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Governor Mead ramps up Energy Policy Staff

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State Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82002
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July 25, 2011


Renny MacKay
Communications Director


                   Governor Mead ramps up Energy Policy Staff

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead announced today that in a continuing partnership with the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources, Rob Hurless, will serve as both a member of Governor Mead’s policy team and continue his role with SER. This will integrate critical components of the Governor’s Office with the School of Energy Resources.
“The School of Energy Resources has developed a strong model of collaboration between private industry, the University of Wyoming and the State,” Governor Mead said. “This partnership allows us to tap into the energy expertise already in place at UW and to keep the focus there on issues that are relevant to the companies that employ so many people in Wyoming.”
“I’ve found Governor Mead to be bright, witty and persistent. I am excited to work for Governor Mead on energy strategy and to work on enhancing the already strong relationship between the University of Wyoming, the School of Energy Resources and the Governor’s Office,” Hurless said.
“I am appreciative that the University would be willing to allow this special assignment in this position for Rob,” Governor Mead said. “It should pay dividends for the entire state.”
Hurless will join Shawn Reese, Governor Mead’s Policy Director, who will continue to focus on energy. “Shawn has an impressive mind and he is engaged with energy issues, which is important because energy is the lifeblood of this state,” Governor Mead said. “Energy industries produce the bulk of our revenue. I want state government to support the industry to the benefit of citizens.”
“With the Governor’s addition of Rob Hurless to the staff, we will be even better positioned to add value to Wyoming’s resources and foster a culture of innovation and education,” Reese said.