The 15-member Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors chose Shawn Reese, Governor Matt Mead’s Policy Director, as the agency’s next Chief Executive Officer.

Board co-chairman Rex Lewis said terms of Reese’s employment have yet to be negotiated. The position will pay between $120,000 and $150,000.

The announcement came at the close of the board's two-day, quartrly meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie. Reese worked for the Wyoming Business Council from  2003-11. He developed the Business Ready Community Program and oversaw the operations of the Investment Ready Communities division.

Reese succeeds Bob Jenson who resigned on March 28 and is now working in private business.