Jeff D. Fee
Jeff D. Fee was most recently the Chief Executive of the Western Montana Region for Providence St. Joseph Health, arriving in western Montana as President of St. Patrick Hospital & Health Sciences Center in August of 2006. Since retiring from that position, Fee is in the process of forming his own consultancy practice and continues to serve on several health care and non-healthcare related boards.
Jeff has over 25 years of experience in health care, 14 of which came with HCA, Inc. (Hospital Corporation of America). He is formerly President of HCA’s Chattanooga Market and the CEO of Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he was responsible for strategic planning and operations for the 527-bed hospital with three campuses. He is also formerly the Chief Executive at Hendersonville Medical Center in Hendersonville, Tennessee, was Chief Operating Officer at Nashville Memorial Hospital/Skyline Medical Center and Summit Medical Center, both in Nashville.
Jeff began his career as a staff auditor with Ernst & Young and went onto work as a Senior Auditor at HCA before becoming Controller at Donelson Hospital and moving into the COO roles. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from David Lipscomb University in Nashville and a master’s of business administration from Belmont University in Nashville. He is a recovering certified public accountant.
Jeff served on numerous Boards while serving as Chief Executive in western Montana including the Montana Cancer Institute, International Heart Institute of Montana, Montana Neurosciences Institute and the United Way of Missoula County. Fee continues to serve on the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana Affiliate Board as well as the Missoula Economic Partnership, where he served as a founding member and the Chair for the first 5 years of the partnership’s inception.
Jeff is married, and he and his wife Kim have an 18 year-old daughter Julian. He enjoys outdoor activities such as mountain biking, alpine skiing, white water rafting, hiking and fly fishing.
M. Rankine Forrester
Rankine Forrester is the CEO of Intoximeters, Inc., a privately held company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with a subsidiary office in Totnes, Devon UK. Intoximeters produces and markets a full line of alcohol breath testing instruments.
Since 1945, Intoximeters has been a leader in the breath alcohol detection field. Early on, law enforcement, probation and correction agencies were the primary customers for this type of equipment. However, as the extent of alcohol abuse in society became more recognized, other markets for breath alcohol testing products developed – most notably in the industrial occupational health sector.
Intoximeters has fully utilized advances in both sensor and data processing technologies. Today, there are a wide variety of mandated testing protocols at the local, state and federal levels – many with strict reporting requirements. Intoximeters has responded to this market need by developing a complete line of instruments with advanced data processing and communications capabilities. Today, Intoximeters’ products are used in more than 80 countries around the world.
Rankine has literally worked his way up through the company since first rejoining Intoximeters in 1990. He has been the CEO since 1996. Rankine holds several patents dealing with breath test design and performance. He is widely recognized in the industry and is relied upon by law enforcement and businesses as an expert witness in judicial and regulatory proceedings.
Rankine graduated from Hobart College with degrees in economics and theology. He and his wife Carie have two sons – Sam and Chase.
Jon Sonju is currently the North America head of Government Affairs for a global manufacturing company. Prior to his current role, Jon spent his early business career building two family owned businesses from start-ups to successful multi-million dollar businesses.
Jon has served 10 years as a state lawmaker, being successfully elected 4 times. During his public service, Sonju served in a number of leadership roles – Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, Vice Chairman of Tax Committee, and (during his last term) as the Chairman of the Senate Business and Labor Committee which had legislative oversight on insurance policy and the insurance industry. In 2012, Sonju narrowly lost a general election bid for Lieutenant Governor.
Jon holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Montana State University-Billings and has attended an executive leadership certificate program through the University of Virginia. He has served on several public and civic boards – Boys and Girls Club of Glacier Country, Rotary, and Montana Gaming Advisory Council.
Jon is married and he and his wife, Tania, have 2 sons. They currently reside in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and enjoy spending time in Montana.
Mark R. Taylor
Mark Taylor is the founder and a principal in the Taylor Luther Group, PLLC. Prior to creating his new firm in 2015, Mark was a partner with Browning, Kaleczyc, Berry & Hoven, P.C. where he headed up the firm’s health care practice group.
Mark earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in government from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Montana.
Mark has extensive experience in a wide variety of business, legislative, and regulatory matters, representing client interests before the Montana Legislature, and Montana’s State and Federal Courts. In addition, Mark’s business consulting activities extend to more than 25 states in a variety of topics – e.g., health care, technology, public safety, and procurement.
In the health care arena, Mark previously served as general counsel to the Montana Hospital Association for nearly 15 years. In addition, he has served as counsel to more than a dozen hospitals across Montana on various matters. Mark is well-recognized in the hospital regulatory arena in Montana, including having been published in several hospital-related trade publications.
Mark serves on a number of local and national boards/committees:
• Member, Gregorian University Foundation Board of Directors
• Member, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana Affiliate Board
• Chairman, St. Peter’s Hospital Board of Directors
• Georgetown University Alumni Admissions Program Interviewer
Mark was born and raised in Central Montana (near Lewistown), where he and his family continue to operate their family farm and ranch. He enjoys spending time with his wife Elaine and their two daughters, Morgan and Raegan. Mark also enjoys hunting, golfing, fishing, and traveling.