Forward Cody was created by a group of local leaders promoting Cody as a desirable place to do business and to live. Our primary efforts lie in stabilizing and growing existing business and promoting new, homegrown companies.

Forward Cody is the community’s leader, partner, advocate, and facilitator in the continuing development of a vibrant economy in the Cody area.

Want to become a Member?

It’s about the people of Cody.

We have a great knowledge pool in Cody.

Cody is a great place to do business.

Cody is a great place to live.

Cody has great leadership.

Forward Cody promotes the area to accelerated expansion of local companies and encourages relocation in Park County.

Forward Cody is a private, not-for-profit corporation.  Funding consists of 41% from members, 47% from projects, and only 12% from local government.

“Our biggest focus is on the businesses that are already here that have chosen Cody, with a secondary focus on bringing other businesses in that are interested in being here.”

Sandy Newsome


James Blair
Blair Hotels

Glenn Ross
Wells Fargo Bank – retired

Loren Grosskopf
CPA – retired

Jake Fulkerson
Board Secretary
Park County Commissioner

Fred Bronnenberg
Groathouse Construction

Stefani Hicswa
Northwest College

Glenn Nielson
Y-TEX Corporation

Shawn Warner
Sletten Construction

Karl Butler
Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices
Brokerage West, Inc. Real Estate

Todd Currier
Northern Wyoming Surgical Center

Chad Hopkin
First Bank

Harold Musser
Musser Bros. Auctions and Real Estate

Representative Sandy Newsome
Newsome Investments

Dossie Overfield
Park County Commissioner

Dusty Schutzman
Pinnacle Bank

Bo Secrest
Black Hills Energy

Ashley Trudo
Cody Regional Health

Mayor Matt Hall
City of Cody

Mark Westerling
Wells Fargo Bank

*Bold type denotes Executive Board members

Advisory Board


James Klessens
James KlessensCEO/President
Corrine Hutchins
Corrine HutchinsOffice Manager