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.
Jason Begger is the Deputy Director of the Wyoming Energy Authority and the Managing Director for the Wyoming Integrated Test Center. He was raised on a family ranch in eastern Montana and, after graduating from college, moved to Washington, DC to work for two members of Montana’s congressional delegation. In Washington, he staffed the 2002 Farm Bill debate and later the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, focusing on Bureau of Reclamation water projects and Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy funding. In 2006, Jason accepted a position with the Petroleum Association of Wyoming before becoming the Manager of Government affairs for Rio Tinto Energy America, which became Cloud Peak Energy. He started with the WIA in July 2015.
Jason has a BA in History from Montana State University, Billings and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver. Jason and his wife Kristin reside near Cheyenne.
Sarah Young is the Director of Public Affairs and Communications for the Wyoming Energy Authority. Sarah leads on various issue areas under WEA’s portfolio, is tasked with managing all the outreach and communications strategies for WEA and is involved in projects related to energy transmission, renewable energy, electric vehicles and carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies.
Sarah has over a decade of experience working in program management, events, communications and public relations for local governments, nonprofit organizations, healthcare and political campaigns. Originally from Beaverton, Oregon, Sarah has a BS in Business Administration and a BS in Psychology from the University of Oregon. She is also a LEED Green Associate.
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.
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.