The Manning Society recognizes excellence in broadcast sales.

Inductees into the Manning Society represent the top local broadcast sales people in the state.

Deadline for entry is usually mid-August each year.

The sales persons with the highest percentage increase over the previous year in radio and television are also recognized as the "Salespersons of the Year."

2021 MBA Manning Society Awards

Television Salesperson of the Year:
Shelly Gaertner, KECI-TV, Missoula

Runner-Up Television Salesperson of the Year:
Melissa Horacek, KRTV-TV/KRTV-CW/KTGF-TV, Great Falls


Radio Salesperson of the Year:
Scott Parini, KBOW/KOPR/KGLM, Butte

Runner-Up Radio Salesperson of the Year:
Rene Wimberley, KIMO/KMTX/KMXM/KZMT/KBLL/KCAP, Helena


Super Sellers
Kally Amundsen, KTVQ-TV, Billings
Robert Bachman, KBZK-TV/KXLF-TV, Bozeman/Butte
Melissa Horacek, KRTV-TV/KRTV-CW/KTGF-TV, Great Falls
Jody Rempel, KRTV-TV/KRTV-CW/KTGF-TV, Great Falls


Top Sellers
Amy Breider, KWYB-TV/NWYB-TV/SWX-TV, Butte/Bozeman
Rachel Cottrell, KXLH-TV/KTVH-TV/KTVH-CW, Helena
William Dear, KULR-TV/SWX-TV ,Billings
Shelly Gaertner, KECI-TV, Missoula
Lynn Lavalley, KXLH-TV/KTVH-TV/KTVH-CW, Helena
Kady Murphy, KRTV-TV/KRTV-CW/KTGF, Great Falls
Adam Romo, KTVQ-TV, Billings
Debbie Schmidt, KXLH-TV/KTVH-TV/KTVH-CW, Helena
Jeannette Tudsbury, KTVM-TV, Bozeman
Robert Vaughn, KPAX-TV/KAJJ-TV, Missoula/Kalispell
Carolyn Buchta, KDTR/KKVU/KYJK Radio, Missoula
Lisalee Cook, KGHL Radio, Billings
Maggie Davis, KBOW/KOPR/KGLM Radio, Butte
Dana Gallagher, KMON/KVVR/KAAK/KLFM Radio, Great Falls
Marci Robinson, KBOW/KOPR/KGLM Radio, Butte


Manning Society Recipients
Carolyn Buchta, KDTR/KKVU/KYJK Radio, Missoula
Melissa Campbell, KMMR Radio, Malta
LisaLee Cook, KGHL Radio, Billings
Maggie Davis, KBOW/KOPR/KGLM Radio, Butte
Dana Gallager, KMON/KMON-FM/KVVR/KAAK/KLFM Radio, Great Falls
Rod Harsell, KMSO/KHDV Radio, Missoula/Hamilton
Richard Ivers, Might Mo/K2MT-FM/KCAP/KBLL/KMTX/Mix102.3 Radio, Helena
Jalyn Keighley, KMON/KMON-FM/KVVR/KAAK/KLFM Radio, Great Falls
Kara Kochivar, KIKF/KQDI/KKGF/KINX Radio Great Falls
Julie Moore, KIMO/KMTX/KMXM/KZNT Radio, Helena
Scott Parini, KBOW/KOPR/KGLM Radio, Butte
Marci Robinson, KBOW/KOPR/KGLM Radio, Butte
Leslie Schipman, KMMR Radio, Malta
Michelle Sellers, KMON/KMON-FM/KVVR/KAAK/KLFM Radio, Great Falls
Kevin Skaalure, KIMO/KMTX/KMM/KZMT/KBLL/KCAP/KIMO Radio, Helena
Heidi Starrett, KDTR/KKVU/KYJK Radio, Missoula
Jim Willard, KZMT/KCAP/KMXM/KQTX/KIMO Radio, Helena
Rene Wimberley, KIMO/KMTX/KMXM/KZNT/KBLL Radio, Helena
Kelly Amundsen, KTVQ/KTVQ-D2 TV, Billings
Robert Bachman, KXLF/KBZK TV, Butte/Bozeman
Amy Breider, KWYB/NWYB/SWX TV, Butte/Bozeman
Dan Buchta, KPAX/KAJJ TV, Missoula/Kalispell
Rachel Cotrell, KXLH/KTVH/KTVH-CW TV, Helena
Edie Cauch, KULR/SWX TV, Billings
Jack Daniel, KPAX/KAJJ TV, Missoula/Kalispell
Andrea Dean, KFBB/NFBB/SWX TV, Great Falls
William Dear, KULR/SWX TV, Billings
Shelly Gaertner, KECI TV, Missoula
Melissa Horacek, KRTV/KRTV-CW/KTGF TV, Great Falls
Chad Lacey, KXLF/KBZK-TV, Butte/Bozeman
Lynn LaValley, KXLH/KTVH/KTVH-CW TV, Helena
Jim McLean, KPAX/KAJJ TV, Missoula/Kalispell
Kady Murphy, KRTV/KRTV-CW/KTGF TV, Great Falls
Jacqueline Rawson, KWYB/NWYB/SWX TV, Butte
Jennifer Regan, KECI TV, Missoula
Cynthia Reiss, KWYB/NWYB/SWX TV, Bozeman
Jody Rempel, KRTV/KRTV-CW/KTGF TV, Great Falls
Adam Romo, KTVQ/KRTV-D2 TV, Billings
Debbie Schmidt, KXLH/KTVH/KTVH-CW TV, Helena
Rod Sharkey, KPAX/KAJJ TV, Missoula/Kalispell
Jeanette Tudsbury, KTVM TV, Bozeman
Robert Vaughn, KPAX/KAJJ TV, Missoula/Kalispell