CASPER — There has been a change in speakers for the Business Report’s Central Wyoming Economic Forecast for 2012, scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 13, in Casper.
Rob Hurless, deputy director of the Carbon Management Institute at the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming, also works for Gov. Matt Mead as an energy strategy adviser. Hurless is replacing former Gov. Dave Freudenthal, who has a scheduling conflict.
Hurless will join three other panelists, and former WBR Editor Phil Noble will serve as moderator.
Scott Sutherland, who started as president and CEO at the Casper Area Economic Development Alliance last week, will focus on the Casper area’s economic conditions. Sutherland worked for four years at Cheyenne LEADS, where he was vice president of business development.
The director of the Wyoming State Office of Travel and Tourism, Diane Shober, will discuss the state’s promotional efforts to bring in more travelers. Despite a wet spring that postponed the tourist season in the Cowboy State, numbers rebounded — Yellowstone National Park had its second highest visitation numbers ever.
Anne Alexander, Ph.D., will look at the international aspects of the economy and how they relate to Wyoming. She is an economist and director of the University of Wyoming’s international programs.
This year’s luncheon will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel, 800 N. Poplar. Corporate tables for eight are still available for $300; individual seating is $35.
To register by Dec. 9, call Mandy George at 577-1111 or visit www.wyomingbusinessreport.com/wyoming_events.asp?nID=6
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