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Denise RogersDenise, has graduate degrees in Economics from Washington State University and Planning (Public Policy) from the University of Minnesota. She is a full-time Economics faculty member at Laramie County Community College and has taught Economics and Business courses at the college for twelve years. Prior to working at the college she did public policy work for the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for ten years.  Denise is the new director for the Center and will be the new editor for the Economic Indicators for Greater Cheyenne beginning immediately.  In the ensuing years, she will take on more responsibilities. 

Richard O’Gara - Richard, was the founder and director of the Wyoming Center for Business & Economic Analysis for the first 32 years of its existence and gratefully relinquished the directorship in the summer of 2015 so he could begin to move towards retirement.  He completed his undergraduate work at Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio in economics and his graduate work (MS) in economics at the University of Wyoming. He taught Economics, Money & Banking, Financial Management and other courses for 27 years at Laramie County Community College before retiring from teaching in 2002.

In 1983, Richard created the Center for Economic & Business Data while at Laramie County Community College and then moved it to downtown Cheyenne in June 2004, changing its name to the Wyoming Center for Business & Economic Analysis. In the summer of 2015, the Center returned to the campus of Laramie County Community College where it shall permanently remain as part of the College. Prior to working at the college, he directed the Research & Statistics Division of the Wyoming Department of Labor and worked as a fiscal administrator for the Wyoming Recreation Commission. The author of numerous economic and financial columns, Richard also works as a forensic economist.

Richard is a member of the National Association of Forensic Economists and the American Academy of Legal and Economic Experts.  He currently serves as a board member with the Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority and also serves on the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council.

Jo McGuire - Jo joined the WCBEA team in 2015 as a research assistant. Jo holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Economics from East Carolina University and a graduate degree in Finance from the University of Wyoming. Prior to joining the WCBEA she worked in market research consulting, conducting research for a variety of private, public and nonprofit entities with a focus on survey methodology and design, large database management and statistical analysis. Jo also taught Foundations in Quantitative Analysis and Global Macroeconomic Theory for the University of Wyoming MBA program for several years and coauthored research in the Journal of Wine Economics.


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