We’re proud to introduce our leadership team at Hertz Rental Cars in Missoula! Below we’ve listed our team members, their email addresses, and their favorite cars. (Do note that the email addresses do NOT usually have spaces in them but we’re listing them this way to make them inaccessible to spammers. Thanks for understanding ; )
Jerry Woodahl – President/Owner
Email: jerry @ hertzmissoula.com
I acquired the Hertz franchise in 1985 after a career in public and private accounting. Having an accounting background has been a great benefit in operating a Hertz Franchise operation, but it is much more fun to own a car rental franchise than being a CPA. My favorite car is my 2007 Ford Mustang Hertz-Shelby convertible. Customers have asked to rent my Shelby, but I politely refuse because “Old Guys Need Their Toy Cars!”
I was born and raised in Missoula, which gave me a strong passion for the hospitality and tourism industry. At a very young age I was exposed to the leisure and business travel business while working in my family’s Hertz business. After completing my undergraduate work at Gustavus Adolphus College, I moved to Seattle, Washington to further my career in the leisure and hospitality industry. I have had the pleasure of working for diverse range of cruise companies in my career, from a smaller family-owned company, Argosy Cruises, which offers sightseeing and specialty cruises, to the fast-paced corporate structure of the Holland America Line, which offers guests vacation packages around the world.
I always dreamed of returning to Montana and bringing my knowledge and experiences to my family’s business and community. In 2011 that dream became a reality. After completing my MBA at the University of Montana I rejoined the family business.
My dream car is the Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible from the Hertz Adrenaline Collection
Can you capture the scenery? I am fortunate to enjoy the scenery every day. Since 1987, my delight has been sharing our fantastic scenery with all of you. Whether you are visiting our National Parks, on our lakes and rivers, in our forests, learning our history, or enjoying family and friends, it will be my pleasure to get you on your way. Don’t forget to smell the air after a cleansing rain, capture the scenery, and the breath in the fresh smell of pine on a warm sunny day. Do you hear the birds sing, the rivers babble, the lakes lap in and out, and the quiet of an evening sunset? Taste a barbecued buffalo burger, wild carrots, local asparagus, or fresh trout cooked over an open fire. I look forward to your arrival in our beautiful state!
Cheryl has been with Hertz since 1990, except for that one year she tried something else. Over the course of time, she has worked in several different areas. From a rental car agent to her current position of location/fleet manager, she has experience in just about every aspect of the business. Occasionally she wears the hat of the office IT person.
Her favorite classic car (not available to rent) is a 1956 Ford Thunderbird, Peacock Blue and white.