Board of Directors


Meet Our Board

The Economic Development Joint Powers Board (EDJPB) was created and is funded by the City of Casper and Natrona County to drive economic development in the area. Representatives from the County Commission and City Council sit on the EDJPB board.

Advance Casper is a public-private partnership contracted by the EDJPB to serve as the economic development organization for the City and County.

Forward Casper is the private membership side of Advance Casper comprised of businesses and individuals who have invested in the organization to spur economic development across the County. Forward Casper members are eligible to sit on the Advance Casper Board of Directors by election or by becoming an Investment Level member.

Executive Officers

Kermit Wille - President

First State Bank

Leah Reeb Varela - Vice President

LUM Studio

Mike Stepp - Vice President

Donells Candies

Eric Schlidt - Secretary

Impact 307, Casper

Beau Covert - Treasurer

Platte Valley Bank

Investment Members

Lance Porter

Banner/Wyoming Medical Center

Victor Robbins

First Interstate Bank

Kyle Ridgeway

Wyoming Financial Insurance

Tassma Powers

McMurry Group/ Refined Properties

Stuart Tanner

Automation and Electronics

Nada Jain

RIDEfor8 Ventures

Kaycee Wiita


Mike Morrissey

Rocky Mountain Power

Justin Hurless

Wells Fargo

Elected Members

Charlie Robertson

Casper Orthopedics

Shane Porter


Glenn Januska

Casper-Natrona County International Airport

JoAnn Skeim-True

Laramide Group, LLC

Greyson Buckingham

Disa USA


HF Sinclair Oil Refinery

Appointed Members

Natrona County Commissioners Rep.

Casper College

Impact 307, Casper

City of Casper

Chamber of Commerce Rep.