CHEYENNE, WYo. - The Wyoming Business Alliance today announced that Ernest "Ernie" M. Skretteberg, Vice President of McGarvin - Moberly Construction Co., will serve as chairman of its Management Committee.
Skretteberg, of Worland, will start on July 1, taking over from outgoing chairman Fred von Ahrens, Vice President Manufacturing at Genesis Alkali in Green River. He will serve in that position through June 30, 2019.
"The Wyoming Business Alliance is very grateful for Fred von Ahrens' leadership that strengthened our organization's ability to be a voice for all businesses and industries in the state," said Cindy DeLancey, Wyoming Business Alliance President. "Ernie Skretteberg brings valuable experience in working together with the private sector and governmental agencies. He knows Wyoming and Wyoming business. I'm looking forward to working with him and growing our organization further."
"Ernie brings a quality work ethic to the Business Alliance," said Ron Harvey, Wyoming Business Council board member. "His experience provides him a unique view of Wyoming business that will serve the WBA well."
Skretteberg has over 33 years of management and technical experience in the heavy/highway construction industry. He is responsible for overall management and ownership issues for McGarvin - Moberly Construction Co., a closely-held heavy highway construction firm. He has worked at the company since 2005. Prior to that, he was vice president and general manager of Intermountain Construction & Materials and was the Safety / Environmental Director at Rissler & McMurry Co. He serves as the National Governor on the board of directors for the Wyoming Contractors Association. He also serves on the Wyoming Highway Users Federation Board of Directors and the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Compliance Advisory Panel. Prior to being selected as chairman, Skretteberg served on the Steering Committee of the Wyoming Business Alliance since 2009. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Wyoming Contractors Association "Contractor of the Year." He attended Casper College (1979 - 1981) and the University of Wyoming (1982).