CHEYENNE — Director John Cox has named Jason Wolfe to the position of Interim Deputy Director of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS).
Wolfe has served as the Standards and Compliance Administrator for the past two years, where he has demonstrated exemplary leadership of the compliance arm of the agency, including the Workersâ€™ Compensation, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor Standards and Employment Tax programs.
He has been with DWS since 2002, when he began as a Compensation Claims Analyst before moving up to the position of Workersâ€™ Compensation Claims Program Manager. Wolfe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Wyoming and a Certified Public Manager certificate.
"Jason Wolfe has proven himself as a steady, capable leader during his time as an administrator in Workforce Standards," Cox said. "Placing Jason as interim Deputy Director allows a transition with our retiring Deputy Director Ysebaert, which is vital for continuity as we head into the legislative session."
Wolfe fills the position left open by the retirement of Deputy Director John Ysebaert, who has been the Deputy Director since 2017. Ysebaert has served as Human Resources Administrator and Standards and Compliance Administrator with the department during his 11 years with DWS. During his six years as Standards and Compliance Administrator, Ysebaert played a key role in the DWS reorganization in 2011. Notably, during his time as Administrator, Ysebaert led key initiatives within the OSHA and Workersâ€™ Compensation programs to expand safety expertise and resources to employers in Wyoming.
Wolfeâ€™s move to Deputy Director leaves the position of Standards and Compliance Administrator open, and Kelly Roseberry will perform those duties on an interim basis. Roseberry has been the Labor Standards Program Manager at DWS for two years. Before that, she was with the Office of Administrative Hearings, where she served as Senior Hearing Examiner. She holds a Juris Doctorate degree, and she practiced law at the Attorney Generalâ€™s Office before joining DWS.
Wolfe and Roseberry officially began their interim positions on Jan. 1, though Roseberry has been working with Wolfe, and Wolfe has been working with Ysebaert, for two weeks during the transition.