A native of Eureka, Montana, McIntyre served 12 years as the Lead Economic Developer for North Lincoln County. During her tenure, she averaged over $1 million in investment into the community annually, counseled over 35 businesses every year, led the creation and development of a Business Incubator and provided leadership for the Tobacco Valley Industrial District. McIntyre also worked on other projects, including major infrastructure, trails, amenities, business attraction, economic development, and workforce training that have all positively impacted the community of Eureka.
In 2016, McIntyre started her own consulting company, Rural Economic Designs, LLC, to bring her knowledge of community leadership and collaboration, project development and administration, and strategic planning to other rural communities and businesses. During this time, McIntyre brought in over $3.5 million to her rural community clients.
McIntyre has also been an active board member of the Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) for 10 years and completed two terms as President; the second woman ever to hold that position. She remains actively engaged in a number of regional and statewide efforts, including serving on the Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force, and serving as a member of the Montana Ambassadors.
McIntyre engaged with MCDC during her career both as a private entrepreneur and director of her area’s economic development.