Governor Appoints Jason Kintzler to Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors
Senate approved Governor Mead’s recommendation to appoint Pitchengine CEO, Jason Kintzler of Riverton, to the Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors.
Kintzler, a Wyoming native, bootstrapped his tech start-up back in 2008 when he launched a new type of public relations software to the marketing industry. Pitchengine (parent company of County 10) has grown to serve more than 50,000 brands worldwide and has employed more than 50 people over the past 10 years.
“We look forward to having Jason on our board. His experience taking a small startup and turning it into a force in his industry will be a valuable asset as we stoke entrepreneurship throughout Wyoming,” explained Shawn Reese, Chief Executive Officer of the Wyoming Business Council.
“Jason has been a strong advocate of improving and updating our economic development practices for a changing world. He is a believer in authenticity and embracing all that is uniquely Wyoming,” added Reese.
“I’m honored to have been chosen by the Governor and his team to represent a couple of pieces of our economy that need to grow in Wyoming — technology and young entrepreneurs,” Kintzler said.
Kintzler’s commitment to Wyoming runs deep since his company’s inception. Pitchengine created a “Code Camp” for Fremont County high school students which was honored in 2013 by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. That program eventually spun-off the state’s first workforce training initiative in computer science, Code Wyoming, which trained 30 people in communities around the state.
The company also recently announced the Bootstrap Collaborative with Central Wyoming College to help modernize the state’s entrepreneurs and businesses.
Kintzler and his team have been vocal about tangible opportunities to diversify the state’s economy given the shifting national picture.
“The looming gig economy and remote workers represent a significant opportunity for our state. The people who want what Wyoming has to offer in terms of lifestyle need to be able to make a living here. They’re typically younger, more affluent families who don’t match up with the criteria of our current industries. We need to make it easy for them to choose Wyoming and work from here,” said Kintzler.
“Things like broadband and air service are a good start, but it’s going to take a mind shift in Cheyenne and in communities across the state. We have our work cut out for us,” he added.
In addition to the Wyoming Business Council, Kintzler also serves on the Information Technology Policy Council, the ENDOW Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Subcommittee, and is a member of the Riverton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.