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CINDY DELANCEY

President, Wyoming Business Alliance & Wyoming Heritage Foundation

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Cindy DeLancey currently serves as the President of the Wyoming Business Alliance and the Wyoming Heritage Foundation. Prior to joining her current role, she served as the Director of Government and Public Affairs - Wyoming for BP’s US Lower 48 onshore exploration and production business. Before joining BP, she served as the Carbon County and Prosecuting Attorney, a Special Assistant United States Attorney and the Executive Director of the Wyoming County Commissioners Association. She is a three-time nominee for the Wyoming Business Report's Women of Influence award and is a Past Chairman of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming’s Government and Public Relations Committee. In addition, Cindy served as the Chairman of the Wyoming Board of Law Examiners and was instrumental in helping move Wyoming toward using the Uniform Bar Examination as its admission standard for lawyers. Cindy was appointed by Governor Matthew H. Mead to serve as an ENDOW Rural Council member and appointed by Senate President, Drew Perkins to serve on the Government Efficiency Task Force and appointed by Governor Mark Gordon to serve on the Educational Attainment Executive Council. 

 

Cindy graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2000 and is a graduate of the Leadership Wyoming Class of 2010. Cindy and her husband Dave have been married for 20 years and live in Cheyenne. Their daughter Raegen is a freshman at the University of Wyoming and is on a rodeo scholarship and their son Beau is a sophomore at Central High School. Cindy and Dave enjoy watching their children participate in rodeos and football games, spending time on their ranch,  as well as breeding and raising quarter horses by their stallion Heza Fiery Fling. 

Email Cindy: cindy@wyoba.com

MICHELE HAAGENSON

Office Support Administrative Specialist,

Wyoming Business Alliance & Wyoming Heritage Foundation

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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.



Email Michele: micheleh@wyoba.com

CHRIS MICKEY

Communications Manager

Wyoming Business Alliance & Wyoming Heritage Foundation

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Chris serves as the Communications Manager 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. 

Email Chris: chrism@wyoba.com

ASHLEY HYCHE

Director of Member Relations,

Wyoming Business Alliance

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Ashley serves as the Director of Client Relations for the Wyoming Business Alliance. She holds a special place in her heart for continuing to make Wyoming a better place for its citizens and is passionate to continue to promote a strong and prosperous Wyoming. As a sixth-generation Wyomingnite, her family first came here in the 1860s and remained in Wyoming because of the state's limitless opportunities and potential.

After spending her childhood on a working ranch in Southeast Wyoming raising Angus cattle and Quarter Horses, Ashley graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.S. in Agriculture Communications with minors in Environment and Natural Resources, Public Relations, and Marketing. While attending university, she was awarded the John P. Ellbogen Top Female Entrepreneur Award for the College of Business.

Prior to joining her current role, Ashley served as the Director of Marketing at WyoTech. She was responsible for developing and implementing the marketing strategy for one of the nation's most well-respected automotive trade schools. She spearheaded many national campaigns to expose people to Wyoming and the trades.

Ashley is passionate about spending time outdoors, riding, roping, hiking, and paddle boarding. She is also an avid traveler and enjoys finding creative inspiration in her adventures.

Email Ashley: ashleyh@wyoba.com

COLE CHURCH

Intern,

Wyoming Business Alliance

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Cole Church is the Intern for the Wyoming Business Alliance. He is very passionate and  dedicated about helping people and businesses across this great state. He has an associates degree of psychology from Laramie County Community College and is wrapping up his degree at the University of Wyoming. Go Golden Eagles and Go Pokes. He enjoys hiking, kayaking, and hammocking on the weekends, and he always enjoy spending time with his family.

Email: intern@wyoba.com