Board of Directors
BW3 is governed by a Board of Directors that has ultimate responsibility for all policy, operational, legal and financial matters. Members of the Board serve without compensation, formally commit themselves to exclude personal and professional self interest, and to focus solely on the long-term common good of the state in all of their work involving BW3. At present, members of the Board include the following:
RICHARD MCGINITY, DIRECTOR /CHAIR
Since 2007, Richard McGinity has been the Bill Daniels Chair of Business Ethics in the University of Wyoming’s College of Business, in charge of a statewide business ethics initiative endowed by the Daniels Fund of Denver, Colorado. Earlier he was a partner in a Boston-based venture capital fund until starting his own investment banking firm, which served primarily private firms whose owners sought growth, capital, acquisitions or exit.
He has served on the Boards of numerous privately-owned and publicly traded companies, most recently Canada Southern Petroleum Ltd., where as Chairman he led that company’s successful defense against a hostile takeover by Petro-Canada.
His public service includes his present tenure as Board Chair of Building the Wyoming We Want; over seven years as a director of the Wyoming Business Council, including Co-Chair (with Governor David Freudenthal) in 2004-2005; three years as member of the finance committee of the Town of Wellesley, Massachusetts; and five years as a naval aviator during which he served in Viet Nam, earning two air medals.
Outside of the academic year, he resides in Crowheart, Wyoming. He is an owner of T Cross Ranch LLC, an historic guest ranch north of Dubois listed in the National Register of Historic Places; a licensed professional guide; and is committed to helping preserve the history and natural beauty of Wyoming.
In the 1970’s, Mr. McGinity served on the research faculty of Harvard Business School where he wrote numerous case studies, co-authored (with Ray A. Goldberg) a book about economic development and agribusiness, and wrote his doctoral dissertation on competition in the meat packing industry from 1945 to 1960. He has a BA from Princeton, and MBA and DBA degrees from Harvard.
WENDY CURRAN, DIRECTOR
Wendy Curran currently serves as policy advisor for Governor Matthew H. Mead. From 2005 through 2010, she was health policy advisor to Governor Dave Freudenthal. She was Governor Freudenthal’s lead staff member for the Building the Wyoming We Want statewide conferences in 2008 and 2009.
Ms. Curran served as executive director of the Wyoming Medical Society for seven years where she also worked as director of public affairs and policy with primary responsibility for government relations, lobbying and communications. She has worked with legislative committees and other statewide groups involved in discussing healthcare insurance affordability and availability, rural health system enhancements, physician recruitment and retention, health professional staffing issues and other topics affecting healthcare and medicine in Wyoming.
Ms. Curran’s work experience includes working in the Cheyenne office of the late Senator Cliff Hansen and on the state staff for Congressman Dick Cheney and Senator Malcolm Wallop. She was an executive assistant for Montana’s State Auditor, Andrea Bennett, in Helena, MT. She has worked as a consultant in the areas of fund-raising and communication and as a lobbyist for several Wyoming non-profit organizations including the Wyoming Association of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers.
She has served on the boards of the Wyoming Congressional Award program and Peak Wellness Center in Cheyenne, the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences Advisory Board and the Advisory Board for the Small Business Development Centers at the University of Wyoming. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Leadership Wyoming program, and a 2001 graduate of the program.
A Wyoming native, she holds a bachelor’s degree in American studies from the University of Wyoming.
JEFFERY FULLER, DIRECTOR
Torrington native Jeff Fuller brings over 30 years of experience in the planning, design, engineering and construction of infrastructure in all 23 counties in Wyoming.
Since 1997, Mr. Fuller has served as the Wyoming Region Manager and the Senior Project Manager for DOWL HKM in Sheridan. Prior to that, he held several manager and engineering positions at CH2M Hill in Boise, Idaho. He has also been a civil project engineer and structural design engineer at Banner Associates in Laramie and worked at K & H Engineering in Torrington and Wheatland. He also served as the Head Men’s/Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at the University of Wyoming. He received his undergraduate degree in civil engineering from the University of Wyoming, as well as graduate studies in Structural Engineering.
Mr. Fuller has provided professional engineering services instrumental to the successful completion of a wide variety of civil/transportation projects. He has been responsible for the management, study, planning and design of numerous transportation, civil, water resources, structural and architectural projects including: streets, airports, highways, pipelines, dams, canals and appurtenant structures; and buildings for commercial, industrial and educational concerns. His duties have included project management, public outreach facilitation, supervision and scheduling of engineering and drafting personnel, construction administration, direction and coordination of sub-consultants, and coordination of input and direction from affected agencies. He has successfully administered the marketing, staffing, and execution of business enterprises, with responsibility for annual revenues of $2 – $8 million.
Examples of Mr. Fuller’s wide-ranging experience include:
Mr. Fuller has also served as a charter member of the Advisory Board to the Civil and Architectural Department of the University of Wyoming College of Engineering; a Board member of Forward Sheridan (the economic development organization for Sheridan County); and is a 2001 Graduate of the statewide Leadership Wyoming program.
DAN KIRKBRIDE, DIRECTOR
Dan Kirkbride has ranched for nearly 30 years near Chugwater as a partner in Harding & Kirkbride Livestock Co. The company, in continuous operation since 1924, has tended some of its lands dating back to territorial days. Mr. Kirkbride previously served two terms as Platte County Commissioner which included two years as the vice president of the Wyoming County Commissioners Association.
His background includes work experience in both journalism and broadcasting with appearances in a variety of publications. He is past president of Wyoming Writers Inc, the Laramie Peak Stock Growers and the Wyoming FFA. A 2001 graduate of Platte County Leadership, he has nearly three decades of participation in Chugwater community, school and church activities.
Mr. Kirkbride graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1975 with a B.S. in journalism. He remains a life member of the University of Wyoming Alumni Association. Kirkbride did graduate studies in theology at Regent College in Vancouver, B.C. in 1981-82. He and his wife Lynn have five children.
RICH FAIRSERVIS, DIRECTOR
Rich Fairservis is a principal in Granite Peak Development LLC, a Wyoming based developer of residential, retail, commercial, light industrial and industrial property in Wyoming, North Dakota and Arizona. He is the president and co-founder of WN McMurry Construction Co., a Wyoming-based general contractor.
Mr. Fairservis was recently appointed by Gov. Matt Mead to the Wyoming Environmental Quality Council Board of Directors, and currently serves on the Natrona County Planning & Zoning Commission. He has served on the Make A Wish of Wyoming Board, Crime stoppers of Central Wyoming, DARE, Child Development Center of Natrona County, Casper Urban Renewal Association.
Mr. Fairservis has resided in Wyoming for the past 55 years, including, Jeffrey City, Lander and Casper. He is an avid motorcycle rider, grandfather of six, and married for the past 34 years.