Meet Our Team

Josh Dorrell

Josh Dorrell

CEO

It’s my pleasure to introduce the team that is realizing diverse, broad and lasting growth for Wyoming’s present and its future.

Together with our partners, we add value to our core industries of natural resources, tourism and outdoor recreation, and agriculture and leverage those strengths to activate new sectors like professional services, technology and advanced manufacturing.

We look forward to working with you to build a prosperous Wyoming.

Regional Directors

Our six Regional Directors live and work where you are. They are the boots on the ground throughout the state, collaborating closely with city, town, county, tribal, and business and industry leaders to be the connectorsfacilitators, and conduits of information to help communities best utilize our programs and continually improve those programs based on their connections and expertise. They brinthe puzzle pieces together on a local level and connect partners and stakeholders with WBC services and investments into one collective picture.  

Heather Tupper

Heather Tupper

Southeast Regional Director

Albany County

Carbon County

Goshen County

Laramie County

Kristin Fong

Kristin Fong

Northwest Regional Director

Big Horn County

Hot Springs County

Park County

Washakie County

Kim Rightmer

Kim Rightmer

East Central Director

Converse County

Natrona County

Niobrara County

Platte County

Elaina Zempel

Elaina Zempel

West Central Director

Fremont County

Sublette County

Teton County

Kiley Ingersoll

Kiley Ingersoll

Southwest Regional Director

Lincoln County

Sweetwater County

Uinta County 

Brandi Harlow

Brandi Harlow

Northeast Regional Director

Campbell County

Crook County

Sheridan County

Johnson County

Weston County

Services

The Services Team provides the value of expertise, networks, and tools to Wyoming businesses. This division integrates the many different services under one roof to increase capacity, inspire greater collaboration, and facilitate economic development activities throughout the state 

Beyond broad business development offerings, our Services team is known for deep expertise in recruitment, agribusiness, entrepreneurship, foreign and domestic trade, broadband, community development, and Main Street. 

Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall

Services Director

Wendy Lopez

Wendy Lopez

Business Recruitment Manager

Jill Tregemba

Jill Tregemba

Agribusiness Development Manager

Open Position Male

Hiring Soon

Entrepreneurial Services Manager

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Chester Chu

Chester Chu

Wyoming-Asia Pacific Trade Office Director

Ryan Kudera

Ryan Kudera

Broadband Manager

Kayla Kler

Kayla Kler

Main Street Program Manager

Open Position

Hiring Soon

Community Development Manager

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Investments

The Investment Team understands the financial landscape of economic development necessary to help Wyoming businesses and communities secure the right financing for sustainable projects that contribute to Wyoming’s lasting growth. This team develops and administers programs providing financial support to local governments and assists Wyoming businesses in reaching their financial goals through business and industry analysis, credit analysis, financial due diligence, business plan review, large loan applications, and loan processing and servicing. 

Bert Adam

Bert Adam

Investments Director

Noelle Reed

Noelle Reed

Community Development Director

John Wendling

John Wendling

Grants Project Manager

Josh Keefe

Josh Keefe

Finance Manager

Justin Mabie

Justin Mabie

Business Finance Analyst

Operations

The Operations Team reinforces the Business Council’s efforts to drive innovation from talent development, administrative, accounting, IT, public meetings and records, and rulemaking perspectives. This team ensures organizational excellence and integrity and has deep public sector expertise while utilizing business best practices. They are agile, creative, and quick on their feet with an eye to creating lasting structure and processes.

Justin Mabie

Amy Grenfell

Chief Operating Officer

Chava Case

Chava Case

Human Resources Manager

Sue Akey

Sue Akey

Administrative Assistant

Warren Appel

Warren Appel

Agency Services Manager

Ben Peterson

Ben Peterson

IT Manager

Lindsay Orr

Lyndsay Orr

Accounting Manager

Katie O'Bryan

Katie O'Bryan

Accounting Coordinator

Katie O'Bryan

Angie Buchanan

Grant & Loan Accountant

Strategy

The Strategy Team leads the execution of the state’s economic development strategy. This team utilizes a problem-driven and iterative approach to fully understand Wyoming’s economic challenges and constraints prior to allocating resources. They facilitate public-private collaboration, maximize strong relationships with partners and stakeholders, identify possible solutions, improve the agency impact and performance, and communicate the Wyoming economic development story at all levels. 

Sarah Fitz-Gerald

Sarah Fitz-Gerald

Chief Strategy Officer

Ron Gullberg

Ron Gullberg

Strategic Partnerships Director

Marcio Paes-Barreto

Marcio Paes-Barreto

Program & Services Innovator

Amy Quick

Amy Quick

Strategic Communications

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