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Dennis Gaub

Billings, Montana


Position sought

None. I’m self-employed as a book author and book coach

Selected achievements

Published author. First book, “Win ‘Em All,” (nonfiction account of a legendary Montana high school basketball team’s “dream season”) released in 2016; second book, “Midway Bravery,” (nonfiction account of the life of a World War II Army Air Force pilot and hero of the Battle of Midway), published in June 2019

Latest book, “Sky Dreamer,” a work of historic fiction set in Billings in the early decades of the 20th century, published in March 2022.

Longtime, high-performing member of newsroom at Montana’s largest daily newspaper, the Billings Gazette. Won state and regional awards for reporting while at Gazette and was on reporting team that was Pulitzer Prize finalist for coverage of the 1988 Yellowstone National Park fires

Major contributor to wins in numerous high-value strategic deals as proposal manager for one of the world’s largest software companies

Part of team that founded the Billings Outpost, a free distribution weekly in Billings


Part-time reporter, Belgrade (MT) news

September 2018-March 2019

Wrote feature stories for this weekly newspaper until the terminal illness of my late wife required me to resign and devote full time attention to her care.

Proposal Manager, Oracle America, Bozeman, Montana

March 2012-December 2016

Managed production of responses to Requests for Proposals from prospective and existing company clients. Used project management practices to ensure content from multiple contributors on an account team was delivered on time to be included in final documents. Proofed documents and approved them for submission.

Proposal Writer/Knowledge Base Manager/Proposal Manager

RightNow Technologies, Bozeman 2005-2012

Member of team that prepared proposals in response to RFPs that came from prospective and existing company clients. Proofed documents and approved them for submission. Also used my copy editing and writing skills in several ad hoc business document and web copy projects.

Technical Service Specialist/Communications Specialist, Wells Fargo

Based in Wells Fargo Operations Center, Billings, Montana 2000-2004

Prepared and coordinated internal communications material produced as member of virtual knowledge management/communications that included individuals in Billings (my location); Chandler, Arizona; Des Moines, Iowa; and Minneapolis

Newspaper experience

Part-time reporter, Belgrade News 2018-2019

Distribution Manager, Reporter, Ad Sales, Billings Outpost — 1997-1998

Organized and managed network of carriers that distributed the paper throughout Billings, sold ads, reported community news on a spot basis

Reporter, Billings Gazette 1975-1978, 1981-1995

Covered sports, city government, county government, crime and courts, general assignment topics throughout Eastern Montana, wrote features, served as sports copy desk editor and designed sports pages

Online Project Manager, Billings Gazette  1995-1997

Coordinated initiative to give the Gazette a presence on the Web

Editor, Frankenmuth, MI, News — 1980-81

Covered news, wrote columns and editorials, laid out pages, photographed news events, supervised one reporter for 100-year-old weekly newspaper in Frankenmuth, MI (about the size of Belgrade)

Sports Editor, Gillette, WY News — 1979-1980

Wrote sports stories, columns, photographed sports events, laid out pages for daily newspaper

Reporter, Grand Junction, CO Daily Sentinel — 1974-1975

Covered sports, city government, police and sheriff’s departments for the largest daily newspaper on Colorado’s Western Slope

Miscellaneous experience

Bus Driver, Karst Stage, Bozeman January 2017-August 2017

Drove shuttle buses at Big Sky ski resort and Streamline transit buses in Bozeman


University of Montana, Missoula; MBA (1992)
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, B.S. Journalism (1974)

Professional certification

Foundation Level Proposal Management, Digital Media Marketing Certificate, Project Management Certificate, Toastmasters Competent Communicator Certificate


Available upon request

Writing samples

Please see my portfolio, online at:

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