With a bachelor’s in arts from Montana State University’s School of Film and Photography and a master of business administration from the University of Mary, Penny Ronning has orchestrated the successful creation, operation, publicity, A-list celebrity involvement, media coverage and sponsorship acquisition for nine major festival events, numerous fundraiser galas, art openings, 200-plus film screenings, world motion picture premieres, photography exhibits and live theatre performances along with securing more than $2 million dollars in combined monetary, pledged, and other sponsorship accusations for multiple nonprofit organizations. Having lived and traveled throughout the world, Penny’s commitment to the arts, human and animal rights, economic development, and protecting wildlife and wildlife habitat is reflected in her more than 30 years of volunteer and professional service. She has and continues to serve on various nonprofit boards. Penny owns a film production company and currently divides her time between Montana and California as she works and attends law school. She enjoys public speaking, writing, is an avid reader, and cherishes every moment with her English shepherds and Labrador Retrievers.