Cade Maestas, pictured above, and his business partner Mike Lilygren presented to the Lander Rotary Club in November about a new economic development push for Lander. (Ernie Over photo) 


(Lander, Wyo.) – The newly revitalized Lander Economic Development Association has announced its new board of directors.

Interim Board Chairman Cade Maestas said selecting the Board was much harder than expected. Maestas and Interim Board Secretary Michael Lilygren, who have led the charge to form the association, had tried to drum up support for the group with community volunteers. Maestas said 36 people put their names in for consideration. He said the putting the board together was a “nerve-wracking experience,” and he said he is humbled to be at the helm of the group.

LEDA is now the nonprofit arm of Lander Enterprises and Development of Economic Resources (LEADER) Corporation.

Here is the list:

LEDA Corp has 2 reps, and 1 rep each from the City of Lander and the Chamber, those members are:

Cade A. Maestas, LEDA President, Interim Chairman of the Board
Michael Lilygren, LEDA Secretary, Interim Board Secretary
Gary Michaud, City of Lander
Frank Smith, Chamber of Commerce President

In addition to the 4 allocated seats, we have 9 “At Large” Members, representing various aspects of the Landercommunity:
Andy Gramlich, LEADER Corp
Andy Strike, Lowham Walsh Engineering
Anna Erixon, Global Suncare Claims Leader at Merck Consumer Care
Jacquie Hedigar, Roy and Jacquie Hediger, LLC
Missy White, M White Consulting Group
Paul Guschewsky, AcuHealth
Richard Rollino, Wyoming Catholic College
Ron Hansen, Wind River Outdoor/Popo Agie One Stop
Tiffany Hartpence, Home Source Realty