Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors Co-Chairwoman Megan Goetz today announced Wyoming native Josh Dorrell as the state economic development agency’s next Chief Executive Officer.
The choice comes following a national search.
“Together, with the invaluable help of Governor [Mark] Gordon, his office and the Advisory Search Committee, our next CEO was identified as Josh Dorrell. The future of the Business Council couldn’t be more exciting,” Goetz said.
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Governor Mark Gordon is Co-Chairman of the Business Council Board.
“It was exciting to see two exceptionally well-qualified candidates come through the process,” Gordon said. “Josh brings extensive business experience from the private sector and has a strong technical background. I believe his leadership will augment the Business Council’s new strategic direction. I look forward to working with him to advance Wyoming’s economy.”
Dorrell is scheduled to start February 10th.
According to a statement from the Wyoming Business Council, Dorrell plans to be active during this legislative budget session on behalf of the Business Council.
“This is an exciting opportunity. Work has been done to develop a Business Council strategic plan, and implement ideas ENDOW brought forward,” Dorrell said. “We can build on a foundation that makes sense for economic growth in Wyoming by instituting common business initiatives that drive the success of the organization.”
Dorrell has served as Senior Vice President of Technology Services and Solutions with Laramie-based Trihydro Corporation since 2015. The engineering and environmental consulting firm started in Laramie in 1984 and today has 22 offices nationwide, and staff resources in 28 states.
He graduated from UW with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1998.
Dorrell also teaches at the University of Wyoming as an assistant lecturer in the College of Business. Dorrell was named Professor of the Year in 2013.
Dorrell and his wife, Amanda, grew up in Rawlins and now reside in Laramie.