2024 Wine & Food Festival Co-Chairs

The MSU Billings Foundation is pleased to introduce its 2024 Wine & Food Festival co-chairs, Cynthia Arneson and Neil Beyer.

Cynthia Arneson

Cynthia began her involvement with the Wine & Food Festival in 2018 when she and Peterson Fussaint became co-chairs of the Wine Pourers Committee. The duo not only recruited and trained all of the Saturday evening wine pourers, but they also worked as wine pourers themselves. In addition to co-chairing the committee, Cynthia joined the Steering Committee in 2019. Cynthia co-chaired the 2021 festival with Norma Cleveland Boyd, co-chaired the 2023 festival with Cheryl Terry, and, now in her fourth year, will share the co-chair position with Neil Beyer.


Neil Beyer

Neil has joined Cynthia as co-chair for the 2024 Wine & Food Festival. This is Neil’s first year in this position for the Wine & Food Festival. Prior to his involvement with the Wine & Food Festival and realty endeavors, Neil worked on MSUB campus as the International Marketing & Outreach Specialist in 2016. He moved to real estate to utilize his marketing savvy while serving the greater Billings community. He has a passion for higher education and supporting students who need help attaining a degree.


These two are a fantastic team and with their direction, the festival promises to be a huge success!