Wind River Development Fund

Our Board

Seth Murray - Chair

Seth Murray grew up on the Wind River Reservation 15 miles from Lander. He graduated from Lander Valley High School in 1999 and graduated West Texas A&M in 2003 with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice Pre-Law. He worked for the Tribal Prosecutor for a brief while and started working for Marathon Oil shortly after. He supervised field production, construction/maintenance, and all capital projects. Seth started ranching in 2004 then pursued ranching full time when he left Marathon oil in 2013. He has been ranching in Crowheart, WY ever since.

Roxanne O'Neil

Roxanne O’Neil grew up on a cattle ranch in Crowheart, WY on the Wind River Reservation, and attended Wind River School in Pavillion, WY. She is full-time entrepreneur and part time rancher. She attended Utah College of Massage Therapy, owns a massage therapy business, and lives on a ranch in Crowheart.

Bryan Neely - Treasurer

Bryan Neely Graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1980 with a BS in Agriculture. He worked for the USDA from 1984 until 1997, then in Commercial Banking since 1997. He moved to Fremont County in 1988 and currently lives west of Lander with his wife Jennifer and son Jacob.

Scott Ratliff

Scott Ratliff was born in Fort Washakie on the Wind River Reservation, and raised on a ranch north of Pavillion. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Guidance. He worked at Central Wyoming College for 25 years, spent 12 years as a Wyoming state legislator, and 8 years on the state board of Education. He was the founding board-chair of the Wind River Development Fund, serving from 2003-2011, and returned to the board earlier this year. He is also a Founder and board chair of the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame, a board member of Soldiers House, and serves on the 1/2 Cent Economic Board.

Clarinda Calling Thunder

Clarinda Calling Thunder (Northern Arapaho) is the newest addition to the WRDF board. Growing up ranching on the Wind River Indian Reservation, she has spearheaded numerous agriculture initiatives, including the buffalo restoration initiative, and recently completed a term on the Northern Arapaho Business Council before stepping onto the WRDF board.

Emery'l LeBeau

Emery’l LeBeau is a member of the Northern Arapaho and Cheyenne River Lakota tribes. She currently lives on the Wind River Reservation with her companion, Norman and their three children, Jacob, Noah, and Ava. Emery’l is the Finance Director for the Northern Arapaho Tribal Housing, holding the position since 2017. She attended Central Wyoming College for her Associate’s degree in Business Administration then received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Wyoming with a minor in Entrepreneurship. She has served on the Fremont County School District #14 Board of Trustees since 2016.

Ivan Posey

Ivan D Posey is the youngest of 13 children, to the late Ernest and Rose Redcherries Posey and he was raised on the Wind River Indian Reservation. He is Northern Cheyenne and Northern Arapaho. He attended Central Wyoming College and served in the US Army from 1980 to 1981 when he was honorably discharged. Ivan has experience with civil rights, public safety, federal funding, law enforcement, youth issues, land resource, and gaming. He served multiple terms as Chairman and Council Member of the Eastern Shoshone Business Council. Ivan was appointed as the first Tribal Liaison for the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes of the Wind River Indian Reservation by Governor Dave Freudenthal, where he served from 2003-2004. Ivan has three children: Alex, Sadie, and Seth.
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