Connie Poten

Board President

The Humane Society of Western Montana honored Connie and her husband with the 2014 Ken Shughart Humanitarian Award. Connie, B.A. English, is an award- winning writer and documentary filmmaker who won the Genesis Award for her National Geographic investigative cover story, “A Shameful Harvest: The Illegal Trade of Wildlife in America,” and worked on the successful ballot initiative campaign to end game farming in Montana. She is associate producer of the documentary film, “Trapped,” in production. Connie ran the 2015-16 Montana Trap-Free Initiative campaign, which qualified I-177 for the ballot.