David Ottolino is currently teaching on a part-time basis as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Business and Information Technology Department. He retired from Montana Tech in May 2013 following seven years of full-time teaching and several stints as an adjunct instructor dating back to 1985.
David received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Accounting and MBA degrees from the University of Montana in 1973 and 1997, respectively. He earned his certified public accountant certificate in 1974.
David has taught nearly all of the accounting classes in Montana Tech’s curriculum as well as classes in information technology and management. Currently, he is teaching Intermediate Accounting, Operations Management, and Business Modeling with Microsoft Excel for the Business and Information Technology Department, and Petroleum Project Evaluation for the Petroleum Engineering Department.
David began his career in 1973, working seven years in public accounting in Helena, Montana. In 1980, David moved to Butte to begin 26 years of service with The Montana Power Company and its successor NorthWestern Energy, working in the tax, financial planning, treasury management, and information technology departments. He led several large information technology evaluation and implementation projects and, immediately prior to its acquisition by NorthWestern Energy, was the Vice President and Chief Information Officer of The Montana Power Company.
In 1987 David received the Distinguished Service Award from the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants, and was further honored by them in 2012 with the Distinguished Educator Award.