Game and Fish Fiscal Chief Jean Cole retires after 25 years

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Jean Cole, chief of the fiscal division is retiring after 25 years with the department. 

2/26/2018 2:52:29 PM

Cheyenne - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Jean Cole, chief of the fiscal division is retiring after 25 years with the department. As chief of the fiscal division Cole has overseen Game and Fish’s budget, contracts and the licensing system.

Cole began with Game and Fish in 1993 as a fiscal systems analyst. In 1994, she became the supervisor of the license sales and accounting section. Cole was then promoted to manager of the license section in 2006. As license section manager, Cole was, and continues to be, recognized as an expert on the Game and Fish licensing system and all of the related statutory requirements. In 2013, Jean was promoted to the fiscal division chief.

“Jean possesses an unparalleled knowledge of Game and Fish’s hunting and fishing licensing system, and is actively engaged with those in her division. Jean takes time to interact with her employees. In all of her roles, Jean has provided guidance to the division and and played a critical role on the team leading Game and Fish,” said Scott Talbott, Game and Fish director. “Jean’s enthusiasm and sincerity are felt every day in the department. She has undoubtedly left a lasting legacy, and will be greatly missed.”

Cole’s commitment and excellence was continually recognized over her career. Cole received the Game and Fish Director's Award in 2000 and 2016 and was the Fiscal Division Employee of the Year in 1996 and 2004. In 1998, Jean received recognition from the Game Wardens' Association for her outstanding efforts in support of conservation. In 2016, Jean received the Agency of the Year Award from the Wyoming Guides and Outfitters Association and in 2002 received the Award of Excellence from State Archives.

Cole’s last day with Game and Fish is March 1.


(Sara DiRienzo (307-777-4540))

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