FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2, 2018
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Gillette College Alumni Association is pleased to announce that Patrick Webb, a 2011 graduate of Gillette College and currently the executive director of the Montana Republican Party, has been selected as this year’s Distinguished Alumnus. Webb will be honored at the Gillette College Alumni Reception on Thursday, May 10 at 5 p.m. in the Technical Education Center.
Webb was born and raised in Bozeman, Mont. He attended Bozeman High School and graduated in 2008. In 2009, he accepted a scholarship to Gillette College to play basketball for Shawn Neary and the Gillette College Pronghorns. During his time as a student, he was an active member in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and served on the leadership team of the chapter and one year as president.
“Patrick was a true servant leader. He was always so giving of his time and talents while he was a student here,” remembered Beth Walker, PTK chapter advisor and director of advising and testing services. “He has taken the education and experiences he gained here at Gillette College to do something he’s passionate about, and he couldn’t be more deserving of this distinction.”
Among other activities, Web was involved in grassroots lobbying for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network as a student. Between his time with PTK and the Pronghorn men’s basketball team, he was also regularly involved with community programs, whether it was volunteering at a senior home, the Boys and Girls Club or on campus.
After graduating from Gillette College in 2011 with an Associate of Science in General Studies, Patrick returned home to Bozeman and continued his education at Montana State University. He played basketball for the Bobcats for one season and studied Political Science.
In 2012, Webb accepted an internship on current U.S Senator Steve Daines’ Congressional Race – starting his career in politics. In 2013, he began working for the Montana Republican Party as the Bozeman Field Director where he worked to reelect U.S Senator Steve Daines, as well elect Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to U.S Congress. He then worked at the Montana State Legislature as chief of staff to Majority Leader Matt Rosendale in the Senate. Following the Legislature, Patrick worked as Southwest Montana’s Field Representative for U.S Senator Steve Daines, focusing on constituent services across seven counties.
In 2017, Webb was appointed to serve as the executive director of the Montana Republican Party, where he works today. Patrick is married to Katelin Webb and has two daughters, Aurora and Anna. They live in Helena, Mont.