Board and Staff
WTA’s staff offers our membership the critical oversight of taxation issues necessary to ensure they remain informed and able to participate in key tax decisions.
Our legislative monitoring, third-party advocacy and education are the answer for individuals and businesses that don’t have the time to monitor these issues themselves, but appreciate the impact our work has on their bottom line.
Ashley Harpstreith is the Executive Director for Wyoming Taxpayers Association which provides the essential connection and information between the State’s taxpayers and the Legislature. Since 1937, WTA’s unique mission is to advocate for sound tax policy for a healthy Wyoming economy.
Prior to joining WTA, Ashley was the CEO of Goshen County Economic Development Corporation (GCEDC) where she managed a county-wide economic development effort which included the Goshen County Chamber of Commerce, Goshen County Tourism Promotions, Visitor’s Center, and Main Street programming. Goshen County is the only county utilizing an economic development sales tax which Ashley passed for the 5th time in 2018 by 72% margin. While at GCEDC, Ashley was the Legislative Co-Chair for Wyoming Economic Development Association and worked together on several statewide initiatives. Prior to joining GCEDC, Ashley worked 10+ years in business and workforce development. Ashley lives in Cheyenne with her husband, Grant, and two children, Price and Adelyn.
Dani Wiblemo returned to Wyoming after 20 years in Washington, DC. A graduate of Kelly Walsh High School and Casper College, she moved to DC with her husband. While in DC, she gained her experience in office management at the Center for Democracy and Technology and Connections Media. After moving back to Cheyenne, she managed the office at Wyoming Stock Growers Association.
Dani and her husband Tom are living the life raising their two kids
Dave Picard has been involved with the Wyoming Taxpayers Association for nearly twenty years. In 1997, Dave formed The Wyoming Group, LLC, a government and public affairs firm serving the Rocky Mountain region with special emphasis in Wyoming. The firm specializes in representing fortune 100 companies in the lobbying and public affairs arena. Since its inception, he and his colleagues have served clients in the areas of lobbying, strategic planning, coalition building and mobilization, issue management and public relations in the government policy-making arena.
Dave is 4th generation pioneer ranching family in Wyoming residing in Cheyenne with his wife Annemarie and children Jacy and Vincent.
1st Vice President
Katharine K. Wilkinson is a licensed Attorney in the State of Wyoming. Her focus is Government Relations and Lobbying.
She is the current President of the Wyoming Capitol Club, serves on the Executive Committee for the Wyoming Taxpayers Association, serves on the Wyoming State Bar Legislative Developments Committee and was a member of the 2013 Class of Leadership Wyoming.
She has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wyoming College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. She is married to her husband Chris, and has three children.
2nd Vice President
Chris serves as the Executive Director for both the Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association and Powering Up Wyoming. After working more than 20 years in the restaurant industry, Chris began his association management career in 2011. He is a tireless advocate for his clients, with a passion for the hospitality industry and the growth of renewable energy in Wyoming. Chris and his wife Shelby have lived in Cheyenne for 20 years and have to sons, Ryder and Owen. On his days off you will find Chris spending time with family, fly fishing and coaching both boy’s ice hockey teams.
Tom Jones has been a board member of Wyoming Taxpayers Association since 2016. Tom works for Peabody Energy and is currently Director of Financial Planning at Peabody’s North Antelope/Rochelle Mine. Prior to his current assignment in Wyoming, Tom was in Colorado at Peabody’s Twentymile Mine as mine Controller and was a member of the Colorado Mining Association. Tom is a graduate of California State University – Fresno with a degree in Business Administration/Accounting. Tom resides in Gillette with his wife Julia and they have three children.
Scott Wells is the Internal Audit Manager at True Companies in Casper, Wyoming. Prior to True Companies, he was an Audit Manager at KPMG LLP and Moss Adams LLP in Portland, Oregon. He also worked a number of years in Silicon Valley during the Dot Com Bust as an independent corporate financial consultant. Scott is a Chartered Financial Analyst as well as a licensed CPA (inactive). In addition to serving as the Treasurer of the Wyoming Taxpayers Association, he is also on the board of the Casper Children Development Center and the Natrona County Library Foundation. He is a graduate of both University of Oregon and Portland State University. Scott resides in Casper with his wife and four children.
Bobby Rolston has over thirty years in the oil and gas business, the last twenty working for Occidental Petroleum (formerly Anadarko Petroleum), concentrating on State and Local Tax Policy in the Rocky Mountains. He serves on the Executive Committees of both the Wyoming Taxpayers Association and the Utah Taxpayers Association and has served as both Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Tax Committee for the Petroleum Association of Wyoming. Bobby is also a member of the Executive Committee for the Utah Petroleum Association. He has been appointed to Select Committees on Intangible Property Taxation, Special District Regulation and Mineral Valuation by Wyoming Governors Freudenthal and Mead.
At Large Member
Jon is a fourth generation rancher from Cheyenne. In addition to being a long time member/board member of the Wyoming Taxpayers he is currently serving as a member of the Wyoming Business Alliance steering committee, been past President of the Wyoming Stockgrowers Association, been past President of the Wyoming School Boards Association, been a member of the State Board of Education was on the initial board of the Wyoming Business Council and was a military veteran. He has a wife Dianne, three sons, fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. A big sports fan.
At Large Member
At Large Member
Megan Degenfelder currently serves as Manager of Government and Regulatory Affairs for Southland Royalty Company, an oil and gas company operating in the Washakie Basin in Wyoming. Prior to this role, Megan was the Chief Policy Officer at the Wyoming Department of Education and Manager of Public Affairs for Cloud Peak Energy. She currently serves as the chairman of the Wyoming Women’s Foundation and is a board member for several other non-profit organizations. Megan has a masters degree in Economics from the University of International Business & Economics in Beijing, China and undergraduate degrees in Economics & Political Science from the University of Wyoming. In her free time, she enjoys hunting & shooting, golf, rugby, and international travel.
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