Gillette Vaira


Communications Manager

Gillette Vaira, M.A., works as the communications manager at EBMS. A native of Lambert, Mont., Vaira graduated magna cum laude from Montana State University Billings with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a minor in international studies. She won an Emmy Award and placed second in the national Broadcast Education Association anchoring competition while earning a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Montana. After graduate school, Vaira reported, produced, and anchored news at the Billings NBC television affiliate. Before joining EBMS, she worked in student affairs at MSU Billings and served as the director of public relations at Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch.

Vaira enjoys volunteering with the 4-H program at county, state, and national levels. She also serves as a Start Smart salary negotiation training facilitator for the American Association of University Women.

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