MEA-MFT staff changes

Oct. 25 - Dave Severson, long-time president of the Missoula Education Association and former MEA-MFT vice president, begins work today as part of the MEA-MFT staff.

Dave Severson


Dave is now an MEA-MFT field consultant for the northwest region, working out of the Missoula office. Dave has a wealth of experience in bargaining, grievances, and all other aspects of union work. He will be a great resource to his locals.  (You'll find a list of Dave's locals here.)


You can reach Dave at 721-2928, 800-398-0836, or


Dave replaces Diane Fladmo, who will become MEA-MFT's director of research & bargaining and retired program coordinator when Tom Bilodeau retires from that position at the end of December.

Diane Fladmo


Diane is now working in the Helena office, where she is learning the ropes from Tom. Diane has lots of boots-on-the-ground experience working with local affiliates as a field consultant, which will serve well in her new position.


You can reach Diane at 800.398.0826 or 447.1465, or




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