• Upcoming Events

  • SAVE THE DATE! NAFTA: The Pros/Cons & Impacts to Wyoming today and tomorrow

    May 2 | 11:30 am - 1 pm | Ramkota Hotel in Casper | Tickets $30

    The North American Free Trade Agreement touches so many aspects of Wyoming business and is currently is a topic of discussion among multiple industrial sectors at the local and national level. Come join global market experts and Wyoming industry leaders as they discuss the advantages and disadvantages to NAFTA and the impacts to Wyoming's economy today and for tomorrow. Tickets are $30 for the luncheon, which starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Ramkota Hotel in Casper. The event is hosted by the Wyoming Business Alliance and sponsored by Charter Communications, ExxonMobil, XTO. Register by emailing Cindy at cindy@wyoba.com.

  • Moderators


    Dr. Alexander is Associate Vice Provost of Academic Affairs for Undergraduate Education at the University of Wyoming. Dr. Alexander’s research and teaching focuses on the history of American capitalism, international economics, and health economics. She regularly speaks to statewide audiences and state and national media about the status of the Wyoming, US, and global economies. Prior to her position in Academic Affairs, she was the Director of International Programs and Associate Dean of Outreach at UW. 


    Dr. Mary Katherine Scott is the Program Developer in the University of Wyoming Global Engagement Office where she focuses on international education initiatives, especially in the energy sector. She formerly served as the Acting Director for UW’s International Programs Office from 2015-2017. In addition to her administrative role, Scott is an adjunct faculty member at UW and since 2013 has taught a range of classes in art history, museum studies, anthropology and Spanish. Scott’s ongoing ethnographic research focuses in how Mexican tourist arts circulate and acquire value within local and international art markets.



    Stéphane Lessard joined Global Affairs Canada at the Consulate General of Canada in August 2016. As Canada’s Consul General in Denver, Stéphane oversees a team of 17 people who work within Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Utah and Wyoming to strengthen trade and economic ties; enhance political, academic and cultural links; and assist Canadians visiting or living in the five-state U.S. Mountain West region. Stéphane began his career practicing commercial law in Montréal before joining the Canadian Federal Government in 1993, where he has held numerous senior and executive positions. Prior to arriving in Denver, Stéphane spent the last ten years with Health Canada (2006 to 2016).


    Jim Wilson is long-time leader in the agriculture industry. Jim has served as a past president of the Wyoming Livestock Board, president of the American Salers’ Association, and president of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association. He received Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust's 2017 Kurt Bucholz Conservation Award. He was born and raised north of Thermopolis on the farm where his daughter’s family now reside. The V Ranch began with registered Hereford cattle, progressing to Salers cattle, resulting in 20 years of bull sales on the ranch and private treaty bull sales since then. For many years, the operation imported and exported Canadian breeding cattle.  


    Rex Lewis is the president of Puma Steel and has over 40 years experience in the steel business including a management position with a large international steel company with a presence in 60 countries and 100,000 employees. He is a board member of the Alliance of Wyoming Manufacturers and an ex-officio board member and former Chairman of the American Institute of Steel Construction. He is past president of the Rocky Mountain Steel Construction Association, past co-chairman of the Wyoming Business Council and past chairman of Cheyenne LEADS. 


  • WBA members and guests please join us on May 15 for our Membership reception being held from 6-8 pm at the Casper office of Crowley Fleck, 111 W 2nd St #220, Casper, WY 82601. RSVP to specialprojects@wyoba.com as spots are limited.

    The meeting starts at 8 am on May 16. It is being held at the Wyoming Contractors Association Regional Training Center, located at 2220 Bryan Stock Trail in Casper. RSVP to specialprojects@wyoba.com as spots are limited.

  • 2018 Governor's Business Forum to be held Nov. 13-15
    Save the Date!! The annual Governor's Business Forum will be held November 13-15, 2018 at the Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne.