Cheyenne, Dayton, Lyman residents appointed to Business Council board

March 29, 2011

CASPER, Wyo. – The Wyoming Business Council recently welcomed three new members to its board of directors hailing from Cheyenne, Dayton and Lyman, Wyo.

Mike Sullivan, a Cheyenne native, graduated and received a BSBA from the University of Denver in 1972. He then worked for the Coca Cola Company in Atlanta, Ga. In 1975, he moved to New York City to work with the United Brands company. He and his family worked their way back to Wyoming and acquired DT’s Liquors in Cheyenne in 1983 and sold all corporate holdings in 2008. Sullivan is involved with many organizations including serving as a board member for the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, president of the Cheyenne Quarterback Club, president of Laramie County Liquor Association, an advisory board member of First Interstate Bank, and a former board member of the Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority. Mike has been married to his wife Maryana for 30 years.

Tom Scott of Dayton, grew up on his family ranch outside Sheridan, Wyo. He attended the University of Wyoming and graduated with a degree in economics. In 1967, the Scott family purchased a controlling interest in the Bank of Commerce in Sheridan and he began his banking career there in 1969. Scott served as CEO of what became First Interstate BancSystem until 2004 when he became chairman of the board. Scott is a director of the Padlock Ranch and managing partner of Scott Land and Livestock. He has also served on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Tom and his wife, Joan, have a son and daughter involved in the financial services of First Interstate Bank.

Jay Anderson of Lyman, is owner and chief financial officer for Redi Services, LLC, and Redi Project Services, LLC. The 450 employee-based companies are headquartered in Lyman with locations throughout the western U.S. Prior to taking this position in 2005, Anderson served as controller for Joe’s Concrete and Lumber, Inc.; was the business development director for First Energy Services; the controller for Schmid Oilfield Services, Inc.; and was a financial analyst for EXXON MOBILE Wyoming and Texas. Anderson received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Utah, Salt Lake, and a master’s in accounting from Brigham Young University. He served on the Sublette County Planning and Zoning Commission from 1996 to 2005; and on the Uinta County Economic Development Committee from 2008 to present.

“We are very happy to welcome these new members to our board,” said Bob Jensen, CEO of the Wyoming Business Council. “The expertise and knowledge they bring to the table is a valuable asset to this already very talented group. We look forward to working with them.”

The mission of the Business Council is to facilitate the economic growth of Wyoming. The Business Council, a state government agency, concentrates its efforts on providing assistance for existing Wyoming companies and start-ups, helping communities meet their development and diversification needs, and recruiting new firms and industries targeted to complement the state’s assets. For more information, please visit

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