving six counties and fourteen incorporated communities in central Montana.