About Us

Who We Are

The Wyoming Infrastructure Authority (WIA) is an instrumentality of the State of Wyoming. We were created in 2004 by the Wyoming State Legislature and play a vital role in supporting, advocating, monitoring, and promoting Wyoming’s energy resources.

OUR MISSION

The WIA will diversify and expand the state’s economy by adding value to Wyoming’s energy resources and infrastructure for the benefit of Wyoming and the region.

Bonding Authority

To help achieve our mission, the WIA has $1 Billion in bonding authority to finance transmission infrastructure and coal export facilities. Learn more about our bonding authority here

OUR VISION

The WIA will advance Wyoming’s Energy Strategy by promoting the value of Wyoming’s energy resources; supporting the necessary infrastructure; enhancing resource development and operation; and ensuring a credible and objective voice for Wyoming.

Statutory Authority

Within our statutory purview is “advanced coal technology and advanced energy technology facilities. The facilities and related supporting infrastructure may include all facilities, structures, and properties incidental and necessary or useful in the production or transmission of energy”. In addition, effective July 1, 2014, the responsibilities of the WIA include coal exports pursuant to HB 147 which was enacted in the 2014 Legislative Session.

Board of Directors

Mark Stege

Chairman
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David Sparks

Vice Chairman
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Don Collins

Secretary/Treasurer
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Mike Easley

Board Member
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Ken Miller

Board Member
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WIA Staff

Jason Begger

Executive Director
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Sarah Young

Director of Public Affairs & Communications
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Jami Blosmo

Accounting Manager
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Briana Long

Project Specialist
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