Recent Posts by Phil Christopherson

Energy Capital ED looking for new Vice President

Curtis Burdette has announced that he is leaving his position as Vice President for Energy Capital Economic Development (ECED).  Curtis has been instrumental in a number of key ECED projects and activities.  His leadership with Next Generation Leadership, the Local Crowd funding effort, Business Retention and expansion, the FUEL Business Incubator and many more projects…
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NETL Visits Campbell County

Our friends from U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory visited Gillette today and met with City of Gillette (Government), Campbell County, Wyoming Government, University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources, the Carbon Valley initiative, Energy Capital Economic Development and many other community partners. Exciting for their projects to move Wyoming forward!  NETL will…
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University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources breaks ground on new facility

The School of Energy Resources broke ground on the site preparations for a field demonstration of the integrated coal processing technology developed in the Center for Carbon Capture and Conversion on September 2, 2022. Here is some great coverage of the event! https://lnkd.in/dwAukGJV A coal byproducts faculty that will use coal for non-energy uses breaks…
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Wyoming Innovation Center Open for Business

The Wyoming Innovation Center (WyIC) is open for business.  A ribbon cutting was held on June 14 with over 140 people in attendance. Wyoming Innovation Center (WyIC).JPG This new and unique coal to products facility has the potential to completely change the future economic base in Campbell County while preserving and supporting our current minerals…
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Matt Shahan

Matt Shahan is a Montana native with several years of leadership experience in rural healthcare. He holds both a Bachelor’s of Science and an MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration. Matt comes to us from West River Health Services in North Dakota where he served as their CEO, overseeing a 25-bed critical access hospital,…
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Hyun Kim

Hyun Kim Board Position - Director City of Gillette, City Administrator   Hyun Kim is the city administrator for Gillette.  He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position and his service and assistance on the Energy Capital ED board is very welcome.  Hyun has more than nine years of experience working in…
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Dale Smith

Dale Smith Board Position - Director Company - First National Bank Company Position - Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
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Jerry Klein

Jerry Klein Board Position - Director Company - Campbell County Health Company Position - Chief Operating Officer
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Olin Oedekoven

Olin O. Oedekoven, Ph.D. Board Position - Director Company - Peregrine Global Services Company Position - President & CEO Dr. Oedekoven has over 30 years of senior leadership, education, and academic experience through service in both the public and private sectors. His vision created Peregrine Academic Services when he and his colleagues realized that a…
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The Wyoming Innovation Center has a new Logo

Our Wyoming Innovation Center (WyIC) project is making great strides to diversify and grow our economy.  We may see real results with commercial plants opening within the next five years.  This past week the ECED Board of Directors selected a logo for the facility.  The emphasis is on “Innovation” and is a good reflection of…
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