Jason Begger is the current Executive Director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority. He was raised on a family ranch in eastern Montana and after graduating from college, he moved to Washington, DC, working for two members of Montana’s congressional delegation. In Washington, he staffed the 2002 Farm Bill debate and later the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, focusing on Bureau of Reclamation water projects and Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy funding. In 2006, Jason accepted a position with the Petroleum Association of Wyoming, before becoming the Manager of Government affairs for Rio Tinto Energy America, which became Cloud Peak Energy. He started with the WIA in July 2015. Jason has a BA in History from Montana State University – Billings and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver. Jason and his wife, Kristin, reside near Cheyenne, WY.