We are the hub for activities shaping Wyoming’s energy sector.

The Wyoming Energy Authority combines the existing scopes of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority, Wyoming Pipeline Authority and the State Energy Office, effectively consolidating Wyoming’s energy program into one entity that works to advance the state’s energy strategy by supporting Wyoming’s full energy portfolio.

The Hub of the Industry

The Wyoming Energy Authority coordinates with the entire energy spectrum, empowering collaboration, innovation and growth. This means we:

Promote and support the development of commercial energy projects

Promote and support the development of commercial energy projects

Preserve existing markets while identifying and pursuing new areas for market development

Preserve existing markets while identifying and pursuing new areas for market development

Promote Wyoming’s energy resources and provide education, data and resources with the benefits of Wyoming’s energy assets

Promote Wyoming’s energy resources and provide education, data and resources with the benefits of Wyoming’s energy assets

Leverage financial opportunities to develop efforts conducive to the sustainability of the energy sector in Wyoming

Leverage financial opportunities to develop efforts conducive to the sustainability of the energy sector in Wyoming

Leverage Wyoming’s diverse energy resources for the benefit of Wyoming citizens while preserving environmental stewardship

Leverage Wyoming’s diverse energy resources for the benefit of Wyoming citizens while preserving environmental stewardship

Support the transition of innovative technologies and practices into the Wyoming energy sector

Support the transition of innovative technologies and practices into the Wyoming energy sector

Navigate the Wyoming energy sector through emerging opportunities and help frame best practices for other communities and states

Navigate the Wyoming energy sector through emerging opportunities and help frame best practices for other communities and states

Develop and promote public policies and regulations to ensure the sustainable use of Wyoming’s energy resources

Develop and promote public policies and regulations to ensure the sustainable use of Wyoming’s energy resources

Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Board

The Wyoming Energy Authority is governed by a board of seven voting members appointed by the Governor, confirmed by the Senate. Five dedicated ex-officio members participate to ensure collaboration across Wyoming’s energy and business development organizations.

Paul Ulrich

President

Wendy Hutchinson

Vice President

Wanda Burget

Secretary

Mark Stege

Donna Lawrence

Ken Miller

Kara Choquette

Holly Krutka

EX-OFFICIO

Josh Dorrell

EX-OFFICIO

Tom Kpopatsch

EX-OFFICIO

Randall Luthi

EX-OFFICIO

Lon Whitman

EX-OFFICIO

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Glen Murrell

Glen Murrell

Dr. Glen Murrell has over two decades of experience in the oil and gas industry and is the inaugural Executive Director for the Wyoming Energy Authority. He previously worked for the University of Wyoming Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute, launching their reservoir data program and leading programs analyzing the CO2 EOR industry in the State.

Dr. Murrell has also served in a variety of leadership roles aimed at advancing projects and technologies in the oil and gas industry for General Electric and Baker Hughes.

Anja Bendel

Anja Richmond

Anja Richmond serves as the Program Director for the Wyoming Energy Authority. She previously worked for Cheyenne LEADS, the economic development organization for Cheyenne, Wyoming, as the Director of Business Development. While there, she worked on supporting new and existing companies helping on diverse projects such as attracting a new Microsoft data center, relocating Magpul Industries, and developing infrastructure and business parks for shovel-ready sites.

Jami Blosmo

Jami Blosmo

Jami Blosmo serves as the Accounting Manager for the Wyoming Energy Authority. She previously worked for Sierra Trading Post where she held the positions of Accounts Payable Manager and most recently Quality Assurance Supervisor. Originally from Metz, Missouri, Jami obtained her BS in Business Administration: Management from Park College in Parkville, Missouri. Jami and her husband Brian reside outside of Cheyenne with their two children, Dalton and Emma.

Patrick Millin

Patrick Millin joins the Wyoming Energy Authority to serve as the State Energy Program Manager. Patrick completed both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Wyoming. Patrick was born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming and graduated from Cheyenne Central High in 2016. Previously, Patrick worked as a Quality Assurance analyst for Everly Health Diagnostics.

Mario Paes-Barreto

Mario Paes-Barreto

Marcio Paes-Barreto joins the Energy Authority as Director of Industrial Development. Marcio has worked for the State of Wyoming since 2019 and has developed a practical understanding of Wyoming’s economic landscape and development opportunities. Marcio has fifteen years of experience in Program Management. He also worked for several years in Business Development and Marketing & Communications. Currently, his efforts are focused on developing a nuclear energy program for Wyoming.