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WY Business Council Announces Ambitious Search for New CEO

The Wyoming Business Council (WBC) board of directors has begun its search for a new chief executive officer in earnest putting out feelers nationwide to find the right person for the job.

Current CEO Shawn Reese announced his resignation in September, effective the end of the year. If successful in their endeavors, the board hopes to have a new CEO in place by the first of the year.

“The CEO will report to a governor-appointed board of directors and will work with staff, a team of leaders, partner organizations and elected officials to establish goals, plans and strategies that support statewide economic diversification,” the announcement for the search reads.

The search committee is made up of various industry and community stakeholders, as well as Gov. Mark Gordon, WBC directors, State Legislators, and the ENDOW Executive Council, just to name a few.

Applications for the position will be accepted through Nov. 5 and interviews are scheduled for Nov. 12 and 21. The final public, in-person interviews are tentatively scheduled for Dec. 6 in Cheyenne.

“We look forward to this challenge and feel confident we will find the right person who will bring strong leadership and fresh energy to this position and the organization,” said the Co-Chair of the Business Council’s board of directors, Megan Goetz. “The next CEO will have an enormous impact on Wyoming’s future, and will ensure the mission and efforts of economic diversification and development for the state continue forward.”

Reese has served as WBC CEO since 2014.

In a press release announcing his retirement, the Cheyenne native said this is the opportune time for change personally and for the organization.