Propst heads Western Business Roundtable
The Western Business Roundtable has appointed Holly Propst to executive director.
The roundtable is a pro-free trade organization that represents companies and associations doing business in the western United States. Propst will also continue to serve as its general counsel.
Propst replaces Jim Sims, who left the roundtable after serving as its chief executive officer for nine years to become director of public affairs for Molycorp, the western hemisphere’s only producer of rare earth oxides.
She has spent the past 25 years working on energy, environmental and natural resource issues within the U.S. Congress, the Western region, state governments and in corporate environments. Propst most recently was manager of public policy for Xcel Energy.
The roundtable also hired Dennis Ellis of Wyoming to be the group’s director of state relations.
Ellis will serves as a liaison between the roundtable and governors, state legislative leaders and attorney general offices, in Western states. Ellis has served in high level government and non-profit sector positions.