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Last year alone, we helped our clients to:

Start 111 new businesses and create or save 1,402 Wyoming jobs

Achieve 4.3x higher sales growth compared to the national average

Obtain $44.5 million through government contracting and SBIR/STTR funding

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Meet Our Staff


LCCC Pathfinder Building
Room 406A
1400 East College Drive
Cheyenne, WY 82007

Janean Forsyth

APEX Accelerator Program Manager

Janean Forsyth Lefevre was raised in the mountain west of Montana and Wyoming and is passionate about helping small businesses succeed in navigating the exciting world of government contracting. Janean has a background in compliance, training, Human Resources, and Equal Employment Opportunity. She and her family love the Wyoming outdoors, traveling around the state for youth hockey, and then coming home to watch the Great British Baking Show.


  • Government Procurement Assistance
  • Proposal Assistance and Review
  • Training and Facilitation
  • Advising and Mentoring
  • Human Resources
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Affirmative Action/ Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Strategic Planning


  • Master’s degree in Public Administration
  • Bachelor’s degree in Humanities/Women’s Studies
  • Certifications: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Verification Assistance Counselor, ADA Coordinator, Civil Rights Investigator


University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave. WY 82007
Dept. 3922
Laramie WY, 82072

Sarah Mikesell Growney

APEX Accelerator Procurement Advisor

Sarah was raised in Maine but has enjoyed living in and exploring Wyoming for twenty-two years. She loves this great state and is driven to help businesses thrive and grow in Wyoming by accessing government contracts. Sarah was a decade-long business owner, and has experience in marketing, accounting, lobbying, public relations, public policy, grassroots organizing, campaigning, and legal work. She currently lives in the Northeast region of Wyoming near Keyhole Reservoir and takes every opportunity to soak in the sunshine and be near or on water. Sarah is a dedicated CrossFitter, explores cooking a variety of healthy foods, and plays Mama Bear to her two grown children.


  • Public Policy

  • Proposal Assistance and Review

  • Training and Facilitation

  • Advising and Mentoring

  • Business Ownership

  • Networking

  • Grassroots Organizing

  • Campaigning

  • Lobbying

  • Public Relations


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Government and Spanish

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Contact your local government procurement advisor today for no-cost, confidential assistance.

Accessibility Information

All Wyoming APEX Accelerator programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Language assistance services for clients with limited English proficiency will be provided. Contact: Janean Forsyth at 307.343.0765 or email us at

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