We are the hub for activities shaping Wyoming’s energy sector.
The Wyoming Energy Authority combines the existing scopes of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority, Wyoming Pipeline Authority and the State Energy Office, effectively consolidating Wyoming’s energy program into one entity that works to advance the state’s energy strategy by supporting Wyoming’s full energy portfolio.
The Hub of the Industry
The Wyoming Energy Authority coordinates with the entire energy spectrum, empowering collaboration, innovation and growth. This means we:
Meet Our Staff
Dr. Glen Murrell has over two decades of experience in the oil and gas industry and is the inaugural Executive Director for the Wyoming Energy Authority. He previously worked for the University of Wyoming Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute, launching their reservoir data program and leading programs analyzing the CO2 EOR industry in the State.
Dr. Murrell has also served in a variety of leadership roles aimed at advancing projects and technologies in the oil and gas industry for General Electric and Baker Hughes.
Anja Bendel serves as the Program Director for the Wyoming Energy Authority. She previously worked for Cheyenne LEADS, the economic development organization for Cheyenne, Wyoming, as the Director of Business Development. While there, she worked on supporting new and existing companies helping on diverse projects such as attracting a new Microsoft data center, relocating Magpul Industries, and developing infrastructure and business parks for shovel-ready sites.
Jami Blosmo serves as the Accounting Manager for the Wyoming Energy Authority. She previously worked for Sierra Trading Post where she held the positions of Accounts Payable Manager and most recently Quality Assurance Supervisor. Originally from Metz, Missouri, Jami obtained her BS in Business Administration: Management from Park College in Parkville, Missouri. Jami and her husband Brian reside outside of Cheyenne with their two children, Dalton and Emma.
Kaeci Daniels is a graduate from the University of Wyoming where he received his BS in Business Economics and minor in Political Science. He serves as the SEP Program Coordinator for the Wyoming Energy Authority. He previously worked in utility regulation as an Economic Analyst for the Wyoming Public Service Commission where he analyzed cases related to rate design, demand-side management programs, and energy project planning and economics.
Marcio Paes-Barreto joins the Energy Authority as Director of Industrial Development. Marcio has worked for the State of Wyoming since 2019 and has developed a practical understanding of Wyoming's economic landscape and development opportunities. Marcio has fifteen years of experience in Program Management. He also worked for several years in Business Development and Marketing & Communications. Currently, his efforts are focused on developing a nuclear energy program for Wyoming.
Meet Our Board
The Wyoming Energy Authority is governed by a board of seven voting members appointed by the Governor, confirmed by the Senate. Five dedicated ex-officio members participate to ensure collaboration across Wyoming’s energy and business development organizations.