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Who We Are

The Professionals at Associated Employees are here to serve the needs of employers like you in the Rocky Mountain/Inland Northwest.  We have offices in Billings, Missoula and the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene region. Give us a call 406-248-6178. Contact Us

GregRGreg Roadifer, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
President, Associated Employers & AE Health Trust Administrator
Executive Director, AMS
Executive Director, MSSC

Greg has more then 15 years of human resources, insurance and business management experience and has owned or partially owned several businesses.  Greg assists the Boards of Directors in strategic planning and implementation of each organization’s mission and goals.  He is responsible for the P&L, 20 employees and the day to day management of Associated Employers, Associated Management Services, MSSC and the AE Health Trust.


TracyTracy Roadifer, PHR, CPP
Payroll Services Manager

Tracy has been with Associated Employers for over 20 years and her primary role is to manage the Payroll Services that Associated Employers offers its members. Tracy has over 25 years of HR experience with specialized knowledge in payroll management, wage and hour compliance, benefits and compensation and employee relations.

Tracy has a Bachelor degree in Education from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She has achieved the designation of Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Certified Payroll Professional (CPP). Currently Tracy is a national and local member of the SHRM organization and a national member of the American Payroll Assn.


JoshJosh Zeller

Josh has 5 plus years of accounting experience, including at the corporate level and the public accounting level. He is responsible for the production and review of the financials for the various entities. Josh has a Master of Professional Accountancy degree from Montana State University. Josh also serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Better Billings Foundation.


Sarah Zimmerman BWSarah Zimmerman, CPP
Payroll Coordinator

Sarah is responsible for assisting with the payroll processing for member clients. Sarah has over 5 years of payroll experience and over 10 years’ experience in accounting. Sarah has achieved the Certified Payroll Professional designation and is a National Member of the American Payroll Association.


Heidi HallHeidi Hall, CPP
Payroll Coordinator

Heidi is responsible for assisting with payroll processing for member clients, preparing quarterly and annual payroll tax forms. Heidi has 15 years of payroll and accounting experience.

Heidi has a bachelor’s degree in business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Montana State University Billings. Heidi has achieved the Certified Payroll Professional designation and is a National Member of the American Payroll Association.


Brock Peterson
IT Manager/Co-Lead Web Developer

Brock is a developer working on new website and api development and provides support and maintenance for the multiple websites owned by Associated Employers and its affiliated entities. Brock has a Computer Science Degree from Rocky Mountain College. Brock has experience in computer networks working for Huntley Project Schools.


Jeremy Cherer
Co-Lead Web Developer

Jeremy is a developer primarily working with new development for the multiple websites owned by Associated Employers and its affiliated entities. He comes to us with a Computer Science Degree, and a desire to learn more. Jeremy also has helped our development team build quality assurance that helps make sure our software runs smoothly.


Scott McKay
Web Developer

Scott is a developer whose duties involve designing quality of life features, and implementing testing suites for multiple websites owned by Associated Employers and its affiliated entities. Scott is certificated with a Computer Science Degree from the University of Montana.


cyndiCyndi Boyd
Office Coordinator

Cyndi provides administrative support services for AMS, AE, MSSC and the AE trust. Some of her responsibilities include overseeing the computer lab training & development of training & marketing brochures.


Dana Kelly
Receptionist / Administrative Assistant

Dana provides receptionist, administrative and training support services for AMS, AE, MSSC and the AE trust. Some of her responsibilities include greeting customers, processing all incoming and outgoing mail and assisting with the compilation of consulting/training materials.


Debbie Hatwigg
Receptionist / Administrative Assistant

Debbie provides administrative, training and receptionist support services for AMS, AE, MSSC and the AE trust. Some of her responsibilities include computer lab scheduling and check-in, and assisting with the compilation of consulting/training materials.


Gregg Wilson BWGregg Wilson, CAE
Vice President,
Membership & Insurance Services

Gregg provides marketing and membership services for AE & MSSC with an emphasis in group benefits consulting and sales. Gregg is a licensed insurance agent in Montana and Wyoming.


Tyrell Mailloux BWTyrell Mailloux
Sales and Account Executive

Tyrell provides marketing and membership services for AE & MSSC for Central and Eastern Montana, Wyoming, and the Dakotas. Before joining the team, Ty learned the ins and outs of self-funding working for a local third-party administrator primarily managing clients in Montana and Wyoming. He strives to create long-lasting partnerships by advocating and doing right by our members.


bryanBryan A. Peterson, PHR, SHRM-CP
Vice President, Human Resource Services

Bryan provides classroom and customized onsite training to member businesses as well as member consultation services in the areas of organizational development and management training issues. Prior to joining Associated Employers, Bryan has worked in the financial institution industry and for a Fortune 500 company. Responsibilities included managing teams up to 150 employees, master training for district-wide staff development, and district executive recruiting.


Aimee Salyer
HR Business Partner

Aimee is born, raised, and based in Billings MT. She joined the Associated Employers team in July of 2021 as a Junior HR Business Partner. Before joining the team, Aimee has 4 years’ experience in direct supervising, sales, and recruiting in the retail industry. She is passionate about the development of teams, customer experience, procedures, and human resources. Aimee has an Associates of Science degree in Human Resources from Montana State University Billings and is perusing aPHR from HRCI. Aimee will provide member services in the areas of HR hotline calls, assisting members with projects such as handbooks, creating job descriptions, and assisting in investigations.

Bethany Williamson BWBethany Williamson 
HR Business Partner

Bethany has been with Associated Employers in the role of HR Business Partner since 2016. For more than 25 years, Bethany was in store management, district and regional management, and hospitality management with the responsibility for teams of up to 200 in corporate and small business environments. She has extensive experience in employee management, recruiting, staff training, succession planning, performance management, conflict resolution, and management training.


Jessa Remington, MBA, SHRM-SCP
HR Business Partner
Services Internal HR Manager
GraniteHR Customer Service Manager

Jessa is an HR Business Partner based out of the Billings, Montana office. She is able to assist in many areas, such as: hiring tools; developmental assessments and processes; surveys; statistical analyses; recruitment and selection projects; leadership and developmental training and coaching; conflict resolution; investigations; review of handbooks, job descriptions, and other human resources and business functions.


John Mammenga
HR Business Partner

As an HR Business Partner, John Mammenga assists AE members by responding to hotline calls; reviewing, developing, and implementing Employee Handbooks; performing on-site HR services through AE’s HR Partnering program; assisting members with third-party investigations; conducting trainings; assisting members with recruiting; and with developing wage and compensation structures. He is experienced in a full range of HR functions as well as payroll and benefits administration.

Ryan Callan, MS, SHRM-SCP, CCP
HR Business Partner
& Certified Compensation Analyst

Ryan has been employed with AE for much of the past decade, which has included 2014 – 2019, and rejoined the AE HR team in mid-2021. Ryan has an expertise in Surveys & Compensation Plans. He holds a senior level HR certification, and a M.S. degree in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from Missouri State University.

Ryan offices out of the North Idaho / NE Washington region and is available for HR consulting services including organizational assessments, HR audits, surveys, compensation assessments and structure developments, recruitment and selection projects, conflict resolution, AAPs, investigations, handbooks and job description development.


ruthRuth French, PHR, SHRM-CP
Director, Trust Operations

Ruth is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Trust Department, including communicating with Trust members, conducting employee benefit meetings, monitoring participation, providing research services, overseeing claims, and ensuring compliance with state & federal regulations. She has over twenty years of benefits and HR experience in both the private and public sector. Ruth is a member of SHRM.


Andrea Pluhar, ALHC, CSFS
Assistant Director of Trust Operations

Andrea is responsible for overseeing claims, case management and claims related vendors to ensure efficient and accurate operations. She also assists with the day-to-day operations of the Trust Department. Andrea has over 25 years in the Health Care field. 20 of those years were dedicated to Claims Operations at a local Third-Party Administrator for self-funded group health plans.


Shane HeigisShane Heigis, CSFS
Director, Strategic Underwriting

Shane leads Underwriting, Wellness and Strategic Growth for the Associated Employers Health Trust.   Shane is a licensed insurance agent in Montana.


lindaLinda Deaver, CPSR, CISR, CPIW
Senior Benefits Coordinator

Linda is responsible for new group set up, weekly input and reconciliation, and terminations/changes in Trust participation. She provides customer service to AE members on the Trust. She troubleshoots participant claim issues. She is licensed to sell insurance in Montana and Wyoming.


Nichole Barth BWNichole Wanner
Benefits and Wellness Coordinator

Nichole assists with underwriting and provides customer service to AE members. She assists in wellness program implementation, coordination and marketing. She also supports Trust eligibility and enrollment processes.

Branden Beck
Director, Safety Services

Branden has over 15 years of experience in the Occupational Safety including heavy industrial, mining, and downstream oil and gas. Branden develops customized programs and policies, develops and conducts public and private safety training, conducts on-site consultation and auditing of facilities and job sites, and develops Safety Management Systems for our members. Branden is always available to answer questions and solve problems for our Members and public alike.