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James Geringer

James Geringer
Current Position
Former Governor of Wyoming
Director of Policy and Public Sector Strategies
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Board Term
March 2014 - September 2021
Board Category
Representative Board Activities
Chair — Nominations Committee
Member — Executive Committee
Member — Committee on Standards, Design, and Methodology
B.S. Kansas State University - Mechanical Engineering

The Honorable James Geringer was the 30th governor of Wyoming, serving from 1995 to 2003. Gov. Geringer, whose background includes mechanical engineering and agriculture production, also served in the Wyoming Legislature from 1983 to 1994, including six years each in the House and the Senate.

In his two terms as governor, he focused on improving education through standards, accountability and technology; modernizing Wyoming’s economic base to extensively include technology; changing how natural resource agencies among state, federal and local governments worked together; establishing community-based health and family services programs; and implementing strategic planning and information technology systems.

Gov. Geringer has focused on education policy and leadership through his involvement in such organizations as the National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century, the Education Commission of the States, Western Governors University, and the National Research Council at the National Academies. He joined Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) in 2003 as director of policy and public sector strategies to work with senior elected and corporate officials to use geospatial technology in business and government.