Kia Liszak

Executive Director of Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC)

Kia Liszak has been the Executive Director of the Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC) for ten years.

She spearheaded and led the visionary process and multimillion dollar campaign efforts to bring the ZACC downtown and triple its size and ability to build community through accessible arts experiences for all.

She was recognized by the Missoulian in June, 2013, as one of Western Montana's top 20 business leaders under 40 years old to have made a positive impact through exceptional entrepreneurship, leadership, creative vision, innovation and dedication to the community, and recognized by the Missoula Downtown Association in 2019 as the Downtowner of the Year.

She has served as a volunteer on many committees including The Missoula Public Art Committee and on Missoula's Community Arts Team to implement the Kennedy Center’s support of the SPARK arts program. She was able to travel to Thailand and Laos to enrich her work through the YSEALI professional fellows program in 2017 and subsequently invited to participate in the US State Department’s seminar, “Art, Culture, and Transforming Conflict" in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

She is extremely passionate about empowering people of all ages through the arts and creative community building.

11:00 - 12.00 PM Panel

Day 2 - Saturday May 21st

Leadership Done Right. What's the Secret?

Are you ready to go beyond business theory? Join this panel discussion for a high-octane leadership discussion to get real-life, proven advice from some of Missoula's finest leaders who've done it right. From retail to restaurant, government to non-profit, these leaders are known for their commitment to excellence in business as well a community. Learn what it takes to make a difference!

4:00 - 5:00 PM Panel

Day 2 - Saturday May 21st

Wrap-up, Celebrate, Clarify

For the last hour of the day, all speakers, Presenters and Panelists for the day will come together for YOUR time to question, clarify and celebrate a day of learning and understanding to better enhance your learning experience.

6.00 - 10:00PM Networking

Day 1 - Friday May 20th

VIP Meet Up!

Access a sneak preview of Beast Your Biz! the evening before with this VIP event, We will have music, complimentary drinks and appetizers while you meet speakers, panelists and sponsors up close and personal. This is a fabulous way to make personal contacts with entrepreneurs to help guide you on your way to success!