2019 Annual

Register Today For PAW's 2019
Annual Meeting In Cheyenne

This year the annual meeting has a new location, new agenda, and new activities! Golf tournament and trap shooting to benefit PAWPAC the afternoon before. Uninterrupted meeting and trade show in Cheyenne. Engaging keynote speaker at Chairman's dinner. Register by August 5!



Monday, August 19

12:30pm: Golf tournament

Details: Golf tournament at the FE Warren Air Force Base. Shotgun start, four ball scramble. Registration: $150 per person, or $85 government. Includes green fees, cart and refreshments.

3:30pm: Trap shooting competition

Details: 100 shot trap shooting competition at the Cheyenne Trap and Skeet Club. Loaner shotguns will be available.

Registration: $150 per person, or $85 government. Includes traps, shells and refreshments.

12:30pm: Golf and Trap Combo Event

Details: 9 holes of golf at shotgun start, four ball scramble. 50 shot trap shooting at 3:30pm.

Registration: $150 per person, or $85 government. Includes green fees, cart, traps, shells and refreshments.

Registration for all events must be by personal check or credit card, no corporate checks accepted. Contact Rachel Sanborn to register for golf, shooting, or combo events (rachel@pawyo.org, 307-234-5333).

6:00 to 8:00pm – Welcome Reception (open to all meeting registrants)

Special Guest: Former U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis

Location: Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon’s Official Residence.

Shuttle service to and from Little America and the Residence will be provided and is encouraged as parking is very limited.

Tuesday, August 20

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Annual Meeting and Trade Show

Location: Little America Hotel

7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast is available

Trade show open

8:15am – 10:30am Opening General Session

The Honorable Marian Orr, Mayor, City of Cheyenne

PAW Year in Review
Pete Obermueller, President, Petroleum Association of Wyoming

A View from the Dias
The Honorable Drew Perkins, President, Wyoming Senate

The State of Oil and Gas in Wyoming
Randall Luthi, Senior Energy Advisor, Office of Governor Mark Gordon

(More presentations announced soon)

10:30am – 11:00am Break and trade show open

11:00am – 12:15pm Morning Breakout Sessions

A View from the Capitol: Wyoming Legislators discuss hot button issues in Wyoming’s Legislature – Moderated by PAW Government Affairs Co-Chairman, Megan Degenfelder

  • Rep. Dan Zwonitzer, Chairman, House Revenue Committee
  • Rep. Don Burkhart, Vice Chairman, House Minerals Committee
  • Sen. Brian Boner, Chairman, Select Federal Natural Resources Committee

When hoping is not enough: What oil and gas can do to build and retain the workforce we need.

  • Robin Sessions Cooley, Director, Wyoming Department of Workforce Services
  • Robert Hill, Past President, Wyoming Association for Career and Technical Education

Wyoming has technical challenges…Let’s solve them

  • Presenters TBA

12:30pm – 2:30pm Membership Lunch, General Session and Business Meeting


  • The Honorable Troy Thompson, Laramie County Commissioner and President of the Wyoming County Commissioners Association.

A view from Washington

  • The Honorable Liz Cheney (R-WY), United States Representative

Moving Wyoming Forward: Startups, Entrepreneurship, and Recruitment for a New Era in Oil and Gas

  • Jerad Stack, Director, Wyoming Technology Business Center in Casper
  • Sarah Fitz-Gerald, Chief Strategy Officer, Wyoming Business Council

2:30pm – 2:45pm Break and trade show open

2:45pm – 4:45pm PAW Committee-based Breakout sessions

Public Lands Committee

    Wyoming’s migration corridor round table

  • Renny MacKay, Policy Advisor, Governor Mark Gordon
  • Angie Bruce, Habitat Protection Program Supervisor, Wyoming Game and Fish
  • Bailey Schreiber, Natural Resource Counsel, Wyoming County Commissioners Association

    BLM’s Green House Emissions Analysis

  • Merry Gamper, Physical Scientist – Fluid Minerals Program, BLM WY State Office

    BLM’s Sage-Grouse Exceptions Process

  • Travis Bargsten, Physical Scientist, BLM WY State Office

Exploration and Production Committee

    Water Quality and Air Quality

  • Doug Benevento, Senior Counselor for Regional Management and State Affairs, Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Todd Parfitt, Director, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.

    Permitting in Wyoming

  • Mark Watson, Supervisor, Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

Transportation and Safety Committee

    Infrastructure Challenges in the Powder River Basin

  • The Honorable Jim Willox, Commissioner, Converse County

    Seeking new markets for Wyoming’s natural gas

  • Andrew Browning, Western States and Tribal Nations Alliance

Tax Committee

    How big of a hole is it? Understanding Wyoming’s Budget and Tax Structure

  • Rep. Jerry Obermueller

    Rulings from the State Board of Equalization and the impact on oil and gas

  • Walter Eggers, Holland and Hart

5:30 p.m. - Chairman's Dinner and Keynote Address from Kristen Soltis Anderson

Keynote Details: A Savvy and discerning big data insider, Political Pollster and Author Kristen Soltis Anderson, examines hot-topic trends and how they influence the way the millennial generation approaches modern decision making, from their purchases to their politics.

Location: Little America Hotel


  • Early bird registration:

    $200 for PAW members.$250 for non-members. Register by August 5.

  • Chairman's dinner and keynote address only:

    $125 for PAW members.$150 for non-members. Register by August 5.

  • Interested in participating in our trade show?

    $450 for PAW members.$650 for non-members.