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Joan Evans is a First Vice President in George K. Baum & Company's Cheyenne, WY, office. Ms. Evans has been in public service for the past 26 years and currently focuses her efforts on marketing the Wyoming Government Investment Fund. Prior to joining GKB, Ms. Evans was appointed by Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal in 2007 as the Director of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. She was reappointed by Governor Matt Mead in 2011 and served in this capacity until July of 2015. During that time, Ms. Evans was responsible for overseeing workforce and employment-related programs, workplace safety, and worker's compensation. She also served on multiple boards and commissions in Wyoming and with national associations. Before her tenure with the state of Wyoming, Ms. Evans was involved in school finance and community education, in addition to serving as a Wyoming Government Investment Fund Board Member until 2006. Ms. Evans holds a Master of Education in Adult Education and a Bachelor of Science in Finance, both from the University of Wyoming.