Business Council CEO Bob Jensen steps down
— February 28, 2014
Wyoming Business Council CEO Bob Jensen will step down at the end of March, according to a press release from Gov. Matt Mead’s office. Jensen said he needs to spend more time with his wife who has multiple sclerosis.
Jensen led the Business Council for more than 10 years, through a time of significant economic growth in Wyoming.
“It has been a great pleasure to work with Bob,” Gov. Mead said in a prepared statement. “I saw his leadership as governor and as a member of the Business Council Board of Directors. He cares deeply about the state. Bob has been tireless in his pursuit of economic opportunities for Wyoming communities and has done so in a thoughtful manner.”
Mead listed several notable economic development projects that took place under Jensen’s tenure as CEO:
— Expansion of the rail industry in Evanston, Casper, Upton and Cheyenne;
— Infrastructure improvement allowing for growth of the digital industry such as the Sheridan Tech Park;
— Recruitment of technology companies like Microsoft and projects including the NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center;
— Expansion of Wyoming data centers like Green House Data and Ptolemy;
— Growth of the manufacturing sector in Gillette with investment in a vibrant business park;
— Creation of jobs in the northwest part of the state with support for Cody Labs; and
— Advanced energy technologies that have the potential to benefit many areas of the state.
“The past 10 years have been the best work experience of my life,” Jensen said in a prepared statement. “Being associated with knowledgeable local economic development leaders, supportive governors and legislators, and such a high-caliber staff has been an incredible privilege. I am confident the future is bright for Wyoming.”
His resignation is effective March 28, 2014.
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