CHEYENNE – Wyoming native Josh Dorrell has been chosen to be the Wyoming Business Council’s next chief executive officer following a national search.

“Josh brings extensive business experience from the private sector and has a strong technical background,” Business Council Board Co-Chairman Gov. Mark Gordon said in a news release. “I believe his leadership will augment the Business Council’s new strategic direction. I look forward to working with him to advance Wyoming’s economy.”

“The Business Council was looking for a fresh perspective from private industry, which we found with Josh,” board Co-Chairwoman Megan Goetz added. “He brings a strong private business and leadership background, which complements the Business Council’s refreshed strategy to enhance service-oriented approaches to startups, existing business expansion, market development, capital investment, community and workforce needs, among other initiatives. I truly feel like we have found a winner to lead us!”

Dorrell is scheduled to start Feb. 10. He plans to be active during this legislative budget session on behalf of the Business Council.

“This is an exciting opportunity. Work has been done to develop a Business Council strategic plan, and implement ideas ENDOW brought forward,” Dorrell said in the release. “We can build on a foundation that makes sense for economic growth in Wyoming by instituting common business initiatives that drive the success of the organization.”

Dorrell has served as Senior Vice President of Technology Services and Solutions with Laramie-based Trihydro Corporation since 2015. The engineering and environmental consulting firm started in Laramie in 1984, and today has 22 offices nationwide and staff resources in 28 states.

Dorrell also teaches at the University of Wyoming as an assistant lecturer in the College of Business. Dorrell was named Professor of the Year in 2013. He graduated from UW with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1998.

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