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Rob Hurless

Rob Hurless

Deputy Director


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Rob Hurless

Rob Hurless is currently a Deputy Director of the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute at the University of Wyoming. Prior to this position, he served as Energy Advisor to Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, and Energy and Telecommunications Advisor to Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal. He came to that position from a tour as Chairman of the Wyoming Public Service Commission. For the bulk of his career, Hurless was Publisher of the Casper Star-Tribune in Casper, Wyoming. He served as a naval line officer aboard the USS Quapaw, ATF 110, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.


  • B.A., History, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
  • B.S., Chemistry, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
  • M.B.A., Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA
  • M.A., Applied Economics, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA