Who We Are
The Professionals at Associated Employees are here to serve the needs of employers like you in Montana and Wyoming. We have offices in Billings and Missoula. Give us a call 406-248-6178. Contact Us
Greg 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.
Tracy 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.
Amanda Goertz, CPA, CPP, CGMA
Amanda is responsible for the accounting and provides financial information to management of AE, AMS, MSSC and the AE Health Trust, as well as the processing of member payrolls and preparing quarterly and annual payroll tax forms. Amanda has over 15 years of accounting experience, including 5 years in public accounting.
Amanda has a Bachelor degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Accounting from MSU-Billings. She has achieved the designation of Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Currently, Amanda is a member of the AICPA, Montana Society of CPAs and the American Payroll Association.
Sarah Zimmerman, CPP
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 Hall, CPP
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.
IT Administrator/Jr Web Developer
Brock is junior 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 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.
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.
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.
Administrative Assistant / Receptionist
Wendy 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, CAE
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.
Bryan 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.
Bethany Williamson Powers
HR Business Partner
Bethany is located in Missoula Montana and provides member services in the areas of: training, HR hotline calls, and assisting members with projects such as handbooks, job descriptions and compensation surveys.
HR Business Partner
Jackie assists AE members with Human Resource needs through responding to hotline calls; conducting HR Needs Assessments; reviewing, developing and implementing Employee Handbooks; performing on-site HR services through AE’s HR Partnering program; conducting training; assisting members with recruiting; and, developing policies and programs including wellness programs.
Jessa Remington, 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.
Ryan Callan, MS, SHRM-SCP
HR Business Partner
Ryan is based out of North Idaho and NW Montana and is available for human resources consulting services, including; organizational and psychometric assessments, recruitment and selection projects, conflict resolution, AAP’s, investigations, reviewing employee handbooks and job descriptions, unemployment insurance claims, disciplinary issues and termination. Ryan has expertise in Surveys & Compensation Plans. He is also one of the HR Business Partners that responds to member hot-line calls.
Ruth 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 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.
Linda 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.
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.
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.