CHEYENNE – Director Robin Sessions Cooley, J.D., has named Elizabeth Gagen, J.D., to the position of Deputy Director of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS).

Deputy Director Gagen has worked for the State of Wyoming for more than 24 years, including two years at the State District Court and more than 20 years at the Attorney General’s Office. She served seven of those years as the Chief Deputy Attorney General.

“Liz brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to DWS, and she will be a great asset to the department,” Director Cooley said. “We look forward to adding her expertise to our talented DWS team.”

Deputy Director Gagen fills a position that has been open since the former deputy director, John Ysebaert, retired.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to work with Director Cooley and the rest of the administrative team,” Deputy Director Gagen said. “I look forward to being a part of the effort to positively affect Wyoming’s economy with a strong, safe, educated and skilled workforce.”

Deputy Director Gagen’s first day at DWS is today.