Moderators and Panelists

Cindy DeLancey • Moderator
Wyoming Business Alliance

Cindy DeLancey currently serves as the President of the Wyoming Business Alliance and the Wyoming Heritage Foundation. Prior to joining her current role, she  served as the Director of Government and Public Affairs – Wyoming for BP’s US Lower 48 onshore exploration and production business. Before joining BP, she served as the Carbon County and Prosecuting Attorney, a Special Assistant United States Attorney and the Executive Director of the Wyoming County Commissioners Association.

Cindy has been a two time nominee for the Wyoming Business Report’s Women of Influence award and is a Past Chairman of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming’s Government and Public Relations Committee and served as the Chairman of the Wyoming Board of Law Examiners. Cindy graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2000. 


Kara Choquette • Panelist
Power Company of Wyoming LLC and TransWest Express LLC

Kara Choquette is the director of communications and government relations for two independent renewable energy development companies: Power Company of Wyoming LLC, which is developing the 3000 MW Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project on a cattle ranch in Carbon County, Wyoming, and TransWest Express LLC, which is developing the 730-mile TransWest Express Transmission Project to provide western renewable energy markets with direct access to made-in-Wyoming electricity. Both are affiliates of The Anschutz Corporation.

Shelly Duncan • Panelist
State of Wyoming House of Representatives

Rep. Duncan came to Wyoming with her family in 1977. Her father worked in the oil fields as a “mud engineer” during the boom. She and her husband, Eric, eventually settled in Lingle, where she studied Interior Design/Art in college and in 2005 became a licensed real estate agent in Wyoming/Nebraska. Named the local and state Realtor of the year in 2012, she served in 2017 as the state president of Wyoming Realtors. She was elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives in 2018 and serves on Corporations and Minerals committees.

Michael Von Flatern • Panelist
State of Wyoming Senate

Michael Von Flatern was elected to the Wyoming senate in 2004 and is chair of the Transportation and Military Affairs Committee. A Connecticut native, he now lives in Gillette and represents Campbell County. He’s a graduate of Leadership Wyoming and the Gillette Area Leadership. He’s a 30-year member and past club president of the Gillette Rotary and past chairman of the Campbell County Economic Development Board.