Missoula Community Foundation Elects New Board Members:Julie Osborn & Ben Sokoloski

February 2, 2023

The Missoula Community Foundation Board, together with Executive Director Marcy Allen, is pleased to announce that Julie Osborn and Ben Sokoloski have been elected to serve a three year term on the foundation board.

Julie Osborn is the co-founder of Ecology Project International and has worked in a leadership or volunteer capacity for many area nonprofits, including Families for a Livable Climate, Home Resource, Missoula Symphony and Missoula International School. She is a long-time Missoulian and enjoys applying her experience in nonprofit, political, educational and research organizations to bring together inclusive communities and support innovative programs. She is especially passionate about working with diverse groups to address climate change and environmental equity issues.

Julie was most recently the Finance Manager for Monica Tranel’s campaign, and was a member of the Missoula Community Foundation’s MPNE Advisory Committee.

Ben Sokolosi is a Missoula native with a background in finance real estate and asset management. Backed by his experience with private equity and entrepreneurship – and inspired by the John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge at the University of Montana – Ben launched, ran and grew the downtown gem Market on Front. In 2019 Ben sold the company to a local entrepreneur and embarked on a new journey in the insurance world.  He joined Stewart Title to develop, strategically reposition and improve systems/efficiencies and most importantly position the company for acquisition, which was carried out in 2021. Ben is currently Area Manager for Fidelity National Title in Missoula and Ravalli Counties.