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Our Advisory Board



Ted Ladd, Hult International Business School and Harvard University, Faculty, Wilson


Vice Chair 




Barb Heinze, Co-Owner, Merlin's Hide Out, Thermopolis

Melissa Allen, Owner, Sunlight Sports, Cody

Fabian Lobera, PitchEngine, COO, Lander

Stacy Bair, Owner, Bairco Construction, Inc., Lovell

Elizabeth Minton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Marketing, UW, Laramie

Bill Benskin, representing the Wyoming Economic Development Association (WEDA) and Align

Bob Auflick, Former Commercial Loan Officer, Jonah Bank, Former SBA Deputy District Director, now residing in Arizona

Aiden (Doane) Emilio, Rex Specs, Jackson

John Dick, Commercial Loan Officer, First Interstate Bank, Sheridan

Scott Thayer, Senior Vice President, The Rawlins National Bank, Rawlins



Edmund Synakowski, VP, UW Office of Research & Economic Development

Amy Lea, Small Business Administration, District Director

Ron Gullberg, Wyoming Business Council, Business Development Director

Jill Kline, Wyoming SBDC Network, State Director

Greg Jordan, Wyoming SBDC Network, Associate State Director

David Bell, Manufacturing-Works Director