Montana Rail Link Leadership Team

Van Blakely

Chief Procurement and Real Estate Officer

Van Blakely was appointed Chief Procurement and Real Estate Officer for Montana Rail Link in 2013 and is responsible for overseeing Procurement, Contract Administration, Real Estate and Information Technology. Van joined Montana Rail Link in 1990 as Manager of Financial Accounting and was later promoted to Director of Purchasing and Material Management in 1994. Van earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance, along with his Master of Business Administration and Management from the University of Montana, and obtained his CPA in 1994 and his CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) in 1996.