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MEET OUR TEAM

Renny MacKay
President

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Renny has a passion for Wyoming and knowledge that growing businesses is what makes the state and its communities more resilient. He is focused on serving the Alliance’s members and helping to build the strongest network of businesses possible. He’s honored to work for a board which represents Wyoming’s key employers and leading taxpayers.

Prior to joining the talented team at the Wyoming Business Alliance, Renny was Governor Mark Gordon’s Policy Director for nearly 5 years. He also worked for Governor Gordon’s 2008 Congressional campaign. The experience in the Governor’s Office allowed him to strengthen and cultivate relationships with legislators, cabinet members, stakeholders, industries, small businesses, and the Congressional Delegation and their staff.

Renny also has communications and journalism experience working for Governor Matt Mead as Communications Director, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Wyoming Public Radio.

He is an alum of the University of Missouri Journalism School. He and his wife have two amazing children and enjoy skiing, camping and finding new Wyoming restaurants.

Call Renny: 307.620.2715

Michele Haagenson
Office Support Administrative Specialist

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Michele is a 3rd generation Wyoming native who was born and raised in Casper, and relocated to Cheyenne in 2005.  She brings 17 years of C-suite level operations and administrative experience to the Wyoming Business Alliance. Michele attended the University of Phoenix as a Second Chance Scholarship winner and attained a B.S.  Information Technology with a focus on Networking and Telecommunications in 2012 while working as the Executive Assistant to the Spacecraft Operations group at EchoStar Satellite Services. During her employment with the State of Wyoming, she transitioned from her role as Executive Assistant to the Director of Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources to Social Media Coordinator for the agency. Michele most recently served as the Executive Assistant to the CEO at Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union.

 

Michele is a semi-professional photographer with an eye for macro details and an ability to capture wildlife and landscape scenes with a keen eye to detail, light, and shadow. She is known in local photography circles as “Mountain Mermaid” shows work monthly at the Cheyenne Artist’s Guild, where she has received numerous first and second place ribbons for her work. Michele is an outgoing person who doesn’t know what a stranger is and will talk at length about photography, science, politics, and social issues. She enjoys hiking, paddleboarding and kayaking, is an ambitious do-it-yourself-er, and a passionate supporter of diversity and equality social issues. Michele looks forward to helping further the goals of the Wyoming Business Alliance for the benefit of the people of Wyoming.



Call Michele: 307.630.9622

Chris Mickey
Director of Strategic Partnerships & Advocacy

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Chris serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy for the Wyoming Business Alliance, bringing with him well over a decade of experience in government communications, public relations, and marketing.

 

After spending most of his childhood in Cheyenne, he graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.S. in Political Science. After college, he went where all Political Science graduates dream of going - Washington DC, where he worked as the Press Assistant for Senator John Barrasso. He then returned to Wyoming where he worked as the Media and Public Relations Manager for the Wyoming Office of Tourism and then as the Communications Director for Wyoming Governor Matt Mead.

 

He recently worked as the Marketing Lead for Wyoming's largest credit union, Blue Federal Credit Union. Chris is a graduate of the Leadership Cheyenne Class of 2016 and a graduate of the Leadership Wyoming Class of 2022.

 

Chris is an avid photographer and traveler and loves to spend time with his two Great Danes, Ares and Jupiter. He enjoys just about any activity that will allow him to get outdoors, explore, and meet new people. 

Call Chris: 307.214.8499

Shalom Brickey
Communications Coordinator

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Shalom Brickey is a Wyoming native who grew up in Casper and was highly involved in political discourse and forensics. Shalom comes to us with a strong background in communications and customer relations. She specializes in graphic design and marketing.

 

Before serving the Wyoming Business Alliance, she served as Director of Member Services for the Associated General Contractors of Wyoming, where she was recognized for her expertise in social media management. Prior to working with the AGC, Shalom served the Workforce Development Council in communications and administration.

 

Shalom and her husband, son, and daughter can often be found spending time outdoors hiking, camping, or snowboarding.

Shalom joined the team in 2023 and looks forward to applying her creative skills as the Communications Coordinator for the Wyoming Business Alliance.



Call Shalom: 307.274.0366

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