(Casper, WY) – At the first meeting of 2017, the Casper Area Economic Development Alliance, Inc.’s (CAEDA) Board of Directors elected their Executive Team to lead throughout the new-year. The Directors represent their businesses but more importantly, Forward Casper members and the citizens of Natrona County.
Through the combination of the new and existing board members, and the ambitious plan that Walsh has put forth for 2017, the board elected a new executive leadership team with the drive, experience, and commitment to make it happen.
“I’m thrilled to join the CAEDA team for the 2017 calendar year. Also humbled to be voted in as one of two Executive Vice Chair positions.” explains Vice Chair, Tony Cercy. “My goal is to work hard for the Casper community to spur economic growth here in Casper and our adjacent communities. I believe this board’s first responsibility is to listen and help our current community businesses, and to achieve maximum community involvement, through growing our membership here at CAEDA.”
2017 Executive Team
- Chair, Jim Ruble- Sinclair Casper Refinery
- Vice Chair, Tony Cercy- Cercy Investments
- Vice Chair, Amber Pollock- Backwards Distilling
- Secretary, Ron Wright- Platte Valley Bank
- Treasurer, Nicholas Grooms- Grooms and Harkins
This announcement comes on the cusp of many changes that have happened at CAEDA. In November 2016, we announced their new President and CEO, Charles Walsh. In the short months that Walsh has been leading the organization, he recruited 5 new investor level members into Forward Casper with the goal of strengthening the board. Those investors were announced in a release in December 2016. Per CAEDA’s bylaws, investor level Forward Casper members automatically obtain a board seat. They are as follows:
New Board Members
- Stuart Tanner, Automation Electronics
- Tony Cercy, Cercy Investments
- Kermit Wille, First Interstate Bank
- Edie Holmes, McMurry Family of Companies
- Jim Ruble, Sinclair Casper Refinery
To learn more about what we have planned for 2017, please refer to our release from December.